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Pat Robertson Calls Liberals Heretics for Quoting Jesus’ Own Teachings on Being Rich

When Robin Williams died, Pat Robertson wasted no time saying that the comedian had made an idol of wealth and fame.

Of course, it seemed a bit hypocritical considering Robertson was himself a media mogul who had accumulated millions with his daily broadcasts and Christian network.

Robertson, though, clearly did not see it that way, even though as many pointed out, Jesus himself preached against the rich man in the Bible.

On yesterday’s 700 Club, however, Robertson brought an ‘expert’ on the show to clear the whole thing up, and prove once and for all his rich man status is alright with God.

As it turns out, all those liberals who cited Jesus were heretics who just got the Bible wrong.

“There’s a bunch of heresy going around – talk about some of those heresies,” Robertson prompted Ramsey on yesterday’s show. “People are teaching heresy.”

Ramsey agreed, saying those liberals were especially wrong when they quoted Jesus’ passage about a rich man getting into heaven.

In the Gospels, Jesus is quoted as saying this:

And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. ”Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Ramsey, however, said when people throw Jesus’ words in his face when he talks about wealth, they are just plain uninformed, especially those politically minded liberals who try to talk heresy with him.

“The biggest one I get from folks based on their political agenda, and not really their biblical knowledge, is that if a camel can’t get through the eye of a needle, then a rich man can’t get into heaven,” he told Robertson.

He then said that whole rich man/camel thing should never be considered legitimate teaching because it means Jesus’s blood is not powerful and it is.

“If that’s the case, then Jesus’ blood that was spilled at Calvary isn’t powerful enough to get a rich man into heaven,” Ramsey said, trying to debunk the camel started by Jesus and his disciples. “I think that’s called heresy. I’m pretty sure it is, look it up.”

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