On rare occasions, televangelist Pat Robertson says something sensible. Like when he said our existing drug laws needed to be revisited because “criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot…[is] just costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people.” Or when he mocked Young Earth Creationists by saying, “Bishop Ussher… wasn’t inspired by the Lord when he said it all took 6,000 years; it just didn’t!”
Today was one of those times… and it lasted all of a minute.
During today’s episode of The 700 Club, Robertson said that churches should not hold large indoor services in the midst of the the pandemic because people could catch the virus. He’s absolutely right. (Take that, John MacArthur.)
But then, less than two minutes later, during a story about the derecho that recently devastated parts of the midwest, Robertson went right back to Crazytown, claiming God was sending us a message via the weather.
I personally feel this coronavirus is so deadly, and the idea of having large [numbers of] people come together without masks and without social distancing is a mistake, because people catch this stuff and coronavirus is deadly. Not only does it affect the lungs, it affects, now, the neurological system. It affects other parts of the body. We haven’t yet plumbed the depths of what this stuff does. And I really really don’t think that it’s wise for 1,000 people to come together without masks and without social distancing. And just all of a sudden they are out there praising the Lord and having a wonderful time, and at the same time, people are catching this stuff…
… What is going on? Could the Lord, in His wisdom, be allowing something to happen to America to wake us up so we will repent before Him? We’re looking at the locusts coming to all the parts of the world. We’re looking at this dreaded coronavirus. We’re looking at an economy that’s in shambles and trillions of dollars in debt. And now, we are looking at a body blow to the midwest of our country.
I just wonder… If there was ever a time to pray, I tell you, it’s time. “If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I’ll hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Repent. Turn from wicked ways. And there are a lot of stuff that we are doing in America that is an abomination before God Almighty.
I’m surprised a man his age can endure that kind of theological whiplash.
I guess even Pat Robertson can’t go too long without remembering he’s Pat Robertson.
(Thanks to Kyle for the link)