A Florida pastor is attempting to raise $100 million with the aim of setting up a media platform that he says will guide the public through the End Times.
Rick Wiles, who pastors Flowing Streams Church in Vero Beach, Florida, said that God had given him a vision to launch the global broadcasting network.
“The vision He’s put in my heart, I need $100 million,” Wiles announced, having originally only asked for a tenth of that sum. “It is a global vision to build a platform for the body of Christ to get us through to the End when Christ comes back. It’s going to take an enormous amount of money. I don’t know where it’s going to come from. I don’t know who’s going to finance it. But I know that God has unlimited resources, and He is my source and my faith is in Him.”
Not everyone was impressed with the financial goal, however. “You don't need that much money,” one person tweeted in response. “All you need is a bible and two feet. Get out there and spread the word.”
Pastor Wiles currently runs the TruNews channel, which currently has 180,000 subscribers on YouTube. A former marketing director for the Trinity Broadcasting Network, he has made occasional appearances on the Jim Bakker Show and is known for making bizarre and sometimes offensive remarks.
According to Relevant, last year, the pastor was convinced that America was just “72 hours” away from a “leftist mob” storming the White House and beheading the first family on the front lawn. He has also frequently called former President Barack Obama a “demon from hell.”
More recently, Wiles warned his listeners that a left-wing revolution was soon going to sweep across the United States. “The new Nazi’s are here,” he said. “America is on the verge of a French Revolution-style upheaval during which leftist mobs will seek to execute Christians and conservatives in order to purge American society.”
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