False Prophet Ronald Weinland was in San Jose today. The attendance there was enhanced by people who traveled long distances to be there, as had a couple of the San Jose area who’d traveled to Los Angeles several weeks earlier. Never pass up a chance to see the End-Time Witnesses doing their jobs live and in person. Despite the extra attendance, Ron had to give his own closing prayer.
Since this was another sermon devoid of prophecy, we’ll discuss Ronald’s appearance at ideaCity a month ago. He started his presentation with a warning:
Some of the things I have to say are extremely controversial and I in no means want to offend anyone. But the things I have to say sometimes are taken that way. And the message I have is not a pleasant one. It is toward the end if you understand, but it isn’t toward the beginning.
And I do have great passion about what I’m going to be speaking about, indeed. And I hope that you will take away from this meeting things that you hear today because I don’t expect you to believe what you’re going to be hearing at this point in time. But there are things going to take place very shortly now where when they begin to take place, I hope that these things will come back into your mind, the things that you hear here today.
As I was going through the biographies of those who are going to be presenters here, One of the things that struck me quickly was in the bio for myself, where it said that I am an “armageddon forecaster” A forecaster is one who predicts events for the future. [Ron blathers about Daniel]
There hasn’t been a prophet come to the world for nearly 2000 years now. But I am just that. I don’t expect you to believe it, but I am an end-time prophet. And sent with a very strong message, one that I would even ask that at the end of this that you not applaud. Because it’s not a thing to applaud, what I’m going to be telling you.
[Ron spends several minutes babbling about the Hubble telescopes, billions of light years, etc]
We are now in a period of time at the end of 6000 years, that God has given to mankind to rule himself. [Spends several minutes discussing empires, governments, etc]
God has an incredible plan for mankind and we are now at that time where he is going to reveal more of it to us. We have already started a period of time called the great tribulation, or a time of tribulation on the earth. It’s already begun, especially in the United States, and people don’t see it yet. It’s a time referred to in both the old and the new testament as “time, times, and half a time”, 1260 days, 3 and ½ years. And it’s marked by some horrific things that are going to take place. Because billions are going to die. It’s not a pleasant thing to think about. It’s not a pleasant thing to think that could even happen. But God is going to reveal and show to mankind once and for all that we cannot govern ourselves.
[Expounds on technology] God gave technology….. billions are going to die
We are at a time, the end time. The next great thing to happen is going to take place is in port cities, in some port cities in the US there will be nukular weapons that go off. That will be the time for you to bring back into your memory and to your mind the things that you’re finding very hard to believe here today. That’s called the 2nd trumpet, and the 7th seal has already been opened. [I’m sure that explained things to everyone — 2nd this and 7th that.]
The first trumpet is about a beginning demise in the United States and the economy of the United States. [Ron should have read the book “2008 God’s Final Witness” which states: “When we are told that a third of all plant life will be destroyed, that is exactly what it means.“] And you in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, western Europe, most of the world frankly, in great ways are tied into the greenback, the dollar. …. This is the end. …. and if God didn’t intervene when it’s all said and done, we would destroy ourselves. … And the stock market, one day it’s going to crash, finally. … The United States is prophesied to be the first great nation to fall. As I heard the song here today “Oh Canada”, I had to look down at the floor. Because I know, I believe with all my being, I know what’s going to come to pass, and I know the outcome of Canada. And it hurts. It hurts. [It’s the economy, stupid.]
There’s coming a time very rapidly here, when we come up to a time that’s referred to as the 5th trumpet. And Europe is prophesied for the 7th time to have a great revival, called the Holy Roman Empire. The 6th was during the time of Mussolini and Hitler. The seventh is quickly coming. Same countries as a whole, same ones involved again: Germany.
[blathers about British Israelism] we’re brothers
Because God is going to use the same nation, Germany, who are the ancient Assyrians to do again what they did before. There are going to be ten nations that are prophesied to arise out of Europe who are going to be given great power, once again, one last time, on the earth. And they’re going to do it because they’re going to see the demise of the United States, a vacuum that takes place. And they’re going to do it for different reasons than what Hitler did because they feel they have to do this in order to stop a great breakdown in all things taking place throughout Europe. So they’re prophesied to rise once again here, and do the things that they do and start WW III.
They do it again, because going back in time [blathers more about British Israelism, which was humorous to some.]
China and Russia and the far east, it says they have a year and a month and a day that they prepare to confront them. And they begin to take their pieces in the world, in South America and Africa and other places. … And they engage Europe. And it says they’re going to destroy a third of all human life.
And that brings us up to the time of Armageddon a few months later down the road. …. And those nations instead of engaging in a nuclear war… He intervenes on that last day, because they come together in an area called Megiddo, … a time called Armageddon, …. and he destroys all the armies that are there from Europe, all the armies from Asia, and so forth. And also their governments and their countries. And finally the good news. The one who is Messiah, the one who is called the Christ. …. He takes control. He is in charge of that great army that destroys all those that are come together in Megiddo.
Because Weinland had spent most of his 20 minutes blathering about billions of light years and British Israelism (listing the modern day nations of Israel more than once), he did not have time to explain the imposition of God’s kingdom and the wonderful world tomorrow. Instead, he ended with “Time is Up”, leaving the good news as about yet more destruction.
This would be the largest live audience Weinland has spoken to at least since Feasts of Tabernacles during the glory days of WCG. If you count people listening in via electronic connections, still larger (ideaCity also provided electronic connections, with video to boot.) Unlike reports that Ron sits when speaking these days, he did stand but it was only 20 minutes.The audience was silent during his presentation, and despite his earlier request gave him polite applause despite what they were thinking, such as a twitterer who tweated:
ronald weinland at #ideacity09 is a nutjob. crazy buzzkill.
There might also have been some reaction the mike didn’t pick up. According to an article on the site:
One man, who was convinced that sharks are the most misunderstood of all species, predicted that by 2048 our oceans will be lifeless. And then humans will begin to eat each other. But that was OK because another man proved that the Bible says the world will end on May 27, 2012. One wag actually cried out: “What time?”
One person whose time is not up is myself, still criticizing and mocking a false prophet 30 weeks after he cursed me with a speedy death.