Pat Robertson offends me on many levels. I know… who cares, right?
In this clip, Pat is preaching at a conference. After telling the crowd “Jesus IS IN THIS ROOM with us,” Pat goes on to say that, “If Jesus was standing in front of you, he’d ask, ‘What do you want?'”
And Pat says, “[Jesus] I want to receive my sight. I’d like my child to be healed. I gotta dead baby. I want you to bring him back to life again… ”
Really Pat? REALLY?! Because I know several faithful God-loving parents who have lost children and Jesus didn’t raise their babies from the dead. When was the last time you saw Jesus raise a baby from the dead? When? Last week? Twenty years ago? Have you ever seen a baby come back from the dead? Oh, I know you believe it can happen. But have you seen it happen? Because babies–thousands of babies–die every day. And Jesus doesn’t raise them from the dead. I mean, you’d think it would be on the news or something–at least Fox News would cover something like that. Can Jesus heal? I believe he can. But telling a crowd of people that Jesus is standing in front of them wanting to give them whatever their hearts desire is just stupid. And mean. And not true.
Jesus isn’t some magic show. He’s not a wishing well. He’s not a genie in a bottle. And that’s exactly what you’re presenting him as with this kind of offensive Christian rhetoric…