Thursday, August 25, 2005

Pat Robertson should repent

I just wanted to post a quick not to let everyone know that Pat Robertson is wrong. He should publicly repent, just as he publicly sinned when he threw away the 6th commandment to make a political statement. His suggestion now that he was taken out of context make it more ridiculous. “Take him out” usually means killing, and in context it is hard to see how he meant anything else. Even if he did mean kidnapping, he is still throwing away the commandments of God. Such things should not be suggested, especially by an ordained man.
I believe this is related to previous discussions about salvation through politics. Why would a minister suggest such things? What do we, as Christians, have to fear from a foreign dictator, even a strong communist one? The answer is nothing. He can do nothing to us. There appears to be a confusion somewhere between the Church, the Kingdom of God, and America; a confusion between the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and Free Market Democracy. These things ought not to be confused. Robertson should stop stalling, admit his wrong, and repent.

1 Comments:

WoCoFunk said...

I agree. Pat Robertson and his kind often confuse the ideals of Christianity with the ideals of the Republican Party. Interestingly, Pat Robertson did backtrack pretty quick when he said that the 9/11 attacks were the result of America's sinfulness--a statement that, while still debatable, at least had some biblical backing. It seems Pat Robertson is more interested in advancing his own kingdom (which is not small!) than the Kingdom of God.