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  1. Avatar Bob
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    Carter excommunicates Robertson from the Evangelical movement, good try Joe. Commenter Jeff has a different view. Hell, it’s in the Good Book.

    Jeff
    January 14th, 2010 | 8:43 am

    Can places and things be consecrated and blessed by spiritual acts?

    Can places and things be defiled and cursed by spiritual acts? Can the land itself be defiled by sinful acts? Can spiritual acts really have physical consequences?

    When Adam sinned against God, did that not bring curse upon the earth? (e.g., Genesis 3:17)

    Can sexual immorality defile a land? Leviticus 18 lists various forms of sexual immorality: fornications, adulteries, homosexuality, and bestiality. Then it says,

    “Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants.” (Leviticus 18:24-25)

    Can the wrongful shedding of blood defile a land?

    “So you shall not pollute the land where you are; for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it. Therefore do not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.” (Numbers 35:34-35)

    Can breaking covenant with God defile a land?

    “The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate.” (Isaiah 24:4-6)

    Can idolatry defile a land?

    “For my eyes are on all their was; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity hidden from My eyes. And first I will repay double for their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable and abominable idols.” (Jeremiah 16:17-18)

    If the people of a land make a pact with satan to serve him, can that spiritual act really defile the land?Report

  2. Avatar Zach
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    I’m curious as to whether Robertson was aware the the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince died in the quake when he made these remarks. It sort of throws a wrench in his attempt to remedy his community’s anti-Catholic history.Report

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