Comment by Adamantine:
First off I honor David Wilkerson for a life which certainly appears to have been led in the service of Christ. Only God will determine the degree of his success.
What makes for a prophet?
1) I do not think it correct or intellectually honest to say “I am not a prophet” and then write books which are decidedly prophetic.
There is a simple contradiction in the process which is self evident. “On the face of it” as they say in law.
2) If one is going to say prophetic things one should probably not accept money from supporters.
3) One should probably try to never accept money from supporters
anyway. Get a job and then preach. The current model of paying others to preach runs great risks.
4) If one makes “prophecies” which are undated and one also claims not to be a prophet then why not release them with attachment to one persons name ?
I find it entirely unhelpful to hear someone say NYC will be destroyed and burned.
WE ALL KNOW THAT IS COMING!
IT IS OF LITTLE VALUE IN SAYING THAT CALIFORNIA IS GOING TO HAVE A GREAT EARTHQUAKE. WE ALL KNOW IT IS COMING!
THESE ARE NOT PROPHETIC STATEMENTS.