Iranian cleric: Promiscuous women cause quakes; Dutch Sheets has the answer

Well, everybody knows that. Read to the end for the rest of the endtimes news…


BEIRUT — A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes.

Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric’s unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader.

Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.

“What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?” Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon Friday. “There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam’s moral codes.”

Seismologists have warned for at least two decades that it is likely the sprawling capital will be struck by a catastrophic quake in the near future.

Some experts have even suggested Iran should move its capital to a less seismically active location. Tehran straddles scores of fault lines, including one more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) long, though it has not suffered a major quake since 1830.

In 2003, a powerful earthquake hit the southern city of Bam, killing 31,000 people — about a quarter of that city’s population — and destroying its ancient mud-built citadel.

“A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us,” Sedighi said.

Referring to the violence that followed last June’s disputed presidential election, he said, “The political earthquake that occurred was a reaction to some of the actions (that took place). And now, if a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God’s power, only God’s power. … So let’s not disappoint God.”

The Iranian government and its security forces have been locked in a bloody battle with a large opposition movement that accuses Ahmadinejad of winning last year’s vote by fraud.

Ahmadinejad made his quake prediction two weeks ago but said he could not give an exact date. He acknowledged that he could not order all of Tehran’s 12 million people to evacuate. “But provisions have to be made. … At least 5 million should leave Tehran so it is less crowded,” the president said.

Minister of Welfare and Social Security Sadeq Mahsooli said prayers and pleas for forgiveness were the best “formulas to repel earthquakes.”

“We cannot invent a system that prevents earthquakes, but God has created this system and that is to avoid sins, to pray, to seek forgiveness, pay alms and self-sacrifice,” Mahsooli said.

In other news presaging the apocalypse, Dutch Sheets is calling for a big Joel’s army gathering (Joel 2 Gathering) in Poplar Bluffs, MO for June 14-18, 2010. Called the Wilderness Outcry, the  event is necessary to prevent coming hard times. Sheets says unless we act,

The stock market will go well below where it went a few months back—a crash is coming, and soon. More terrorism and violence will occur in our land, perhaps even war. In my spirit I’ve seen buildings crumbling and cities burning. Devastating natural disasters will take place. In general, hard times will be prevalent. Why is this so? Because we have turned from God and His ways. Consider the true condition of America. This assessment is bleak but accurate.

Now he tells us.

Want to cover your bases? Pack up your promiscuous women and head to Poplar Bluffs.

12 thoughts on “Iranian cleric: Promiscuous women cause quakes; Dutch Sheets has the answer”

  1. Yikes! Boy have I been out of touch with the charismatic and pentecostal branches of Christianity. Although I’m not sure that everyone who has picked up on the ‘7 Mountains’ concept is dominionist, from what I’ve been able to gather Mr. Sheets apparently is.

  2. Thanks Warren. I guess I got kind of used to folks speaking in those terms. Speaking in 3 parts was good public speaking strategy; 7 was ‘God’s perfect number’.

  3. Sheets’ Awakening and Reformation tour has the seven mountains objectives:

    Revival and spiritual awakening is not enough. We must reform the seven mountains of our society and culture (family, religion, government, business, education, arts and entertainment, media). In light of this, awakening, reformation, and generational synergy to accomplish a greater goal must be joined. God has asked us to marry them in a series of public gatherings. That plan is now clearly defined and in place.

    Revival is not enough…

  4. “If My People” made numerous references to both national blessing and national judgement.

    Wasn’t aware that Mr. Sheets movement was related to the 7 mountains of culture or the dominionist way…will read up on his connections a bit more.

    He and I attended the same Bible school and later, the same church. I never heard of the 7 mountains concept or of the dominionist way until years later.

    We were charismatic and/or pentecostal…believed strongly in evangelism and in worldwide revival. What I read from the link you provided was pretty consistent with the Dutch I knew in the late 70’s, early 80’s.

    I’ve got an autistic 3 year old in the house today though and might not be able to research Dutch’s current affiliations until later.

  5. Lynn David – I am sorry to hear that. I do understand it though. I am reviewing the and getting nervous.

    I am in a denom (Efree) that doesn’t get into political stuff much, with the exception of life issues. We are having enough trouble getting our own act together.

  6. Eddy: I always took the If My People to be a reference to individual people. Maybe those references were to some kind of national salvation. I don’t need to research the 70s to be critical of a movement that wants to reclaim the 7mountains of culture in the dominionist way.

  7. Other than the manufactured linkage to the promiscuous woman story, I don’t see anything in Dutch Sheets writings that is significantly different from the “If My People” revival movement of the 1970’s.

  8. Throckmorton wrote: Pack up your promiscuous women and head to Poplar Bluffs.

    Following your sage advice will either cause or prevent an earthquake.

    I predict you are correct.

    The Prophet

  9. Just what helped me lose my religion, appeals to necessary stupidity as spirituality.

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