Pat Robertson, noted astrophysicist, announced to his audience on the 700 Club that an asteroid could bring about the end times just like he predicted in a book he wrote in 1995.
"I wrote a book. It’s called ‘The End of the Age’ and it deals with an asteroid hitting the Earth. I don’t see anything else that fulfills the prophetic words of Jesus Christ other than an asteroid strike. There isn’t anything that will cause the seas to roil, that will cause the skies to darken, the moon and the sun not to give their light, the nations terrified on Earth saying ‘what’s happening?"Funny. They said the same thing about a nuclear apocalypse during the Cold War, but who’s keeping track, huh?
"Hey, just get ready. Get right and stay right with the Lord. It could be next week, or it could be a 1,000 years from now, but nevertheless we want to be ready at whatever time the Lord says ‘I’m wrapping it up, it’s time to come home."Robertson said that Jupiter’s gravity pulled the asteroids away from us (wait, he got something about science right?), but that wasn’t going to always be the case, and that one of these days, a large asteroid is going to slip past and slam into the Earth. He also said that he did the “science” on it, and that an asteroid impact would cause “all kinds of bad things to happen. Volcanoes begin to explode and tsunamis take place and devastation follows in their wake.”
See? They do read science textbooks.
You can watch him talk about the asteroid below on his show: