(ETM Note: HWA did not believe in the RAPTURE doctrine -- remember, I obtained this list of false prophecy from Wikipedia, and from personal experience. What HWA did teach is that his church would be taken to a "place of safety", a place like Petra, located in modern Jordan. Also, his Church was not named the Worldwide Church of God at this time. Known only as the Church of God -- The teaching was that God would have His Name on His Church, thus -- Church of God. Later, late in the 60s HWA tried to obtain a copyright on the name, Church of God, but was denied, after all, several Church groups had this name, but this did not stop HWA, he renamed his church the Worldwide Church of God. Another problem arises with saying that God's Name is God -- There are many "gods" and many "lords" but only One true God -- so, what is His Name? All the gods have names so what is the name of your god? It is not enough to just say your god is god, give me a name, if you can. YaHshua is the birth Name of our Savior, not JESUS, His Name is YaHshua. The God of Israel is YHWH (YaHWeH), and no one argues that point or truth, but the deception surrounding our Savior's Name is all encompassing, the world over. HWA nor his son Garner Ted Armstrong (GTA) ever accepted the true identity of our Creator.)
"Scientists are forecasting that soon our solar system will experience some unique and sobering events. This forecast concerning 1982 comes from the scientific investigations of astronomers and is in no way related to astrology and fortune telling. The news is quoted from the September 16, 1974 edition of "Newsweek" magazine, science section. These are the conclusions of John Gribbin, science editor of "Nature" magazine, and of Stephen Plagemann of NASA's GoddardSpaceCenter in Maryland. These reputable scientists are pointing out that in the latter part of 1982 there will take place an event unique in our solar system. At that time all nine planets will be on the same side of the sun. That happens once every 179 years, but in 1982 the nine planets will not only be on the same side of the sun, but in perfect alignment. "Newsweek" referred to this situation as "An Apocalyptic Prediction:' In the book that these men have co-authored, "The Jupiter Effect", they point out that, just as the moon affects earth tides by its gravitational pull, so do the planets affect each other, and particularly Jupiter, because of its great size. This has been linked to the earthquake frequency on our planet earth. What will happen when all the planets come into one line and exert a united gravitational pull on our earth? These scientists speak of eight probable effects: 1) A disturbed magnetic activity in the sun, producing huge firestorms; 2) That the ionosphere of earth will be changed; 3) That radio and television communications will be disrupted; 4) That there will be weird lighting effects from aurora borealis; 5) There will be vast changes in wind patterns; 6) Rainfall and temperature patterns will change; 7) Earth's rotation, and the length of the days may change; 8) Many earthquakes will occur. "There will be many earthquakes, large and small... and one region where one of the greatest fault systems lies today, under great strain, long overdue for a giant leap forward, and just waiting for the necessary kick, is California." This is the frightening, apocalyptic vision of the scientists as quoted in "Newsweek." (Evangelical Tract Distributors, Edmonton, Alta., Canada)"What we can learn from this is that "scientist" can act like "false Prophets" too. Writing books, calculating and demonstrating, and be wrong, and those preachers and teachers , claiming to be speaking for God will quote them in order to sell their own books and name. Hal Lindsay is still teaching -- mixing truth with sensational speculations as though it is all revelation **tagged** False Prophet.
1982Maitreya? Google gives he answer: According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha (also known as Śākyamuni Buddha).
A personal account from a contributor of the list: "The book "88 Reasons Why the Rapture is in 1988" came out only a few months before the event was to take place. What little time the book had, it used effectively. By the time Sept 11-13 rolled around, whole churches were caught up in the excitement the book generated. I personally had friends who were measuring themselves for wings. In the dorm where we lived, my friends were also openly confronting all of the unsaved. It became my job to defuse to situations. In one case, an accosted sinner was contemplating dispensary action against my now distant friends. Finally, the days of destiny dawned and then set. No Jesus. The environment was not the same as Miller's 1844 failure. To my surprise, the taunting by the unsaved was very brief. I took it that people have very little understanding of the Bible, so they had nothing to taunt my friends with. I made one other interesting observation. The time for the rapture was a 3 day window from Sept 11 to the 13 - my friends had given up hope on the morning of 12. I pointed out that they still had 2 days left, but they had been spooked nonetheless."
Note: Simple math, but wrong math. For one thing, according to modern calendars, and calculating backward to the time of the Christ we find the year 0 is not counted as a year, a missing space transitioning from BC to AD. Then to top this off, there is a discrepancy as to when the year 0 really began. The year 0 is supposed to be centered around the Birth of the Christ (Sorry world, but the accepted calendars of today are based on the Birth of the Christian/Jewish Messiah). The problem is this date, year, is up to 7 years off -- some say the year 0 is supposed to be 4 BC, while others say, 7BC. No matter, for this time of date setting in 1993, as the time has gone well past even with the date corrections. And, for some reason everyone seems to be ignoring the Jewish/Hebrew count for the years -- 1993 is the year 5754 -- like I said, simple math -- if we go by the Hebrew years and we use the reasoning of so many fallen Christian prophets, that 6000 years are representative of 6 days, the finish of man's work, then 5754 from 6000 would mean we still have 246 years to go -- this year, 2017 is 5778, so, by the reasoning we still have 222 years to go, give or take 7 years, or so. Why is it so hard to believe our Lord's own words -- for some, that is -- (Mat 24:36 KJV) But of that day and hour knowes no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only. What? Not even the Angels of Heaven? Ah, but men know, man can determine -- on and on it goes. Maybe it is that mankind needs something immediate to look forward to, not being able to see the end of our own lives as but a flash in time -- faith is so very short, for most, apparently, and needs to be encouraged by more immediate promises, but what happens when those looking for the more immediate, or imminent answer is disappointed to find another false promise from the lips of false prophets comes to an end without the promise of His return?
