In Sunday's Sermon, First Baptist's Robert Jeffress To Address "Cause" of Japan Quakes

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First Baptist Dallas has taken out an ad on KRLD to promote Robert Jeffress's Sunday-morning "special message" titled, as you can see above, Earthquake Theology (which just triggered the Album Title Alert), during which he will "give bold, biblical responses to the most common questions that arise after natural disasters." (The online promo is headlined "Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami - Sunday's Sermon to Answer 'Why?'") Given the passages cited above ("The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies"), sounds like a can't-miss.
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Darryl
Darryl

I got news for all of ya'll. God is gay.

Jd
Jd

Did not take long for those with homosexual tendencies to make it all about them. Get over yourselves and put a condom on it.

El Riñón Sucio de Sean Elliott
El Riñón Sucio de Sean Elliott

Just wondering why Pastor Robert Jackwagon is working the Semitic side of the street? Probably because Dietrich Bonhoeffer would tell him to eff off or spoon Fred Felch.

Alfredo
Alfredo

If he does call the quake divine punishment he won't be the first since the Governor of Tokyo, Ishihara, called the quake dvine punishment last Monday, but he quickly issued an apology

abuckley1970
abuckley1970

It's a marketing ploy to get more people to flock to "6 flags over Jesus."

I'm a christian but I hate it when people lay the normal course of nature upon the alter. Nature is what it is. Unless this man is a geologist, oceanographer, etc, he has no clue what caused this. good grief.

zax
zax

Wow, he hasn't even said anything and already you're all wetting your panties, doesn't take much to bring you bigots out of the woodwork.

Jay
Jay

Actually, he already announced his premise. The Bible verse Nahum 1:2-8, starting with:

The LORD is a jealous and avenging God;the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.The LORD takes vengeance on his foesand vents his wrath against his enemies.

So clearly, in the world according to Jeffress, the LORD vented his wrath against his enemies, and sent them a earthquake/tsunami out of vengeance. He should be ashamed of himself.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Why don't you come back here after he spews his bile and say that.

Doug
Doug

Manager Ron Washington just issued his explanation: "That's the way nature go." Five'll get you ten that makes more sense than what's going to come out of Jeffress mouth.

OldManJam
OldManJam

Saw Earthquake Theology at a pre-SXSW showcase three nights ago with Rainbow Butt Monkeys and Tony Danza's Tap Dance Extravaganza - big meh

Mr D
Mr D

Hey look, a terrible tragedy has struck the ppl of Japan...lets all discuss how homosexuality and science come into this. Are u kidding me??? Call me crazy, but there's a slight chance that this sermon msg might actually have good intentions behind it. Way to go America, for always playing the blame game and trying to politicize everything.

RS1963
RS1963

I believe most of the commentators are basing their statements on Pastor Jeffress' previous sermons, which most often are not filled with Jesus' love, but mostly with Baptists' hate.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

He's going to address the "cause" of the quake. I'll do it for him, right now: Plate tectonics. Done. It took two words.

Since it's now explained we'll just see if he cancels that particular sermon.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

What part of Nahum 1:2-8 leads you to think this is going to be an uplifting message about love and good intentions?

Jay
Jay

You mean this uplifting and inspirational BIBLE verse:

The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.

I'm curious. Why would an "all-powerful" God, the very personification of perfection, have, or need, emotions such as jealousy, vengeance, wrath? I suppose from Jeffress' perspective, he can't teach intolerance and obedience if he can't rely on God to toss around a little smiting of the pagans now and then.

Nachoman
Nachoman

Pagans? You mean the People Against Goodness And Normalcy?

Bill Holston
Bill Holston

http://www.baptiststandard.com...Christians were not unaffected by this tragedy. As the article makes clear, there are American Baptists on the ground providing relief. As Christians and other people of good will should be.

I don't know what the Pastor is going to say. Actually none of us do really. If he's going to blame the Japanese, that's poor theology. Most of my fellow Christians have lots of questions about why these natural disasters occur. They strike good people and bad people and I can't really make sense of that, to be honest.

TimCov's post below is about as wise a thing as you can say about it.

We should all be thinking about how to best provide relief to all those affected. We still need to fulfill our commitments to Haiti.

Jay
Jay

If the baptists are on the ground in Japan, no doubt they are busy scouting adoptable babies under the guise of providing disaster aid.

Montemalone
Montemalone

These natural disasters occur because they do. That's nature. If you can't wrap your mind around such a simple concept, maybe you should quit devoting so many gray cells to fables and sky fairies.Now, thinking about how to help, and how to prevent such devastation when future disasters occur is a good use of gray cells.And we all know what he's going to say, he's going to blame certain people for things over which they have zero control. He's going to demonize and rant, then he's gonna ask for money. Of that we can be sure.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Sometimes when people comment on issue like this, I come away thinking the must actually have thier heads shoved up their ass, and not in the bible as they believe

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

"Most of my fellow Christians have lots of questions about why these natural disasters occur. They strike good people and bad people and I can't really make sense of that, to be honest."

