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Former Worldwide Church of God preacher says Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012 and that today marks the end of time and beginning of "half time"

Former Worldwide Church of God preacher says Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012 and that today marks the end of time and beginning of "half time"

Ronald WeinlandRonald Weinland, who considers himself a prophet of God, continues to warn that Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012.

For those who do not believe him and mock his message, Weinland claims that they will die from cancer.

His website, Church of God – PKG, claims that various end times events were triggered by the scattering of the Worldwide Church of God after the death of its founder, Herbert W. Armstrong.  With Armstrong no longer at the helm, Weinland claims he "is the pastor of God's Church on earth, has also been appointed by the God of Abraham to be His end-time prophet and one of the two end-time witnesses (and spokesman of both), preceding the return of Jesus Christ on May 27, 2012."

Editor's Update … Mike, who writes at RonaldWeinland.info, will join us on the January 12 God Discussion show to share some of his disturbing research.

Under Armstrong, the Worldwide Church of God rejected the Christian notion of a trinity and followed Old Testament holy days and strict tithing rules that left people destitute.  Armstrong and his followers believed that Jesus Christ would return to earth in 1975.  It was considered by some to be a cult.

After Armstrong's death in 1986, the church began to change much of its theology.  By April 2009, the Worldwide Church of God announced the official change of its name to Grace Communion International.  These changes were deemed heretical by people like Weinland, who formed various splinter churches that believe that they remain true to Armstrong's teachings.

Even after the public ridicule of Harold Camping and his failed May 21, 2011 end times prophecy, Weinland has not backed down from his May 27 date.

The latest is that the earth is now in a "biblical half time" that begins today, January 8, 2012.  According to his blog,

January 7, 2012, is another important occurrence for the timing of God’s work and end-time events. This date is an important crossroad in time as it ends a prophetically historic portion of time in Daniel that consists of a prophetic measure of “time” and “times” that began after Trumpets of 2009. January 8 of this year begins the final “half-a-time” of this full prophetic period known as “time, times, and half-a-time.” That day is the start of the final period of 140 days (half-a-time) that leads up to the very coming of the Messiah spoken of in those same prophecies of Daniel.

Weinland is also predicting that "the United States will collapse" and that there will be a nuclear war before May 27 this year. "The truth is ridiculed, ignored, slandered and mocked," he warns.


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One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • Greg scott

    Another date to laugh at. another insane,hateful theocrat. thanks for the laughter.

  • ABADDON

    I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that Ronald Weinland's prophecy is going to fail miserably. I wonder… if my prediction comes true, does that make me a phrophet and this Weinland character a false prophet?

    • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

      Even if you are right, which I think you are, you are still welcome to the nation wide party that falls around that weekend. :)

  • Bradley Thomas Horton

    where do these nuts come from? the fact is that god still does not exist.. the bible is pure drivel..

    • larry

      its only a fool that says there is no God

      • Waldo Jones

        Only a fool thinks their is a god…millions of martyrs dead and nothing changed…god is still awol. You're the idiot. Talking snakes, Cain and Able had to screw their mom to propagate the species, Noah's kids created 7 billion people to include asian, whites, blacks, Hispanic, Eskimo's etc in a few 1,000 years…yeah…non-believers are the fool.

      • Tess

        It also mentions in the New Testament that if anyone says another is a fool will be condemned to damnation.

  • Shirley

    No man knows the date or the hour saith the Lord!!!

    • Waldo Jones

      Shirley…I believe you meant..Said a dude who claimed to be speaking for god who had a stake in the events because he was collecting offerings rather then working a real job. That was later accepted by a tyrant in his attempt to reconcile his empire and consolidate pagan and xian religion or kill those who stood in the way, AS the word of god. And the word of god is SOOOO strong..his message is split over more religions claiming to be the true faith then a reasonable person can name…to include David Koresh.

  • Paul
  • http://write-away-writing.blogspot.com BeelzeBarb

    I guess it will be a different kind of cancer from the cancer all those kids have who are currently fighting for their lives in a hospital right now…

    • http://DonPennington.info Donald Pennington

      Even if I die of cancer and it seems I may it still doesn't validate one thing this old coot has to say. It's just more fraud and he uses specious threats of cancer to threaten the gullible.

  • Ken

    another entry onto this list:

    http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      That's a great list, Ken. And you reminded me in that list, the other great prophet is Weinland's wife.

      Like Camping, this is not the first time that Weinland has it wrong. Also like Camping, he explains it away.

      Deborah

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  • Adrian

    It seems that any fool can make these predictions and when they fail ridicule is the only penalty. Is there some way to exact a just punishment, such as a financial one on these charlatans?

