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Pat Robertson’s Take On Why Putin Invaded Ukraine Is Beyond Cringeworthy

According to televangelist Pat Robertson, the Russian invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin is all part of God’s plan and is meant to help bring about the end of the world.

The 91-year-old Robertson, who was supposedly retired, made his statement Monday on “The 700 Club,” and what he had to say left many shaking their heads, according to Media Matters:

“I think you can say, well, Putin’s out of his mind, and yes, maybe so. But at the same time he’s being compelled by God. He went into Ukraine, but that wasn’t his goal. His goal was to move against Israel, ultimately.”

Compelled by God? Since when does Putin listen to God or anyone else?

Robertson then added:

“God is getting ready to do something amazing, and that will be fulfilled. And what Putin is doing, by moving as he is, to set up Ukraine as a staging ground for one of the armies, and then across is Erdogan in Turkey, and you’ve got between them that little Dardanelles area. And it’s going to happen. So I say, that is what’s coming up. Is Putin crazy? Is he mad? Well, perhaps. But God says, I’m going to put hooks in your jaws and I’m going to draw you into this battle, whether you like it or not. And he’s being compelled, after the move into the Ukraine, he’s being compelled to move to get a land bridge, and then across the Dardanelles with Turkey, and watch what’s going to happen next. You read your Bible, because it’s coming to pass.”

Those of us who’ve read the Bible can tell you there is absolutely no mention of Russia. None whatsoever. Russia never comes up. Probably because it didn’t exist when the Bible was written.

That doesn’t keep people such as Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California from trying to make a square peg fit a round hole. Laurie writes:

But let’s come to the situation in the Ukraine. Many Bible scholars believe in the Ezekiel 38, as it speaks of Magog attacking Israel, that that is modern day Russia. I could go and talk about that for, you know, 30 minutes, why they believe that’s true. I happen to agree with them, but it says in Ezekiel that the Jewish people will be scattered and regathered in their land again.

We know, during World War II and after the Holocaust, Jewish people from around the planet began to return to their land. And Israel officially became a nation on May 14, 1948. So that part of their prophecy has been fulfilled. But then scripture says a nation from the extreme north of Israel will march on her called Gog and Magog.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that this isn’t the first time Robertson has predicted the end of the world is imminent, according to HuffPost:

Robertson, who turns 92 this month, is a serial doomsday cheerleader. In the 1970s, he predicted a 1982 ending. In the 1990s, he predicted a 2007 ending. In 2020, he predicted Donald Trump would win reelection ― “without question” ― and it would lead to the end. (In that case, it wasn’t a war that would end the world, as he is currently predicting, but something a lot more natural, like an asteroid.)

Someone needs to put Pat Robertson back in the crypt he crawled out of, because he has nothing valuable to say.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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