Is GOD punishing the people of Haiti? Is this earthquake his wrath? Are we seeing destruction of Biblical or prophetic proportions? After the earthquake Evangelist Pat Robertson said the people of Haiti are being punished by GOD because they made a pact with the devil to free them from the French.
As a Christian woman I found this very offensive.
Cancer, famine, genocide, rape, and what else could be damnation? Are these all punishments?
Right now in America 1 out of 4 children is living below the poverty level. We are suffering a double digit unemployment rate and as far as I can see there is no hope for new jobs because they have all been sent to China and India.
Are we, the greedy Americans too being punished by GOD Mr Robertson? And why are the Chinese being rewarded for their years of communism, murder against girl babies, and enslavement of children in factories to make our clothes and toys?
There is injustice around the world. People suffer everyday. Nature is unpredictable. To allow words such as Pat Robertson’s to go unquestioned is just irresponsible.
I am Christian. And I do believe GOD can be vengeful. I do believe your sins will catch up with you. But what are the sins of the people of Haiti who live in an impoverished nation? What are the sins of the babies who died this week? What are the sins of hard working people just trying to make a living?
I think Robertson should be talking about compassion. At this time in our lives more than any other we are in crisis. There are men training in terrorist camps. There are little girls being sold into prostitution all around the world. There are babies going to bed hungry in every nation. Celebrities order $10,000 bottles of cognac while food shelters are empty. Michigan is still broke and California is a failed state. Bankers get million dollar bonuses while they foreclose on hard working families.
There is a lot of heartache and fear. I opt for hope and giving. If each one of us reached out and lifted one person up imagine the world we could create.
Let the devastation in Haiti inspire our souls to do something big with our time. GOD is great. People are good. Together we can fight, save, create, and inspire.
God help us all!