Apostle Dr. Violet Wallace-Burns, Pastor of Faith In Action Deliverance Ministries in Bronx, New York, prophesied in a YouTube video that President Barack Obama will be re-elected in 2012.
Wallace-Burns said,"But God said he put you in place because you are the chosen one for such a time as this and sir they can't move you, nothing or nobody can move you."
The Bible gives instructions for how Christians should respond to prophecies. "Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good." - 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 NIV
Christians should follow a one-strike-your-out policy for prophets. If someone gives a false prophecy, they should be removed as pastor of any church. This is actually far less harsh than what the Bible required in Old Testament times: the death penalty. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22)
If Christians follow these verses, they will less likely be deceived by false prophets such as Harold Camping who claimed the rapture would happen in May 2011.
Also Christians should boycott the prophecy conferences of people like John Mark Pool. Before Hurricane Katrina struck the United States, Pool prophesied the destruction of New Orleans but his words published at prophecy website Elijah List were false.
"The French Quarter will be wiped out in the flood. Bourbon Street will be abandoned. Alligators will be swimming where dens of iniquity once abounded ..."
Pubclub, tells a different story:
The French Quarter, hardly touched during the hurricane and affected only briefly by a lack of electricity, minor water and wind damage and, sadly, looting, is in full operation."