To Sarah Palin: Alaska is NOT the Place of Safety

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin, Vice Presidential Nominee


While Sarah Palin herself has not been interviewed in any detail since her nomination for the Republican vice-presidential spot (she is scheduled to have an interview tomorrow, 9/11/08), CNN found out something interesting about her former church.

Notice the following that was on the news two nights ago and is from a recently posted transcript:


Aired Sept 8, 2008…
JESSICA YELLIN, CNN CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Wolf, all the McCain campaign is saying about Governor Palin’s faith is that she was originally baptized Catholic and that she now attends a number of churches, especially a nondenominational evangelical church, but they do not mention the church where she spent the most years worshiping…In June, Sarah Palin spoke at the Wasilla Assembly of God, where she had worshipped for much of her adult life…The church teaches that Alaska will be a shelter at the end of the world.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I believe Alaska is one of the refuge states — come on, you guys — in the last days, and hundreds and thousands of people are going to come to the state to seek refuge.

YELLIN: Like many Pentecostal churches, the Wasilla Assembly of God practices speaking in tongues. Whether Palin shares these beliefs is unclear. During her June visit, she described the Iraq war and a natural gas pipeline she’s trying to build as part of God’s plan.

PALIN: So, pray for that.

YELLIN: Since she hit it the national stage, the governor has not spoken publicly about her faith. This parishioner believes the Wasilla Assembly of God shaped Palin’s beliefs.

TERRY NELSON, PARISHIONER: She has a better idea of what God is wanting her to do in inviting her and leading her, and that it’s coming from him.

YELLIN: Since 2002, Palin has regularly attended a nondenominational church with more traditional practices.

Apparently at least one in her former church neglected to seriously consider the following scripture:

“Flee from the land of the north”, says the LORD…Up Zion! Escape you that dwell with the daughter of Babylon (Zechariah 2:6,7).

For many reasons, including geography, I do not believe that the Bible supports the idea that Alaska can be a place of safety at the end.  Though because of its size, it is likely that a higher percentage of Americans may survive and avoid slavery there than in the rest of the USA–perhaps in that way it will be a shelter–though a relatively difficult one.

But Alaska simply is not the prophesied place of biblical refuge at the end, despite what any parishioners at the Wasilla Assembly of God may think.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
Is There A Secret Rapture for the Church? When and Where is the Church Protected? What does the Bible really teach? Who really is left behind?
Laodicean Warning for God’s People Is there really a place of safety? Do God’s people need to be warned? Warned for what?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?

Three relatively recent news posts on the presidential/vice-presidential candidates would be:

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