Neighbors find bizarre fliers on front doors in Ocean Beach

Posted at 11:37 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 02:37:57-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- An Ocean Beach woman was alarmed by a flier taped to her door saying "the antichrist will destroy anyone who worships him." 

Holly Raines said her 7-year-old son found the flier taped on their front door. 

“I started reading the letter but I was like half asleep so I started panicking a little bit because it just seemed very threatening and very intense,” Raines said. 

Several other neighbors say they got one too. The letter stated it was from New Life Christian Chapel, which is a few blocks away from where Raines lives in Ocean Beach. 

“It was very damning and then it has like a phrase that says ‘The antichrist will destroy anyone who worships him, there is no middle ground,’” she said. 

Raines said the flier quotes several Bible verses but found them far from comforting. 

“The words just aren’t very friendly, they talk about slaying lambs and antichrist and unrighteousness,” Raines said. 

It ended by inviting her to a home Bible study but she can't help but feel like the church crossed a line. 

“We have a lot of friends that go to church around here and a lot of the community churches here are awesome, they do great things,” Raines said. “The idea of taping anything on somebody’s door is a lot and this is a full document of typing. I mean if anyone wrote me a letter like that I would think it was an angry letter.”

10News reached out to New Life Christian Chapel, and Pastor Thomas J. McNearny told 10News in an e-mail:

"My purpose in distributing the flyers was simply to get the Word of God out to the public. I get no perverse pleasure in scaring people but simply want the best for people by helping inform them of what God's will for them is and how Jesus Christ has made a wonderful salvation available for them.

The apostle Paul did say that: 'Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. ..' Judgment is coming but there is a way to be ready. We love people and want to welcome them to come and find peace with God."