Pat Robertson has a grave prediction for his followers. The renowned televangelist believes the Earth will be destroyed by an asteroid — as early as next week. Robertson made the dire prediction on Monday’s episode of The 700 Club.
During the discussion, Robertson explained that no other theory “fulfills the prophetic words of Jesus Christ… there isn’t anything else that will cause the seas to roil, that will cause the skies to darken, the moon and the sun not to give their light… “
Robertson said the scenario is detailed in his book, The End of Ages. During Monday’s program, the televangelist warned his followers to be prepared and “stay right with the Lord.”
Pat Robertson’s prediction followed reports that 26 asteroids entered the Earth’s atmosphere between 2000 and 2013. Although the asteroids were previously unreported, scientists with the B612 Foundation obtained the data from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization.
The sensors were originally developed to detect nuclear explosions. However, the monitors recorded several smaller explosions, which were attributed to asteroids within the Earth’s upper atmosphere.
Although Robertson’s theory echoes the B612 Foundation’s findings, the televangelist’s predictions are notoriously inaccurate.
In July 2013, Web Pro News explored some of Robertson’s failed predictions.
In the 1980s, The 700 Club host predicted that the global economy would collapse and the USSR would invade the Middle East.
In the 1990s, he predicted that the United States would be struck with widespread natural disasters. He specifically suggested that Orlando, Florida, would be struck with a meteor, as the city displayed rainbow flags during a gay pride event.
In the 2000s, Robertson predicted Social Security reform, a large-scale nuclear attack, and the collapse of the United States economy.
Pat Robertson’s prophecies would not be described as accurate. However, they follow a specific theme — widespread destruction. The televangelist often underlines his predictions with Biblical prophesy.
Although he is predicting a dire situation, Robertson explained that there is hope through salvation:
“So, hey, just get ready… Get right… It could be next week, it could be 1,000 years from now. But nevertheless, we want to be ready whenever the Lord says, ‘I’m wrapping it up, and it’s time to come home.'”
Megachurch pastor Pat Hagee has made a similarly grave prediction. The 73-year-old founder of Cornerstone Church said four “blood moons” which are expected within the next two years, indicate the end is near. As reported by My San Antonio, Hagee has stated that he expects a “world-shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015.”
Pat Hagee and Pat Robertson’s predictions are both somewhat frightening. However, scientists point out that an asteroid strike, or similar event, is impossible to predict.
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