Should Dana Coverstone Apologize?

Dana Coverstone
“I’ll be the first to say that I’m wrong,” Dana Coverstone, June 25, 2020

On June 25, 2020, Pastor Coverstone posted his very first dream video on social media. In this video he recounted dreams that he claims to have had in December 2019, as well as some more recent dreams. In that video he described what he saw as a warning “for the country; a warning for rural America.” After describing that warning, Pastor Dana said that if “I’m wrong I’ll be the first to say it and if I’m wrong I’ll be the first one to come out and say ‘folks I don’t know what I was thinking. I don’t know what I ate that night…”

As I’ve pointed out in previous blogs & videos his predictions for September did not come to pass; his predictions for October (see video) did not come to pass, his predictions for November (see video) did not come to pass; and there is no indication that his prediction for December will come to pass as well. I’ve dealt with the objections raised to criticisms of these dreams; including the Joseph Method of interpreting dreams, the “Jonah Exclusion,” and testing who might interpret a dream.

It is pretty clear by now that Dana should be issuing a very heartfelt, public apology. However, the exact opposite has taken place.

On Dec 01, 2020, Dana posted a video on Facebook called his “December 1st Declaration.” In that video he recounted his very first dream video. He reaffirmed his belief that God had given him his dreams to “warn the church; wake up the church, and get people praying.” 

Dana then seems to begin an apology. He says, “I made three recommendations, and that was probably the worst thing I could have done, so to speak…” And then he recants the apology, “…although I don’t regret doing it now.”

What Pastor Coverstone was likely referring to (he had interrupted himself and never completed his thought) was in his initial video he urged people to stock pike groceries and ammunition, and invest in alternate means of currency. I’ve learned from listening to him that those recommendations were based on what he believes the dream’s “Brace Yourself” message meant. However, he now believes that “Brace Yourself” could have a symbolic meaning instead of a literal. (Yet, he goes on to say that he is still buying silver in anticipation of a financial crash – which means he really doesn’t know what he believes.) At around the 2:40 mark he states that he believes God gave him the dreams and he’s “not going to apologize for that.”

The reason Coverstone will not fully apologize is because he believes his dreams must be symbolically understood. In other words, he believes God is giving him dreams that cannot be tested (since they were never intended to come true). Yet, he insists that the dreams are a means for God to call the church to pray – about events that the dreams are predicting (which are not coming true). Obviously, the Coverstone camp has lost its ability to think critically.

This is precisely how cults begin. The leader insists that he/she is to be believed and offers no way in which their words can be tested. This is always followed by an unwillingness to accept blame.

So, after nearly six months of waiting we get no apology as promised. He continues to claim that he isn’t a prophet, but only a pastor who has had dreams. I suspect that he believes this disqualifies him from being judged as a prophet. Clearly he does not know that a prophet is simply someone who speaks for God. Dana claims that God gave him his dreams and he is only sharing them. This makes him a mouthpiece for God; this makes him a prophet. This make him accountable.

It has become clear to me that Dana is no longer thinking critically of his dreams. He does not question that they are from the Lord even though there is no objective reason to believe so. I suspect that he is surrounding himself with people who do not challenge him, but rather support everything he has to say. It is also clear that he is increasing in popularity. He has monetized his Youtube Channel, and he has set up a Paypal account for donations.

Dana seems to be following in the footsteps of all of the false prophets of our day; gain a popular following, surround yourself with people who will only agree, and increase monetary status.

If Dana doesn’t apologize and repent soon I suspect that before long it will be too late for him. He will have gone down the path that so many others have taken. It is a very wide path that leads to destruction, and there are many who go by it (Matt 7:13).



Dane Cramer is a backpacker, follower-of-Jesus blogger, jail chaplain, amateur filmmakerPodcast host, and author of two books: Romancing the Trail and The Nephilim: A Monster Among Us , and has worked as an investigator for over 35 years.






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