He’s a magic man: Prominent televangelist Pat Robertson celebrates his magic powers, claims his prayers sent Hurricane Florence away from Virginia.
Earlier this week Robertson tried to establish a “shield of protection” ahead of Hurricane Florence, and now the televangelist is celebrating, claiming victory because he believes Hurricane Florence will not strike his properties in Virginia because God has responded to his prayers.
Right Wing Watch reports:
Today on “The 700 Club,” televangelist Pat Robertson continued to credit his prayers with changing the path of Hurricane Florence away from his properties in Virginia and toward states farther south.
On the program Robertson said:
We asked the Lord to take it out of here and he did. It’s like a shield that God has put around us.
God’s people prayed. This is a miracle, ladies and gentlemen.
We’ve had a hand of protection over this area, and when we pray, God does miracles.
Yesterday Roberson made similar claims:
We’ve seen many, many, many prayers being answered. We prayed together in our staff a few days ago and asked the Lord to move that hurricane’s course away from this area and from what we gather right now, the storm track has shifted south of this area and we no longer are under the threat of a serious hurricane here … For that, I’m grateful.God has answered prayer in relation to us here at Regent and CBN. All I can say is thank the Lord that we, at this point—sitting here with CBN, Regent University, and all the things we do here—has been spared once again and people have been praying. I hope you would pray—those of you in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, wherever you live—seek God and he is able to give you relief.
In short, Robertson is claiming that his prayers turned Hurricane Florence away from Virginia. He is also claiming that people in North and South Carolina can turn Hurricane Florence away as well, as long as they pray real good like he does.
Bottom line: Pat Robertson believes he can control the weather by using the supposed magical powers of prayer.
And so it goes.