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#0393sva – Pat Robertson Wrong Again!


Pat Robertson, charismatic TV broadcaster and former presidential candidate, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1960.  His broadcast, called “The 700 Club,” airs daily on the network.

On the September 16 broadcast, he told a viewer it would be justifiable to divorce his wife who has Alzheimer’s in order for him to remarry.  Such unscriptual reasoning made headlines, of course.  Now Robertson is back-pedaling.  In a statement, he said, “I was not giving advice to the whole world, nor was I counseling anybody to be unscriptural and leave [his] spouse.  Please know that I believe the Bible.   Please know that I would never tell anybody to leave [his] sick spouse.  I never, never would say such a thing…Remember, [people] come to me asking for specific advice, and I give them specific advice about their condition, not for the world.”

His explanation sound like a sloppy effort at damage control.  It looks like he has been wrong both times.

—Sword Press Service

 Administrator’s Comment:  Well, Pat is wrong on this one!  I actually saw the broadcast where he DID give advice for this man to divorce his sick wife.  Now the change of story???  Well, he is also a 33rd Degree Mason and he has been denying that also.

 Check out the Time Magazine cover below.

Notice the Masonic salute that Pat Robertson is doing on the cover of Time Magazine.  That is strictly Masonic not Christian. Whether you are a true novice in the Masonic order or the highest ranking Mason—as a born-again Christian (which Robertson claims to be) you would KNOW that the organization isn’t Christian but occultic in origin and practice. I know many who name the name of Christ but are 33rd Degree Masons.  Folks, you are either a follower of Christ or you are not! Can’t have it both ways on this one. (Matthew 10:34-39) 

For further information see:

Can a Christian be a Mason?  (Blog #0224 on this site under Occult or Cult)

 

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9 responses to “#0393sva – Pat Robertson Wrong Again!

  1. Ric Avelino October 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    “You are either a follower of Christ or you are not.” Whew!
    Is this not being ahead in judgement? So, if you’re a Mason then you’re anti Christ? If you’re
    a Mason, then salvation is not in you? If you’re an RC, then you’re anti Christ and you too are not saved?
    I am a born again Christian and was a Mason but i beg to disagree with the judgement. For all we know, many may be are truly Christians from those Masons than those who goes around saying they are Christians.
    I went out of being a Free Mason but i do not judge them for it is written, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” (Matthew 7:1)
    Expose and say your belief but please let us not judge. It is still always between the Most High God and the man and only God knows.

    • sandyvanasch October 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Ric:
      May I point you to some scriptures to consider?

      2 Timothy 4:2–5 (NKJV) “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and teaching. Fro the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfilly your ministry.”

      This verse is very interesting. “Convince, Rebuke” = The Greek word for “convince” refers to correcting behavior or false doctrine by using careful biblical argument to help a person understand the error of his actions. The Greek word for “rebuke” deals more with correcting the person’s motives by convicting him of his sin and leading him to repentance. Also in the last days many will defect from “sound doctrine” This verse clearly tells the Christian that he must do these things—i.e. rebuke, convict and convince.

      Titus 2:15 (NKJV) “Speak all things, exhort and rebuke with all authority. Le no one despise you.”

      Titus 1:9 (NKJV) ” holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.”

      I Timothy 4:13 (NKJV) “Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhoration, to doctrine.”

      Hebrews 3:12-13 (NKJV) ” Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today”, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”

      2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) ” All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

      1 Corinthians 2:13-15 (NKJV) ” These thing we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.”

      Basically, Christians are to KNOW the world of God and are to JUDGE according to what the Scriptures declare. WE ARE TO DO THESE THINGS OUT OF LOVE. We are to warn those that are going the wrong way so they may repent and go toward God and His way. Jesus said, “By their fruits you shall know them” If we weren’t to judge anything then how could Jesus instruct us to determine who is the true disciple and who isn’t? How could the above scriptures tell us to reprove, rebuke, etc and determine that an individual isn’t following sound doctrine? By the way, then you shouldn’t be “judging’ me either. What is your authority for telling me that I am judging? My opinion is not based on me or what I think but it is based on the “authority of the Word of God.” I gave several scriptures as proof texts. Not one isolated text which you have misinterpreted.

      My article was a warning to those who think that they can have their feet in both worlds. Either they are committed to Christ or they are not. It isn’t very hard to see. Jesus Christ has set the standard —not me. If you know anything at all about the Masonic Order then you MUST know that it isn’t build on Christianity. It is build on occultism which isn’t from God. If a person is truly born-again they cannot CONTINUE to be part of this organization. The rituals and pledges and oaths that a person takes and repeats at every stage of the Masonic Order is clearly not Christian.

