The “Mystery” of God? It’s All About the Critics! RW May 24, 2008 Sermon
Forty days and forty nights and still no tribulation. Things must be getting tense in PKG-land by now. Weinland’s May 24 sermon certainly seems to indicate that the wheels are, indeed, starting to come off.
Baptisms are down! Only six last week:
The goal-post has been moved again (end of July). Also the first trumpet is extended:
Contrast with “if by Pentecost”: Note that Weinland does slip “by the end of July” in there. Hedging his bets, even on March 22? You betcha! The rest of the “if by Pentecost” quote has now been obscured by doublethink:
Johnny and Wayne are going to be busy (which might just be Weinland’s only prophecy that comes true):
And last but not least, the critics don’t have ears:
Here are the parts of Chapter 5 that Weinland did not read, nor comment on, during the sermon:
“The first four trumpet blasts will announce four powerfully destructive events that will bring about the total collapse of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia,New Zealand, and some countries of Western Europe. The direct effect of all four events is first and foremost upon the United States.” [pp. 116, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
“This first powerful event of the Seventh Seal will result in wide-spread destruction over the United States and beyond her border into Canada. The destruction in Canada will be less, but she will experience repercussions from what will happen in the U.S.; because she is a neighbor, as well as a prophetic brother.” [pp. 117 – 118, 2008: God’s Final Witness]
Mike has a more thorough breakdown (scroll down to the end of the post for a list of timestamps and other quotes) over at Don’t Drink the Flavor-Aid. Over on As Bereans Did there are excerpts here and here. (Also please read “Contributing Writer”‘s harrowing tale of being a child of the church.)
For all this hedging, hemming, hawing, mocking of critics, fear-mongering the sheeple, predicting that Armageddon will be like Independence Day (really Weinland there are so many better films you could have picked — Plan 9 From Outer Space, for instance), rereading from Chapter 5 of the book, and leaving out the important parts, here is my question:
What does any of this have to do with “the mystery of God”?