Written October 14, 2017.
Charlie Johnston is a false prophet and most probably a fraud. I can’t guess with complete certainty if he is a fraud / liar, delusional / mentally ill, or deceived by demons. However, it really doesn’t matter; he’s any combination of the above. He’s now wrong – yet again. He’s racking up quite a collection of totally failed, so - called prophecies:
- He predicted that there’d be no peaceful transfer of power.
- He predicted that Barack Obama would extend his term.
- He predicted that President Trump wouldn’t be sworn in.
- He predicted that the next American leader wouldn’t come from the normal electoral process.
- He predicted we’d witness this as a sign from God, so we would believe.
- He predicted the breakout of a world – wide civil war AND a complete economic collapse.
- He predicted that during the period from October 13 to October 17, 2017, we’d be totally, visibly & miraculously delivered via the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
- He predicted that virtually the entire global population would convert to Catholicism.
- He predicted that our infrastructure would be broken down & we’d be simplified.
- Wrong on every prediction; that’s a perfect record!
We must note that he has been forbidden by his Archbishop to speak at any
church – owned properties and his followers have twice been strongly advised by the Archdiocese to, first, place their faith only in Jesus, the Scriptures and the Sacraments, and, second, to avoid trying to interpret his failed prophecies as valid. The Magisterium has spoken. Period. Yet he still publishes articles on his blog, ‘The Next Right Step.’
Additionally, he has a cult - like following, which troubles me greatly. He claims
to say simply that everyone must take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around them. Obviously, we don’t need Charlie to tell us to perform acts of charity towards others, especially when the world is in dire straits, which we can all clearly observe by simply viewing the nightly news, i.e. gay ‘marriage’, global wars, etc. Thank you for stating the obvious, Charlie.
I have nothing personal against Charlie, who’s a fellow Catholic. Yet, significantly & deeply troubling, he used his alleged supernatural “prophecies” to initially attract and subsequently maintain, & actually augment, what has evolved into a cult – like following. He obviously basks in the attention. He also repeatedly scrubbed negative comments from his blog, allowing only supportive ones from his cult members to remain. Finally, he attempted to spin a clear smack down from two separate Catholic Bishops, the Archbishop of Denver and the Bishop of Bismark, into something positive.
He’s been proven to be a complete fraud yet again; has been proven false numerous times, and must be given no more platform, ever! Yet, despite his repeated false and failed predictions, he has the unbelievable audacity to continue to post articles on his blog ‘TNRS / Abraham’s Journey”. He has quietly returned and posted numerous articles on his blog, despite his promise to vanish from the public scene if he was proven false – which he has been. He quietly returned, clearly for his own selfish and egocentric reasons. At least have the honor to vanish.
He, his blog, and emails from ‘TNRS / Abraham’s Journey’ should be shunned. The next right step must be to add Charlie to the dust bin of failed prophets & complete frauds. Prayers for those whom he hurt, deceived & misled - and for him. Charlie, and his dubious intentions, remain in our Rosary. Ave Maria, Stella Maris!
Thanks to Jim for going through the effort to document all of Charlie's false prophecies - though it will make no difference to Charlie's True Believers.
The reason I finally stopped blogging at Waiting for Godot to Leave was that some of my readers continued to make excuses for Charlie, even after he admitted lying about his claim that he and I had emailed one another.
Charlie's followers - if they still continue to put any faith in this man - are getting exactly what they deserve.