Friday, April 29, 2011

Christian Psychics Predict New Madrid Fault

A few years ago, I began to hear about the possibility of the New Madrid Fault system. The fault system was responsible for the 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes, and may have the potential to produce large earthquakes in the near future. The prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation, such as Joyner and Bentley, were the first to warn their followers about the earth potentially shifting. Almost weekly, Rick Joyner has begun releasing video warnings about Los Angeles and the New Madrid Fault lines, and asking people to prepare.

Jim Bakker, who was a televangelist and a former host of The PTL Club, got caught in a sex scandal and accounting fraud. Bakker has a close association with Rick Joyner, since he helped restore Bakker back into ministry after he was released from jail.[1] Another tie is that they are both members of the Knights of Malta, a religious order of the Roman Catholic church and a branch of Freemasonry.

Does this seem far fetched? Perhaps not. According to David Stewart, while in jail, Bakker, a former minister of the Assemblies of God, went to a Catholic priest to confess his sins.[2] Another dirty little secret is that there is a long list of Charismatics who are Freemasons, such as Pat Robertson, Tim LaHaye, Oral Roberts, just to mention a few.[3]

In the video below, I'd like to point out a few points that don't seem right.
  • Jim is wearing a NOW cap. NOW is the acronym for National Organization of Women. It is the largest feminist organization in the United States.
  • He mentions that there is going to be a major shaking in the Church. If he knows about the New Madrid Fault and the shaking in the Church, it makes you wonder what else he knows. Perhaps his connection to the Knights of Malta makes him privy to the information.
  • Bakker is trying to make a buck from his survival food, along with asking for a $500 love gift. It makes you wonder if he was repentant.
  • According to One day he's in his new home in Los Angeles, showing off the sprawling inner-city ministry where he lives in a dorm room with his son, Jamie, 22. The next he's back in Charlotte, N.C., his old hometown, predicting the end of the world in a rambling sermon in a nondescript office park.

(YouTube link) (Part 2)

I don't doubt that someday soon we will have a major earthquake in our country. I don't doubt that we are living in the last days. But the thing that makes me suspicious is that these false prophets are publicizing their prophetic outlook so that we will follow them when they are right. They've got a plan, and they aren't telling us what it is.