For a boatload of fear and a heapin helpin of crazy in the pulpit at church
The Jim Bakker Show in not a ministry; it’s an infomercial
And I have this question for WND.com. Why did you give any credit to Jim Bakker? I love some of your reporting, but puffing a guy like Bakker causes me to suggest a name change: World Nut Daily.
But some of this stuff is interesting, you might say
Yes it is. I find Jonathan Cahn’s theories very intriguing. But I must insist, they are theories, and not yet proven fact. And it’s not what Cahn says that troubles me, but what guys like Jim Bakker make of Cahn’s ideas.
And it is the fact that Jim Bakker was given high exposure this morning on World Net Daily that really bothers me.
Most of us already know we are living in perilous times, and we are doing all we can to resist evil, and also drawing near to God for strength. Some are wisely buying survival materials to help get through a rough patch or two.
The Jim Bakker Show is an infomercial masquerading as a ministry. Jim brings on a lot of people who talk about prophesy, some who predict a tsunami that will wipe out the eastern seaboard, some predicting the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano, some a devastating EMP attack, others saying the economic system will collapse, others saying there will be a 2:00 AM knock at the door this month by FEMA troopers who will march Christians off to camps with guillotines.
We have heard many of these things before. But Jim is a master of whipping these stories up into a froth of absolute terror and dread. Instead of saying we need to stand up and fight or turn to God trusting in His protection, Jim turns the fear up to a higher level, and then…
sells survival goods. SELL SELL SELL
A friend informed me that most of what Jim is selling can be purchased for half the price if one looks around.
Back to our Sunday church service
Jim and some of his friends have the ear of many Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic preachers. And they have a grip right now on pastors I know and love. For the past few months our formerly wonderful services have been getting darker and darker.
But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel
September. That’s it, just September. These guys have made the error of putting their predictions on the calendar, September, the month we are in right now. That means we have less than 20 days left to make preparations. And that is why WND’s headline has Jim Bakker warning “IT’S AWFUL LATE TO GET PREPARED.”
Get it? Urgency!
DEFCON Level One!
Buy now while supplies last!
On October 1st, I will be sipping a coffee and praising the Lord that this false prophet has been unmasked, and his ugly predictions for September have failed.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” – Romans 8:380-39
If you fall out of a boat, the guy who wants to SELL you a life preserver is not your friend. In fact, he may be the one who pushed you.