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Did Pat Robertson Claim He Had a Vision of Jesus with an AK-47 in Camo, Signaling the Second Coming?

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In April 2019, televangelist Pat Robertson claimed he had a vision of the second coming of Jesus, wearing camo and carrying an AK-47.

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In April 2019, a story spread on social media about a purported vision experienced by televangelist Pat Robertson regarding Jesus’ return — complete with an AK-47 and camo clothing:

Linked here was an April 6 2019 item from The Business Standard News (BS News), claiming:

Televangelist Pat Robertson said he had received a message from Jesus Christ telling him that he was pleased with the work of President Donald Trump.

“Last night, I was praying and Jesus came to me in a vision. Jesus had his bags packed and was wearing camo and carrying an AK-47,” said Robertson on “The 700 Club. “That means he’s getting ready to come back and take care of Israel’s enemies.”

Robertson also said Jesus had witnessed Trump’s actions on Israel such as moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing the Golan Heights as being part of Israel. Israel seized the region from Syria during the 1967 war.

Like Robertson, many fundamentalist Christians believe that in order for Jesus to return, Israel must occupy all of its original land. Fundies also believe that about two-thirds of Jews will die during Armageddon. The remaining third will convert to Christianity and recognize Jesus as the Lord.

But the Business Standard News (BS News) is not a political blog or news site. As noted in previous fact checks, its “About” page states outright that all content it publishes is fabricated:

The Business Standard News is a satirical site designed to parody the 24-hour news cycle. The stories are outlandish, but reality is so strange nowadays they could be true.