Pat Robertson~What about him?

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  1. Gina B

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    I deliberately attempt to not listen to the popular or even not so popular evangelists/pastors across America. Usually I have enough to chew on just reading the bible and listening to my own pastor. ;)
    His name keeps coming up though. What's everyone's problem with him? If you don't have a problem, what's good about him?
    Should I care either way? How does he affect us, or how is he affecting Christianity?
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    Gina, Ask your pastor about him. I've met Pat before and he is a pleasant man to be around. His theology is just off. He is also very much involved with the money train and he is also a member of the Skull and Bones society at Yale.
     
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    One wonders if we Protestants are too critical of the men of God that He has given us. On another posting center people were 'cutting down' Rev. Dr. Billy Graham. Now Rev. Dr.Pat Robertson is on the chopping block. Who will be next.

    If a successful pastor or evangelist makes a lot of money I think we should respect this is being normal. I expect to pay a larger fee to go to a 'brain surgeon' than to my G.P.

    One lesson we Protestants can learn from Catholic people is they respect their priests and other ecclesiastical leaders.

    What about you?

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    I respect Pat Robertson as a man of God, although I disagree with some of his theology.

    Thousands of people have come to the Lord through his ministry. Until I 'win' as many souls as he has, I'm certainly not going to criticize him...

    He has written several books that have helped me and multitudes of others.

    He is a very intelligent, gentle man and I believe him to be a very Godly man.

    Lost people make money; why shouldn't God's people? Lost people live in nice houses and drive nice cars; why shouldn't God's people?

    I believe he is doing what God called him to do. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Are Baptists considered "Protestants"?
     
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    Emory: You do not have Baptist listed on your profile and this is a "Baptist Only" forum... There are plenty of forums marked "All Christians" that you may post in. [​IMG]

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    [ October 14, 2003, 09:29 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
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    I am not going to debate this. You signed a 'Users' Agreement' when you joined. Please go back and read it and please post in the "All Christians" forums in the future.

    Thank you!
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    I used to watch 700 club all the time. Everytime I ever called for prayer they didn't care about what I called for but only had I had their charismatic baptism in the Holy Spirt, and how much money I wanted to give them.
    I read something a few years ago about the woman who used ot be his producer, she left becasue God opened her eyes to what was going on, according to her, his words of knowledge are real. They would make that stuff up and thought it was ok because it made tv viewers have faith in Pat Robertson. Which is exactly what Hinn did by paying people to come on stage and get healed.
     
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    [ October 14, 2003, 09:25 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
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    I don't like Pat Robertson and I don't like his show and I don't watch it.

    He is too negative for me. I like positive preachers that preach the Good News, not always telling us about Bad News and how bad the world is. Maybe I caught his show on an off day?

    What makes him better than some of the other TV evangelists?
     
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    Isn't this fun? One must be a BAPTIST to post in the Baptist-only sections. You have been reminded kindly and now I am going to delete all your posts.

    If you have a problem, please contact me. I will not allow you to use abusive language to Sue.
     
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    [ October 14, 2003, 11:06 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
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    [ October 14, 2003, 11:08 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
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    My parents and I both used to give to Pat's ministry years ago. After all, we were promised financial blessings for doing so. I have also seen him speak in tongues and have "words of knowledge" about people in the audience who were being healed.

    People may think he is leading people to Christ, but all he did was lead me astray. It was not because of this man that I became a Christian, but listening to and following his ministry, I sure thought I was. Talk about dangerous! I almost didn't think I was lost anymore!

    I think I lost all respect for this man when he proclaimed that his prayers were what caused a hurricane to keep from hitting Virginia Beach. He prayed, and God answerd! Amen and hallelujah! Those poor non-praying non-christians that were hit by the hurricane just can't compete with the prayers of Pat Robertson! How sad that he applauded God for listening to him when SOMEONE was hit by that awful storm. He feeds the "you have to have faith to get what you want" philosophy. I would recommend staying far away from that!

    He may be a nice man, but he isn't doing anyone any favors by teaching things that are so contradictory to God's Word.

    ~Lorelei
     
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    Lorelei, I used to watch him early in my christianity, I lost respect for him when he made claims that it wa because of him so many tens of thousands were being saved inRussia, and then a few weeks later during raising money he said it was becasue viewers did not give enough money that an additional 30,000 people were not saved in Russia and were going to hell.
    And to think I though it was all God.
     
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    Right. That storm beat the snot out of Ocean City, Md and then bounced up to Cape May, NJ, where we had our restaurant at the time. Nice going, Pat.

    When I was a new Christian, I used to listen to him all the time. That's partly how I got caught up in the WoF movement.

    His theology is bad, but it's more silly than heretical. My problem, even more than what he might teach, himself, is that he makes his show a platform for every false teacher under the sun.

    I remember once he had Benny "Call me Benny Jehovah" Hinn on and Benny prayed for the audience and they were slain in the spirit.

    Why wasn't Pat slain? Why wasn't the Irish girl slain? Why weren't the camera men slain? Why wasn't the sound guy slain?

    It was pretty silly.

    He's had Reinhardt Bonke, Benny Jehovah, Rodney Howard Browne, etc on.

    He had actor Gary Busey on and Busey just rambled and rambled (I'm pretty sure he was high) about all of this New Age garbage about connecting with the universe's energy and blah blah blah...

    Pat never said a word.
     

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