It’s always fun to go through Pat Robertson’s annual predictions, which he says God gives to him directly the first week of every year while he’s praying (how convenient that God schedules around Pat). His 2012 predictions were for chaos and economic collapse in the country.
He said that the lord revealed to him who the next president would be, but that he wasn’t supposed to reveal who it would be. But he did say that God told him that “your president holds a radical view of the direction of your country which is at odds with the majority.” Given that Obama got five million more votes than Romney, it seems God is as good an election prognosticator as Dean Chambers.
God also allegedly told him to expect “a time of maximum stress and peril, greater than at any time since the CBN ministry began. This country will begin disintegrating.” CBN began in 1960. One would be hard pressed to argue that the country was in more “stress and peril” in 2012 than at any time since 1960. Since then we went through the Cuban missile crisis, the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King, Vietnam, Watergate and 9/11. Pat even lists those things and says that 2012 would be worse.
He says he even gave God a list of possible calamities that would befall us, from an EMP blast to solar flares to earthquakes and natural disasters to North Korea getting nuclear weapons. God told him, “it’s an economic collapse.” Not only did the economy not collapse in 2012, we had slow and steady growth and unemployment dropped a full percent. Gee Pat, you know what the Bible says about false prophets, don’t you?
We can contrast this with Kenneth Copeland’s 2012 predictions, which aren’t nearly as specific but he says God gave him a very different message:
“Have no worry. Do not be in fear about the United States of America. Don’t be in fear over the failure of this republic. This is not the time for this nation to fail. I’m not done with it yet. And it may come as a surprise to many; this nation is not done with Me yet,” saith The LORD. Hallelujah.
“We have a job to do. And this year will be like none other where this nation is concerned. And many will say, ‘Oh, woe is us! Oh, woe is us!’ And you know what? Oh, woe will be them.
“And there are others who’ll say, ‘Oh, we can’t win! We can’t win!’ And to them they can’t win.
“Ah, but to those of them who say, ‘Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. This is a time of greatness! America again! Oh, and it’s my nation and it’s God’s nation and we’re right where we’re supposed to be. He has us right where He wants us, and our future is bright because God is still LORD over the United States of America.’