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      If he is following the teachings of Armstrong, then his church members are paying 30% of their gross income in tithes to his church every third year, and 20% in all the other years. I remember sitting in Worldwide Church of God services, listening to sermons about how tithes must be made on gross income as opposed to net.

      Deborah

      • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

        20-30%? It's suppose to be 10%, what he is doing is not Biblical… at least not how I learned it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ernestopablo dr.Erniepaul Izereckt

    I stopped watching sheet like this long ago cuz they're all just the same crazy FUX made ta' stir shyt just like FUX NEWS or the IOWA CAUCUS-O-DIVINE IDIOTS….

  • stevoh

    Noth lordth noeth the dateth becauseth thereth isth noth lordth.

  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    Ah, just in time for my birthday again, but this time, instead of 10 days, early, he's only four, which is just fine with me. The more the merrier! And given that I give everyone a three day weekend to celebrate my birthday, we can make it a real nation wide cook out… As long as his groupies don't give us problems. Security! Make sure to keep those weirdos away, while Jesus is at my party. We won't run out of bread and wine for my party, that's for sure. However, I wonder if he could switch the fish for cheese? I guess, if wants, we could have both. :lol:

  • Donny

    I have to wonder how the "right" Reverend Weinland can type on his pc with his arms in a strait jacket.
    Probably in for a "profit" instead of a prophet. No early release for this imposter.

    • Joshua

      Step 1: Make a prediction.

      Step 2: ????

      Step 3: PROPHET!

  • Mike Davidson via Facebook

    Damm will he just come already. i'm tired of waiting….lol

  • AussieJedi

    according to the bible itself, not even Jesus knows when he will return so this guy is yet another idolater pretending to know things that only god supposedly knows – this guy is going to hell, so don't stand too close to him, because god might choose to smite him at any moment

    • Bud

      which Gawd are you speaking about…the one the Muslims follow or the Jews or the Christians or maybe those whacky Mormons…OK I understand they are the same Gawd of Abraham which is the one wrote about in 325 ade at the first council of Nicaea and where the holy trinity was invented and all those OTHER books were declared heresy…this could go on and on for centuries…but alas it already has…religion was created by man to control men…nothing more and nothing less

  • Ryan

    Cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo

  • Connie

    I'll be at DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) that weekend, so I won't care. Just another snake oil peddler hocking his ridiculous bigotry. You'd think they would catch on, but then this is the classic definition of stupidity.

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  • Hahn

    How is it these people who claim to be followers of Christ say that they can predict when He will return? Does the Bible not say that "No man knows the time or day not even the Son"? How is it they think they are the exception to that?

    If we knew the time or day He would come there would be no need for faith, yet alone a personal relationship with Christ!

  • Uhmmm .

    Doesn't the NT quote Ieshua as saying that the end of the world was going to come while some of the people who were hearing him were still alive? Seems his Eschaton prognostication skills were no better than Harold Camping's.

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  • Bud

    This is just crazy..the walnut lady told me it was next week so I gave away all but the last 7 pairs of clean underwear to the nuts under the overpass in Waco…they prayed to them and burned them in effigy…I think Im covered here cause I said so….any questions

  • http://TheGodMurders Gary DeVaney

    The Biblical God makes believers crazy. Check out "God's Evil Deeds"

    http://thegodmurders.com/God'sEvilDeedsC&V.html

  • ChadW

    But God already told Pat Robertson who the next president will be. We can't have an end of the world before the next presidential election!

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      Good one, Chad! At least Robertson leaves himself a "back door" by saying that he's not telling who will actually be the next president.

      Deborah

    • Christine

      This guys *hates* Pat and his ilk. If you ever want a good solid refutation of scriptural doctrine, look up someone who interprets it differently.

      • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

        That's true that he dislikes Robertson's type of evangelism. But we were just having some fun. It is quite funny, in my opinion anyway, that Pat makes the announcement that God gave him a divine revelation on the next president but says that God told him he is not allowed to reveal it to the public.

        Deborah

  • Mike de Fleuriot

    How would you like to have free tickets to be by his side as the date arrives. Together with a live TV crew broadcasting to the internet.

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  • Carl Baker

    I'd like to go on record as stating that I do not believe Rev Weinland's silly claim. His god is firmly in the category of fairies and unicorns and Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. If the events of May 27 prove me wrong, I will change my mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002116503245 Mike Davidson

    Damm will he just come already. i'm tired of waiting….lol

  • http://freegoldmaps.com Desertphile

    "The truth is ridiculed, ignored, slandered and mocked"

    But no where nearly as much as lies and superstition ridiculed, ignored, and mocked.

