Back in 1999, Pastor Randal Cutter claimed God gave him visions of a hurricane which would devastate South Florida. In 2019, Coral Springs City Commission candidate Randal Cutter knew his hurricane dreams would lead to a political storm. Yesterday, REDBROWARD reported how Cutter’s 1999 appearance on WPTV NBC 5 was being shared amongst Coral Springs voters. In an attempt to address the concerns about his well-publicized dreams, Cutter made the controversy the subject matter of his sermon last Sunday at the New Dawn Community Church.
After the REDBROWARD story was published, a Cutter campaign supporter informed us last Sunday’s sermon was added to a video clip of Pastor Cutter’s 1999 television interview.
The eight minute clip shows Cutter explaining how the Hurricane Irene dreams issue was a positive for the church. He said it was a “supernatural” act in an “age of anti-supernatural” thinking. He paraphrased author C.S. Lewis, who said Satan tricks people to deny the supernatural. Cutter said people become “magicians” who reject God’s supernatural acts.
Cutter said it was, “certainly an obvious thing that did happen.” Cutter said his appearance, “got a lot of advertisement in the community.” Cutter said the visions were, “one of the historical things God has done for this congregation.”
Regardless of your view of Cutter’s visions, his sermon appears to be the standard stuff found in many churches.
But he did not stop there.
For some reason, Cutter repeatedly mentions how he shared his Hurricane Irene television appearance with local Jewish rabbis. When discussing his visit to a Weston temple, Cutter Tells his congregation, if you “want to see people trained at a high level…look to the rabbis.”
In an effort of “full disclosure,” Cutter says he shared his Hurricane Irene story with a Coral Springs rabbi. He said when the rabbi asked him to join a City multicultural committee, he told him he was the kind of guy to went on television to talk about visions from God about hurricanes.
Cutter said the rabbi only asked if he asked for money during the interview. Cutter said he did not ask for money. The rabbi said it was good that Cutter did not exploit the visions for personal gain.
(Cutter makes no mention of a book he wrote about his hurricane visions.)
But Cutter does claim he would never exploit the Hurricane Irene visions for political gain because it would be “wrong.” Stunningly Cutter tells his congregation:
It would be wrong to exploit while running for office. But there’s whole constituencies in Coral Springs that if they knew about this. We have a tendency to say, my God it’s better to have one of him than a whole bunch of those other people! Because they would be thinking maybe he has an edge with God.
Umm. Who are “those other people?”
Does Randal Cutter think he has an “edge with God” that his opponents lack?
Some may be quick to claim Cutter is referring to Khurrum Wahid, one of his five opponents, who is the legal advisor to the Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR). This is doubtful since Cutter regularly appears with local Imams and other leaders. In 2017, the Miami Herald showed Cutter attending a CAIR rally at Wahid’s mosque in Sunrise.
“When you see an attack against one community, it has to be viewed as an attack against all communities,” said Randal Cutter, a pastor at New Dawn Community Church in Coral Springs.