Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Pat Robertson receives revelation on upcoming disaster
God has warned me of terror attack, says broadcaster
By Andy Sullivan in Washington
January 04, 2007 03:00am
Article from: Reuters
CONSERVATIVE US Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson says God told him
a terrorist attack will result in "mass killing" in the United States
in the second half of 2007.
"I'm not saying necessarily nuclear, the Lord didn't say nuclear,"
Robertson said on his television show The 700 Club.
"It'll be mass killing, possibly millions of people, major cities.
"The evil people will come after this country and there's a
possibility, not a possibility, a definite certainty, that chaos is
going to rule," he said.
Robertson told viewers they should not be afraid because "if you get
blown up or something, you go to heaven, that's the worst thing that
will happen to you".
Robertson said God conveyed this message to him during an annual
prayer retreat. He said he has received other spiritual messages
during past retreats.
The broadcaster's 2006 forecast of heavy storm damage in coastal areas
was followed by the second-lightest hurricane season since 1995. He
said his prediction was borne out by storms in New England, Denver,
the Pacific Northwest and the Philippines.
God did not warn him of any natural disasters this year, he said.
Robertson, 76, reaches about 1 million US viewers daily on the
Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded. He is credited for
helping shape political views of evangelical Christians, a vibrant
force in the Republican Party, and campaigned for the presidency as a
Republican in 1988.
Robertson has not shied away from controversial statements in the past.
In January 2006, he suggested that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon suffered a stroke because God was punishing him for dividing
Israel. He also called for the assassination of leftist Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush.
He also claims that he can leg-press 907 kg, well above the world
record, thanks to an energy shake he promotes.