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Pat Robertson Predicts Worldwide Violence, U.S. Recession in 2008
Foxnews ^ | Wednesday, January 02, 2008 | AP

Posted on 01/03/2008 4:57:41 AM PST by Carbonsteel

NORFOLK, Va. — Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson predicted Wednesday that 2008 will be a year of violence worldwide and a recession in the United States, followed by a major stock-market crash by 2010.

Sharing what he believes God has told him about the year ahead is an annual tradition for Robertson.

On Wednesday's "700 Club" broadcast, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network predicted that evangelism will increase and more people will seek God as the chaos develops. Robertson said, "We will see the presence of angels and we will see an intensification of miracles around the world."

Last year, Robertson predicted that a terrorist act, possibly involving a nuclear weapon, would result in mass killing in the United States. Noting that it hadn't come to pass, Robertson said, "All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us."

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This should get the Doomsayers going....
1 posted on 01/03/2008 4:57:44 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

So is he predicting Rudy will lose?


2 posted on 01/03/2008 4:59:23 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: Carbonsteel

“Last year, Robertson predicted that a terrorist act, possibly involving a nuclear weapon, would result in mass killing in the United States. Noting that it hadn’t come to pass, Robertson said, “All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us.”

Predict doom.

If prediction correct, say I told you so. If not, God intervened. Why He should do so if we are hopeless sinners going to heck in a handcart is not clear, but never mind.....


3 posted on 01/03/2008 5:00:43 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Carbonsteel

All as a result of his endorsement of Giuliani?


4 posted on 01/03/2008 5:00:44 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Carbonsteel

As a devout evangelical Christian I must say that Pat Robertson is a nutjob. And a wicked one at that.


5 posted on 01/03/2008 5:02:08 AM PST by ColdSteelTalon
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To: Carbonsteel

Seems to me he does far more to hurt Christianity credibility than help it.


6 posted on 01/03/2008 5:05:03 AM PST by ryan71
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To: Carbonsteel
Pat, God wants you to go check your tire pressure.
7 posted on 01/03/2008 5:09:42 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Carbonsteel
Dear Pat,

Just STHU.

8 posted on 01/03/2008 5:10:45 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Maybe the poor man has a brain tumor.


9 posted on 01/03/2008 5:11:19 AM PST by Tax-chick ("The keys to life are running and reading." ~ Will Smith)
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To: Carbonsteel
Sharing what he believes God has told him about the year ahead is an annual tradition for Robertson.

God told me that Robertson is a hosebag.

10 posted on 01/03/2008 5:12:24 AM PST by humblegunner (My KungFu is ten times power.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Lions & Tigers & Bears



Oh my.

11 posted on 01/03/2008 5:12:45 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Carbonsteel

I predict there will be world hunger, nations fighting other nations, evil will rule many peoples, and disease will run rampant. I feel safe with this since it’s been the case since the beginning of time.


12 posted on 01/03/2008 5:14:40 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Carbonsteel
Last year, Robertson predicted that a terrorist act, possibly involving a nuclear weapon, would result in mass killing in the United States. Noting that it hadn't come to pass, Robertson said, "All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us."

Okay, so let me get this straight. Last year Robertson proclaimed that God told him a major terrorist attack, possibly nuclear, was going to result in mass death in the US, correct? And now, Roberston states that God has given him a new prophetic message, right? Well, first, by definition a prophet of God is always 100% right about all prophesies from God - or else they are a false prophet! And second, if God gave him a new prophesy for this year why would God withhold clarification of why last year's "prophesy" did not come to pass? Why would God not tell Robertson the reason mass destruction didn't occur? If God's people indeed prayed and intervened in the hand of God would that not be good news? Would that not be a message worth sharing, and an encouragement to continue to seek the face of God?

By biblical standard a prophet of God is always - 100% of the time - accurate in his prophesies. If a so called prophet of God is not 100% accurate he is a FALSE prophet.

13 posted on 01/03/2008 5:16:03 AM PST by Obadiah
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The Bible says that to be a genuine prophet, all prophecies must be fulfilled. I would say Pat Robertson is not a genuine prophet.

Carolyn

14 posted on 01/03/2008 5:16:35 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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... Robertson said, "All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us." ...

Maybe God, in his mercy, can spare us of Pat.

15 posted on 01/03/2008 5:18:34 AM PST by FReepaholic (This tagline could indicate global warming.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Media Whore


16 posted on 01/03/2008 5:19:36 AM PST by hiho hiho
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To: Carbonsteel

And what a track record he has......

