Sunday, January 17, 2010

Considering Haiti

Pat Robertson was criticized by the Reverend Al Sharpton and a talk show host for saying Haiti was a Voodoo country that had made a pact with the devil. As I recall the people of Haiti reconfirmed this pact a few years ago. Sharpton and others did not like the implication that the people of Haiti are the cause of their problems. Sharpton blamed the United States for Haiti’s problems because we had not given them enough money to help them.

Such speaking tells me that Sharpton and this talk show host, who I think was Rusty Humphries, do not know the Holy Bible or God as well as Pat Robertson does.

In God’s word, the Holy Bible, He clearly states, (Proverbs 14:34) “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Voodoo is certainly sin as is making a pact with the devil. Renewing that pact is also sin.

A nation’s lifestyle does affect how God deals with a nation and a people. (Psalms 107:33, 34) “He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.” (Ps 9:17)”The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Has Haiti been turned into hell?

U.S.A. Today had as one of its headlines, “Help and Pray.” They got it wrong. The people of Haiti need to repent of their sin and invite Jesus into their hearts and live in obedience to Jesus.

America needs to take note because we are going the way of Haiti. There are those who are turning the United States into a secular nation. That is a nation without God; a godless nation. We are not simply forgetting God but turning from God. President Obama says that the United States is 5% of the world’s population yet we consume 25% of the world’s resources. He wants to correct this disparity which would require shrinking the economy by 80% and taking America’s wealth and giving it to others. Rush Limbaugh said he wanted the President to fail and was criticized for it. Evidently the President’s supporters want the American economy to shrink by 80% also. I would say he is being successful at destroying the nation and its people. He did promise change and this is change.

Can you see America turning into hell?

P.S. Pat Robertson is lamblasted by the opposition media for what he said about the possible cause of the devastation in Haiti. The same media says nothing about the outrageous claims made by actor Danny Glover, who claimed that the cause of the earthquake was the failure of the Coppenhagen Climate Summit! gj

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:22 PM

    The truth is that they did make a pact with the devil.

    Now the significance you put on that pact I guess has to do with whether you believe the devil is real or not.

    But it is one of Haiti's founding myths.

    According to Haitian national history, the revolutionary war was launched on the eve of a religious ceremony at a place in the north called Bwa Kayiman (Bois Caiman, in French). At that ceremony on August 14, 1791, an African slave named Boukman sacrificed a pig, and both Kongo and Creole spirits descended to possess the bodies of the participants, encouraging them and fortifying them for the upcoming revolutionary war. Despite deep ambivalence on the part of intellectuals, Catholics, and the moneyed classes, Vodou has always been linked with militarism and the war of independence and, through it, the pride of national sovereignty.

    So, yeah if there is a devil, Haiti made a pact with it. Might explain why even though Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the same island, the Dominican Republic has been far more successful.