Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Danny Nalliah and the word of God

Personally, I think Danny Nalliah is an idiot. You can read the full article here, but here is the thrust of it:
The Pentecostal church's leader, Pastor Danny Nalliah, claimed he had a dream about raging fires on October 21 last year and that he woke with "a flash from the Spirit of God: that His conditional protection has been removed from the nation of Australia, in particular Victoria, for approving the slaughter of innocent children in the

Not only was his remark extremely insensitive, but what I found most disturbing was that Nalliah felt he had to tell people what he stated as "the truth". It seems dangerous for anyone to be labelling their visions/dreams/whatever it was as verifiable truth. The word of God is the truth people need to hear. Whether or not God uses natural disasters as a way of judging people is irrelevant, the dangerous thing is that Nalliah has perhaps unwittingly equated his message to Australia as the word of God.

Is that accusation going too far?


Beetle said...

Danny I think is on the money. Tragedies like the Victorian bushfires bring into sharp focus what is most important in people’s lives – it is not the house, the car, the budgie, the insurance policy or even the family photos. It is indisputable that when tragedy strikes, the truth that human life is of ultimate value quickly becomes apparent.

Premier John Brumby calls the fires 'one of the most tragic events in our state's history'. I must be sceptical of the Premier’s apparent emotion, as this was the same man who proclaimed the legalisation that unleashed the slaughter on our defenceless, unborn children, a ‘great success’.

It may seem callous, with the fires still smouldering, to suggest that God was kindly asked to leave Victoria last October! I think we should ask Him back.

geoffc said...

My issue is that Danny is not the authority here. It is not for him to determine why the fires have come, he is not the word of God.

Even if he did have a vision, there is no need for him to say it when he did.

dave miers said...

in the old testament we can equate tragedy xyz as judgment upon people abc - because of a clear revelation from God in his word.

i think you're right that it's dangerous to make that claim apart from the authoritative word of God.

don't get me wrong - i hate abortion - but without the clear revelation of the scriptures - you can't make a call like that!

so i'm with you geoff on the issue being authority.

Anonymous said...

Just to be provocative ... this could be another case of "The Father, the Son and the Holy Bible" :)

geoffc said...

It all depends on what "Father, Son and Holy Bible" means i guess.