Jim Bakker, who went to prison after it was discovered he bribed his rape victim with a Non-Disclosure Agreement paid for by embezzled funds from his ministry, which had been hoodwinking people into unlawful timeshare schemes, now runs a vacation resort community (and End Times Cult compound) near Branson, Missouri. Still a favorite of the publication, Charisma Mag, Bakker claims that God gave him the vision to sell survival products and be a fear monger while in prison.
Bakker has had many End Times date purveyors on his program, all explaining to his very geriatric audience why they should visit the Branson compound (where they receive a “hard sell” to move there) and hand over their limited income to purchase buckets of self-stable survival slop. In each and every previous date, Bakker has been wrong…very wrong.
Now, Bakker has a new date for catastrophe. Hosting William Koenig, who was a market advertising specialist for Proctor and Gamble during his career, the two explained the significance of two upcoming dates, April 19 and April 20. Koenig is only notable because he has written two books (one on Israel and one on President Obama – neither of which were best sellers), but apparently this makes him qualified to make End Times predictions.
Koenig explained that wars have started on April 19 and 20, the Roman Empire was formed around that time, and Hitler was born on one of those days. Therefore, something is bound to happen that is catastrophic. Israel’s 70th Anniversary is in April and perhaps, the two suppose, Iran may decide to use an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile on Israel, Europe, or the United States. You can watch the video below.
Of course, with 6 thousand years of human history and only 365 days in a year, something significant has happened on just about every single date. You can find significant anniversaries of various events on April 19 or April 20 by clicking those hyperlinks. As you can see, both good and bad things have happened on those dates.
This type of date-setting actually falls into the definition of “omen interpretation,” which is forbidden in Scripture in places like Deuteronomy 18:10-12. Such attempts at prophesying the future based upon past or present signs is strictly forbidden as a thoroughly pagan art, and is more akin to witchcraft than Christianity.