In what is becoming a rather embarrassing annual occurrence, Pat Robertson makes his prediction for 2008. It would seem that the Lord has informed him of an immanent stock market crash that is scheduled for this year. Oil will reach $150 a barrel. As well, because of the crash, in the chaos, many people will seek the Lord. “We will see the presence of angels and we will see an intensification of miracles around the world.”

According to Robertson, he receives these revelations from the Lord as the Lord speaks to him during prayer.

Here is a quick review of some of his previous prophetic revelations over the last decade or so:

1980: The USSR will invade the Middle East

1981: There will be a global economic collapse.

1998: Because Orlando city officials approved the celebration of the Gay Days events at Disney World, Robertson said, “ don’t think I’d be waving those flags in God’s face if I were you. [A] condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It’ll bring about terrorist bombs, it’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor”

2004: President Bush will easily win the election in a blowout

2005: President Bush will have Social Security and tax reform passed and that Muslims will turn to Jesus Christ.

2006: Storms and possibly a tsunami will hit America’s coastline.

2007: A terrorist attack on the United States would result in mass killing late in 2007.I’m not necessarily saying it’s going to be nuclear” he said during his news-and-talk television show The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network. The Lord didn’t say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that”

Concerning last year’s mishap Robertson responds, “All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us.” Concerning Bush’s social security reform, Robertson said, “I have a relatively good track record. Sometimes I miss.”

Ummm . . . I am not with him. His title of “Evangelical” is different than mine. Nice guy, probably loves the Lord, but I don’t know where he is getting his information.

I guess that we can take comfort that this year will not be a time of financial doom? 😉

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    4 replies to "Pat Robertson’s Prediction for 2008: Financial Doom"

    • CHRIS S

      I don’t understand how people like Robertson , after so many failed attempts at “prophesying” don’t pick up on the fact that there is obviously a problem with there methods/theology. Robertson needs to realize that he( as well meaning as he may be-and I do believe he truly loves God) is not on the level with the apostles. Any and all of their predictions came true-without exception.

    • Mike

      time for Pat to read the OT passages about false prophets…. and get a helmet!

    • Eliot

      It’s been a few years now. Some year’s he missed. But 2008’s prediction seems pretty dang close. The economy did take a dive that launched us into the era of the “Great Recession” and oil did hit an all time high at $145 a barrel ($150 if you round up).

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