Skip to comments.Statement Regarding Pat Robertson's Comments on Haiti
Posted on 01/15/2010 8:46:22 AM PST by ZGuy
On todays The 700 Club, during a segment about the devastation, suffering and humanitarian effort that is needed in Haiti, Dr. Robertson also spoke about Haitis history. His comments were based on the widely-discussed 1791 slave rebellion led by Boukman Dutty at Bois Caiman, where the slaves allegedly made a famous pact with the devil in exchange for victory over the French. This history, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed. Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was Gods wrath. If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertsons compassion for the people of Haiti is clear. He called for prayer for them. His humanitarian arm has been working to help thousands of people in Haiti over the last year, and they are currently launching a major relief and recovery effort to help the victims of this disaster. They have sent a shipment of millions of dollars worth of medications that is now in Haiti, and their disaster team leaders are expected to arrive tomorrow and begin operations to ease the suffering.
Chris Roslan Spokesman for CBN
Now that's funny.
Thats right. Haiti use to be the “Pearl of the(Greater) Antilles”-—it was extrememly rich, and one of the most important ports in the world.
But, after the sacrifice of the pig, and allegience to satanic voodoo...it has become a living hell on earth. It is a fact.
The wealth and prestige passed to the Dominican Republic- which has the best economy in central America—and who aligned themselves with Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church. Interesting, isn’t it?
We are judged individually, not collectively. A pact made 200 years ago by a few desperate men has no bearing on the people that are suffering now. To suggest that it does is the height of stupidity.
You didnt make a statement as to your personal beliefs with respect to the veracity of scripture but let me just say that there are many references throughout the Bible of how the actions and beliefs of people in a current age will have an effect on their future age....not just on a personal level but to their family, descendents etc.
Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Go to the New Testament - Jesus' teaching shows God's mercy for the individual even more clearly.
Too bad Pat didn't have this on his mind the other day.
I have to say, as a former member of CBN, that Pat is a gold digger, and has used the Lord as a cover in his quest for personal wealth. He lied over and over to secure gold and diamonds for himself. It is true. He has blood on his hands in Liberia. Oh, I am sure that Robertson thinks in his heart that he is actually building God’s kingdom with his money...but one does not insult the Lord and the Lord’s laws, to build ones earthly kingdom, which assists God’s kingdom!
I also have to say that Robertson showed his true regard for God’s laws, when he came out and supported Guiliani for President. Guiliani who supports abortion, gay marriage and who himself is a serial adulterer.
Pat Robertson has not done one thing for anyone. Jesus Christ and the power of His Gospel have worked in people’s lives despite Pat Robertson.
It is the Devil who seeks to steal, kill and destroy not the Lord. It is Jesus who comes to give life and life abundantly.
You didn't point to a specific reference in the New Testament to support your point but I don't believe there is actually a conflict between the two... a difference but not a conflict. God hated sin in the Old Testament and he still hated sin the New Testatment. Likewise God blessed those who followed his ways in the Old Testament and he continues to bless those who follow Jesus Christ in the New Testament age.
No investigation is necessary. We've been here before how many times? Some tragedy happens. Robertson says something unbelievably stupid.
When you get email from Nigeria, do you think a thorough investigation is necessary to determine if it's a scam or not? Or, do you consider the source, and reach a proper conclusion based on everything else you know about that source? Emailers from Nigera are cons. Roberson is a fool of biblical proportions.
The rule to follow with Robertson is this: If it's coming out of his mouth, it is gobsmackingly disgraceful and an embarrassment to all Christians and conservatives everywhere. What ever he is saying should be ridiculed and dismissed before the sound waves hit your ear, lest you end up being associated with him in any way.
(Luke 13:1 NIV) Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
(Luke 13:2 NIV) Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?
(Luke 13:3 NIV) I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
(Luke 13:4 NIV) Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?
(Luke 13:5 NIV) I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”
Israel was always being judged by Yahweh for the wickedness of her Kings. That is why America is very short sighted when they think it's all about electing a President and/or Congressman. The righteous fall under the same judgment when Yahweh removes His protection. Read Job.
I was referring to the stupidity of Robertson's comment, but if you want to throw yourself under that label, go ahead.
(Luke 13:4 NIV) Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on themdo you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? ... I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
Thanks for helping me to prove my point. God does not tip over towers or create earthquakes to punish individuals for the sins of their leaders or countrymen (read my earlier post re:Genesis 18: 22 33). Yes, we must all repent, but those that suffer earthquakes are not more guilty. God has not singled out the people of Haiti for special punishment. To say so is ridiculous.
The rule to follow with Robertson is this: If it's coming out of his mouth, it is gobsmackingly disgraceful and an embarrassment to all Christians and conservatives everywhere.
Actually, I spoke correctly. The island has been separated officially since 1697, when the French and Spanish signed a treaty. From that time, until shortly after Haiti’s independence, it was the most wealthy colony in the area, perhaps the world. Definately substantially more wealthy than the Spanish half of the island, which the Haitians actually occupied for a time. After Haitian independence this wealth ended.
Do you think we in America treated our slaves well? Then, you need to read the account written by runaway slave, Fredrick Douglas.
The Dominican Republic also had a population which was over 90% slaves. Again, those slaves were also treated horrifically. The first major uprising of slaves, was in fact in the country we now call the Dominican Republic. Yet history has shown that neither one of our nations has ever been in as horrible a situation as Haiti—before the quake.
—Yet. But, those days may be on the way...
France ended up with the entire island again after most of the Spaniards left as Mexico developed, but even so it appears slaves didn’t account for more than 50% of the much smaller Dominican population (a quarter of Haiti’s). And when wealth is measured in slaves, who is the richest? Are you telling me that modern Haitians brought this horrific trajedy on themselves and they somehow deserve what they have coming to them?
I do not understand what you are talking about. First of all, the Dominican Republic had a ratio of 13:1, slaves to Europeans. This is much more than 50%.
Also, wealth wasn’t being measured in slaves—it was being measured in exports. Coffee and Sugar. For a time, Haiti exported more wealth than North America. The fact is, both nations which share the island, have very identical histories, climates and exports. Haiti use to be rich, yet after independence, they suddenly became the poorest nation on earth; while the Dominican Republic became wealthy.
One thing to keep in mind though, is that the “Pact with the Devil” was for 200 years of service and allegiance. And the time is now up.
For 200 years Haitians have lived in an earthly hell. I pray that those days are over, and they, and we, will turn to the living God as our support and strength.