Televangelist and former Presidential candidate Pat Robertson has forecast a terrorist incident for next Fall. He said God told him it would happen, but not whether it would be a nuclear attack or not.
Since Pat said God told him it would happen, we have to interpret his remarks inside of Pat's own religious tradition, which holds the Bible to be the inerrant word of God. At the very least, the Bible's description of the Christian faith and practices should be considered authoritative. In particular, what the Bible says about making predictions should be our best guide in these matters.
Here is what the Bible says about prophecy and prophets (NIV):
22 You may say to yourselves, "How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD ?" 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him. Deuteronomy 18:21-22
8 ...Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you, declares the Sovereign LORD. 9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD. -- Ezekiel 13:8-9Robertson makes predictions for the year a regular practice. Last year he predicted hurricanes as bad as a tsunami would hit the U.S. Pacific coast. It didn't happen. "I have a relatively good track record," he said. "Sometimes I miss." The perpendicular pronoun strikes again.
By his own admission, Pat Robertson is a false prophet, and is making these things up.
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