Duduman's Vision of America's Sudden Destruction
In Loving Memory of
July 14,1932 - May 5, 1997
Introduction • Dumitri's
Vision: America Will Burn • Discussion/Feedback
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"The Russian spies have
discovered where the nuclear warehouses are in America. When the Americans
will think that it is peace and safety - from the middle of the country, some
of the people will start fighting against the government. The government will
be busy with internal problems. Then from the ocean, from Cuba, Nicaragua,
Mexico,... (He told me two other countries, but I didn't remember what they
were.) ...they will bomb the nuclear warehouses. When they explode, America
In September of 1991, and then again the following year, I had the
privilege of taking Dumitru Duduman on a week-long speaking tour among mainly
Study Group associates in congregations from Phoenix Arizona, through
Utah, Idaho, Washington, and ending in Portland Oregon. He addressed
some dozen congregations. Several thousand attending in all, with very
few taking exception to his remarks. There were many more who heard his
address via the audio and video recordings that were made and
circulated. Many others read his testimony as recorded in his book, Through
the Fire [the "Without Burning" ending of the title was
added in later publications.]
His grandson, Mike Boldea, translated for Dumitri as he went from one
enthralled audience to the next. The message he gave in 1991 was a
recapitulation of the amazing story told in his book. Several people saw
angelic beings standing next to him as he delivered his powerful testimony of
warning and repentance.
He spoke of his miraculous conversion from being a Bible-confiscating
atheist-communist agent to being a freedom-loving Christian; how he then after
a week of fasting and praying with his Father's congregation was called of the
Spirit to help bring Bibles into Romania and the Soviet Union. We were
enthralled by the stories of how angels would appear to help at crucial times
and give instruction, how the Communist police would be blinded as to the
existence of a trunk full of Bibles, for example. All told, he was
instrumental in smuggling 300,000 Bibles into these Communist block countries.
He told of when they finally hauled him into prison, and how by calling
upon the Lord he was able to never give out any information despite the
horrendous tortures they meted upon him. The stories of the brutalities
he endured in prison without ever revealing any information were both
faith-promoting and they gave me a deep respect for Dumitri's level of trust
in the Lord. He told of his miraculous deliverance from an electric
chair and prison, and then of his miraculous healing four months later, at
which time an angel told him the exact year, month, day, and hour he would be
deported to the United States. He then told of the vision he was given
once he arrived in the U.S., which he was then commissioned to proclaim far
An account of that vision is recorded below.
Hearing his story or reading his book is like reading the Acts of the
Many people have heard his witness and have changed their life for the
better. I cannot help but think that this has had the effect of turning
away -- at least in part -- the destruction that was slated to come upon
us. Nevertheless, I still believe that these things are in our future
because of choices that are being made against God.
Prior to the time Dumitri accepted my invitation to come speak to these
various places in Mormon land, he had not addressed any LDS congregations,
having heard awful things about them. But upon praying about this
invitation, he received the confirmation that he should accept the
invitation. We are so grateful that he did. The witness that he
bore continues ten plus years later to reverberate in our souls as we
anticipate the judgments that will be poured down upon this nation because of
our turning from the Lord and relying in the arm of flesh.
In the course of his speaking tour, people were continually asking him what
he thought of the Book of Mormon and of the current President of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ezra Taft Benson. He said that
President Benson was a very good man. It seems he was shown to him in a
dream or something. And after he had occasion to read the Book of Mormon
(a condensed version translated into Romanian), he then proclaimed essentially
the following to each of the groups he addressed.
"People are always asking me if I have read the Book of Mormon and
what I think of it. Yes, I have read it, and yes it is the word of God,
like the Bible is. My question in reply is, Why aren't you following
That always thrilled the audience, as they agreed whole heartedly that the
Mormon culture in general does not appreciate what a treasure the Book of
Mormon is, and the powerful witness it bears of Jesus Christ, and of the gift
of salvation wrought by him.
Unfortunately, it seems that since that time, Dumitri and Mike's
anti-Mormon Christian associates have placed enough pressure on them that they
both have repudiated the Book of Mormon and anything Mormon. I saw a
Prophecy Club video featuring Dumitri made subsequent to his visit here in
which he made a derogatory remark about the Book of Mormon.
Still, we are very grateful for his visit among us here, and of the words
of warning and repentance that he proclaimed. Indeed, many of
those who listened to Dumitri have ended up finding themselves outside of the
LDS church for one reason or another, usually having to do with their zealous
belief that we live in dangerous times and are on the brink of chastening
destruction; but also because they realize there is more truth to be learned
and they have not wished to be held back in their spiritual journey. For
the most part, we have come to realize the importance of each of us becoming a
prophet in our own rite, answering directly to God for our choices, and
serving as his direct instruments in bringing about a better world.
Sterling D. Allan
February 15, 2001
The following is the witness of warning that Dumitri gave to each of the
meetings he addressed in his 1990 speaking tour mentioned above.
(Quoting from chapter 10, Through
the Fire Without Burning)
- September 1984 -
Late one night I could not sleep. The children were sleeping on the luggage.
My wife and daughter were crying. I went outside and walked around. I didn't
want them to see me cry. I walked around the building, crying and saying,
"God! Why did you punish me? Why did you bring me into this country? I
can't understand anybody. If I try to ask anybody anything, all I hear is, 'I
I stopped in front of the apartment and sat on a large rock. Suddenly a bright
light came toward me. I jumped to my feet because it looked as if a car was
coming directly at me, attempting to run me down! I thought the Romanian
Secret Police had tracked me to America, and now they were trying to kill me.
But it wasn't a car at all. As the light approached, it surrounded me. From
the light I heard the same voice that I had heard so many times in prison. He
said, "Dumitru, why are you so despaired?"
