The Church’s Reaction to the Lack of Shock and Horror on the 18th March
Thanks to a commenter we now have the CoG-PKG’s “official” reaction to the lack of shock and horror as postulated in Weinland’s own book. You will note the highlighted phrases; the emphasis is mine, but they provide a clear example of milieu control. This, combined with the financial abuse of the membership, suggests that Ron&Co might very well be in this little enterprise solely for the money. Weinland may in fact not believe that he and his wife are the two witnesses of Revelation.
No word yet on what they’re going to do in three and a half years if one of their truly faithful members demands to see the Weinlands lying dead in Jerusalem.
Message as it was sent by the commenter:
This from your book on page 23: “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.”
There was certainly nothing that was shocking today. Did you make a mistake here and really mean that the first trumpet would be a day of horror? From everything else I’ve heard from you things wouldn’t really happen in the US until April. Can you be very specific as to when in April things will happen? I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, but at this point I am having second thoughts. Thanks again.
The church’s response:
Dear Brandon, thank you for your email.
God has now revealed that there is a separation between the opening of the seventh seal and the start of the Great Tribulation. God reveals the truth progressively and will continue to do so. Amos 3:7. Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
Oh ho so now there’s a “separation”. How convenient. Well we knew that anyway.
Our current understanding is:
1335: The sealing of the 144,000 that will make up the Government of God at Christ’s return in 2011 took place on the 2nd February 2008. 45 days later we will arrive at 1290 days.
1290: The Seventh Seal is opened and the Seven Thunders intensify particularly in the nations of Israel for the purpose of awakening spiritual Israel – the Church of God that was scattered. This will start the awakening of the remaining remnant (those baptized before December 1994 – approximately 3000) and will continue right up until the return of Jesus Christ. 30 days later we arrive at 1260.
The final three thunders have not intensified, but I see now that the church is saying the seven thunders will intensify after the seventh seal is opened, not before, as they had it in the book [pp. 115, 2008: God’s Final Witness]. Again, how convenient, that the church’s “understanding” has “changed” on this matter.
Oh and by the way has anyone started hearing from these three thousand members of the scattered church yet?? I didn’t think there were three thousand left that hadn’t either abandoned religion completely (yours truly included) or had already settled on a splinter. Mind, Weinland made a point of saying in the March 22 sermon, that there were people from Worldwide Church of God present, “people from the scattering, being drawn back to god’s true church”. I highly doubt there were three thousand present, however.
1260: This is the beginning of the Great Tribulation and 3 1/2 years before the return of Jesus Christ. The beginning of the fall of the USA and other Israelite countries will happen from the start of the 1260 days. It is not known how long this will take to be completed. It may take 6 to 12 months. God will reveal this information to His Prophets.
Still waiting on the “revelation” of the second witness. Nice to see that now the church is starting to wiggle on their April 17th date. After all, they wouldn’t want April 17th to roll around, nothing to happen, and all their “converts” to head for the hills, taking every last penny of their hard-earned money with them!
The only way a person can understand this timeline is by revelation given by God. The Church of God knows the date Jesus Christ returns because of the timing of the opening of the seals and the revealed truths contained in the annual Holy Days.
Again, “you don’t have to look anything up, you don’t have to read anything, you just know it to be true”. Clearly milieu control.
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
The Church of God PKG
Let us examine the context of that little biblical verse, shall we? Amos is warning the Israelites that they have strayed away from “the law” and their god is very very very angry. The questioning amongst the biblical bunch were going “But we don’t have your “law” written down anywhere so we can’t follow it so neener neener neener!” Amos decided to sidestep this little problem by making sure the sheep were cowed under by the idea that “god” would place “the law” into the minds of the high priests, thereby negating the need for a written “law” to begin with. (Or, then the high priests would write their own version of “the law” down and call it a day.)
Anyone care to take wagers the Church of God PKG here is doing exactly the same thing?