Pat Robertson: God is about to ‘Take Down the Wall of Protection around this Nation’

I recall in 1980 (another election year) Robertson saying the same thing on his daily program. He also claimed (that same year) World War III would commence within two years. The reason I remember it so clearly was, as a brand new Christian it both confused and frightened me. Funny how we remember certain things so clearly, isn’t it.  Anyway…

Shortly after the September 11th attacks televangelist Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson blamed gays and lesbians, feminists, the American Civil Liberties Union and People For the American Way for the tragedy since they compelled God to “lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.” Yesterday on the 700 Club, Robertson warned that God may once again “take down the wall of protection around this nation” of protection over gay rights, reproductive freedom and secular government.

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7 comments on “Pat Robertson: God is about to ‘Take Down the Wall of Protection around this Nation’

  1. Where does one begin after such a pronouncement [for God] as this one from Mr Robertson?

    Apparently his appreciation for the Truth of God’s Word or God Himself is not nearly as great as his for the ills of humanity?

    For instance, one wonders why God hasn’t taken down the wall of protection from many of the nations of the world that clearly today do not adhere to anything Biblical in the sense of worshiping the only True God’s Son or allowing for Biblical Christianity to have a place in the common daily discourse in the marketplace and professional place of main street societies around the world?

    The Scripture tends to point to God taking away our protections when we err or walk in error as Believers and in fact we are disciplined at times harshly by the very Hand of God that protects us!

    I remember Jesus saying this to one He apparently was calling out of the world:

    Joh 5:14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.”

    The Apostle Paul made this observation that I for one adhere too:

    1Co 5:9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people–
    1Co 5:10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
    1Co 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler–not even to eat with such a one.
    1Co 5:12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
    1Co 5:13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”

    In other words the world of nations are full of sexually immoral people, the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters? That’s the world we find ourselves being sanctified out of by the Spirit of Grace and Truth to live in and not of.

    I suppose Mr. Robertson might have some wires crossed in his rationale here?

    Maybe not however if Mr. Robertson was speaking to the loose moral nature and conduct of the One True Church in these days who are taking license in all those areas above? Then, of course one should be warned about God’s wrath against such behaviors and one should be fearful of the consequences of living these sorts of lifestyles before God as the same Apostle wrote this, too:

    1Co 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
    1Co 6:10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
    1Co 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
    1Co 6:12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

    Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,
    Gal 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,
    Gal 5:21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    It doesn’t seem to me though that is who Mr. Robertson is addressing, that is, church folk in America? Maybe he is being moved upon like Jonah was before he disregarded the Word of the Lord and then at the hands of worldly fishermen was sent into the raging sea to be swallowed up by a really big fish and vomited out on the shores of Nineveh to warn them that God would destroy them in forty days? If that’s the case then I suppose it is Mr. Robertson who needs to reconsider his warning ways and begin warning himself first lest he finds himself in a similar pickle as Jonah by the hands of worldly men?

  2. I guess the “wall of protection” had a leak since it allowed tens of millions of unborn babies to die. Robertson is nothing more than a religious huckster who worships money and America.

  3. Another thing to follow up on the previous comment of mine about Mr. Robertson having his wires crossed when he said that about what God is going to do to America.

    I have been giving it some thought and listening to the Word of God too which seems to re-enforce what I want to add to my previous comment.

    First consider some verses from the Old and New.

    For instance, these verses from Leviticus:

    Lev 20:22 “You shall therefore keep all my statutes and all my rules and do them, that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out.
    Lev 20:23 And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation that I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I detested them.
    Lev 20:24 But I have said to you, ‘You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
    Lev 20:25 You shall therefore separate the clean beast from the unclean, and the unclean bird from the clean. You shall not make yourselves detestable by beast or by bird or by anything with which the ground crawls, which I have set apart for you to hold unclean.
    Lev 20:26 You shall be holy to me, for I the LORD am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.

