Strangely, people are still considering following Weinland despite the abject failures of all his prophecies. I received the following email this morning:
I have recently been looking at your website on Ron Weinland. He seems sincere and I”ve been thinking of contacting someone. What downside is there to just talking to them? I am well educated and have a firm understanding of religion. I just wanted to give you a chance to explain the cons to this religion and the pros to others you may endorse.
“Searching”, here is my answer. I will be somewhat brief in this post, as there is a wealth of documentation on this blog accumulated over the nearly 8 years that I have been blogging about Weinland.
What downside is there to just talking to them? If it’s “just talking”, then the first downside is that you will waste that time. The second downside is that you could be persuaded to follow Ron. But that probably won’t happen: in the past people who asked too many questions were given the bum’s rush out the door.
Ron Weinland may seem sincere. But talking-the-talk and walking-the-walk are two different things. Over the years when his prophecies fail, he madly changes and revises them despite his promise not to do that. In fact, he’s made so many changes that he has trouble keeping up with the changes needed on his website including his “truths”. In fact he has come up with the term “Present Truth (TM)”.
I refer you to the admonition of 1 Timothy 3:7 as to the qualifications needed to be an overseer. Having been convicted of 5 counts of criminal tax evasion, Weinland does not have a good reputation in the world. His explanations as to his conviction do not wash. And then there’s the well documented lie in which he told the civil authorities that he performed the wedding ceremony for his daughter on Kentucky soil when the ceremony actually took place in Germany.
As to endorsing other people to follow, I don’t do that nor do I permit others to do that on my website. I advocate that people should decide for themselves and not turn their thinking over to other people — that can be very expensive as well. There are other false teachers out there of whom to beware, and most of them do not have a website exposing them. Don’t look for a teacher, figure things out for yourself and if you do join with one, follow the example of the Bereans.
I’m going to dedicate the comments section of this post for others to answer your questions. To those who would leave comments, here are the guidelines for this post:
- Address your comments to “Searching”, keeping in mind that he probably doesn’t have a CoG background.
- One comment per person, unless “Searching” comes on the blog and asks another question.
- Be brief and to the point. If your comment fills more than half your monitor, it’s too long and will be rejected.
- Doctrinal criticisms to be minimized. Martin, if you can’t keep your points about sons of oil and other doctrines to a minimum, they will be rejected.
- Leave your comments about current events and other topics on other posts.