So what is Wilkerson’s history of predictions and the fulfillment of those predictions?
That’s what I was wondering; I’ve never heard of this guy.
“So what is Wilkerson’s history of predictions and the fulfillment of those predictions?”
He doesn’t have one (a history); he’s NOT in the habit of making them—that’s what makes this more noteworthy!
Good question. I used to attend his church and have looked into this and my response would be Mixed.
He apparently called the Black Monday crash in 1987, shortly beforehand, but I cannot absolutely confirm this.
He has been consistently predicting imminent financial doom and gloom (as a result of Gods judgment on America for turning from Him) for over 20 years. I suppose, given the current financial situation, you could say he was right.
Several years ago, I believe around 1995 or 1996, he stated that he believed the 1,000 fires he saw in his vision could be coming to NYC within a year. They did not, of course. He did say “could” as opposed to “would”, but the “could” seemed to sound a lot like a “would”.
He is careful not to call himself a prophet (he often says one of many watchmen), yet his predictions, based upon supposed visions or words from God or leading of the Holy Spirit, seem clearly to be prophecies.
His predictions, while bold, always seem to be vague enough in time frame so that they couldnt definitively be labeled false. However, the urgency with which he has made these pronouncements often strongly implied that the doom was right around the corner.
His doctrine used to be generally sound, biblical Pentecostal. He strongly rejected the Word of Faith Health and Wealth Gospel, and the bizarre Holy Laughter and Brownsville Revival that swept through Pentecostal and Charismatic churches in the late 1990s.
However, in more recent years, he made trip to the UK where he shared pulpits with some of the heretics who had pushed these false movements and blasted sound Pentecostal preachers who warned him against this.
After that, his doctrine seemed to become very inconsistent. One week his preaching would be sound and the next questionable, or outright unsound.
I believe he is a sincere man, but the last time I checked, he seemed to be drifting from sound doctrine.
A mixed record is OK for a financial pundit, but by biblical standards for prophecy, totally unacceptable.
That doesn’t mean I’m not going to stock up on bottled water and canned goods though. :)