CBN spins Pat Robertson's comments that Sharon may be feeling the judgment of God via a stroke in the following article: Robertson Spokesperson Addresses Comments Made by Pat Robertson Regarding Ariel Sharon.
The thing is, he should not apologize or retract his words. He should stand tall for once and say this is what I believe. He may be right. All these morons who try to rebuke anyone who dares insinuate that God would ever harm someone must never have read God's Word. See these Scriptures below:
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10.31 NASB)
The desire of the righteous is only good, But the expectation of the wicked is wrath. (Proverb 11.23 NASB)
He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3.36 NASB)
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. (Ephesians 5.6 NASB)
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife's full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land? "While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God." And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it. The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him. Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter responded to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a price?" And she said, "Yes, that was the price." Then Peter said to her, "Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out as well." And immediately she fell at his feet and breathed her last, and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these things. (Acts 5.1-11 NASB)
Now he was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king's chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was fed by the king's country. On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them. The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!" And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied. (Acts 12.20-24 NASB)
God is not just some sugar-coated oaf in the sky. He is the Almighty and Sovereign Ruler. He is not to be toyed with or taken lightly. He reserves judgment on some until their immediate reward is Hell upon death; others He chooses to reward a partial judgment while on earth. (See Herod and Ananias above verses Pilate and Demas)
So Pat Robertson could be right. Sharon is no man of peace. He is a man of concession. He is an enemy to Israel and places it in danger from terrorist "palestinians."
Here is the comments made by Ole Patty:
Pat Robertson's remarks on "The 700 Club" on Thursday:
Ladies and gentlemen, I said last year that Israel was entering into the most dangerous periods of its entire existence as a nation. That is intensifying this year with the loss of Sharon.
Sharon was personally a very likeable person, and I am sad to see him in this condition, but I think we need to look at the Bible and the Book of Joel. The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who "divide my land." God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says "This is my land," and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says "No, this is mine."
I had a wonderful meeting with Yitzhak Rabin in 1974. He was tragically assassinated, it was a terrible thing that happened, but nevertheless he was dead. And now Ariel Sharon, who again was a very likeable person, a delightful person to be with, I prayed with him personally, but here he's at the point of death. He was dividing God's land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations, or the United States of America. God says, "This land belongs to me. You'd better leave it alone."
What is funny, is that no one mentions Patty's statements about Sharon being likeable and having prayed with the man. His statements about Sharon's stroke are not as clear cut as the media makes them out to be. They basically quote him as saying 'Ariel Sharon's massive stroke is God's punishment for giving up Israeli territory.' He never made a statement that cut and dry.
Also, CBS's newshag said somthing to the effect of: 'Religious leaders agreed that Mr. Robertson's comments we're unchristian.' Of course, these days, any mention of wrath or judgment is unchristian. I guess when 90% of the USA's 82% Christians end up in hell, they will find out there is judgment and wrath. Hmmm, and a hell too.