Evidently that was the exact date of the opening of the First Seal (Revelation 6:1), according to Ronald Weinland, author of “2008 – God’s Final Witness“. Proclaiming himself revealed as one of the two end-times witnesses (Revelation 11:3-13), Weinland summarizes his most recent book:
Although the Church of God has not been accustomed to having a prophet for nearly 1900 years, God made [Weinland] a prophet in 1997. His first book, The Prophesied End-Time (published in mid-2004), is the product of what God has given him concerning prophetic end-time events that have already begun to be fulfilled, events that are occurring exactly as he has written in the book. His latest book, 2008–God’s Final Witness, pinpoints the timing of these end-time events and adds additional information beyond what the first book covered.
2008–God’s Final Witness is a revelation of the Book of Revelation. As Ronald Weinland explains, the apostle John was given the task of recording prophetic events reserved for revelation at this end-time, and he states that he has been given the task of revealing the truth about those things John wrote. As John wrote, God explained to him that the meaning of what he was writing would not be revealed until the time came to unseal the Seven Seals of Revelation, six of which have already been opened.
Unlike The Da Vinci Code or the Left Behind series, which are fiction, 2008–God’s Final Witness is true and reveals hidden secrets that man has not been able to uncover for thousands of years. Of the three major religions of the world who claim belief in the God of Abraham (Islam, Judaism and Christianity), no one has ever known the prophecies that are revealed in this book, which are beginning to unfold even now.
2008–God’s Final Witness reveals the Seven Thunders of the Book of Revelation, which the apostle John was not allowed to record! It also gives more specific end-time prophecies that will sharply increase during the next year and one-half when the final tribulation of this world strikes. That destructive power will quickly cripple world governments and destroy the world economy over a six-month period. The year 2008 is prophesied as pivotal for the end-time.
Ronald Weinland says that 2008 will mark the beginning of the final events that will thrust the world into the great tribulation (last three and one-half years of the end-time), which will usher in World War III, the death of billions, and on the last day of this great tribulation, the return of Jesus Christ.
Are you ready?
As for the title question, I was a few months into my first permanent job after graduating from college earlier that year. My mom was in the last stages of her battle with cancer. I was attending my former girlfriend’s church at the time (she was in Japan, teaching English) and probably rehearsing a brass ensemble piece for Christmas Eve services. Beyond that, it’s all a little fuzzy…
P.S. For those curious, according to Weinland, the Sixth Seal was opened on September 11, 2001.