Ronald Weinland is pained to see people leave the cog package and his excuse for his failed prophecies is thus:
The congregation needs to fast and pray so that more of the remnant "throughout the scattered nations of Israel, and from throughout the scattered body, of people who were scattered from the body, who were vomited out of the body" will repent and turn for Ron to lead them.
All this fasting and praying will cause "God to stir up the thunders"causing the scattered vomit to return to the true church of Ron.
He continues to glorify HWA even to the wine he buys; Mr Armstrong this, Mr Armstrong that. RW is definitely an old testament preacher, he preaches of that which he does not know.
He did mention how good Romans 7 and 8 is, how it mentions "oh wretched man that I am. Who will free me from this body of sin?" He reads that kind of scripture to make his congregation feel guilty and sinful, in hopes that out of their guilt they will give to "the work". What about romans 7:6? But now we are discharged from the law, dead to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit.
If you are a member of the COG-PKG, please read that scripture again and it will set you free. Ronald Weinland heaps burdens upon others which he himself will not carry. Ron tells you to have patience with God.
God did not write 2008 God's Final Witness, Ron wrote it. So you have to have patience with Ron, until you realize he is a false prophet who does not preach Jesus. Ron will ride your tithes until you leave like the others before you. There are always new converts to replenish those who leave.
He duped you with his book by preying on your faith. Mr Armstrong is Ron's God. He mentions him more than Jesus, and he substituted your bible with his 2008 - God's Final Witness. Does he ever tell you to read the testimony of Jesus Christ. No. "It's all on the web site"
Any person who continues to follow Ronald Weinland is in danger of losing his/her faith, and becoming an atheist like so many former followers of Armstrongism who realized that they gave hard earned money to a cause that did nothing good for anyone. Is the continual feeling of guilt and shame good for anyone?
The truth shall set you free. And anyone who has experienced captivity knows the joy of freedom once set free.