News paper exegesis is lucrative. Whenever an event occurs any where in the world there will always be a so called prophet or seer who will begin drawing crowds claiming he has got inside information direct from God about the event. Recently there was an earth quake in Washington and a monument got cracked. Now a whole host of televangelists and religious commentators are sleepless speculating. And the big question is….
Were the cracks in the Washington Monument really a sign from God?
If it was, one professor believes that just as much as it was a warning to unbelievers, it was equally, if not more, a message to believers and the church today.
Responding to televangelist Pat Robertson’s end time theories posed last week surrounding the cracks in the long-standing monument, Professor Robert Crosby delved further into the suggestion, which has been criticized and ridiculed by many.
“Could the crack in the Washington Monument be a sign, or a message, to us from God? Could it be a wake up call?” repeated the Florida professor on Patheos.com. “It seems that the question at hand is one worth considering…regardless of Robertson’s postulations…”
Robertson had previously broadcasted his thoughts on The 700 Club, saying, “I don’t want to get weird on this, so please take it for what it’s worth, but it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power. It has been the symbol of our great nation. We look at the monument and we say this is one nation under God. Now there’s a crack in it. Is that a sign from the Lord?”
Hey Pat, I noticed a crack on the pavement next to our local church building. Could that be a sign too? These ideas could lead gullible flock running down endless rabbit trails peeking suspiciously at every nook and crevice for yet another sign from the Lord.
What if it was just a simple crack caused by an earth quake? Shouldn’t we be satisfied with that simple answer? Should we go further and start putting words into God’s mouth?
Do not the secret things belong to the Lord? Why did he allow the earth quake to happen? We don’t know. Why did he allow New York to be hit be ghastly Tornadoes?