The people of Haiti made a deal with the devil, to get liberated from the French colonialism, a revelation expressed by Word of Faith preacher Pat Robertson.
While hosting «the 700 Club» on the Christian Broadcasting Network Wednesday, Robertson said the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck Haiti a day earlier was the consequence of the curse that had befallen the country’s people after its founding fathers made a «pact to the Devil» in exchange for Haiti’s independence from France.
«Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor» Robertson said.
Robertson based his comment on a well-known folk tale among Haitians that not all citizens believe.
Similarly, Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, responded to Robertson’s «embarrassing» remarks by highlighting the «Theological arrogance matched to ignorance»
In a commentary posted Thursday, Mohler acknowledged that Haiti has a well-known history of the occult, voodoo, and sorcery. He also said he agrees that God does and will judge the nations and has sovereign power over everything.
But the highly respected evangelical scholar said «we have no right to claim that we know why a disaster like the earthquake in Haiti happened at just that place and at just that moment».
«Will God judge Haiti for its spiritual darkness? Of course», he added. But humans cannot claim to understand the judgment of God.
To illustrate his point, Mohler brought out a series of unanswerable questions.
«Why did no earthquake shake Nazi Germany? Why did no tsunami swallow up the killing fields of Cambodia? Why did Hurricane Katrina destroy far more evangelical churches than casinos? Why do so many murderous dictators live to old age while many missionaries die young?» he posed.
Albert Mohler, Jr asks a few interesting questions, which he claims has no answers.
«Why did no earthquake shake Nazi Germany?».
Well it did. Eight million Germans lost their life in World war II. The Majority of them soldiers fighting for Hitler. The city of Berlin was left in rubble, worse affected than if an earthquake had hit the German capital. Next, the iron curtain was built, and punished the areas where the Nazi death camps had been built.
Why did Hurricane Katrina destroy far more evangelical churches than casinos?
Did it, really? I thought Churches are built of living stones.
Why do so many murderous dictators live to old age while many missionaries die young?
And whats suppose to be wrong with that? In Evangelical Christianity we learn that Heaven is a better place to be than Earth.
I do not agree with Pat Robertson`s comments. He glorify`s French colonialism and curse poor people calling poverty a curse. Its important to remind men like Robertson that also the two richest men of Haiti lost everything. The President did survive. The Catholic Archbishop perished.
Robertson also talks like the devil has equal powers as the living God. Thats wrong. Under no circumstance is the devil the final authority. Judgment ,rebukes and discipline belongs to God of the Bible.
But Patterson is right in regards to a living God that brings judgment to Earth, and that the nation of Haiti has been punished for witchcraft.
Sodom and Gomorra was destroyed by God Most high because of wickedness and sin. When this Baptist theologian claims man can not understand God`s judgment, he claims man is not able to read the Bible.