I said, "Why did you punish me? Why did you bring me to this country? I
have nowhere to lay my head down. I can't understand anybody."
He said, "Dumitru, didn't I tell you I am here with you also? I brought
you to this country because this country will burn."
I said, "Then why did you bring me here to burn? Why didn't you let me
die in my own country? You should have let me die in jail in Romania!"
He said, "Dumitru, have patience so I can tell you. Get on this." I
got on something next to him. I don't know what it was. I also know that I was
not asleep. It was not a dream. It was not a vision. I was awake just as I am
now. He showed me all of California and said, "This is Sodom and
Gomorrah! All of this, in one day it will burn! It's sin has reached the Holy
One." Then he took me to Las Vegas. "This is Sodom and Gomorrah. In
one day it will burn." Then he showed me the state of New York. "Do
you know what this is?" he asked.
I said, "No."
He said, "This is New York. This is Sodom and Gomorrah! In one day it
Then he showed me all of Florida. "This is Florida," he said.
"This is Sodom and Gomorrah! In one day it will burn."
Then he took me back home to the rock where we had begun. "All of this I
have shown you - IN ONE DAY IT WILL BURN!"
I said, "How will it burn?"
He said, "Remember what I am telling you, because you will go on
television, on the radio and in churches. You must yell with a loud voice. Do
not be afraid, because I will be with you."
I said, "How will I be able to go? Who knows me here in America? I don't
know anybody here."
He said, "Don't worry yourself. I will go before you. I will do a lot of
healing in the American churches, and I will open the doors for you. But do
not say anything else besides what I tell you. This country will burn!"
I said, "What will you do with the Church?" He said, "I want to
save the Church, but the churches have forsaken me." I said, "How
did they forsake you?"
He said, "The people praise themselves. The honor that the people are
supposed to give Jesus Christ, they take upon themselves. In the churches
there are divorces. There is adultery in the churches. There are homosexuals
in the churches. There is abortion in the churches; and all other sins that
are possible. Because of the sin, I have left some of the churches. You must
yell in a loud voice that they must put an end to their sinning. They must
turn toward the Lord. The Lord never gets tired of forgiving. They must draw
close to the Lord, and live a clean live. If they have sinned until now, they
must put an end to it, and start a new life as the Bible tells them to
I said, "How will America burn? America is the most powerful country in
this world. Why did you bring us here to burn? Why didn't you at least let us
die where ALL the Dudumans have died?"
He said, "Remember this, Dumitru. The Russian spies have discovered where
the nuclear warehouses are in America. When the Americans will think that it
is peace and safety - from the middle of the country, some of the people will
start fighting against the government. The government will be busy with
internal problems. Then from the ocean, from Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico,..."
(He told me two other countries, but I didn't remember what they were.)
"...they will bomb the nuclear warehouses. When they explode, America
"What will you do with the Church of the Lord? How will you save the ones
that will turn toward you?" I asked.
He said, "Tell them this: how I saved the three young ones from the
furnace of fire, and how I saved Daniel in the lions den, is the same way I
will save them."
The angel of the Lord also told me, "I have blessed this country because
of the Jewish people who are in this country. I have seven million Jews in
this country, but they do not want to recognize the Lord. They didn't want to
thank God for the blessings they received in this country."
"Israel doesn't want to recognize Jesus Christ. They put their faith in
the Jewish people in America. But, when America burns, the Lord will raise
China, Japan and other nations to go against the Russians. They will beat the
Russians and push them all the way to the gates of Paris. Over there they will
make a treaty, and appoint the Russians as their leaders. They will then unite
"When Israel realizes she does not have the strength of America behind
her, she will be frightened. That's when she will turn to the Messiah for
deliverance. That's when the Messiah will come. Then, the church will meet
Jesus in the air, and He will bring them back with Him to the Mount of Olives.
At that time the battle of Armageddon will be fought."
When I heard all of this I said, "If you are truly the angel of the Lord,
and everything you have told me is true, then all you have said must be
written in the Bible."
He said, "Tell everyone to read from Jeremiah 51:8-15, Revelation chapter
18, and Zechariah chapter 14, where Christ fights against those who possess
the earth. After His victory," the angel said, "there will be one
flock and one Shepherd. There will be no need for light. The Lamb of God will
be the Light. There will be no sickness, no tears, and no deaths. There will
only be eternal joy and God will be the ruler. There will be only one
language. Only one song. And no need for a translator!"
"And, Dumitru," he continued, "a word of warning. If you keep
anything from the American people that you are told, I will punish you
severely." [Dumitru comes from a punitive culture where this is the
way you talk to get someone's attention.]
"How will I know that this is for real - that it will really
happen?" I asked.
"As a sign that I have spoken to you, tomorrow before you wake I will
send someone to bring you a bed, and at noon I will send you a car and a
bucket of honey. After which, I will send someone to pay your rent."
Then the angel left.
In an earlier account, Dumitri recorded the following:
I was terrified. "Why did you bring me here to die? Why didn't you
let me die where my parents died?"
"Don't be afraid," [the angel] spoke calmly, quietly.
"The pure of heart will not be punished. Those who are untouched by
the sins of others, who are faithful and true will hear the trumpet of God and
the voice of God's angel crying 'Wake up!' They will be told where to
"And where will they go?"
The helicopter soared again. I caught my breath, for as I looked down,
my eyes swept across beautiful cities. Two rivers flowed through one of
them and growing alongside the other was vast, lush forest.
"This is your refuge when the times of tribulation fall upon
California. Your family and all those who hear the voice of the Lord will
understand the message of God's mighty trumpet."
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