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NY Pastor: God’s Wrath Is Near (Again)

Posted in LiveScience by Skepdude on March 10, 2009

We seem to be having a God theme today, so in keeping with the unofficial theme here’s an article by Benjamin Radford.

According to the founding pastor of New York City’s Times Square Church, David Wilkerson, denizens of the Big Apple should stockpile survival gear and a month’s supply of non-perishable food in preparation for an “earth-shattering calamity” that could happen at any moment. The threat is not from foreign terrorists this time, but instead from God.

Wilkerson, claiming he was prompted by the Holy Spirit, recently wrote in his blog that “An earth-shattering calamity is about to happen… It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires… There will be looting — including Times Square, New York City.” (Only a Manhattanite would assume that God’s destruction of the world would begin with New York City).

“What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath,” Wilkerson wrote. “God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations…I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off.” He suggested that those wishing to survive should gather supplies; apparently the wrath of the most powerful being in the universe can be thwarted by extra water, a flashlight, and a case of beans.



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  1. Marianne said, on March 10, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Some people like to prophesy the obvious. We have been waiting for another attack like 911 since 911 happened. The government has said this, the media and blogs say this. It is not new. Of course, NYC is a major target. We all know this. We do not need to hear from God to know this. I think if God had spoken, he would have added some further details, to help protect the innocent, or give a date, and a method, so that it could be avoided. Maybe pastors are so busy listening to themselves talk, that they do not hear from God. When they start selling “what god said,” then it really annoys me. I just think he is grandstanding. Something may very well happen in the future, but it won’t be because of his “insights.” Somehow, I anticipate a book coming out of this for about $19.95.


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