Wednesday, January 03, 2007
2007 + Pat Robertson = False Prophecies!!
The new year is always a wonderful time for all of us. It gives us a chance to set new goals, resolutions, or even to start over in life. Yes, these are good times. But what would the new year be like without a new prophecy from Pat Robertson? This really should not be a laughing matter, but time after time Mr. Robertson has embarrased not only himself, but his ministry and cause for Christ. And because of his rather ugly track record of false prophecies, it is difficult to view his newest prophecy as anything short of laughable.
According to this article, God told Pat Robertson that at the end of 2007, there will be "a horrific terrorist act on the United States that will result in 'mass killing.'" Ironically, Pat Robertson isn't exactly sure what kind of attack this might be. "The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that," he claims. The attack is going to be so horrific that many major cities, including the possibility of millions of lives, will be affected by the attack.
There are a few observations i'd like to make in light of Pat Robertson's "prophecy":
1) Pat heard this from God. But Pat isn't sure if its going to be nuclear. Now, if I recall correctly, pretty much every prophecy uttered in the Old Testament said specifically what would happen to Israel if they didn't repent. Is God having a hard time speaking or is Pat Robertson having a hard time hearing? Or might there be another possibility? *
2) Pat brags about being God's spokesman all the time, yet he "puts these things out with humility" in regards to a possible nuclear attack that will possibly jeopardize millions of lives.
3) "I have a relatively good track record," he said. "Sometimes I miss." Is that God's fault or Pat's? Can Pat point us to any New or Old Testament prophet who uttered even one false prophecy? Or in other words, can true prophets err?
4) Pat Robertson has never read Deuteronomy 18:20 or Revelation 22:18-19.
*Perhaps God didn't reveal anything to Pat? Maybe God's revelation really is complete and sufficient, equipping the man of God with everything he needs to live his life (2 Tim. 3:16)?