Well, so says CBN head spiritual wingnut Pat Robertson, as you’ll see in a moment.

For at least the past six years now online apologetics and discernment works like Apprising Ministries, have warning about the growing infestation within evangelicalism of critical thinking skills-numbing corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM), such as that taught by Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster along with his spiritual twin and Southern Baptist minister Dallas Willard.

Originally off-loaded from the Trojan Horse of the Emerging Church aka the Emergent Church, this Counter Reformation corruption has now metastasized as a spiritual cancer throughout broader evangelicalism. What it’s done is caused a rebirth of Pietism, filled the visible church with superstitions from supposed direct encounters with God, and brought about a syncretism slithering even into the mainstream of evangelicalism.

My main point being, quasi-Word Faith charismaniacs like Pat Robertson are much more influential than we would have ever thought. In fact, we now have even more “conservative” evangelicals also out talking about their “visions” and recommending the extrabiblical “revelations” of others as you’ll see e.g. in SBC’S Beth Moore Merely Pretending To Be Protestant and Beth Moore Recommends “Jesus Calling” Book Claiming Direct Divine Revelation.

So it is for spiritually spineless evanjellyfish bidding bye-bye to the proper Christian spirituality in favor of dueling revelations and “traditions” ala Rome. This is why I bring you another example closer to your own church than you may wish to believe. First of all, apparently Michele Bachmann gets it as today we read:

On the morning before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said she was counting on a “miracle” to resurrect her faltering campaign. On the morning after, she acknowledged that it was beyond saving.

Mrs. Bachmann said Wednesday morning that she would not continue her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so I have decided to stand aside,” Mrs. Bachmann said at a news conference in West Des Moines. (Online source)

Well, what do you know; as you’ll see in the video below, it turns out that the voice wasn’t people…no, it seems the mystic mush god spoke…to his/her/its personal pal Pat Robertson. Zowie; Robertson had a little chat with a god and spins his fable that, “I think he showed me about the next president.” How can you have a tete-a-tete with God and not remember exactly what He said to you? Ah, but I digress.

Unfortunately, though it’s a done deal in this god’s mind right now, Roberston was issued a gag order and he’s “not supposed to talk about that, so I’ll leave you in the dark…but I think I know who it’s gonna be.” Then Robertson informs us that’s he’s going to read right “just what I wrote down” during his personal soiree with the mystic mush god. He announces:

As if I’m hearing from the Lord these Words — “Your country will be torn apart by internal stress. A house divided cannot stand. Your president holds a radical view of the direction of your country, which is at odds with the majority. Expect chaos and paralysis.”

(Robertson elaborates) “Your president holds a view, which is at the odds for the majority.” It’s a “radical view for the future of the country. So, that’s why we’re having this division. (god continues) “This is a spiritual battle which can only be won by overwhelming prayer. The future of the world is at stake because if America falls, there is no longer a strong champion of freedom, and a champion of the oppressed of the world.”

“There must be an urgent call to prayer.” Ok, and then the Lord said, “Time of maximum stress; and peril, greater than at any time since the CBN ministry began. This country will begin disintegrating.” (Robertson elaborates) Now I thought, “when did we start this place?” I started CBN in, I think, 1960.

We had—you think of all the things that what went on. You have the assassination of [the] president; the assassination of Martin Luther King, you got a war in Vietnam. You got all these things. He said it’s a worse stress than before. So I’m saying, “God, let me give you some suggestions and you tell me if any of them will be—is right. (laughing) Pick one.

Then Pat Robertson shares the dire details outlined by the mystic mush god if we don’t help him/her/it win the circumstances over with our “overwhelming prayer.” As you’ll see, he/she/it is powerless to stop it right now because we’re bringing this all upon ourselves:

Robertson: I said, is it an EMP blast?

 god: No that isn’t it.

Robertson: Is it a cosmic or solar or radiation blast?

god: No.

Robertson: Is it the Mayan galaxy alignment?

god: No, it’s not that.

Robertson: Is it Iranian or North Korean nuclear threat?

god: No.

Robertson: Is it an earthquake or a volcano?

god: No.

Robertson: Is it a massive power failure?

god: No.

Robertson: What is it?

god: It’s an economic collapse.

Robertson: And God said—and I quote— “This is not my judgment, they are bringing it upon themselves.’”

The spiritual blindness grows; rough spiritual waters lie dead ahead, and an iceberg of apostasy surfaces.

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