Alex Jones of Info Wars fame has a segment playing on YouTube at this time in which he claims that 26,000 preachers in 2008 and another 50,000 this year have agreed to be Romans 13 preachers. This means that they have been cleared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA - as “Cleared Clergy” in case of emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks or other natural or government concocted disasters.
These so-called preachers will have credentials on their person and in their automobiles that will allow them to go through barricades and into disaster areas without clearance. They will also be expected to obey orders without question from law enforcement at all levels: federal, state or local. These “Palace Preachers” will be “Judas Goats” to encourage the people to obey the authorities, especially in the area of evacuation, abandonment of possessions including food and animals and the surrender of firearms.
This information is not new; it’s just the massive number of pastors involved that keeps changing. I covered this issue in a FP column September 28, 2007 titled Official - Preachers to be Used as Judas Goats for FEMA. In that article I explained that I received this information through a confidential source more than twenty years ago that actually said if anyone tried to go through a barricade without these credentials, “they would get a shot gun blast through the belly.” I tried to warn my fellow ministers in the Indianapolis area at the time, but was either met with snickers of “how silly,” “what does that have to do with soul winning,” or “he’s sure off his rocker.” But now we are facing the reality of the issue, and it’s probably too late for most preachers to escape the cruel consequences.
Here are other facts from that article that I feel that we need to review:
“World Net Daily sounded the alarm on August 18, 2007, with the words, "Testing The Faith." “Clergy to be used to quell dissent – Program trains leaders to convince people to obey emergency orders.”
TV Station Reporter Jeff Ferrell on KSLA - Shreveport, LA said “these clergy response teams had already been used when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.” Emergency Preparedness Director Sandy Davis explained to KSLA that the Clergy would already be known to people in the neighborhoods and they could explain the need to follow orders. Durell Tuberville, Chaplain of the Shreveport Fire Department said that when the government orders people to abandon homes, turn over guns, leave livestock behind, or whatever…(it) would be easier to accept if a minister is with the FEMA worker. Tuberville said “One of the biggest tools the clergy members would use would be the Bible itself, specifically Romans 13, the Bible states the government’s established by the Lord, you know. And, that’s what we believe in the Christian faith. That’s what’s stated in the scripture.”
Following is information that was sent to me by e mail in October of 2007 from the pastor of the Grace Shepherd Church (location withheld) that should send chills down the spine of every preacher in America:
Subject: FEMA/Plum Island
About three months ago, I was invited to become a part of a group implementing federal FEMA/Homeland Security directives in our county. I couldn't pass it up!
Lots of interesting and bothersome info being discussed at these meetings...
Local FEMA's ('across the US' according to a spokesman at our local meeting) are gathering Ministers (Pastors) to help in the event of a "declaration of Martial Law or like police action following a declared emergency or quarantine due to an act of bioterrorism". The discussion centered around the need of 'locals' to "quell the cowboy mentality" of farmers who may have their stock or crops consequently confiscated and destroyed...According to our spokesman, Ministers will be especially helpful because "you guys and gals can use Romans 13"
There you have it. The trap has been tripped. Now you know the real reason behind the Faith Based Initiative, and it wasn’t because of concern for the poor or because the “Faith Based” community could do it better than government. It was so “Big Brother” can cash in his chips and begin collecting sweat equity from the preachers of America for the billions in “Faith” Based benefits that they have been receiving for preaching the social gospel.
Do you think the preachers and churches can refuse to do their bidding when their government masters come knocking for their services whether personal or the use of their facilities? And by the way, there will be no compensation for the destruction of those facilities once the emergency is over. Even if the church hasn’t been sucked into the Faith Based money scheme, those who have been taking tax deductible gifts won’t be far behind in the demands of the representatives of the “Beast.”
The demands will go much farther for these pastors - they always do - but they will first start with the goodies. No doubt the “Cleared Clergy” will be made to feel like they are a special breed of cats, so to speak. They may very well have “special clearance” that will give them immediate access to any institution in the nation such as prisons, hospitals, and even airplanes. Those without such credentials will continue to have hassles, maybe even making it difficult to see their own members, etc. Remember what the Lord Jesus said concerning the Scribes, Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts.
These preachers will then begin to betray their fellow preachers that they feel are not “obeying” government, and will even turn in members of their own family and spy on those of their own congregations, as did many during the time of the Hitler and Stalinist regimes. They will be the ones that our Lord referred to when He said, They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. This issue will be discussed in more detail in future articles.