Via Rachel Maddow's hilarious blog:
Robertson assured his followers that Republicans would win the White House and Congress in 2012. Robertson knew this with certainty, he said, because God himself told the televangelist what would happen.Robertson responded with this:
"you have to practice the presence of God, practice the voice of God, practice hearing from God and then check to see, if indeed, you are are hearing from him. And, so many of us miss God. I won't get into great detail about elections but I sure did miss it. I thought I heard from God; I thought I had heard clearly from God. What happened? What intervenes? Why? You ask God, 'How did I miss it?' Well, we all do and I've had a lot of practice."
Wait a minute, why is this guy teaching us how to listen to God's voice, right after admitting he can't hear God's voice? Why would anyone give millions of dollars to a guy who clearly can't hear God's voice better than anyone else? And if he isn't correct about this, how do we know that he is correct about everything else he says?
Don't forget Jesus's prayer to God in John 17:20-23 in NIV
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me"
So this proves that Pat Robertson is not a true believer in Christ, since Christ's own prayer blesses true believers to be in unity with each other AND in God and Christ. If Robertson was truly in God just as Jesus is in God, then he would have no problem communicating with Him.
Rachel Maddow concludes:
The next time Robertson claims to speak for God, and to receive special messages about the future directly from Heaven, the televangelist's followers may want to keep this incident in mind.Of course, none of this is going to have an effect on his followers. They will continue to make excuses and continue to give Pat Robertson money, because it is much harder for them to confront the fact that they have just given money to a liar than to make up some excuse for why he didn't hear God's voice properly.
Edit: Another great Pat Robertson video from a few months ago, where he says that God told him who the next President is going to be "but I'm not supposed to talk about that". It's funny that he is being so careful, but also funny that he forgot about God's command and talked about it with everyone a few months later. It might that God is a Democrat and just enjoys fucking with Robertson.