On the January 2, 2007 broadcast of The 700 Club, Robertson said that God spoke to him and told him that “mass killings” were to come during 2007, due to a terrorist attack on the United States. He added “The Lord didn’t say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that”

In May 2006, Robertson declared that storms and possibly a tsunami would hit America’s coastline sometime in 2006. Robertson supposedly received this revelation from God during an annual personal prayer retreat in January. The claim was repeated four times on The 700 Club. On May 17, he elaborated, “There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest”.


17 posted on 01/03/2008 5:27:41 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Obadiah
Well, first, by definition a prophet of God is always 100% right about all prophesies from God - or else they are a false prophet!

Why do so many who claim to be knowledgeable spout this nonsense?!

God told Jonah to declare that Nineveh would fall in 40 days. It didn't happen. So there goes your "golden rule".

Isaiah told Hezekiah that he would die shortly. It didn't happen. So there again goes your "golden rule".

But according to you, one of the greatest prophets (Isaiah) is a false one. I'll leave it to others to explain why he's not.

18 posted on 01/03/2008 5:28:54 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Carbonsteel

“2008 will be a year of violence worldwide and a recession in the United States, followed by a major stock-market crash by 2010.”

Cheery. Happy? New Year


19 posted on 01/03/2008 5:28:59 AM PST by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: CDHart

See my #18.


20 posted on 01/03/2008 5:29:59 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Carbonsteel

Pay a little more attention to preaching the word of God and saving souls and a little less to fortune-telling, Pat. You’re making yourself look silly.


21 posted on 01/03/2008 5:30:02 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Carbonsteel

Only those that think Robertson is relevant.

He’s not.


22 posted on 01/03/2008 5:30:02 AM PST by Badeye (No thanks, Huck, I'm not whitewashing the fence for you this election cycle)
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To: Carbonsteel

23 posted on 01/03/2008 5:30:08 AM PST by Gamecock (Aaron had what every mega-church pastor craves: a huge crowd that gave freely and lively worship.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
Dear Pat:


24 posted on 01/03/2008 5:31:29 AM PST by SpinnerWebb (Islam ... If you can't join them, beat them.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Pat’s workin’ Sylvia Browne’s corner these days. He’s just ‘bout as accurate, too.


25 posted on 01/03/2008 5:31:41 AM PST by LIConFem (Thompson. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter Lifetime ACU Rating: 92 (any combo will do, fellas))
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To: Carbonsteel

Micah 3 . . . and the prophets will tell fortunes for money . . .


26 posted on 01/03/2008 5:33:34 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Last year, Robertson predicted that a terrorist act, possibly involving a nuclear weapon, would result in mass killing in the United States. Noting that it hadn't come to pass, Robertson said, "All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us."

Oh I can think of another reason. Robertson's an idiot. I can imagine God in Heaven, shaking His head and muttering, "Made in my image? Please!"

27 posted on 01/03/2008 5:34:28 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: Carbonsteel

If the voice spoke from the sky, I certainly didn’t hear it. But what he says is certainly possible.


28 posted on 01/03/2008 5:34:31 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: Carbonsteel

If the voice spoke from the sky, I certainly didn’t hear it. But what he says is certainly possible.


29 posted on 01/03/2008 5:34:31 AM PST by RobbyS
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To: Carbonsteel

I saw God yesterday at the hardware store and he didn’t mention any of this to me.


30 posted on 01/03/2008 5:38:42 AM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Obadiah

Amen.


31 posted on 01/03/2008 5:39:00 AM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Carbonsteel
major stock-market crash by 2010. Sharing what he believes God has told him about the year ahead

God must be one hell of a technical analyst.

32 posted on 01/03/2008 5:39:50 AM PST by montag813
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To: Obadiah

I think Robertson and others sidestep the issue by calling their predictions “words of knowledge”.


33 posted on 01/03/2008 5:46:11 AM PST by Cedric
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To: Carbonsteel
Pat, please just STFU!

You are an embarrassment to the party...

34 posted on 01/03/2008 5:48:01 AM PST by SubGeniusX (The People have Unenumerated Rights, The Government does not have Unenumerated Powers!)
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To: Carbonsteel

This pretty much sounds like the last 4 nights of coast to coast am. :) I wonder if he gets his notes from... nahhhhhh.


35 posted on 01/03/2008 5:49:26 AM PST by PureSolace (God save us all)
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To: NavyCanDo

Did Robertson ever make any predictions that came to pass? If so, I think they should be noted, as well.


