I, for one, am very disappointed in Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club. I could expect the type of remark from a non-Christian but not from him. Here is what he said in response to a listener's question on the program dated May 13, 2014. "The truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to think that this earth that we live on only has 6,000 years of existence. It just doesn't, I'm sorry." He ought to be "sorry" for making that comment. I am NOT talking about his position against having a young earth. He is perfectly entitled to his views. I am talking about calling people names and bashing fellow Christians just because they do not agree with his position. There is no excuse for that. He is not only calling many Christians these names but also the creation scientists at organizations like the Institute for Creation Research, who believe in evidences for a young earth, maybe not 6,000 years young, but that is not the point.
He went on to say that "I think what we're looking at is that there was a point of time after the Earth was created, after these things were done, after the universe was formed, after the asteroid hit the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs, after that, there was a point of time that there was a particular human being that God touched, and that was the human that started the race that we are now part of."
Oh, really, Mr. Robertson? Let's see what the Bible has to say about this? In Genesis 2:7 we read, "Then the Lord God formed man of the dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being." Then in I Corinthians 15:45 it says, referring back to this Genesis verse, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul..."
According to scientists there is evidence for a young earth also. The oldest known living tree is 4300 years old; the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been dated at 4200 years old, and the Sahara Desert is told to be 4000 years old. One web page list 101 evidences of a young earth.
It sadly appears that Pat Robertson is tossing all of this aside. That is too bad, for him, and particularly for his listeners, some of whom probably take whatever he says as being the gospel truth. It is high time for people to start reading their Bibles, and not just take the word of someone who happens to be a prominent television host. He is NOT an expert in the field of creationism or science. God can do anything He wants to in any amount of time, large or small, in 6 minutes or 6 thousand years.
His comment reflects a total disregard for biblical truth and extra-biblical scientific evidence. He has just spoken his disloyalty to the written word of God. Pat Robertson is perfectly entitled to his views on creation but why, of all people, would he express it in a way that puts down other Christians who disagree with him and call them "deaf, dumb, and blind?"
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I agree with what you say in your article. I stopped listening to Pat Robertson long ago because of his warped views. Many of those who call themselves Christians seem to forget that a Christian is a follower of Christ and Christ never refutes what is in the Old Testament. As a matter of fact, He was always quoting from it. Thanks for your article.