The following is my opinion, and only my opinion. If you've read Weinland's book or heard his teachings, and are inclined to believe what he says, Get out your bible and weigh the evidence for yourself! DO NOT believe what others tell you simply because they SAY it is so. It is imperitive that you go to the bible and discern the truth for yourself.
Here's my opinion:
The one and only assumption one must make, or truth one must know, is that the Bible is true. If you believe the bible shares the truth, and is the true word of God, then--in my opinion--you must believe Ronald Weinland is a false prophet and his book, " 2008-God's Final Witness", is also false.
The Bible says "I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth" (1 John 2:21). Interestingly, Weinland quotes this verse also on page 29 of "God's Final Witness". SO, no matter which source you look at, the first, most important thing to know is: NO LIE is of the TRUTH! Thus, ANY lie is of Satan.
To be wise and discerning, you MUST consider Matthew 24 when reading anything, by anyone, professing to be an end-time prophet. Matthew 24 says:
v. 24: 4 "And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you."
v24:11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many."
Knowing there will be false prophets, and Ronald Weinland very plainly states in his book that he is one of the two end-times witnesses, we must be careful to weigh what he says with the truths taught in the Bible. Weinland says on page 16, "I am to announce, through God's direct revelation, that I am one of those two witnesses." Throughout his book Ronald Weinland claims he is one of THE prophets of God. But is it true?
In my opinion, NO! Absolutely not. How can I know? By comparing what Ronald Weinland says to the bible, for within Ronald's book there are direct contradictions to the bible. Therefore, either Ronald's book is false, or the bible is false. Let's look at those contradictions.
1) Weinland teaches heavily about the Seals, Thunders, and Trumpets in Revelations. The problem is, his account does not match the biblical account. On page 64 of his book, Weinland gives a division of the seals as follows:
In REALITY, Revelations has the following:
SO, If you pay close attention to the order of Seals, Trumpets, and Thunders, you will see that Ronald Weinland's account of the end-times is inaccurate.
Another matter is the matter of the death and ressurrection of Christ. On page 191 of Weinland's book, he says, Christ "died late Wednesday afternoon and was placed in the heart of the earth just before sundown on that day. He was ressurrected exactly three days later on late Saturday afternoon, just before sunset." -- He also says, "the Catholic Church has taught the world that Jesus died on 'Good Friday' and was resurrected on early Sunday morning. Both are a lie!" Weinland PLAINLY says the church has it all wrong--and if they had it wrong, the bible also has it wrong. So Weinland is, in fact, claiming the bible is false!
The bible, in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, have Jesus crucified on THE DAY BEFORE the Sabbath and risen on the "first day of the week". (See Matthew 28:1, Mark 15:42-16:2, Luke 23:54-24:2, John 19:31-20:1). If the Sabbath is as Weinland describes, on Saturday, then according to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on Friday and rose on Sunday. Weinland and the Bible cannot BOTH be true, so either you believe the Bible, or you believe Weinland.
Perhaps the most damning of all is the denial of the Trinity by Weinland. For this, to me, is blasphemy about who Jesus really is. On page 47 of his book, Weinland discusses "The Blessed Trinity". He claims that because there is no usage of the word "trinity" in the bible, there is NO trinity. Weinland explains, "there is no such depiction of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in such terms" in trying to convince his readers the trinity does not exist.
Read: John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." Also reference Revelations 1. Additionally, John 10:30 says, " I and the Father are one." I don't think you can be clearer than that.
While the bible may not explicitly call the trinity "The Trinity", the Father and Son are spoken of as one, and blasphemy of the holy spirit is the one unforgiveable sin. Additionally, the bible teaches us "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19).
Additionally, Weinland espouses being "religious" about strict observances of the Sabbath and tithing. These things have the APPEARANCE of religion, but are not, and resemble teachings of the Pharisees and Sadduces. Colossians 2:20 says "If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees" and 2:23 "These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence."
There is much more that I could nit-pick about false teachings in the book, but find it unnecessary. If we are to "test" the spirits by referring to scripture, there is only one conclusion one could make regarding Weinland's teachings. For being false in only one aspect must lead one to conclude that Weinland is a false prophet.. Mislead or Deceived, but not following the truths taught in the Bible. That is my opinion, for what it's worth. What's your opinion?
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