Pat Robertson Blames Earthquake in Haiti on God’s Wrath

Pat_RobertsonI don’t know why God allows natural disasters to occur. We can’t blame them on man’s free will, because the only will that is involved here is God’s. That being said, I can’t even begin to explain why Pat Robertson chose to label the horrendous earthquakes in Haiti as God’s revenge for a pact that the people of Haiti made with the Devil. You can read his exact words in this article on CNN.com.

Was Pat Robertson accurate? I don’t know. As believers should our first reaction to tragedy be condemnation? Should the first thing out of our mouths be “this happened because you didn’t…”

When people were in need, Jesus’ initial reaction wasn’t telling them about the things that they did wrong. When there was a need, he helped. When people were sick, he healed them. Somebody please correct me if I am wrong about this one.

As Christians, our first response should be to help those in need, not tell them why they were hit with disaster or illness. That won’t accomplish anything. The bible reminds us about how powerful love is (1 Corinthians 13). Love should be our first course of action.

I have a lot of respect for Pat Robertson. I believe that he has done some really good things in this world. However, there are times where he reminds me of a certain type of that uncle many of us have. I’m referring to the uncle that you can bear with as long as family members are the only people around. You don’t want to be around this uncle outside of your family circle, because he is bound to say or do something that will completely embarrass you. (like wear a checkered suit or walk around in his underwear) Although a little embarrassment may come, you still love him at the end of the day.

Where do we go from here? The worst thing we can do is to join in on all of the name-calling. I suggest that we continue to love Pat Robertson and keep him in our prayers. I also suggest that we continue to pray for the people of Haiti and help them in any way we can.

What do you think about Pat Robertson’s comments? Was God using this earthquake to inflict revenge on a nation?

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  • Melissa

    This is the only time ever with a earthquake, I first went and check what is the religion there. No surprise when I find that voodoo is practice all over the place. I then sensed, this is God wrath, so I agree with this. God will let one die to save a 100. Sometimes we need a wakeup call.

  • http://thegospelblog.com Cliff

    Melissa, thanks for the comment. It looks like there have been previous earthquake in the history of Haiti (1984, 1770). If God wanted to send a wakeup call, why would he choose Haiti. Why not choose Las Vegas? That would really get our attention.

  • robert

    Pat Robertson is a rich entertainer who seems to rejoice in this sorrow. His Holier than thou arrogance has been on display before and is no surprise.
    I’m not sure that Pat or his followers would recognize the real Jesus Christ.
    “Hate is strong and mocks the song of Peace on earth, good will to men!”

  • Gillian

    Pat Robertson should be living in the Middle Ages. Earthquakes are to do with the earths plates moving. Any Scientist knows this.
    If there is a “God” then he is a murderer of inocent people whose lack of education is not their fault in practicing their religion. Pat should be speaking about help this people out of the mess they are in. He should use the Money he get and spend it on Haiti rather then talking a load of tosh from the Middle ages.

  • Jerry

    Pat Robertson is a Pharisee. What about the Europeans who raped and pillaged the continents of Africa and Asia, most of whose dependants are now wallowing in the earthly treasures of these atrocities? Give me a break!! God punishes because people didn’t want to be treated like animals? I am deeply hurt and angered by this, but with God’s help, I will praise thru and pray for Pat Robertson’s eternal soul.

  • Jerry

    Sorry…I meant to say descendants… not dependants…

  • Lisa

    GOD IS IN CHARGE IT IS NOT UP TO US TO QUESTION THE LORD

  • http://thegospelblog.com Cliff

    Robert, Gillian, Jerry and Lisa…thanks for the comments.

    I believe that there are things that God does that are completely beyond our understanding. I think that in times like these we are better served by keeping our mouths shut rather than try to explain or justify the actions of God.

    I don’t believe that God is a murderer and I don’t think that he goes out to punish the weak. In times like this, the best we can do it to just go to God and ask him how he would like us to respond regarding what has happened.

  • Steve

    Absolutely no evidence for any god so “retribution” is impossible. I think it most likely that this disaster was caused by: human greed resulting in badly made buildings; lack of expenditure on infrastructure and public services by corrupt government; forcing the poor to live where nobody else wants to be; and plate tectonics.

  • http://thegospelblog.com Cliff

    Steve, thanks for the comment. Whether you believe in God or not, it is pretty safe to say this disaster was not caused by any type of human actions.

  • http://www.caramoantravel.com Caramoan

    I pray for those people who have been injured in Haiti. the earthquake in Haiti is one of the word disasters this year. I just hope that they would be able to recover soon.

  • Terry

    Gillian, you sound like a scientific fool…Is science or the malfunction thereof the cause for your cranium being inserted into your rectal cavity?

  • Andy

    I noticed that the Catholic National Cathedral in Port-au-Prince was destroyed and the Archbishop and Vicar General both died. I wonder why God allowed that? Is He just a bad aim? Or does He hold wrath for Catholics? Or is something else going on here? Why are we not supposed to ask these questions?

    It’s almost as if He works in RANDOM ways.

  • elenore

    what a to do about nothing. everyone is entitled to their opinion, or are they? I think that everyone who eats meat partakes in murder and the absolute daily horror and despair of animals every day all day and night. so to me most people are hypocrites. just get on with your own lives. the problem with this day and age is that every tom, dick and sally think they are experts in the puny futility of their minds.

  • http://www.electronicslab.ph Jam Reyes

    i have several relatives who were also vicitimized by the earthquake in Haiti. thank God that they were not seriously hurt. i hope and pray that Haiti would be able to recover soon from this disaster.

  • http://www.pinoyloveforum.com Cyril Smith

    some of my friends who work in haiti were also victimized by that terrible earthquake. i was very thankful that they only suffered minor scratches.

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  • Codybautista77

    ¬†Well Andy:God is not angry at true christians,catholics,roman catholics:God is angry at People who are mebers of Illuminati,Freemasons and Bilderberg.Why:Simple because these groups are the prhophesized ANTICHHRIST in the bible and Pat robinson is a Freemason.and A FREEMASON?ILLUMINATI/BIDERBERG don’t have the right to preach the word of GOD.because deep inside their hearts they hate GOD.and they Worship LUCIFER. BEWARE!!!!

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