Monday, January 11, 2010


It happens every year and it has happened again. I really wish it would not happen but it does and it has. What is it you ask? Pat Robertson's annual "prophetic word" for a new year. Robertson is 79 now and does not appear to be slowing down in the prediction department. For 2010, Robertson said, God gave him a more general warning of judgment for America's acceptance of abortion, gay marriage and secularism. Beyond that though, he has a more specific word for America, and it has to do with the economy. In his own words;
"We are engaged in a slow time of financial ruin," he said. "This country will be ultimately bankrupt. It's just a question of how soon. We're beginning that. That's one thing that I can say for certain that is happening. It's a dangerous thing. It's going to hurt America very badly."

So Pat Robertson has decided it is time to speak about the poor condition of the American economy? He has been given a word from God that has been known by everyone for at least two years, and this is supposed to be new, powerful and prophetic? This is the problem with people like this. They are the ones who give Christianity, and specifically Christ, a bad name. Pat Robertson and those in the same camp are the reason followers of Christ are not taken seriously and are seen as a joke. Consider this fact, Pat Robertson wants to be taken seriously as a man of God who hears from God and is called to speak to His people Yet, this "prophet" has been wrong!

Robertson claims a good record in the percentage of his predictions that come true, but there have been notable misses. He predicted that Russia would invade Israel in 1982, projected a worldwide economic collapse in 1985 and said Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) would be elected president in 1996. In 2007 Robertson predicted a terrorist attack, possibly involving a nuclear weapon, but it did not come about. "All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed, and God in his mercy spared us," Robertson said in January 2008. So when Russia does not invade Israel in 1982 and a worldwide collapse does not come in 1985, and Sen Rockefeller does not become President and in 2007 there is not nuclear terrorist attack, the answer if God changed His mind? His people prayed and God did not do what He "told" Pat He was going to do?

The best thing you can do with your friends who do not know Christ is tell them the truth about Pat Robertson if they bring himup. Agree that he is nuts and is a false prophet and makes Christians look crazy. Agree with them, and then share a laugh considering what Robertson might come up with for 2011. Maybe God will tell him that people will be arguing about health care!!

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pastor tom