Thursday, January 04, 2007

Prophetic Inspiration

Virginia Beach (AP)

In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in "mass killing" late in 2007.

"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network." The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

Robertson said God told him during a recent prayer retreat that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.

"I know it sounds grim, but my prophecy has a silver lining. God never brings judgment without double the measure of mercy and grace. The Lord told me only members of labor unions and the ACLU will be killed," said Robertson.

Robertson added that God also told him that the US only feigns friendship with Israel and that US policies are pushing Israel toward "national suicide."

"Our favoritism toward the Palestinians threatens the existence of the state of Israel and the tens of millions of dollars I've invested in a Christian theme park there. I think it's time to get tough with the Arabs. You can't believe how much money I'm spending on security to stop suicide bomber attacks on the construction of my "Ascend to Heaven With Jesus in Jerusalem" attraction. It'll be the most explosive verticle ride in the world. You don't get big time G forces and spiritual inspiration at the same time everyday," said Robertson.

The tele-evangelist is convinced God will bring judgment on the professional sports world as well. He told his viewers that "the Lord will finally clean up the NBA."

"God will incline the heart of NBA Commissioner David Stearn to crack down on the hip hop element by banning all negroes from the league," Robertson stated.

He believes Stearn will also re-introduce the set shot, eliminate the 24 second clock and bring back 'really short shorts' in order to re-establish 'your grandfather's NBA.'


Anonymous Abner Ramos said...

Just wondering here. Does God ever give him prophecies against the church? I get the feeling that whenever God speaks to him, it's always in line with what he (Robertson) already believes. Reminds me of Micah 3:5-8.

"5 This is what the LORD says:
"As for the prophets
who lead my people astray,
if one feeds them,
they proclaim 'peace';
if he does not,
they prepare to wage war against him.

6 Therefore night will come over you, without visions,
and darkness, without divination.
The sun will set for the prophets,
and the day will go dark for them.

7 The seers will be ashamed
and the diviners disgraced.
They will all cover their faces
because there is no answer from God."

8 But as for me, I am filled with power,
with the Spirit of the LORD,
and with justice and might,
to declare to Jacob his transgression,
to Israel his sin."

10:36 AM  
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Blogger Wordcat said...

Amen Abner.

He's become an old fool who loves the sound of his own voice. I sometimes wonder --judging by his actions and words over the past decade or so--if he's in the early stages of Alzheimers. I'm actually serious about that comment and feel truly bad for him if that's the case. I've never liked his politics but he was a creative and constructive man at one time.

Or he may be perfectly sane and sober and the whole thing is about making a buck and staying in the public eye and feeding an oversized ego.

I personally feel better about the Alzheimers explanation. The biblical teaching about false prophets points in the other direction. Common sense probably does too.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

I go with the common sense. Although I won't say that it's about making a buck - I think that the power of staying in the public eye and feeding your own pride seems to often have a greater sway on people, perhaps even a subconcious one.

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