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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Perfect storm: From whose perspective?

(1991 Perfect Storm)
Although "perfect storm" is certainly a more uplifting expression than "Frankenstorm," it nevertheless carries with it a lot of baggage.

Wikipedia defines "perfect storm" as a term describing "an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically."  Therefore, it can either be metaphorical (as in the day you ran into your ex and his new love three different times, then ended up on the couch with a splitting headache), or quite literal (as in Hurricane Sandy).

Theories about "perfect storms" can be as unsettling as the storms themselves, especially when these theories turn theological.  John P.
McTernan, author of  As America Has Done To Israel, adds his own particular spin to Sandy. Convinced that "God is systematically destroying America," McTernan (on his blog) warns that this hurricane "could do catastrophic damage to the entire Northeast."   He traces the roots of Hurricane Sandy back to the day of the Perfect Storm of 1991.  On that exact day, President George H. W. Bush "initiated the Madrid Peace Process to divide the land of Israel…"  McTernan claims that "America has been under God's judgment since this event."  He states that the lack of American repentance during these last 21 years has now resulted in Hurricane Sandy.

While others are calling upon human assistance to weather this storm, McTernan is urging people to pray like there's no tomorrow.  He will be leading a Solemn Assembly (per Joel 1:14) of prayer on his blog talk radio show.  This Assembly is expected to take place "everyday leading up to the election."

However, McTernan does add this "disclaimer":   The storm is projected to come right over my house, so it might curtail the prayer meeting if the power is knocked out.


Copyright October 30, 2012 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved


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