Monday, January 18, 2010

Considering Haiti – another perspective

Sam wrote an article, "Considering Haiti," yesterday, where he commented on the outcry against Pat Robertson’s assessment of the possible causes surrounding the devastating Haiti earthquake last week.

Surely the pact that Haiti made with Satan had a role to play in her current impoverishment and decadence. The Satanic influence in the Voodoo ‘religion’ continues to deeply influence that troubled land. Her primary problem is a spiritual one and not a physical or social one.

Connie Schultz, writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper typifies the sentiment of the radical left, which she and her husband, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) never to be confused with the somewhat conservative and Massachusetts’s next U.S. Senator, Scott Brown. She wrote an article on Sunday, “Drowning out Pat Robertson’s message of hate on Haiti with the voices of faith in our common humanity.” Yes, that is what the secularist put their hope and trust in –“our common humanity.” Therein lies the rub, man is fallen. He is desperately wicked apart from salvation, redemption through a personal relationship with God the Son, Jesus Christ.

The peoples of Haiti, individually and collectively, have rejected Jesus Christ, God’s sole provision for restoration of the depraved human condition, is the major cause for that land’s impoverishment. It is the lack of faith and trust in God that is the root cause of Haiti’s problems. It is not that America has not provided enough money from its seemingly unending desire to give away money that it does not have.

The radical leftist media, as epitomized by pundits like Schultz, shoot the messenger (Robertson) and miss completely the message. Schultz distorts the truth. She claims that Robertson “heartlessly claimed the earthquake was God’s revenge.” Robertson never said that. That message is the truth. See and read Robertson’s comments for yourself in the video and the transcript below.

Here is a partial transcript of the video above:

PAT ROBERTSON: And, you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, "We will serve you if you will get us free from the French." True story. And so, the devil said, "OK, it's a deal."And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other. Desperately poor. That island of Hispaniola is one island. It's cut down the middle. On the one side is Haiti; on the other side is the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, et cetera. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to God. And out of this tragedy, I'm optimistic something good may come. But right now, we're helping the suffering people, and the suffering is unimaginable.

KRISTI WATTS (co-host): Absolutely, Pat.

Schultz viciously attacks Robertson, writing, “What a foolish, hurtful man,” for referring to Haiti’s past pact with Satan. It is Schultz and her ilk that are foolish and hurtful people. “Our common humanity” is not the source of hope; it is the source of rebellion against God. The people building the Tower of Babel (Scriptural account) were united in their desire to reach heaven by their own power, but God intervened and confused their language causing them to be scattered across the earth. God refuses to share His power and glory with mere mortals.

Like Sam said yesterday, rejecting God is dangerous. It was dangerous for Haiti and it is dangerous for any nation to reject God. The current leaders in power here in American continue to reject God and are leading this nation on the same path of destruction as Haiti . . . unless we repent individually and collective of our sins.

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