36 posted on 01/03/2008 5:51:33 AM PST by Cedric
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To: AmericaUnited
Interesting - check this out:

Deut. 18:20,22 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

I guess it just goes to show that there are many different views in the Bible.

Carolyn

37 posted on 01/03/2008 5:54:14 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Carbonsteel

Did he mention any specific stock tips, or just when the crash will occur so we can “buy the dips”?


38 posted on 01/03/2008 5:56:04 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Your FR Pledge: Bookmark It Today! "I Won't Support Mitt/Rudy/McCain/Huckster in General Election")
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To: Cedric

I wouldn’t mind knowing myself...


39 posted on 01/03/2008 5:56:17 AM PST by Carbonsteel
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Well, maybe, but predicting worldwide violence isn’t really taking a chance—that’s every year. Now, predicting worldwide peace (real peace, not just meaningless “treaties” that are ignore)—that would be a bold prediction.


40 posted on 01/03/2008 5:56:52 AM PST by MizSterious (Deport all the illegals to sanctuary cities.)
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Yes I know it says that in Deut but people always mess up by forgetting that some prophetic words, like those from Jonah and Isaiah, can be altered by what choices the “hearer” makes.
41 posted on 01/03/2008 5:59:53 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: MizSterious

Worldwide peace is coming. But it’s gonna get real messy first!


42 posted on 01/03/2008 6:00:25 AM PST by Cedric
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To: AmericaUnited
Why do so many who claim to be knowledgeable spout this nonsense?!
God told Jonah to declare that Nineveh would fall in 40 days. It didn't happen. So there goes your "golden rule".

However, God later clearly stated and revealed to Jonah exactly what He had done and why. Robertson states he doesn't know why God did not act in the manner He said He would.

Isaiah told Hezekiah that he would die shortly. It didn't happen. So there again goes your "golden rule".

However, in Isaiah chapter 38 God again clearly tells Isaiah that He has changed is mind as a result of Hezekiah's prayers and added 15 years to his life.

But according to you, one of the greatest prophets (Isaiah) is a false one. I'll leave it to others to explain why he's not.

I stand by the standard clearly articulated in the Bible.

43 posted on 01/03/2008 6:00:25 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: Carbonsteel

If Hillary is elected President, he might not be so far off in his predictions.


44 posted on 01/03/2008 6:02:03 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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“God told Jonah to declare that Nineveh would fall in 40 days. It didn’t happen. So there goes your “golden rule”.”

Go read it again. I do believe he said that Nineveh would fall if they did NOT turn from their evil ways. They did and were spared from God’s wrath which is why Jonah then went on a pity party. Please if you are going to quote scripture, please get it right. Thank you.

I will read up on the Isaiah one and get back to you as I am not fully familiar with that prophecy.

45 posted on 01/03/2008 6:02:05 AM PST by SabianKinslow
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To: Carbonsteel

I think they had a pretty good system for dealing with false prophets back in the Old Testament days. I’m just saying...


46 posted on 01/03/2008 6:04:24 AM PST by NeoCaveman (If higher cigarette taxes discourage smoking, what...do higher Income Taxes discourage? - massgopguy)
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To: Carbonsteel

How would someone know if they saw an angel?


47 posted on 01/03/2008 6:05:13 AM PST by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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To: Obadiah
However, God later clearly stated and revealed to Jonah exactly what He had done and why.

So, that's irrevelant as to why your hard and fast is wrong.

However, in Isaiah chapter 38 God again clearly tells Isaiah that He has changed is mind as a result of Hezekiah's prayers and added 15 years to his life.

Once again, totally irrevelant as to why your hard and fast is wrong. The simple fact is that sometimes people can choose to respond to whats been said so that things change.

48 posted on 01/03/2008 6:05:45 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Tax-chick
Maybe the poor man has a brain tumor.

I've lived in Virginia Beach for almost 30 years, Pat has been making bizarre predictions for as long as I can remember. I don't recall him EVER making an accurate prediction unless he was merely following conventional thinking. My favorite was 20 years ago when he predicted that the world "might" end if he wasn't elected president.

49 posted on 01/03/2008 6:06:39 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: montag813
God must be one hell of a technical analyst.,

Nah, God just likes to mess with Pat's mind.

50 posted on 01/03/2008 6:07:53 AM PST by NeoCaveman (If higher cigarette taxes discourage smoking, what...do higher Income Taxes discourage? - massgopguy)
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