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Claim: Kay Arthur warned a conference that "God had revealed to her that a literal famine is coming to America."
Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2008]
Origins: Kay Arthur, the founder (along with her husband, Jack Arthur) of Precept Ministries International, acknowledges on that organization's web site that she did speak of Americans being "set for famine" at a
Since I did not "have a revelation" and I am wary of such proclamations, I had LifeWay, the sponsors of Deeper Still, send me a CD of my message as I wanted to know exactly what I said. I said, "we (Americans) are set for famine."Beth Moore of Living Proof Ministries also states in her blog that she was not the author of above-quoted account:
This was said in the context of my reference to
As you can see there is a big difference between saying I had a revelation from God and what I actually said. I was simply teaching the Word.
There's an email letter circulating around from a "Beth" concerning a message my (and your) friend, Kay Arthur, gave at Deeper Still. The letter is not derogatory. It's just that I didn't write it nor would I have. I'm not sure how people confused the "Beth" who wrote it with me since she makes reference to all three speakers in the first paragraph but, somehow, it's circulating as my take on Kay's message. If you happen to hear of it or receive it in a forward, would you graciously help us quell the rumor? We can't afford to give most rumors a passing glance or we'd become completely distracted by them. The only reason I'm making mention of this one is because it involves someone else that I deeply respect.As it turned out, the summer of 2008 brought bumper harvests all around, with the
Last updated: 14 August 2008
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