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Pat Robertson: Rider on the Storm

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Pat Robertson is claiming God spoke to him, though he isn't sure he heard God correctly. 

"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8.

Okay, if God spoke to me and I wasn't sure I heard Him correctly, I'd ask a confirmation or follow-up question. Granted, God may not field that question, but I doubt he'd leave me uncertain of what He said. Then again, I don't believe God speaks to man this way anymore either–the time of God speaking through prophets ended when Christ was born.

Not only is Robertson claiming this, he got even more specific on his show this past Wednesday:

"There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest," he said.

Predicting that there will be storms on the coasts of our country is a gimmie. Predicting no storms would be novel, but to predict that there will be storms on coastal areas is like predicting that the sun may shine in Miami. Making this more confusing is that Robertson claims to have been told this some months ago.

The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network has told viewers of "The 700 Club" that the revelations came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January.

In the days of the true prophets, God did not expect them to tarry after He had given them a message to share. Unless He instructed them to do so He expected them to share the message with whom He'd told them to share it. So why did Robertson wait almost 5 months to share this message?

Of course, Pat Robertson hasn't shown that he's a believable prophet of God, even if you think God does still speak to man in this way:

Robertson has come under intense criticism in recent months for suggesting that U.S. agents should assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip.

God's people should not be calling for the assassination of foreign leaders, even if they are Commie egomaniac pot-stirrers. Also, we've no idea whether Sharon's stroke was for the reason cited by Robertson or due to something else, like, for instance, because he was/is quite obese and likely ate a poor diet.

If we have storms on the coasts, and we will, Robertson can claim authenticity. A tsunami is a rare thing, and if it does not come to pass I'm sure Robertson can give us some justifiable reason for that, such as God changed His mind, etc. Maybe he could blame Hugo Chavez for that.

Moral of the story: Don't trust anyone on this earth to speak for God. Let God speak for Himself. His words are found in the Bible. What mankind says about God is either their interpretation of the Bible (which could be right or wrong) or their personal opinion. Or, perhaps, they are just making it up for some reason.  

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Written by Shawn

May 19, 2006 at 2:21 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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