VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (The Blaze/AP) - Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson says God told him that the U.S. is bankrupt and heading into economic turmoil, but there won't be a global nuclear holocaust.
On Monday's broadcast of CBN News' "The 700 Club," Robertson said he's "not a psychic," but he asks God for direction at the beginning of each year, and sometimes God gives it to him.
Robertson said God told him that America's lenders will demand repayment - not this year, but in 2012 - and the U.S. won't be able to pay, resulting in currency collapse, rampant unemployment and riots.
But he quoted God as saying "I will protect my people," and "I am not going to let men destroy the world with nuclear bombs."
Robertson has come under fire for some past forecasts that have failed to pan out. Four years ago, he said God warned him that in 2007 there would be major terrorist attacks on cities that could kill millions of people. And in 2008, he said a nuclear war on America's shores was coming. Liberal hosts such as Rachel Maddow unloaded on Robertson at the time:
He has said when giving previous predictions that if he gets something wrong it is his, not God's, fault.