Charismatic Prophet Predicts Jesus Will Return September 9.
Prophet Steve Fletcher prophesied that Jesus would return on November 17, 2016. That was his 51st rapture-related false prophecy.
That’s right. Now he’s on number 52. But this time, he’s for sure. After all, Jupiter is in Virgo’s birth canal.
Now, one might ask why someone with so many false prophecies is continuing to prophesy. But let’s be honest – that’s not the type of person who would listen to modern prophecy in the first place. That’s the type of person who watches TBN, who is probably immune to any and all forms of basic logic or biblical discernment.
Ironically, the last time Fletcher made a false prediction, he clearly asserted that if he was wrong he was obviously a false prophet and shouldn’t be listened to anymore.
Fletcher writes, “I will give a complete concession speech, renouncing everything. Everything hangs on this final fulfillment, otherwise there is no authority to know what was true and what was false. As far as I am concerned, if it doesn’t come then everything I have shared is meaningless and can be trashed, I was a false prophet and teacher. I said it.”
Well, he said it. He’s a false prophet by his own admission. And if the judicial law of Moses was still in force, he would be put to death:
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’ when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him. – Deuteronomy 18
Nonetheless, Fletcher now claims the world will end (or the end will begin) with the return of Christ on Saturday. Here’s how Fletcher does the math to come up with September 7 as the day it all ends.
There you have it, folks. That’s the math.
Now, one would think that Fletcher is just a random crazy guy preaching to himself in the corner of an asylum somewhere. But, no. Fletcher has reached his friends limit on Facebook and has a good number of sincere followers. In fact, he was making a prediction that Hurricane Irma was “the beast” of Revelation just today.
According to charismatic leaders, like Michael Brown, a true prophet can still (accidentally) prophesy falsely. According to Third Wave charismatics, like John Piper and Wayne Grudem, the prophecy can still be infallible and from God, even though the prophecy may be conveyed with fallibility (IE, the prophet got a word from God, but misunderstood it). So, according to charismatic leaders, there’s no way of knowing for sure that Fletcher is a false prophet.
It could be he’s just mistaken. A lot.