Pat Robertson's statement on this video is a very hot trending topic on Twitter. It caught my attention in the light of the devastating Haiti earthquake. Sometimes we have to ask the hard questions who, why, or what is behind these catastrophic tragedies. But surely, as what the Bible says, the devil only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. If the Haitians did had a pact with the devil in the past, they need to turn to God and healing will come into their land. My thoughts and prayers for the Haitian people. May God's comfort and mercy flow on every families affected by this tragedy.
PAT ROBERTSON: And, you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, "We will serve you if you will get us free from the French." True story. And so, the devil said, "OK, it's a deal."
And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other. Desperately poor. That island of Hispaniola is one island. It's cut down the middle. On the one side is Haiti; on the other side is the Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, et cetera. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to God. And out of this tragedy, I'm optimistic something good may come. But right now, we're helping the suffering people, and the suffering is unimaginable.
KRISTI WATTS (co-host): Absolutely, Pat.
I welcome your comments on this video.
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