God's Not Done Destroying NYC

Pastor David Wilkerson, known for his story, The Cross and the Switchblade, where he courageously brought the Gospel to the gangs of New York City, has been making predictions of the imminent destruction of America for decades. He seems to have one ear tuned in to the wrath of God frequency. He recently updated his warnings in his online daily devotional, which was not a very uplifting way to start the day.
AN URGENT MESSAGE

I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.

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.

For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.

There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath...
John Piper, of the Desiring God Ministries, comments on David's prophecies in an article here, where he challenges the extra-biblical veracity of the warning, including these words:
"So my take on this prophetic word is that the scare will probably do good for a lot of people. The Bible is a scary book. And the future that is coming on unbelievers is scary beyond anything any preacher could conjure up.

But my own effort to be discerning says: Stick with the Bible, David. It is scary enough. And it is absolutely true. And your credibility will never fall."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder what people would of said about Noah, building an ark for 120 years. Hey noah that is not in the bible you should not be doin that. He just preached repentance to the rebels and they all died. Faith is doing what God says no matter if it sounds foolish to us. What if David is right?

Tim Bunch said...

I'm not sure that Noah preached to the people during his time. But that's another story.

I don't know what to make of David W. Only time will tell.

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