Skip to comments.Pat Robertson has a message for Dover, PA: Don't ask God to help.
Posted on 11/10/2005 1:33:57 PM PST by conserv13
DOVER, Pa. -- Pat Robertson had a special message for residents of Dover, Pa., today after voters there elected to boot the current school board, which instituted an intelligent design policy that led to a federal trial.
Robertson made the comment after Lee Webb of CBN News delivered a report on how residents in Dover voted in eight new Democratic board members, replacing all eight current members who had voted for a policy that required students in ninth-grade biology classes to hear a statement on intelligent design before hearing lessons on evolution. Webb then asked Robertson what he thought about the vote.
Here was Robertson's response.
"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don't wonder why he hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for his help because he might not be there."
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Anyone wishing for God to punish Dover, PA (and I believe Pat Robertson to be in that number) has repudiated Christian teachings that are much more important than the Genesis account of creation.
Well the burial party came for the first one down. Just happens they were handy for the other. I don't see that Peter wished them dead, but that God chose that time and place to make an example and Peter was clued in. It was a real "hypocrisy sucks" moment.
"Why did you lie" is the question. Not "why were you stingy." Rich people could, and did, exist in the church.
He's being rhetorical.
It's at the point where the real Christians will be purged. I pray that I am worthy. These fools who think God is some wimpy little kid just hoping liked. We're lucky to have a patient Lord, to some patience and love is seen as weak.
P.S. read the book of James vis a vis the rich in the church.
Like I said, we were told that Intelligent Design had NOTHING do do with Christianity. Obviously we were lied to.
Just happens Peter told the other they were coming for her. You are not seeing what is right in front of you.
And tomorrow Nebraska hosts Kansas State ...
I think I'll keep my money in my pocket on that one.
They were "at the door." They had just come back from burying Ananias. It was about three hours later.
"Nice little town yous got here. Be a shame if sumthin' were to, you know, happen to it. Lotsa things can happen to a town ain't got insurance you know. Like a hurricane could blow in, level the joint. Or maybe a tornado. You knows how them tornadoes is. Always makin' a mess of things. Yeah, kinda makes you think about payin' up on dat insurance thing, don't it?"
The Lord seldom reaches His big hand down and smites anyone directly. Usually, it's some jihadist with the bomb, dagger, sword, etc.
The best managers know how to delegate.
The New Testament is quite notably lacking in this kind of violence. It's a kingdom of the spirit, rather than a kingdom of men.
That God clued in Peter and arranged the timing as well is a, well, no-brainer. The church itself had the gift of prophecy for quite a while; if it didn't, there wouldn't be any authoritative New Testament. This is a straightforward case of prophecy.
It's fairly easy to prophesy something bad when you have the means to make it happen. The end times was prophesied also, but that's a bit more difficult to pull off.
This isn't the only time that Christians were spoken of as coming to hurt by supernatural force for bad attitudes in the assembly. See 1 Cor 11:23ff.
This is ridiculous. Robertson has jumped the shark, and should really consider the Monastic life at this point.
If I remember right, only Catholicism has a monastic tradition--Protestants eschew (gesundheit) monasticism as being pagan in origin.