Monday, May 21, 2012

Pat Robertson's Weak Endorsement

Pat Robertson: Romney Isn't Jesus, but he'll do!

Too bad Jesus isn’t running for President! It seems televangelist Pat Robertson would prefer Jesus, or at least a candidate who claims to “have” the same Jesus as he does. Robertson told his 700 Club audience that he is “basically” siding with the apparent and soon to be GOP presidential nominee. This is being viewed as a very weak endorsement of Romney.

"It looks like the people who were worried about his Mormonism ... at least that crowd is diminishing somewhat. The question is, if you have two candidates, you don't have Jesus running against someone else. You have Obama running against Romney," Robertson said.

When will the so called “evangelical” world realize that anything less than a theocracy will never give them the type of government they want? No candidate or elected president for that matter could ever thwart the plans and purposes of God, nor can any elected official make this nation into something that only a supernatural work of God could do. America is not a Christian nation, has never been a Christian nation and it is fairly safe to say that it will never be a Christian nation until the entire creation is liberated and recreated.

Whether it is Kennedy and Catholicism in 1960 or Romney and Mormonism in 2012 or fill in the blank and Christianity, a single leader over a period of eight years will not rewrite the tenants of your faith. Of course an Islamic Obama can certainly have world-wide ramifications.

Let me say two things while you are possibly sitting there sputtering like an arc lamp; first, I have nothing against, nor do I advocate that anyone not utilize every means constitutionally provided us as citizens to express our opinions and select candidates that we think are of the character, morality, and distinction that we desire. Second, when we allow ourselves as believers to be side-tracked to non-essential issues such as what a man’s faith maybe, we are destined to lose sight of the issues that matter more.
For myself personally I will not be voting for Romney this fall. It is not because he is a Mormon. It is because I believe the GOP has abandoned us conservatives and therefore I have abandoned the party. I do fear for our country. I do believe that this next presidential election will be absolutely critical. I do believe that we need to everything that is legally permitted to seek the best man for the job. I don’t think grimacing over whether a man is a Catholic, Mormon, Christian, or even atheist is a huge priority when we are facing moral and financial bankruptcy as a nation.
I am well aware that Solomon once wrote, 

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Prov 14:34, ESV)

Morally righteous behavior does have definite effects, especially in the area of justice and the compassionate care of people. I guess I would like to ask Robertson, what is actually the worse; the Mormonism of Mitt Romney or the national and foreign policy of Barrack Obama?


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Josh Litton said...

And we see how well a theocracy went in the Old Testament. Even then Israel failed to be a consistently righteous nation.

The closest governmental arrangement we have today to a theocracy would be a church led by a group of elders. But even then and even with the Spirit, the possibilities for compromise and corruption and failure are immense.

I think you are right. The only lasting hope for a world "on earth as it is in heaven" is one that has been destroyed and remade, one in which all lawlessness is rooted out and all the lawless ones destroyed in hell.

In the meantime, we should keep in mind that people comprise culture and society. The gospel, not politics, makes people righteous, changing them God's way. So if we want culture and society to change, then we need to preach the gospel. Changed people--not changed laws--will make up a changed society.

How disillusioning to bank all hope on a better President every few years!

Annmarie Pipa said...

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Derrick Boyd said...


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Kansas Bob said...

I am wondering who Romney will select for VP. Been wondering what a Huckabee selection might do for his candidacy.