Friday, January 15, 2010

Ezekiel 18:20

....is really the only proper response to Pat Robertson's asinine claim that Haiti's troubles today are due to a deal with the devil two centuries ago. We die for our own sins, of which we have plenty, sad to say.

Robertson really needs to spend a little more time in the Scriptures and a little less time playing false prophet, methinks, especially as the proper Biblical penalty for false prophecy is death--one would presume an eternal death.

6 comments:

Mr. D said...

Amen.

Douglas Hester said...

Most of those TV preachers don't have souls anyway, otherwise they wouldn't be able to perpetrate their frauds on the public.

Marie said...

Although Robertson may be a bit extreme in his approach, one would be wise to heed what is evident in scripture about ancestral sin and the sins of nations.

I believe nations do suffer natural disasters because of collective sins, such as the pact made with the devil that I have heard of in order to get free from the French.

We had better take heed to what will happen to our nation because of occult sins that will also bring natural consequences upon us, if the nation doesn't turn to God in large numbers and repent of these sins.

Major natural and/or man-made disasters await us because of our sins collectively. Wisdom tells us this. I hate to be the truth-bearer.

Bike Bubba said...

Marie, read Jeremiah and Ezekiel again; while certainly the land was being given rest for 70 effectively missed Sabbath years, and while certainly nations are punished for collective sins (often with natural consequences of that sin), the prophets also make clear that each generation had the chance to avoid disaster via repentance--or worsen it by refusing to repent.

No?

Welcome here, BTW.

Marie said...

Haitians are naive regarding their sins and the need to repent, as a nation. Thus, the lack of repentance that would lead to resolution.

That's why I wouldn't balk at Robertson. I realize the TV preachers are over the top, but you can't throw out the baby with the bath water.

Bike Bubba said...

You're doing a big bait and switch, Marie; there is a HUGE difference between suggesting that sin had something to do with the disaster, and pinpointing a sin committed two centuries ago as THE sin.

See the difference? Ezekiel 18 makes it very clear we are punished for our own sins, not those of our great-great-great-great-great-great grandfathers.