In these times of turmoil and strife around the world, we need to be ready for anything. Preparedness is a key component of being ready for that “anything”.
It might be a terrorist attack, it could be home grown terrorism, it may even be the “Occupy” movement that we have seen in the last few months or even the weather. We really don’t know what to expect, with few exceptions. However, we know that around the world in various places there is unrest, unstable governments, stock markets that have a problem with stabilization, and yes, there are governments and their agencies who would love nothing more than to ride herd on their citizens, and in some cases are already doing that.
So why is a pastor by the name of Thomas Horn, who is the CEO of Survivor Mall, an online store that sells survival goods using FEMA and DHS to promote his business? Does the word “Mall” give you any clues?
Horn is touted to be a veteran minister of 30 years, now semi-retired, and is part of a growing trend where regular people — doctors, mechanics, laborers, receptionists and others — are preparing to survive should a natural or man-made disaster strike according to a Press Release.
The problem here is that he and the pastors who he says (but does not name) are in favor of promoting the idea of following and “believing” what DHS and FEMA say about preparedness is a serious one.
Yes, being prepared for unknown events from snow storms and tornado’s, to terrorist attacks is very important, but as a pastor, using DHS and FEMA to promote products on his website is just a little off. Many would say (including this writer) that whether he knows it or not, he may be in cahoots with the Devil himself.
Horn is quoted in the Press Release as having said;
“Since 9-11 it has become increasingly clear that it is dangerous and even naive to expect government agencies to swoop in to save everybody in the event of a major emergency,” Horn explained. “Now we are hearing from federal authorities that it is only a matter of time — when, not if — a catastrophic event could make 9-11 pale by comparison. Experts have placed even-odds on a terrorist attack using a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) inside the United States within the next five years.”
The above quote is nothing more than to scare you into purchasing a variety of items from their site.
While visiting his website, Survivor Mall , it is easy to see that he is promoting the sale of a variety of true survival items. However, the website also sells spy cameras, stun guns, and handcuffs. Those are not necessarily items that I would consider as part of my survival tools and gear!
Is Horn making money off of the fear he stimulates by sending out these kind of Press Releases? Does he get a cut of what he sells? Those are questions that go unanswered as we were unable to find any information about Horn on the website. If they are true, then he is going against God’s word to promote these sales? At very least, using scare tactics to sell a product is good for business, but [if] that business happens to be run by a man of God it is wrong! Under those circumstances we should question his motives and credentials.
Tom Horn is listed as the owner of the site when you do a “whois” search. So why doesn’t pastor Horn be upfront and tell us exactly how much, if any profit he makes; and if he feels that it is against God’s word to do this, if he is making any money at all.
The Book of Revelation chapter 13 warns us of governments that will be in control of your daily lives. Those governments, Revelation warns will be willing to spy on us and stick their noses into our daily lives at an ever increasing pace. Take a long hard look at DHS and FEMA, what they do and say, and then see if you think there is anything there that matches the Book of Revelation.