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Christian "prophet": Climate change is God's way of pointing us to Bible verses
Preacher Hank Kunneman implied that rising temperatures are nothing to fear
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On Thursday night, during a taping of “FlashPoint LIVE” in Nashville, Nebraska-based preacher and self-described “prophet” Hank Kunneman of One Voice Ministries claimed that climate change was just God’s way of pointing us to relevant Bible verses.
… And there will be temperatures that will reach for a season in the hundreds. And it will be as though it would be 103, and you will say, “What is this?” And God says, “Do you not know Psalm 103? ‘Forget not my benefits.’”
And it will be 106 and 107. God says, “Do you not understand that the Lord is good and His mercy endures forever?”
And then they will say, “But God, what is this about 105?”
And God says, “Do you know that I led the people out with silver and gold, and there was not one feeble as I delivered a nation?”
And then they will say, ‘What is this, that has reached 118?”
And God says, “It is a sign! Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is the Lord who comes to save, and I have come to save this nation at this time!”
There are 150 chapters in Psalms. We’re so screwed. (And that’s assuming, as Kunneman does, that we’re talking about degrees Fahrenheit, which most of the world does not use.)
Implicit in Kunneman’s sermon is the notion that we shouldn’t do anything to combat climate change—and that the changing temperatures aren’t even a real problem—because it would be akin to turning our backs on his God.
I’m very curious if Kunneman realizes the flip side of his own argument: That certain chapters of the Bible, with lower numbers, are apparently forgettable.
Who are we kidding? There’s no logic to any of this. The problem with prophecies is that they’re vague to the point of being useless. It doesn’t matter what the temperature is, or which Bible verse corresponds to it, because hacks like Kunneman can always pretend that current events align with various verses. His followers will never bother challenging him. MAGA conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell and the others on stage remained silent and visibly bored by everything Kunneman was saying, but not a single one of them would ever call him out on his lies.
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