“AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE — EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.”
“If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake…For the sake of ten I will not destroy it” (Gen. 18:26, 32, ESV).
When the economy tanks, the futurist fear mongers like to terrorize us with predictions of catastrophe. In 2009, the late David Wilkerson claimed the Holy Spirit compelled him to announce New York city was about to go up in flames. The fire would spread to New Jersey and Connecticut. He claimed, “We are under God’s wrath.”
My daughter and her family live in New Jersey, so I might have found such a pronouncement quite disturbing. Fortunately, however, I am comforted by scripture.
Christians often proclaim, “I believe God is going to judge the United States!” However, the Bible says God promised to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if only ten righteous people could be found therein (Gen. 18:32). In fact, he would have pardoned sinful Jerusalem if he had found just one righteous man within the city (Jer. 5:1). Author, William E. Phipps, claims there are more Christians in the United States than any other nation, and it’s probably safe to assume there are plenty living in NYC. Fully 78% of Americans believe Jesus rose from the dead. Surely, a Christian must believe God would have more regard for Americans than most other populations.
If God wanted to start punishing nations, why wouldn’t he obliterate some other countries ahead of the United States? Apparently, France has a virtually godless population. I think the same could be said about the Scandinavian countries. What about all the anti-Jewish/Christian Muslim nations?
I’m not sure what spirit was talking to Wilkerson, but it appears to have been contradicting the spirit that he believed inspired the Bible.
Related article by Michael A. Fenemore: We Are Not Living in the “last days”
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