It has begun. Or, rather it continues. Weinland cuts another cord and disclaims the Seven Thunders that God allowed him to choose specifically.
Ronald Weinland has shifted doctrine again away from the claims he made in 2008 - God's Final Witness. Weinland claimed the Seven Thunders in Revelation (which are not described in the bible) would verify that he was God's End Time prophet. He went on to describe them in great detail stating that God had allowed him to choose their form. He claimed the first Thunder was 9/11 (after the fact, of course). The "ever increasing never decreasing" crash of the Thunders would prove that Ronald and his wife, Laura were the Two Witnesses of Revelation. *Yawn*
The predictions he made have not come true and he has not been vindicated or validated by the words he claimed were inspired and from Jesus. (And, Jesus was very specific.) So, he has decided to cut them loose before they do him in.
Some have been questioning the non-thundering Thunders as well as other claims Weinland has made. This is encouraged. Ron will be cutting loose more baggage in the not too distant future.
It was time to cut loose from those failed claims and he did at 1 hour 17 minutes into the sermon Healing the Mind, Pt. 1. It is excruciatingly boring, as are all of his sermons. That might seem harsh, but go download one, anyone. I dare you. (Don't sit next to a window because you will be tempted to throw yourself out.) I transcribed the relevant portion below.
In building up to this, Weinland prattled on about how God's way's were higher than our ways. He referenced the account where Paul challenged doubters over a change in women's status in the church. Paul asked if they were prophets and could they speak inspired words. Weinland likes this and laughed about it saying it was one of his 'favorites.' He does the same to doubters in his church going so far to say that "anyone who disagrees with anything in his sermons is wrong, wrong, wrong." (He was yelling when he said this.)
"There are many things I’ve stated in the past that have to do with the Thunders that aren’t mine." (In GFW, he not only claims they are his, but that God allowed him to choose the specifics, him being the greatest prophet eva! and spokesman for the Two Witnesses of Revelation, no less.)
"Some of those things are stated in there candidly to give some people a hard time. To let people trip, to find fault, to stumble where they will." (What about God using the Thunders to demonstrate you're His End Time prophet, as you claimed God said?) "So much is written, so much of what Jesus Christ had to say, if we understand the author." (We understand the author, not Jesus Christ, but Ronald Weinland, a fake, a fraud, a phony, a religious con man of the lowest order and talent.)
"That’s why I used to get uncomfortable when people would say that sermon sounds just like something Mr. Armstrong would say. I used to cringe when I heard that. Then I came to understand, well, duh, it’s the same spirit. I should sound like that." (You sir are a knuckle head. And, it is the same spirit.)
"So there are some things written in there that are a matter of oneness with God, the mind of God that God has granted that God has blessed. It’s just the way (laughs) that God is doing things." (Fuck you.)
"The way that things are going to happen. You see, it’s in the bible, it’s all there…. Any-wayyyyy." (Then he lets go a huge sigh as man who has just cleared his conscience or cleared a big hurdle.) "It's amazing sometimes what we do as human beings." (This is really telling. It's worth listening from 1 hr 17 minutes to 1 hr 19 minutes. You can really hear the relief of this coming off his chest. You can tell it was really weighing on him.)
I am convinced now that Weinland is nothing less than a religious con man. Period.
It will be real interesting to watch the rest of this downward spiral. Hopefully, enough people will get wise.
Your time runs short, Ron Weinland. Judgment day is coming.