      I John 3:6 “Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him” In this verse, “commits sin” conveys here the idea of habitual, constant sinning. If no check against habitual sin exists in someone who professes to be a Christian, John’s pronouncement is absolutely clear—salvation nerver took place.

      If you have read this blog for any length of time you will find that this blog is dedicated to pointing out false doctrine, false teachers, false religions and warning people about them. Our mission is to sound a “trumpet” for those who will listen.

      Thank you for you comments and the time you took to send them to us,
      Sandy

  2. Peggy Kannaday October 27, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Dear Friends,
    The photo of Pat Robertson seems very manipulated, and it does not look natural. I have been watching Pat Robertson for many years, and he is constantly under attack by the far left. That should tell us something about his character.
    A person asked Pat about The Freemasons and Pat said that it was “not” good and he advised the person not to get involved in it, etc. Why would he say that if he were a member of it? If he were ever a member of it; it would have been back when he was admittedly a playboy and rounder and before he received Jesus Christ as His Savior and Lord.
    We, as Christians are to only judge with righteous judgment, and we are told to know them by their fruit. I know for a fact that Pat Robertson’s ministry is good ground, and it bears much fruit for the Kingdom of God. Pat doesn’t even take a salary.
    The Bible tells us in 1 Cor. 6:3,
    “Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”
    Everything needs to be judged according to the Word and Spirit of The Bible.
    However, unrighteous judgment will come back on our own heads. Many people judge others, and they themselves are doing the same thing. They are judging out of anger, bitterness, and envy, etc. That is a sin, but when we judge with the wisdom of God like Solomon did in the case of the two women and the baby; that is using righteous judgement and bringing justice.
    Psalm 37:28, says,
    “For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.”
    Regarding Ric’s position: I do believe that many Freemasons are not aware of the origin of their group, and they are told that it is all Christian. Many times they are just getting involved in it because of the other members that they know, etc.
    I would suggest that Ric look into the origins of the organization, as many people are being deceived in these secret societies. They use many whitewashing tactics to deceive many people, i.e. giving money to good causes etc. in order to be accepted by those with a moral foundation.
    If it were possible in these times; even the very elect would be deceived. I pray that all of us will have a sincere love for The truth so that we will not become confused or deceived by the very insidious devices of the enemy of our souls.
    Thank you, and The Lord bless all of you, and may He keep you and yours in His loving arms.
    Peggy

    • sandyvanasch October 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

      Peggy:

      On the internet you will see many things about Pat Robertson that are not coming from the far left or anywhere except from him. He has a history of being involved in Dominionism and the New Age. He was also using Operation Blessing to fund and shuttle his Diamond Mine employees and equipment around using donations from Operation Blessing. This became a big problem for him with the media. He created it by his own business operations. One thing that Pat does is when the media gets wind of something like this then he gets out to avoid bad publicity. He sold his Diamond mines. How many years was he using his funds inappropriately?

      There is much, much more that I could go into, but my goal is for Christians to investigate for themselves.

      While Robertson holds to some orthodox Christian doctrine there are many other things he teaches that are not orthodox. YOU CANNOT JUDGE WHAT PAT BELIEVES BY WATCHING HIS TV PROGRAM. Robertson like John Hagee write and talk about various beliefs of theirs–but will NEVER MENTION WHAT THEY BELIEVE ON THEIR TV PROGRAM BECAUSE THEY WOULD LOSE MONEY (SUPPORTERS). But they are both on record in their books and public speeches at various events stating what they actually believe.

      But after all the many, many hours I have spent reading Robertson’s and Hagee’s books, I must stick with my opinion.

      The Time Magazine picture has not been altered nor has the article it contains.

      My Great-Grandfather was a 33rd Degree Mason. My Great-Grandfather founded the Dallas, Texas lodge. He was buried with the HIGHEST of Masonic honors when he died and has a prominent place in the Masonic Cemetery in Orange, California. I was taught while sitting on my great-grandfather’s knees about the Masons. He lived to be 100 yrs old and his mind was very sharp. So, please take time to read and study about the Masonic Order. Then please tell me how anyone (especially a Christian) could be decieved and not know what is going on??

      God Bless. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It is appreciated very much.
      Sandy

      • Ric Avelino October 28, 2011 at 6:42 am

        You ask where is the deception in being a Master Mason as an observer while I find no deception coming from a former active Master Mason.
        All the exaggerations I read about masonry are all false. It is simply a fraternity that mandates
        belief in God or Supreme Being to qualify as a member.
        Instead, i look at the said fraternity as a marketplace to fish men for Christ.

        • sandyvanasch October 28, 2011 at 7:55 am

          Ric:
          The Masonic Order is built on Occultism. When you honor the rituals they perform, you are worshipping Satan (whether you realize it or not). Please, I beg you, get some material and study what the Masons really believe.

