The Haiti Curse

16 01 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 2 January 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Pat Robertson Vilified

“It never ceases to amaze me that in times of amazing human suffering somebody says something that can be so utterly stupid,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, commenting on Pat Robertson’s mention of the curse on Haiti. My question is this: Is there a better explanation for Haiti’s perennial situation. Pat’s reference to their pact with the devil, is historical. The curse is not from God, but the normal effect of serving satan. He came to steal, kill and destroy. He is just doing what he always does. Haiti’s 1791 pact with the devil is still in effect.

Pastor Charles Simpson once said: “It matters what you believe.” He was referring to the famines in India. They believed that cows were gods, so they had no meat. And rats were gods, so they lost much of their grain rather than kill the rats. America, on the other hand is blessed because this land was blessed by the foundations built by our forefathers who believed in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Topic #2  Where is God in Times of Disaster?

There are two equally wrong extreme views of God. One, favored by the media, is that He causes killer storms and delights in the deaths. The other is that He has no power to stop them, watching helplessly as they destroy. The truth is neither extreme. The fact is that God has given man the choice between good and evil. For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord GOD (Yahweh). “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:32 God’s heart is clear in this verse, yet when man chooses evil, there are inevitable consequences.

The gospel is defined in Romans 1, as both righteousness by faith and wrath against unrighteousness. It is good news that God will ultimately and eternally eliminate evil.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:17-20

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22 01 2010
Lee

while I do not question the validity of robertsons statement i do think the timing was a little off the beaten path…….

blessings,

Lee

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