Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Robertson calls for Assassination of Chavez

Conservative U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, saying the leftist leader wanted to turn his
country into "the launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."

I think this is dangerous and counter-Christ. It is very tempting to pray for the utter destruction of our enemies, yet God was pleased when King Solomon prayed for wisdom instead of selfishly praying for God to destroy his enemies.

If we're in a war that is morally justified, then the destruction of our enemies will occur. If God wants to destroy HIS enemies, then he'll do it (as he did in the OT).

I think Chavez is dangerous and is part of the problem. He might very well need to be a military target because he's bringing communism and extremism too close to our shores. But I think it's misguided for a Christian leader to call for assassinations. WWJD? Jesus wouldn't do that...I'm pretty sure of it.


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