I can answer that....Science\Evolution. They happen because its the natural life of our planet. Thats why they are called NATURAL disasters. There is nothing we can do about it. But we can do something about the hate speech against gays that preachers hide behind the bible speaking about.

gshelton
gshelton

Great bit on NPR about how the Japanese people were not looting or anything and how their religion teaches them not to focus on the cause but to focus on how to go forward.

Jamo
Jamo

And mysteriously they live in a country dominated by one race. I'm proud of the fact that I live in a melting pot country, but let's face it, that's exactly the reason we'll never be the "United" States of America.

Clancey
Clancey

Look, the poor man's gotta come up with $150mil from the little old blue-haired ladies of his flock, to keep them downtown. He plays to the available audience.

Dissin' the Japs ain't that tough a deal, his ancient clientele quit eating rice after Pearl Harbor.

JimS
JimS

This is an urgent Public Health/ Civil Preparedness Alert and Warning: all persons are urged to evacuate an area in a 50-mile radius around First Baptist Church in Dallas next Sunday before Robert Jeffress starts talking about how he's glad God caused the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear melt-downs in Japan. A gi-normous lightning bolt is predicted to strike the area, turning countless Babdists into that stuff they put in the bottoms of aquariums.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

The idea that God smacks people around for certain sins is patently absurd on its surface. If sin is sin, and everyone sins, then he should be smacking everyone around all the time. Isolating particular sins and using those to ascribe devastating, horrendous acts of nature as punishment from God is nothing short of an insult to God. Its little less than calling him a thug and bully. Amazing that the very people who claim to be so utterly devoted to him would regard him as such an infantile prick. Besides, if God gives us the choice of whether to live in sin or strive not to, it wouldn't be much of a choice if he slaughtered people for making the wrong choice, especially if he slaughtered people who weren't making the choice in his zeal to carry out his little tantrum. Preachers piss me off. Actually, idiots piss me off. Its just that a lot of preachers are also idiots.

cp
cp

But the Old Testament God! He was kind of a prick!

gshelton
gshelton

That just about sums up the situation...

gabbahey
gabbahey

JFC, is there any natural disaster that the Baptists don't crucify a gender or people for? (see what I did there?)

Nachoman
Nachoman

Everyone knows God hates plate tectonics.

Alan
Alan

How can anyone doubt that God is punishing the world by sending us Jeffress, the Westboro family and their ilk?

Montemalone
Montemalone

I'm pretty sure jeebus is punishing Japan because they didn't pledge enough to the FBC building and fountain fund.See, send your check today to avert certain damnation.

Enrique De La Fuente
Enrique De La Fuente

I don't know even...if even you did not like teh gays, it's hard to say gays were Japan's problem, when Europe...probably the gayest continent of them all...just has debt problems, but otherwise not much in natural disasters.

Montemalone
Montemalone

How do you know Europe is so gay? Cause if it's gayer than Tex-ass, I need to relocate pronto.

Enrique De La Fuente
Enrique De La Fuente

Maybe I do not know, after all there is a guess gaming called, "Gay or European."

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

In this case, I'm sure it has less to do with Jeffress's disdain for gays and more to do with, oh, I dunno ... Shinto? Just a guess.

Downtown Resident
Downtown Resident

He's probably going to blame it on the gay Shintos. That's insult to injury as far as Jeffress is concerned.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

Being gay is getting to be a full time job. Between destroying the sancity of marriage, molesting children, hurricanes, Tsunamis, earthquakes, nuclear leaks, and watching "Glee", I hardly have time to buttfuck closet case Baptist preachers.

JustAnnie
JustAnnie

OMG! Thank you for that. I laughed so hard I scared the cat.

bobby
bobby

TimCove, it sounds like your devout Christian friends are discovering SCIENCE.

paul s
paul s

Being a devote Christian doesn't mean that one is an anti-science, gay hating, a$$wipe fundamentalist.

TimCov
TimCov

Actually, 1 of them has multiple doctorates various fields of Physics and is a genuine rocket scientist.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

People like that hate when science says "Excuse me, but you're wrong...", but it's okay for him to put his religion into science?

And does that mean a good Southern Baptist has never lost their home or life to a tornado or hurricane? Or does this kind of thing only apply to "not here"?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Its the gays fault and since we didnt learn from the 2004 tsunami, he unleashed another. I have a question, if god hates gays so much, why did he create them and why doesnt he just kill them off instead of all of the other "innocent" straights.

Coleman
Coleman

Did Jeffress shit-talk during the Haitian earthquake in 2010, as well? it's hard to keep up with his garbage.

Downtown Resident
Downtown Resident

Once you include Phelps from Westboro, Pat Robertson, Jeffress and the whole host of other pulpit pounders it's impossible to remember which preacher blamed which group of sodomites and pagans for which natural disaster.

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