Note: This doesn't look like a Christian prediction, right, and some of the other don't either, but anytime some child of Satan invokes a biblical reference or suggestion, well, then, we can quote them. In this case it is "Host of Angels" that suggests a biblical reference.
Pre-Trib Rapture of the Church Saints, Bride of Christ, most likely, Pentecost, 1999
Beginning of the Tribulation on Pentecost/Feast of Weeks, Sivan 6, 5761, May 28, 2001God's two men, the two witnesses Moses and Elijah, begin their 1,260-day ministrySatan's two men, the Beast and False Prophet, come to power and confirm a 7-year peace treatyThe Beast is made head over WorldChurch and World GovernmentMid-Tribulation, 3 1/2 years into the seven, Sunday, Cheshvan 23, Nov. 7, 2004Satan is cast out of Heaven and down to EarthThe Beast has an incapacitating accidentSatan enters into False ProphetThe False Prophet takes over as head of WorldChurch and World GovernmentThe False Prophet desecrates the Temple, kills Moses and Elijah, who are resurrected and ascend to Heaven3 1/2 days laterThe False Prophet makes war on the saintsThe end of this Age Elul 29, 5767, our Sept. 12, 2007Beginning of the millennial Day of the LordFeast of Trumpets, Tishri 1, 5768, our Sept. 13, 2007, the 2,300th day of the Shortened Tribulation, Jesus' birthdayCoronation of Jesus Christ in HeavenMarriage of the Lamb in HeavenPre-Wrath Rapture of Tribulation Saints, remainder of Body of Christ--saved out of a fiery furnaceJudgment Seat of Christ in HeavenSaints in Heaven given rewards for belief, unbelievers on Earth given their just rewardsA binary asteroid impacts at noon, and the dead lay around the EarthThe Marriage Supper of the Lamb in HeavenAll Israel born in a day, "that day" (the Remnant who will live on into the Millennium)Israel buries the dead for seven months to cleanse the landThe return of our Lord Jesus Christ with his saints first day of Jewish Regnal Year, Nisan 1, 5768, our Apr. 6, 2008Passover kept, Saturday Sabbath, Nisan 14, 5768End of 7 years and of 2nd 1,260 days, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Easter Sunday, Nisan 15, 5768, our Apr. 20, 2008Judgment of the Nations, dominion taken from Satan, beginning of Armageddon, Satan's last-ditch stand, his army against Christ's forces (Feast of Firstfruits, Monday, Nisan 16, 5768, our Apr. 21, 2008Armageddon lasts 40 days and 40 nights, ends Friday, Iyar 25, 5768 (our May 30, 2008) anniversary of Christ's ascension in 30 A.D.Satan chained on Ascension DayThe Beast and False Prophet cast alive into a "lake of fire furning with brimstone" on Ascension DayTrue lasting world peace begins Iyar 26, 5768, our May 31, 2008, 10 yrs. after Rapture IAfterward, the atmospheric heavens and Earth are refreshed, restored, to make Earth habitable again.
"If it doesn’t come to pass…starting in April, then I’m nothing but a false prophet…" (Quote from Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God)
By January 2009, we (the United States) will be down the tubes… (Another faulty proclamation from Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God). As of this date RW has proven and even declared himself a false prophet but like so many others before him he reconstitutes himself with more faulty proclamations, and followers defend him, even after his failures in talking for God. These small beasts have no shame.There’s already been six seals opened up…and the world is ignorant of it…The seventh seal they will know though… (Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God)The destruction of the United States, we are the first to suffer…I wouldn’t want to be in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York… (Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God)By the fall of 2011, that’s when Jesus Christ returns… (Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God) (Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God)A little after April…a dollar bill won’t be worth anything…We’re going to be brought down the tubes, very quickly, starting in April…What happens when a nuclear weapon goes off in New York and Chicago?… (Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God)If we come to the point in time where what I’ve said doesn’t come to pass, the reality is that I’m just a false prophet. That’s the bottom line… The reality is if it doesn’t happen, then you’re just false…I’ll acknowledge my error, my wrong, if I’m wrong… (Ronald Weinland, 2008 - God's Final Witness, Church of God)
The defender of Weinland begins: "Eager anticipation of just what is going on in terms of bible prophecy etc. Well let me give you an update:"
"The 1335 days of Daniel 7 started the countdown to the second coming, the sealing of the 144,000 on Feb 2. and Satan's grip on the scattered brethren began to loosen. The 1260 day is April 17th. This will be the blowing of the first trumpet of the last 7. It will be marked by major events. One is probably a nuclear attack on the U.S. which may occur on that day, a bit before or a bit after - but no later tan April 30, the other is an event to take place in Washington when the present Pope will make a speech. At this time Satan will enter him and be in charge of him from then on. A possibility is that this Pope may die soon. April 17 also marks the day that the 2 witnesses will begin to do their work. On April 19 is the Passover and Ronald Weinland will reveal the identity of the other witness. ........As well watch for the probable deaths of the leaders of some of the major offshoots of the WCG- like the UCG, LCG and PCG, not to mention the imminent deaths of many celebrities in the fields of entertainment and sports!........All sounds a bit far-fetched eh! Well time will tell and this month will be over in 30 days. If nothing happens, who knows, I may be looking into your church a bit more deeply. ...."