By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission
Charisma News is reporting that “prophet” Bob Jones passed away on Valentines Day.
In the Charisma piece. Rick Joyner is quoted as the expert on Jones, as the latter was closely connected to Morningstar in recent years.
Jones was occasionally noted for the vague sort of prophecies that could not be confirmed. In this prophecy about the 2040s and 2050s, for example. Jones could not be personally assessed for his prophetic gifting unless he had lived to be well over 100 years old.
Let Us Reason noted an odd quote by Jones, in which Jones says that the Devil told him that if he would just stay away from fighting abortion and homosexuality, Satan would let Jones do all the “signs and wonders” he wanted to:
Jones relates his concern about the rise of abortion and homosexuality, and a conversation he had with a devil: “He told me the next time that I prophesied and told anybody about it, he would kill me. He said, ‘If you knock that off we’ll move back into all the signs and wonders you want to. You can heal people and you can prophesy day and night if you want to, if you leave these two subjects alone” (Mike Bickle, Bob Jones, Visions and Revelations, 1988, found in Vengeance is Ours by Al Dager)
He was removed from ministry for a time for having women take off their clothes to “stand naked before the Lord”. Jones would then give them a “prophetic word”.
Apologetics Index, which notes that Jones was a promoter of the “Latter Rain” and “Manifest Sons of God” theologies, has a fine rundown of Jones’ aberrant tendencies on their website. This ApostasyWatch piece may also be of interest.”