Famous CBN televangelist and false prophet, Pat Robertson, was questioned on his show by a viewer via email asking where he gets his information during the show when he performs healings. The viewer asked:
I have started watching the 700 Club recently. At the end of the program, you call out people who are sick and need healing. How do you know about these people? I would call this a psychic ability of sorts. Are these real healings? I just want to know how you pick these people. Have they sent prayer requests, or are you going with what you’re told inside from our Lord? – EMMA
Now, perhaps this viewer is relatively new to the faith, or isn’t a believer at all. Regardless, she rightly questions Robertson’s ability to communicate directly with God.
Robertson then goes on to support his practice of divination by proclaiming that 1 Cor. 12 teaches that the Holy Spirit will “give us a word of knowledge,” in which God tells him who to perform healings on during his show. He claims that his practice has nothing to do with psychic abilities, but as with all false prophets, two way communication with God outside of Scripture is essential, and central to their practice. Since their prophecies are purposely vague and ambiguous, they become difficult to verify and or disprove in some cases, and in most cases, creates confusion and causes divisions.
God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor 14:33).
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. – 1 John 4:1-6