    Lev 26:25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

    Lev 26:33 And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.
    Lev 26:34 “Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths.
    Lev 26:35 As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, the rest that it did not have on your Sabbaths when you were dwelling in it.
    Lev 26:36 And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues.
    Lev 26:37 They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues. And you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
    Lev 26:38 And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

    Lev 26:44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and break my covenant with them, for I am the LORD their God.
    Lev 26:45 But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.”

    Then we have this from Christ Himself who came to live as a perfect law abiding and keeping son of Man and thank God for that and then the warning from Peter!

    Joh 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

    1Pe 1:14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
    1Pe 1:15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
    1Pe 1:16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
    1Pe 1:17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
    1Pe 1:18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
    1Pe 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.

    I quote all that to say this that Mr. Robertson is mixing up the realities here.

    As we learn from Leviticus the most despicable acts known to mankind were being done in the world as Moses was receiving first hand from God the laws of His Holiness and Grace!

    Lev 20:23 And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation that I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I detested them.

    God was putting His Hand upon the nations to drive them out and to give their land to the people of God by sending the people of God into their land.

    Note now these two verses from my citations above from Leviticus, too:

    Lev 20:23 And you shall not walk in the customs of the nation that I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and therefore I detested them.

    Here in this verse we see that God is saying that the world did all the things He told Moses the children of Israel were not to do. Undoubtedly before the giving of the Law of Righteousness these people chosen by God were well aware of these despicable practices?

    Lev 26:44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and break my covenant with them, for I am the LORD their God.

    Here in this verse we see the “Nature” of God and His great ability to be gracious to His people in that He says to Moses “yet for all that”, in other words, after all the transgressing that they do against God and the Law of Righteousness and the consequences that they shall suffer for their personal transgressions and for their national transgressions God’s heart towards them is not to destroy them but to redeem them! How much more is this a reality for us today that even after our struggles with the sin that so easily besets us our hearts are nourished on the promise of God’s forgiving Nature just as Peter writes here:

    1Pe 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
    1Pe 5:11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

    Here is the great Truth. God is a Covenant maker and He is not struggling to gain control of His creation. He made these covenants in spite of us knowing full well our fallen nature and that we will always need a Savior in this life to save us from our sins!

    God is the Covenant Keeper of the Everlasting Covenant that He made to Abraham and reconfirmed to both Isaac and Jacob as we see He reiterates to Moses; and to us too the happy or sad receivers of the Everlasting Covenant promise made to us that Christ is the Savior of the World coming into the world not to condemn it because it is already condemned but to save us from our sins.

    Is God bringing His Hand of Justice upon the world full of sinful injustices? Yes, absolutely.

    Is God bringing His Hand upon those He has called and chosen out of the world when we err or sin? Yes, that is true.

    All that though has its basis in what the Word of God teaches not in what Mr. Robertson opines which is the substance of this article.

  4. And he knows because he was right the last time? Lucky him he’s no longer living in the old testament era. See below:
    But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the LORD has not spoken?’—when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.

    (Deuteronomy 18:20-22 ESV)

    How many things has the man said “God told him” that has not come to pass?

    • How many things has the man said “God told him” that has not come to pass?


      What’s astounding is the ability these folks have to just ignore their false predictions (and prophecies) and by golly, just go out there and do it again! …and again, and again.

  5. PJ,

    “What’s astounding is the … just go out there and do it again! …and again and again and and and!

    I believe the reason for that has some roots in the infamous saying attributed to P.T. Barnum about human weakness and idolatry.

    However I have read that it was David Hannum who was the one purportedly, during a lawsuit with P.T. Barnum, that observed out loud for everyone to hear when it was told to him just how many people were still being drawn to Barnum’s giant hoax when his, Hannum’s, was exhibiting the true giant at his exhibition and quibbled “there is a sucker born every minute”. Barnum supposedly said instead “there is a customer born every minute”.

    It is God who did have written for us this though and it should put a sobering and healthy fear in our hearts and minds when we consider it:

    Isa_5:13 Therefore my people go into exile for lack of knowledge; their honored men go hungry, and their multitude is parched with thirst.

    Hos_4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

    • Michael, you’re right. As long as the false prophets and “predictors” have an audience, they’ll continue prophesying falsely and making false predictions.

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