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To: Quix

I think it’s the dogmatic certainty of Robertson’s assertion that gives many people pause. Who can know the mind of God on something like this, particularly in light of the new testament? The conventional wisdom of much of the old testament is that temporal blessings and difficulties are immediately dictated by one’s righteousness and it was clearly the conventional wisdom during Jesus’ ministry, which he challenged again and again. Really, this idea is seriously challenged in both the old and the new testaments (the book of Job, the parables of Jesus, the setting apart of Apostles and followers for special sufferings, “who sinned, this man or his parents?”, etc.)

And the specific example that Robertson cites about a pact with the devil is historically uncertain, to say the least! (How does one prove such a thing???!!!) If people have trouble embracing the idea that thousands of children are buried alive in response to the sins of their fathers as a deliberate, retributive act by God, you can hardly blame them. The best minds of Christianity have been struggling with such things since the beginning. That’s why it might be wiser to temper one’s statements about the purposes of God in any particular tragedy, particularly with the bleeding and dying still being removed from the rubble...


14 posted on 01/15/2010 10:55:37 PM PST by MeanFreePath
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To: MeanFreePath

I understand the reasonableness of your assertions.

I also know that the first hours of a disaster are often the best times to wake people up to the underlying spiritual issues that God may be highlighting.

I can’t be 100% certain of all the details of Haiti’s history vis a vis satan worship. However, in my 63 years of living, I’ve heard enough over the years that there’s far too much smoke to be no fire—in fact, the fires MUST be quite serious given the level of smoke.

That’s just what I’ve heard in the MSM over the decades.

This whitewashing of Haiti and it’s past just doesn’t was with me. There’s too much evidence been in the public domain over the years.

The children who die are in Heaven. They have it great. They got the best deal.

Those alive and suffering are another story and all Christian hearts go out to them.

Christian money and goods are pouring toward them.

SATAN WORSHIP IS A HORROR.

The bad person is not the one pointing out that it’s a horror. The bad is participating in it. The bad is the consequences from it.


16 posted on 01/15/2010 11:05:52 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: MeanFreePath

PERHAPS

you fail to appreciate the great significance of

globalist Henry Kissinger asserting that Aristide was psychotic.

Henry is as dyed in the wool a globalist as there is. I don’t know the degree to which he actively worships satan but I wouldn’t be surprised at anything.

However, for him to make such a remark about such a globalist stool pigeon and fellow satan worshiper as Aristide—is hugely significant.


17 posted on 01/15/2010 11:07:55 PM PST by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 TRAITORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: MeanFreePath; All

Robertson is a moronic, pompous @ss and his own words have just proven that (again). He’s just one of many phony baloney “religious icons” of this world. It’s bad enough that his stupidity and lack of real Christian faith presumes to judge hundreds of thousands of innocents by his words of condemnation...but, since he’s supposed to be a man of God, he also leads others to condemn and judge by example, as well. It just compounds his sin to the nth.

Beware of false prophets.

If God wanted to punish the evil-doers of this world, we’d be having devastating earthquakes everywhere. It’s not quite time for that scenario. The AC hasn’t had his chance to ‘shine’ and impress the world yet.


43 posted on 01/16/2010 8:55:56 AM PST by XenaLee
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