Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said 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.
“The Lord was saying that there’s going to be violence and chaos in the world,” Robertson said on his “700 Club” news-and-talk show.
“We’ve just begun to see what’s going to happen, and the nations are going to be convulsed with violence,” he said, citing as an example unrest in Pakistan after the death of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Evangelism will increase because more people are going to be seeking God as the chaos develops, he said.
“We will see the presence of angels and we will see an intensification of miracles around the world, which I think is going to be a wonderful thing,” he said.
He also predicted that there will be a recession, oil will reach $150 a barrel and the U.S. dollar will continue to fall. He added that there will be a major stock-market crash in 2009 or 2010.
Robertson’s past predictions have included presidential politics; in 2004 he said God told him President Bush would be re-elected in a blowout. He declined Wednesday to say who will win the 2008 race.
“I’ll just keep that to myself and look with horror at what may be happening,” he said with a laugh.
Robertson also noted that one especially horrible prediction he made last year — that a terrorist act, possibly involving a nuclear weapon, would result in a mass killing in the United States — did not come to pass.
“All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us,” Robertson said.
It’s nice to see that his last perdiction didn’t happen…..nothing like fearmongering. This guy makes these baseless cals and then when they don’t happen it’s because “people prayed enbough” BULLCRAP!!! These kinds of people are what’s wrong with American Christianity. Sorry for the rant.
Pat Robertson is a kook but he is so much worse than just a kook. He is a con artist and as a Christian, I think he is disgusting. It is sad that now his fake holyman adulterer son Gordon is poised to exploit the next generation of believers who are too trusting, and are sitting ducks. These people on the 700 Club are ACTORS and are money grasping liars who use prayer and healing as a tool for profit. They tell others to confess their sins but they do not confess their own.
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