It's time for Christians to begin speaking out and holding Christian leaders accountable for the things they say on a national level. For far too long, we've sat idly by in our prayer closets, privately ashamed at people like Pat Robertson for making a fool out of God and the rest of Christianity.
The most recent proclamation by Robertson about the 2012 election and what "God told him" screams out for accountability within the Christian community.
I love what Bishop Carlton Pearson said about this so-called prophesy.
He writes, "I know both these
gentlemen and in my former days ministered with, for and sometimes to
them. They are sincere and mean well based on their levels of awareness,
spiritually or otherwise. However, they represent the spiritual
climate of former glories and 20th century fear based theologies that
have run their course and as Hebrews 6:1-3 suggests, should be retired and
they along with all people of faith should go on or come along with
others to maturity in the consciousness of Christ."
Yes, it's time for us to recognize that these men no longer have the Christ consciousness they once did. Let it be a reminder to all of us. Never get arrogant in our spiritual gifts. I recognize that in the beginning, when these two gentleman were called to minister, there was a tangible gift and many of us benefited from that gift. Then success, fame, money, politics entered in. I don't think I need to go on about the recent activities that have taken place in Benny Hinn's life or the recent erroneous proclamations made by Robertson.
This Article and Clip about Robertson's false prophecy is self explanatory. So, we join our voices with the author of the article, "As a public figure of Christianity you have a platform and a voice that people hear and believe. You are responsible to those same people, Mr. Robertson, once you lie on God on a national platform, to offer your apology on a national platform as well!"