In a new post at ronaldweinland.com, dated May 26th, Ronald Weinland repudiates his own prophecy that Christ would return on May 27, 2012, an hour after nuclear war begins.
Here are excerpts from Weinland’s post:
We have believed that Jesus Christ would begin his return in the atmosphere of this earth today, the Sabbath day of May 26th. We have believed this to be a matter of timing for sundown in Jerusalem toward the end of May 26th. As I write this, that time is just about here and nothing has begun in the world that would signal the need or purpose for that reality—Christ’s return…
So candidly, I am disappointed that Jesus Christ hasn’t begun his return. But I am also excited to know that there remains a short work in front of us. That will be explained in the Pentecost sermon that I will be organizing and prerecording as soon as I finish writing this post.
Through all this my initial hope remains the same, as the sun has not set on the 26th in all the world. But if we must go forward, then so be it! God’s will be done.
As I write, it is Sunday 27th in every city of the world. Still there is no crash of the US dollar, no WWIII, and no second coming. So what has Ronald Weinland got to say?
“We must go forward”.
In other words he is going to wriggle out of his failed prophecy, and invent an extension of time, “a short work in front of us”, to enable him to revise his prophecy:
“That which God is now revealing is a little more difficult because we had our hope so set on Christ coming on this Pentecost. Knowing that he may not is indeed disappointing, but it is not something to shake our faith in any manner. Instead, we take the good with the bad and we move forward!”
Move forward into what Mr Weinland? I hope that you will move forward into an admission that you deceived people and perhaps even yourself. I hope that the short work ahead of you will be the fruits of genuine repentance. But knowing false prophets as I do, for in my lifetime I’ve seen several come and go, I will most likely be disappointed in that hope.
Having seen Ronald Weinland and his followers disappointed in their hope, we might all remind ourselves of a virtue of the true hope that we have in Jesus: “hope does not disappoint” (Romans 5:5).
Footnote: June 14, 2012 – A federal jury in northern Kentucky has convicted Ronald Weinland of income tax evasion on the money he collected from church members.