By Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
December 22, 2020
I’ve met many great Christian leaders who have made tremendous contributions to the Kingdom of God. None are without their deficits and sometimes have to be taken with a grain of salt. But I think it’s very wrong when Christian leaders make statements attributed to some word from the Lord that God hasn’t promised to give.
Less than two weeks ago, Pat Robertson declared, “God is never late,” and that God “was gonna do a miracle and stop the theft of our election and that fraud that was being perpetrated on the American people.” He added, “God himself would intervene.” Now Robertson is saying just the opposite. “I think it’s all over,” said Robertson on Monday’s broadcast of The 700 Club, “the Electoral College has spoken.” He added he didn’t think that the Supreme Court was going to intervene to do anything and that Trump “should move on.” He said that Trump now lives in an “alternate reality,” and he shouldn’t run in 2024.
I really don’t know what the Lord is doing. It looks like Biden and Harris will soon set up their administration from the White House. Perhaps the Lord will intervene to “stop the steal.” I pray for his intervention often, not because Trump is a man of stupendous moral character, but because he’s of better character than what the policies of a Biden-Harris administration represent. Moreover, no President has shown more support for evangelical Christians than President Trump.
But to my primary point here, I believe making demonstrative statements in the name of the Lord about something like a political election’s outcome is nothing less than a violation of the Third Commandment: “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.” In other words, one application of this Commandment is: Don’t attribute to God something he didn’t actually say.
Furthermore, when I read the Scriptures, I don’t see one example of one of God’s prophets having to walk back a prophecy he gave. This kind of stuff mystifies unbelievers, and understandably so.
I want to add that I love Pat Robertson, President Donald Trump, and those who may disagree with me about this matter. These are confusing times for God’s people. However, the surest word we have, especially this season of the year, is that there was born for us a Savior, Christ the Lord, and ultimately he will bring peace and righteousness to this troubled world.
O come, O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here;
Disperse the clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
O come, thou wisdom from on high,
And order all things, far and nigh;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And cause us in her ways to go.
O come, Desire of nations, bind
All peoples in one heart and mind,
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace.
Even so, come Lord Jesus. Come again and soon.
-Rev. Mark Creech