Friday, January 4, 2008

False Prophet

Why does anyone listen to Pat Robertson anymore? This Fox News link lists his 2008 predictions based on what he says God has told him about the year to come. Of course he was wrong (thankfully) about a major terrorist attack taking place in America in 2007, saying "All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us".

OK folks, start praying that oil doesn't reach $150 per barrel, that violence be abated, and that your 401K will not suffer in 2009 or 2010. In fact, start praying now that gas will once again sell for 39 cents a gallon, that all violent men and terrorists will start to sing Kum-Ba-Yah, and that the Dow will shoot through 25,000.

What a crock. We see here nothing more than another false prophet. Not according to my standards, but according to God's:

But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.' And if you say in your heart, 'How may we know the word that the LORD has not spoken?'— when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him. - Deuteronomy 18:20-22, ESV

1 comment:

Bob said...

Yes, but the best part is we are too have no pity on Pat Robertson and we are supposed to stone him to death:
(Deuteronomy 13:8-10) you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
v9) "But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
v10) "So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery."

Or as I like to paraphrase:
"We aren't to pity Pat. Pat gets whacked. Toss the fraud a stone."