Right-wing pastor Rick Joyner appeared on “The Jim Bakker Show” today, where he urged conservative Christians to begin to form militias in preparation for a coming civil war.
For over a year, Joyner has been claiming that God gave him a vision in which he claims to have been shown that it is “inevitable” that America will undergo a Second American Revolution/Civil War. On today’s program, Joyner told Bakker that he believes the catalyst for this conflict will come when the government implements gun-control policies and begins to attempt to confiscate weapons.
“The Second Amendment is linked to militias,” Joyner said. “We were meant to have militias throughout the country to defend our communities … I think there is going to be a militia movement that unites and supports and is open about what they are doing and they are going to be trained and prepared to defend their communities.”
“If Christians don’t get involved in things like that, [the] wrong people will get in,” he added. “Christians need to get in to set the course. We’re not just going to attack other races; we’re here to defend and support. Christians have to get engaged in it. Jesus himself said, ‘There is a time to sell your coat and buy a sword.’ That was the weapon of their day.”
“We are entering a time for war and we need to mobilize,” Joyner declared.