          It isn’t about belief in God or a Supreme Being only. That is an extremely simplistic viewpoint. First of all, how can you worship or honor God when you are paying homage and worship to other gods as well? Also the holy books of various religions are all on the altar for worship and to bow down to. Secondly, the oaths and pledges that you recite are based and directed toward false gods, NOT the God of the Bible, the One True and Living God. Thirdly, you are warned in the Bible about making vows or oaths. You cannot serve two gods at one time. You must either serve the True and Living God of the Universe or a false god. (The 10 Commandments are found in Exodus 20. And verse 3 is really important and it says, “You shall have no other gods before me.” )

          No, this is not a place to fish for men for Christ. It is a place to “point men out of the world of the occult to the TRUTH.”

          While you may know a Master Mason and admire him, it doesn’t mean he is leading you into TRUTH. He can be deceived himself. Do not look to men—-look to the Bible (God’s Word) for guidance and principles to use to determine the validly of any belief system. While the Masons and other secret societies may do humanitarian work in your community that doesn’t negate their true beliefs and origin. This is not the criteria by which to judge their organization alone.

          I quote, “The veneration which Masons have for the East, confirms the theory that it is from the East that the Masonic cult proceeded, and that this bears a relation to the primitive religion whose first degeneration was sun woship.” (Bazot, Masonry Defined)

          “He said to me, ‘Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this.’ He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the Lord, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east.” (God to Ezekiel, Eziekiel 8:15,16)

          “We are not a secret society, but a society with secrets.” It was on my second visit to a Masonic Temple that I heard this puzzling statement. My guide rattled it off in a monotone. Possibly he was voicing it in an attempt to present a respectable image to the outside world. I’m certain I was not the first nor the last to hear those peculiar words.

          What then are the secrets of this “nonsecret society?” If they are respectable, as mentioned in the promotional brochures freely distributed by the Lodge, shouldn’t they be revealed? Or if they are questionable, as many church denominations and Christian researchers have suggested, should they be concealed? Beyond what we, the “profane,” are allowed to see in the exoteric activities and read in the PR brochures, what really goes on behind the closed doors of the more than 13,000 Masonic Temples in the United States?

          Again, most Americans assume these buildings represent a harmless faternal organization that encourages men to help local communities. But is there more to the secret rituals of Freemasonry then meets the eye? Or more accurately, than what doesn’t meet the eyes?

          Most would be shocked to discover what many Masonic scholars and writers have revealed in books that are not easily accessible to the general public. These works hand us keys that help unlock the mysteries of Freemasonry. One such book in my library, written in the late 1800s by 33rd degree Mason Albert Pike, is entitled Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.Printed in bold captial letters on the title page of this book is this request: “ESOTERIC BOOK, FOR SCOTTISH RITE USE ONLY; TO BE RETURNED UPON WITHDRAWAL OR DEATH OF RECIPIENT.”

          What is the secret sandwiched between its red covers? It confirms once again what eighteenth and nineteenth century Masonic scholars suggest: The roots of Freemasonry stem from a bizarre spirituality involving fertility cults and sun-god worship—forms of mythology and idolarty that have surfaced in every culture on earth and that are specifically condemned in the Bible.”
          (Free From FreeMasonry by Ron G. Campbell)

          Thank you once again for your comments.
          Sandy

          • Ric Avelino October 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm

            I respect that but i disagree because there is no secret in the book of Master Masons.
            It is written in signs and symbols but once if it is understood and interpreted
            the wordings are simply the same words that we utter in meetings. Those are
            the words to identify a brother mason from one.
            Whatever writings of anybody based on their own understandings, i respect but
            respect must be given as well to those who are really there or who have been there.

            I am no longer a member Master Mason but i stand to my belief and discerning guided by
            the Holy Spirit and that there is none wrong. Or perhaps, it is in each own conviction.

            I am sorry if i refuse to judge them as satanic for i do not and have not seen them as such.
            Or that I have joined a satanic ritual. Masonic membership also is with Muslims and other religions.
            Just like other fraternities and civic organizations. I know when we pray together i am praying
            to my God and Lord Jesus. I can even pray with an atheist as long as in my heart and mind i am
            with and in Jesus.
            By the way, i am talking in behalf of Master Masons and not of those in the 32nd degree or in
            the Scottish rite.

            The greatest argument for Christ and the greatest argument against Jesus Christ is the kind
            of lives Christians live as to whether Jesus is seen in them. I remain to the stand that if they are not against the Lord Jesus then they are for Jesus the Christ.
            I rest my case.

            • sandyvanasch November 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm

              Ric:
              We are going to have to “agree to disagree” I have already stated my position on Freemasonry.
              Thank you for leaving your comments. They are greatly appreciated.
              Take Care
              Sandy

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