Six Days to the Seventh Seal
8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
That’s it. According to members online, the “half an hour” means thirty days, thus, April 17th is when “the great tribulation” is slated to begin.
More importantly than the seventh seal, observe what Revelation has to say about the sixth seal, that Weinland claims has already opened:
6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
And the “spiritual” equivalent of this was what, according to Weinland? (Remember, Weinland believes the sixth seal has already opened.)
“I know the exact day the First Seal was opened. As will be covered in another chapter, I know the exact day the Sixth Seal was opened, and the world will be shocked and in horror on the day that the Seventh Seal is opened.“ [pp 23, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
“Shocked and in horror”? Next Tuesday? Really? But what about the “half hour of silence in heaven”?
“The duration of the Sixth Seal is a time of transition between events that specifically concern the Church of God (the completion of a spiritual phase) and the prophetic events that are beginning to unfold (to be unveiled) in greater physical destruction on the earth (the beginning of a physical phase).” [pp 82, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
So the opening of the seventh seal will be a physical phase. But nothing’s supposed to happen, other than Weinland’s followers are going to start preaching to “the world” that “the end is nigh”.
“It has already been explained that the Sixth Seal is a time of transition from end-time tribulation on the Church to end-time tribulation on this world. The last three thunders are a direct part of that transition.” [pp 100, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
I’m still waiting for the last three thunders to get louder, myself, and Weinland’s time is running out: Last I heard, “Iron Rod” Meredith was alive and well (the Fifth Thunder), and I would say that less than .0001% of the US population even knows who Weinland is, let alone that he claims he’s one of the two witnesses from the bible (the Sixth Thunder).
“During the Sixth Seal, all Seven Thunders will be getting progressively louder. Before the Seventh (and final) Seal is opened, the Seven Thunders will become so pronounced that the validity of everything written about them in the previous chapter should roar loudly in the ears of anyone who is willing to admit the truth.” [pp 115, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
The last three “thunders” which haven’t even sounded yet, never mind gotten any louder. Tick tick tick, Weinland!
“God gave Mr. Armstrong enough to conclude that the Trinity was a lie, but He did not lead him fully into the truth. God reserved this revelation until now, at this very end time, during the time of the opening and the fulfillment of the Sixth Seal of Revelation.” [pp 204, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
Yeah, I can really see all the trinitarians of the world suddenly rejecting their centuries-old religions, on March 18th. Even if they did (which I doubt), why then is it going to be an event of “shock and horror”?
Oh that’s right. It isn’t.