So did you notice it in Ron's "Elijah to Come" post?
It was there.
A single sentence that makes it possible to predict the end from the middle of the beginning of the end.
I bet you noticed it and groaned. Strangely, it has not received much attention on Weinland mocking blogs.
Here it is: "If God changes or in any fashion alters the timing involved, then He will reveal it through His prophet."
Ron has tipped his hand openly now.
If things don't pan out by late summer 2010 or a little after... TADA! Ron will announce that God has decided to delay the Great Tribulation and all that. Maybe because of another fast or the fervent prayers of the congregation and the Two Witlesses. We are not far from this.
There it is an ugly little truth right out in the open. It is Ron's escape hatch. Sure members will be lost - and there will be a whole theological explanation to go along with this. (Total Resolve II, anyone?)
Forunately, there is ample documentation of Ron's failures. He seems to be set to go the way of Charles Taze Russell, Ellen White and others. However, it is unlikely that any substantial church will be left in his wake. They'd have to bury his books and sermons pretty deep to avoid explaining them.
My hope is that when Ron announces God has delayed the Great Tribulation again that he will lose every follower. I hope it will be clear to them that it is no longer 'just a matter of timing'. Hopefully, the curious will visit anti-Weinland sites.
My hope is that this will break permanently the after effects on former believers of the type of beliefs promoted by the Weinlands. They will be so thoroughly discredited so as to be laughed off - dismissed out of hand.
Your time runs short, Ron Weinland. Judgment day is coming.