Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson

 

 

 

 

Marion Gordon ‘Pat’ Robertson was born in Virginia in 1930, the son of Absalom Willis Robertson. A. Willis Robertson was a WWI veteran, State Senator, County Attorney, State Representative and served 21 years in the US Senate. Absalom was a very rich, very powerful man. (rainbowsendpress.com)

Pat received his BA from Washington and Lee University in 1950 and was promptly sent to Korea as a US Marine. Robertson served with Pete McCloskey, seven term Republican Congressman from Northern California who would later run for President as a Republican candidate in 1972. In 1988, McCloskey went public and reported that Robertson used his father’s connections to ensure that he and five of his buddies were billeted to Otsu, Japan; a non-combat post far away from any likelihood of death or injury, an opportunity not afforded to the vast majority of US service men in that or any other conflict. Robertson sued McCloskey for libel, McCloskey responded by spending himself into near bankruptcy to produce sworn affidavits from numerous sources, including letters and memoranda, proving without a doubt his version of events.

Robertson dropped the suit. (people.com; rainbowsendpress.com)

In 1960, Robertson came up with the funding to purchase a bankrupt television station in Virginia, founding CBN at the same time. In October 1961, CBN hit the airwaves, funding Robertson’s rapidly developing empire.

Robertson is on record as stating that the Bible is NOT the inerrant Word of God:

“Anything coming through man is contaminated to some extent. Therefore, since the Bible came through man, there must be some errors in it. So, we must never equate the Bible with the perfect Jesus.” (June 1, 1978, the 700 Club)

Evidently he forgot that Jesus is the Word by Whom the 44 authors of the 60 books of the Bible were inspired, and given to the authors by the Holy Spirit. Jesus is perfect, and so too is His Word.

Robertson is also an evolutionist and has vehemently refuted the Genesis account of Creation. In 2012, Robertson was quoted as saying: “I know that people will probably try to lynch me when I say this. You go back in time, you’ve got radiocarbon dating. You got all these things, and you’ve got the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time out in the Dakotas, they’re out there. So, there was a time when these giant reptiles were on the Earth, and it was before the time of the Bible. So, don’t try and cover it up and make like everything was 6,000 years. That’s not the Bible. And so if you fight revealed science you’re going to lose your children, and I believe in telling them the way it was.”

Robertson has also come out to publicly excoriate Ken Ham for his efforts at educating people about the truth of the Bible account of Creation, In February of this year (2014), on his 700 Club program, Robertson said “Let’s be real, let’s not make a joke of ourselves”, in reference to Ken Ham and Bill Nye’s widely publicized debate. (Salon.com, ‘Pat Robertson begs Ken Ham to shut up’, Elias Isquith, February 5, 2014; RightWingWatch.com, ‘Young Earth Creationists Still Unhappy with Pat Robertson’, by Brian Tashman, December 10, 2012; ChristianPost.com, ‘Pat Robertson to Ken Ham: ‘Let’s Be Real, Let’s Not Make a Joke of Ourselves”, Morgan Lee, February 6, 2014)

In December of 1988, Robertson was fined $25,000.00 by the FEC (Federal Election Commission) for campaign fraud related to his ill-fated candidacy for President. (‘Pat Robertson: An American Life’, page 184-185, edited by David John Marley)

Robertson owns, founded, controls, or has controlled at some time in the past:

A hotel, the Founder’s Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, VA (one room, two adults, three nights, up to $343.82 per night), in 2001 Robertson sold it to Regent University for $21 million;
Non-producing diamond mines in Zaire;
The Ice Capades;
Cenco, oil refinery in California (sold at a loss);
International Family Entertainment, parent company of the Family Channel;
ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice);
Regent University;
Freedom Gold Limited, a mining company founded in Liberia 1998, in cooperation with Dictator Charles Taylor;
Kalo-Vita, formerly American Sales Corporation (multi-level marketing company modeled after Amway);
Standard News, sold in 1995;
The Christian Coalition (resigning as it’s head in 1999);
Robertson Financial Services;
United States Media Corporation;
et cetera, ad infinitum.
(rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/ (Bible Discernment Ministries); rainbowsendpress.com/Exposed; opednews.com “Mission Congo: Exposing Pat Robertson’s Fraud May Be Shocking, But Will It Shock People Enough?”; theguardian.com; tripadvisor.com; yelp.com; foundersinn.com; Pat Robertson: An American Life, Edited by David John Marley)

Robertson is also an outspoken advocate of destruction and violence, as evidenced by his statement during an interview with Joel Mowbray, author of ‘Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Endangers America’s Security‘ on Robertson’s 700 Club program in 2003, “If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom (The US Department of State), I think that’s the answer”. Robertson iterated his statement in June of 2003, again on his 700 Club program; “Maybe we need a very small nuke thrown off on Foggy Bottom to shake things up like Newt Gingrich wants to do,”(cnn.com)

In September of 2011, Robertson advocated divorcing your spouse for reasons other than adultery, (in direct contradiction of our Lord and Saviour, through Paul: “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” Matthew 19:9) when he responded to his co-host Terry Meeuwsen’s question about a friend who was committing adultery on his wife who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease: “So, what he says basically is correct. But I know it sounds cruel, but if he’s going to do something he should divorce her and start all over again.” (rightwingwatch.org; blog.chron.com; christianitytoday.com; slate.com).

