Monday, March 05, 2012

Pat Robertson Blames People For The Deadly Tornadoes

Well, Pat Robertson is at it again. He really needs to be silent. Here's what he's saying about the recent deadly tornadoes:

He states that God doesn't send tornadoes and these were not acts of God, its just the air currents He set up.  He sounds a lot like Rick Warren and both of them are showing just how impotent their god is.Actually they also show just how impotent they are too, especially charismatic leader and false teacher Robertson. Here is Warren's statement and my response. Since they are similar, I thought I'd post it here.

"God’s will is not done most of the time on earth. When people go, “oh, that hurricane must have been God’s will” – baloney! That wasn’t God’s will. God’s will is not done most of the time. If I go out and get drunk and run over a pregnant mother and kill her and her baby, that’s not God’s will, that’s my will." ~Rick Warren, in his interview in 2008 to promote his "The Purpose of Christmas".

As I said about Warren, this also applies to Robertson:

Contrary to Rick’s god, the true God of Scripture takes credit for the weather, as it is His tool to do His bidding:

Exo 9:18 Behold, about this time tomorrow I will cause very heavy hail to fall, such as never has been in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.

Job 38:22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 23 which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?

Psa 78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamores with frost.

Psa 105:32 He gave them hail for rain, and fiery lightning bolts through their land.

Psa 148:7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, 8 fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling His word!

Because God is Sovereign and Creator, He does as He wishes with the weather. The Flood is a good example of this, as is the drought of three years during Isaiah’s time. God’s is actively bringing about His plan---His plan revealed is called prophecy. It seems that Rick has issues with this.God is truly in control of His whole creation and this is cause for great comfort and peace:

Ps. 33: 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. 9 For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm. 10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples. 11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Dan 2:20 Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. 21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Robertson blamed for not praying the storm away. After all Jesus spoke the storm away, we can too. Does he realize that there were many Christians affected by the deadly tornadoes? Where's the man's compassion, at least? 

Pat Robertson also asked why "build houses where tornadoes are apt to happen?" In regard to hurricanes: "The fact that people want  to build houses on the edge of an ocean is their fault, not God's."  So where did he grow up and where did he build his Regent  University? Virginia. The school is right on the "edege of an ocean; that is, at  Virginia Beach, VA. I believe he also resides in there as well. Virginia has seen many tornadoes and storms over the centuries.

According to Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic,  Virginia "is at risk for high winds, coastal flooding, rainfall flooding, and tornadoes."

"During the past century, all sections in the eastern half of the state have experienced
hurricane force gusts, if not sustained hurricane strength winds. High wind events of the
past hundred years occurred in 1933, 1936, 1944, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1985, 1996 and
2003. Hurricane Isabel in 2003 was the last tropical cyclone to bring significant coastal
and interior tidal section flooding. The remnants of Hurricane Floyd in 1999 deluged
southeastern Virginia and is among the periodic tropical cyclones that have generated
double-digit rainfall and severe flooding. Many tropical systems have spun off tornadoes."

It also listed among the more notorious storms of the centuries:

  Hurricane Irene tracked along the coast on August 27. Heavy rain, including 
    some totals more than 10 inches, fell on eastern sections of Virginia. Irene lashed 
    the eastern third of Virginia with tropical storm and isolated hurricane force gusts. 
    In early September, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee produced flash flooding  
    in some sections of eastern Virginia, with the Washington, DC, suburbs particularly hard hit.

So given Robertson's own words, its his fault for building a school where its prone to be hit by massive storms. I sure hope they don't use any government money to repair damages.

This man, who is a false teacher and a false prophet is cruel in his doctrine and inaction. After all, he claims he has much power as a Charismatic with the sign gifts. So why didn't he pray away the storms himself, instead of sitting there "letting" them happen? I mean if that's for anyone to do, certainly he could have done it himself. Of course, I am positive that many true Christians were in fact asking the Lord to move the storms, if He so chose to do so. But see, the God of Scripture is absolutely and completely Sovereign over His entire creation. It was indeed His will to bring these tornadoes to these specific places. Why? Well specifically we don't know, but we do know that all He does is just, good, and right. Perhaps this was a tool of judgement for some, a wake up call for others, and the tool He used to save some.  I know many of us were praying for God's protection of His own in those places but also that they would be a bold testimony for HIM. 

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