  • Mary Bailey Chapman

    I was born and raised in WWCG and was a member from 1965 thru 2003. I do not believe this crap!!! The bible says "no man knows" Therefor neither does he, nor anyone, in any church!!!!!

  • Danielle

    Wow…you'd think they'd read their own book: Matthew 24: 3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.
    9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then many will fall away[a] and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

  • Kennin

    Yet another fine example of how superstition of any kind is madness.
    Get rid of superstition. It's no good.
    There aren't any ghosts or goblins or goddies nor is there effective homoeopathy nor astrology nor any of that.

    Get real and find real peace instead of brain washing dogma's from a made-up goddie who can only be considered to be a concept of evil and villainy if you read its terribly bad written unholy book.

  • Marika

    I sure hope I can get my "End of the World" party supplies at Party City. Note to self: Order before May 27th for quicker delivery.

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  • didi.dehaas

    If god gave a brain to men it is obvious that not all were in the same assembly line… ;0))

    Thanks for the laughter !… Is is always good to start a new year with a smile…

    See you on May 28, 2012… ;0))) … and remember, a drop of reason is always better than a pool of confusion…

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  • Michael

    What a sad little man! He must have been treated poorly his entire life to conceive of such things to get even withe those who treated him so badly.

  • Iam YOUR Samurai Cowboy

    How can anyone believe this fool? The Bible is a work of fiction comprised of myths, legends and outright lies. Jesus is a fictional character invented to validate a phony, made up religion that is a mental crutch and a mental illness for millions upon millions of poor inocent fools who can no longer think for themselves.

  • http://twitter.com/Bytor Bytor

    So if if we're now in half-time, where is the half-time show with the cute cheerleaders?

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  • TJ

    I predict this will be but the first of many attempts by all manner of religion to join the cash bonanza that is the myth of 2012.

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      We've been covering a few stories about the "Mayan prophecy" (which I personally consider to be as valid as Weinland's prophecy) and on the good side of it, it is helping Mexico and Honduras' economies because of all the tourists heading to Mayan ruins and buying trinkets.

      I'm guessing that "survivalist" stuff will sell well, too. I think 2012 will overshadow the craziness of Y2K.

      Deborah

  • Tim Hooker via Facebook

    Jesus said, "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." –Matthew 24:36. So, this fellow must think he's smarter than the Son of God and the Holy Spirit. Hmmmm . . .

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  • Tommy Munson

    Here is a link to Ron Weinlands book predicting that 2008 was the end of the world. http://www.the-end.com/

    • http://www.goddiscussion.com admin

      Yes – We mentioned that and some of his sites in the link regarding cancer in the article. Thanks for pointing it out again so it's easier to find the link.

  • tkay42one

    Speaking for Agnostics everywhere…Christians…Atheists…you both sound equally idiotic. Science has yet to disprove God – fact. Quoting the Bible to prove the Bible doesn't work – fact. Opinion – Christians, some of you only act according to the Bible's teachings because you're afraid of getting cosmically spanked. Opinion – Atheists, if you don't believe in any greater morality in the universe, then it stands to reason that the only reason you don't brutally murder a bunch of people is because it's illegal, and that's terrifying to the rest of us. FACT – nobody can prove beyond reason how we got here, and nobody can prove beyond doubt how we'll end. Everybody get over yourselves.

    • Minki

      Science has yet to disprove fairies, greek "mythology", Santa Claus and the easter bunny. Sorry, but that is a very poor argument :P

      • tkay42one

        Being poor doesn't make it wrong either…funny how you chose that part of my post to go after…so you're NOT a mass murderer only because it's against the law? Interesting.

    • ed-words

      Agnostic – an atheist who skips breakfast.
      ——————————————
      Even Dawkins is technically an agnostic.
      He thinks a god to be "highly improbable"
      (And unnecessary)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ScottLong.Liberal Scott Long

    LOL – That's adorable

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559670323 Tim Hooker

    Jesus said, "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." –Matthew 24:36. So, this fellow must think he's smarter than the Son of God and the Holy Spirit. Hmmmm . . .

  • PREACHER090411

    As a man of God with a very good Bible Education, all I have to say on this matter is that this man does NOT know what he is talking about, this man does NOT know the Bible and this will all come back to bite him in the backside.
    Only God him self knows the time as too when the end will come.

    • tkay42one

      Good to see that some Christians still read the Bible. I'm Agnostic now, but was raised in non-denomination evangelical churches, and I'm QUITE certain I remember something about "no man knows the hour"…I may not believe the same as you, but I'm glad you know enough about your beliefs to see this person for what he ultimately probably is: majorly confused.

  • Jesus

    Well I got news for you, Ronald–I'm here already. Now announce this news to the world instead of warning them.

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