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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

News: Robertson Calls for Assassination of Venezuelan President! - Updated

Plastered on the front of the Drudge Report today is the details over the comments Pat Robertson said concerning his idea that the President of Venezuela , Hugo Chavez, should be assassinated. The title of the Reuter's article is called "U.S. evangelist calls for assassination of Chavez." Doesn't that add to the hatred the world has for American Christians? Thanks Pat Robertson for the death of more Christian missionaries in the world outside your 700 Club. It's about time we found some new faces on television to represent us. The world laughs at us, and I mourn. Between Robertson and Benny Hinn and other television stars of American Christianity, one wonders about the public relations crisis we are in. Should we care? Should we call on Robertson to publicly denounce his comments? What do you think? For Venezuelan's response, click here. Another AP article here. For White House response, click here. For a Google listing of news articles relating to this, click here. Updated: NY Times article here. Recent AP article here. AFP article here. LA Times article here. BBC article here. To see orignial comments and video clip, click here. Blogs: Dr. Al Mohler's response here. World Mag Blog post here. Scrappleface Blog post here. James Spurgeon's Blog post here. James Thompson's Blog post here. Alex Forrest's Blog post here. Theopraxis Blog post here. Robertson's Clarification: Reuter's Report on Robertson's Clarification


Blogger Nathan White said...

Jesus certainly made it clear that the world would despise, hate, ridicule, and persecute anyone following after Him, but Robertson will bring persecution for ALL THE WRONG REASONS. I don’t know your thoughts on political activism in the Christian realm, but I am against it all the way. And stuff like this is one reason why.

Men like Falwell, Dobson, and Robertson continually make enemies out of those we are commanded to witness to, they bring persecution and hatred on Christians for the wrong reasons, they fail to understand the sovereignty of God over the nations, and they fail to understand the wrath of God and his judgment on those who practice evil. It would be one thing if Robertson called the man to repent, it is quite another to publicly suggest his assassination. As a prominent figure associated with Christianity, Robertson has no business saying things like that. However, given his erroneous doctrinal views in other areas, can we even affirm his salvation? I’m not saying he isn’t redeemed, but whether he is or not it’s definitely debatable -especially after his recent ecumenism and glorification of the late pope. Therefore, can we call a man to repent for his words when his heart may be further gone than that?
This would apply to the likes of Benny Hinn as well.

8/23/2005 05:19:00 PM


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