Once again in the midst of tragedy, Pat Robertson opens his mouth and inserts his foot. He claims that there is a connection between the horrible 7.0 quake in Haiti and their practice of the dark art of voodoo through the year. Voodoo is evil, and Haiti is a hotbed of it, that much is true; but Robertson knows neither the Bible nor his savior very well.
Luke 13:1-2,4: There were present in that season some who told (Jesus) about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered such things?
Or those eightteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them; do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you NO; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."
Points from this:
1. death and disaster, whether man-caused like Pilate or natural like the tower, are NOT judgements from God.
2. it is not God's concern how you die, but the state your soul is in when death comes. Jesus did not mean all evil people will have towers fall on them.
Every time a disaster like 9/11, Katrina, or this occurs people like Robertson jump up and claim God had a judgement against them. If God was Zeus, or Odin, this might be true. But Pat is more like James and John when they wanted to rain fire upon Samaria because they rejected Jesus. Jesus told them:
"You do not know what manner of Spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save." Luke 9:55-6
Pat Robertson needs to apply to himself one last line of scripture before speaking out, and that is Proverbs 10:11- The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked."
I sent a contribution through worldvision.com. I tried Red Cross but their site is messed up and IE kicked me clear off of it. Everyone has seen the pictures of the destruction there, but here's a stat to point out just how bad it was. Every year, the earth suffers about 800 quakes of between 5.0 and 5.9. Haiti took care of 1.3 % of this years total in the first five hours after the main quake.