Sunday, January 08, 2006

Robertson Update

Here is the quote. . .

Robertson said:“In the book of Joel, the prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has ‘enmity against those who divide My land.’ God considers this land to be His. When you read the Bible, He said this is my land. For any Prime Minister of Israel who decides he will carve it up and give it away, God said, “No, this is Mine.”

I don’t find this terribly outrageous. Did this occur on a slow news day?

I also found this:
“According to his [Robertson’s] spokesperson, Angell Watts, Robertson is simply reminding his viewers what the Bible has to say about efforts made to divide the land of Israel.

She also expressed Dr. Robertson’s outrage at People for the American Way, who have a clear left-wing political agenda and who, on an ongoing basis, lift his comments out of context and widely circulate them in an attempt to discredit him.”

Ahhhh. . . A left-wing group going after a Christian and taking his comments out of context. Shouldn’t this be the story?

Perhaps the other conservative Christians were misled as I was. Its obvious that Robertson expressed his opinion about scripture and related it to a man he knew. . . liked. . . respected. . . prayed with. . . There was nothing hateful or mean-spirited in it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sunday January 8, 2006

Mr. Maloot,

I came across your post on Get Religion,

I would like to post my response,

Sunday January 8, 2006

In response to Terry Mattingly article on Pat Robertson's comment, which included the picture of Time magazine with PR on the cover, Gospel TV Religion, Politics and Money.

In response to your statement,
start quote,
"I am both stunned and appalled that Pat Robertson would claim to know the mind of God concerning whether particular tragic events, such as former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination in 1995 or Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke, were the judgments of God. Pat Robertson should know better.

A far greater expert on God’s will than Pat Robertson will ever be, the Apostle Paul, declared, ‘O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?’ (Romans 11:33-34 KJV)

The Bible clearly reveals God to be a God of justice and righteousness as well as a God of forgiveness and mercy. Does God judge? Yes. However, whether or not a particular event is God’s judgment is something that the Apostle Paul has told us is ‘past finding out.’ No one ‘hath known the mind of the Lord.’
end of quote.

Will you agree with my statement, "Christ Jesus knows the mind of God".
Quoting the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:16 NIV
"For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ."
Now, many have taken PR's comment out of context or whatever it is called, the Apostle Paul spoke as one who knew something about the mind of God.
But, then again, the Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 1:15 KJV,
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."

Lots of God's WORD for me to study, and so little time until Christ returns, I must be busy doing the will of God, our master's business.