False Prophet Ronald Weinland often refers to 2 Thessalonians chapter 2. According to him, Joseph Tkach Sr was the man of sin and the son of perdition who opened the first seal on Dec 17, 1994. Let’s read 2 Thes 2:3:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Note that this verse does not say that the man of sin, the son of perdition, is the one who causes the falling-away. Only that he is revealed by it. Before December of 1994, Ron was just one of many WCG “Ministers”. Only the breakup of WCG permitted him to strike out to make his own fortune — if WCG had not broken up he would be “Ron Who?”.
And let’s consider verse 4:
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Ronald Weinland teaches that only he is qualified to interpret the Bible, and that he is qualified to reveal new truth. He wears the face of God for his followers. Continuing on in 2 Thess. 2:
:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
Matthew 24 is one of Weinland’s favorite chapters in the Bible, but not because it talks about him.
Mat 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Tkach’s doctrinal reversal and the falling away that followed revealed the man of sin and the son of perdition — Ronald Weinland, who sets himself up between his members and God and has increasingly revealed signs and lying wonders. His sermon on the Last Great Day and those that followed were about signs. Then he followed up with the lying wonders, claiming to be an apostle and then the Elijah-to-come able to change long-standing doctrines on the ordination of women. And he has the power to make his followers believe his steaming pile of feces about being a Witness despite the entire lack of evidence and abject failures of his prophecies.
Ronald Weinland — the Man of Sin and the Son of Perdition. Spokesman of the Two Witnesses. Insane Lying False Prophet. Apostle. End Time Elijah. Have I missed any titles? Probably.