CBN, Robertson’s flagship operation, appears to be a den of spiritual iniquity. A cursory search of their website on July 31, 2014 shows that there are 32 assorted items for sale in the CBN shop in a multitude of languages by none other than acclaimed faith healer, speaker of tongues and prophet Benny Hinn. That CBN features items for sale by this (alleged) charlatan and Satanic tool of darkness says a lot more about Pat Robertson than it does about our good friend Mr. Hinn. Kirk Cameron and his sister Candace are also featured guests and have books for sale on CBN’s website. (cbn.com)

Which brings us to documentation that this man is also a false prophet on a grand scale:

1980: The USSR would invade the Middle East;
1981: Global economic collapse, the USSR would invade Israel;
1982: The world would end;
1984: That God told Robertson in 1968 that “I have chosen you to usher in the coming of
My Son”
1984: CBN would cover the Second Coming live from the Mount of Olives;
1996: Bill Clinton would not be reelected;
A terrorist with a nuclear weapon would strike within the United States;
2005: President Bush will reform taxes and Social Security;
Multitudes of Muslims converting to Christianity;
2006: Tsunamis relentlessly pounding both US coastlines;
2007: A terrorist in the US resulting in “mass killing” sometime during the latter part of
the year.
2012: One week before the election, Robertson said that God told him Mitt Romney will
defeat President Obama and go on to be a two-term President.
(webpronews.com; rightwingwatch.org; mediamatters.org; The Freedom Writer)

Pat Robertson fails the test of evangelist, prophet, minister and pastor as outlined by Paul: 1 “This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

Turn away from Pat Robertson and pray for his redemption.

Thanks To:

PMICenter.wordpress.com, Center for Biblical Studies;

RainbowsEndPress.com/Exposed;

CNN.com;

RapidNet.com/~jbeard/bdm/ (Bible Discernment Ministries);

ForgottenWordMinistries.com;

BeforeItsNews.com;

RightWingWatch.org, Brian Tashman, May 9, 2013, ‘Pat Robertson, Who Said ‘The Lord Told Me’ that ‘Romney Will Win,’ Urges Viewers to Beware False Prophets’;

Jesus-Is-Savior.com;

TBaptist.com (Tabernacle Baptist Church);

CBN.com;

Blog.Chron.com, The Houston Chronicle, Kate Shellnutt, September 15, 2011, ‘Pat Robertson says divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is OK’;

ChristianityToday.com, Tobin Grant, September 14, 2011, ‘Pat Robertson Says Divorce Okay if Spouse has Alzheimer’s’;

Slate.com, William Saletan, September 16, 2011, ‘The After-Wife: Pat Robertson says Alzheimer’s can justify divorce because your spouse is “gone.” Is he right?’;

OpEdNews.com, ‘Mission Congo: Exposing Pat Robertson’s Fraud May Be Shocking, But Will It Shock People Enough?’;

TheGuardian.com, The Observer, Gregory Palast and Ben Laurance, June 5, 1999, ‘Bank of Scotland counts cost of US misadventure’;

BBC.co.uk, BBC News, June 4, 1999, ‘Business: The Company File: Bank to drop evangelist’;

GeorgiaLogCabin.org, June 3, 1999, ‘Pat Robertson Bank Deal Unraveling’;

Blog.GuidedByTruth.com, False Prophet Exposed;

WebProNews.com, ‘Pat Robertson’s Annual Predictions Greatest Flops’;

MediaMatters.org, ‘Media Matters For America’, May 18, 2006;

Robertson Sermon on Satellite Network Seminar, Word of Faith Outreach Center, Dallas, TX, Dec. September 9-12, 1984, cited in ‘The Freedom Writer’, 1986;

RightWingWatch.org, ‘Pat Robertson Threatens Legal Action Against Filmmakers For Exposing Charity Scam’, Brian Tashman, Friday, September 6, 2013;

imdb.com, ‘Mission Congo’;

HuffingtonPost.com, ‘Pat Robertson Documentary ‘Mission Congo’ Reignites Diamond Mine Fraud Allegations’ [UPDATE], Katherine Bindley, September 5, 2013, Updated: December 13, 2013;

TripAdvisor.com;

Yelp.com;

FoundersInn.com;

‘Pat Robertson: An American Life’, page 184-185, edited by David John Marley;

Salon.com, ‘Pat Robertson begs Ken Ham to shut up’, February 5, 2014;

ChristianPost.com, ‘Pat Robertson to Ken Ham: ‘Let’s Be Real, Let’s Not Make a Joke of Ourselves”, Morgan Lee, February 6, 2014;

RightWingWatch.com, ‘Young Earth Creationists Still Unhappy with Pat Robertson’, by Brian Tashman, December 10, 2012

 

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