“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine,” I sing along with Michael Stipe, and have a giggle at Ronald Weinland’s expense. See, according to Ron, in 2008 God gave His final warning to mankind, and the countdown to the final 3 ½ years of man’s self-rule began. I am writing this post tonight, against the odds. Ron has told us in no uncertain terms that Jesus is coming back today and bringing WWIII with him, as documented on his website. I’m a little unclear as to why God would tell Ron that he’s ending the world in 2012, and then tell Mitt Romney to run for presidency. It must be more of that mysterious behavior.
In these books, he plays a complex game of connect-the-dots, straining to far reaches to coincide the breaking of the seven seals (as described in the Book of Revelation) with current world events that are the loosest interpretation that I have heard to date. He states that the past 6,000 years were given to mankind by God to prove that we are incapable of ruling over ourselves. As a mere teenager, young Ronnie could see that even the United Nations was failing. Teenagers do often know best, especially when it comes to world politics.
He tells us that on December 14th, 2008, the First Trumpet of the Seventh Seal sounded, announcing the beginning of the collapse of the US economy. The next three trumpets would result in the total collapse of the United States, and the 5th will begin WWIII. His prophecies reveal the demise of North America, Australia, New Zealand, and much of Europe. Here we are at the Rubicon, still standing with no indication of injury.
So today, I will still look for the possible fulfillment of all those things we have looked forward to right up to the end of the Sabbath day in Hawaii, as that is the timing used today in this modern world.
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the modern standard, with Hawaii in the HAST (-10) time zone. I’m not sure where he gets his idea of a modern world standard, but I ‘respectfully’ submit that it may be an act of desperation, because it’s still 5/26 somewhere.
We have survived Harold Camping’s rapture on October 21st, 2011, even after he adjusted his previously-miscalculated appointment of May 21st, 2011. We lived through several predictions from the Jehovah’s Witnesses between the 80-year span from 1914 to 1994. David Koresh even tossed his 1995 bet into the ring, but he pulled out a little too soon to see if it would pay out. We continue to hear new dates, based on new evidence and new interpretations of the Bible. They always pass, but they never cease to be amusing.
Let’s give Ron some time to let it sink in, and on Monday, May 28th, please join me in emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m curious to hear the explanation for his Savior’s no-show. I suspect if we do get any response at all, we will only be told that God saw fit to show us mercy, and shone his good grace down upon us, letting us live a little bit longer despite our dismal failure to acceptably rule ourselves.