The last Feast of Tabernacles before Christ doesn’t return is over. False Prophet Ronald Weinland and the Silent Witness and Prophet(ess) Laura Weinland are in Hawaii this weekend. Because of the time zone differences, he won’t be delivering a live sermon this week so Wayne Matthews has a recorded sermon on the PKG website. But before I discuss that, I want to recap Weinland’s Last Great Day sermon: my last post was basically a live blog and I’ve seen listened to the sermon again and have a few more details and commentary.
In his Last Great Day sermon, Ron asked his followers if they were ready for a declaration from God. During the night of Atonement, Ron couldn’t sleep and as in times past thoughts came into his mind. The first thought: Christ is not returning on May 27, 2012. The second thought: Ron had not started his job as witness, that he needed to be humbled by this failure and his job would actually start on the day that Christ doesn’t return. Ron woke Laura up and they had a discussion. As before when Ron had doubts, I imagine that Laura argued against those thoughts. Ron said he would continue to believe in certain things even if he was by himself.
Ron asked his members where they would go if they didn’t follow him. He asked where they would get the “truth” and cited a number of post-Armstrong “truths” that he came up with. Including truth #46 which he also said came to him in a thought in the middle of the night. While he has said a lot, and it hasn’t all come to pass such as Europe arising no later than August of this year as prophesied in his 2009 LGD sermon, he still believes everything written in his books. He went on to say that he still believed in all 57 truths with all his being, and believes even more firmly that Christ will return next Pentecost. And that these two thoughts were put into his mind by Satan, as Satan also tempted Christ while he was fasting.
Weinland set things up with more wiggle room, talking about the 5 months of torment from Rev 9:5. According to him, it could progressively build up with the anguish building over 5 months. This gives him more wiggle room past January, 5 months before Pentecost. Ron said that some in PKG would not be with him at the next feast, that not all would make it to the promised land.
In Matthews’ sermon today, Wayne announced that he would be in Orlando on November 26th with Weinland. This is probably right before the ministerial conference with the evangelists and senior elders Weinland said would happen in December. When he also may be conducting some radio interviews, which hasn’t happened since the first half of 2009.
Wayne acknowledged (consistent with another report) that the PKG members were shaken by Ron’s LGD sermon. It was a challenge to the mind. He stated that if the date had changed, it should make no difference as they were in it for that way of life. He likened them to sheep, asking them to think it through: “Are we going to follow no matter where the shepherd leads us to?” Another zinger from Wayne, as he talked about a PKG member converted to spirit being watching a family member go through the second death in the lake of fire after the millennium and the following century. There should be no sadness for the event, as the family member chose their fate and it would be more merciful than living with a twisted distorted mind.
So. How do we know that it was Satan who came to Ron in the middle of the night of Atonement, when Ron was weakened by his fast of less than 12 hours? And not God who came to him the same way to deliver the 46th “truth” into Ron’s mind? I imagine that Laura has a great deal to do with that “clarification”. PKG members have been shaken by this trial balloon and are working their way though the emotions of the thought without having to deal with it fully. They are sheep, and will continue to follow Ron no matter how he plays his cards as his prophesies fail. They think they are following God, and they are — a god anyway, Ron’s god who is ….. Ron himself.