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Divorce Over Alzheimer

Pat Robertson said it is OK to get a divorce if your spouse has Alzheimer because he says it is a kind of death. Does this sound like a man of God talking?

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Pat Robertson show needs to be cancelled and he need to be placed in a rest home. This man does not need to be dispensing information out to a world that is already torn and bent on every type evil imaginable. I would no more listen to Pat Robertson on this issue than I would about Donald Trump running for president. And Rick Perry for President,either! A bunch of dodo.
---Robyn on 10/17/11

i would ask mr robertson about the part in the wedding vows about for better or worse,IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH,till death do us part,is alsheimer not a sickness?is it not part of the worse senario?
---tom2 on 10/8/11

We once took over a nursing home ministry for an elderly minister whose wife had died and he had remarried and moved out of state. The wife had been in another nursing home with alzheimers for years. When we arrived at the home, the owner was wondering why the minister and his "wife" had moved. Turned out that the minister had been taking another woman with him to minister for 2-3 years and letting people think that was his wife long before his wife had died. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
---KarenD on 9/19/11

Donna you are right, Pat is not a false prophet...he is a true profit...

in 2008 "Robertson acknowledged Wednesday that his prophecy of a nuclear terror attack in 2007 failed to unfold.

He also cited information from God when he predicted on a year go that major U.S. cities would be hit by "very serious terrorist attacks" causing "possibly millions" of deaths.

No such catastrophe occurred."

You name it...he will claim it.
---aka on 9/18/11

BTW (By the way) Pat Robertson isn't a prophet, so how can he be called a false prophet? He's a lawyer....and yes he loves the Lord, but he gives his opinion and sometimes it's not based on the Word of God.

Just wanted to point out he's NOT a prophet, thus he's not a false prophet...he's an attorney who got smart and started a TV station!
---Donna5535 on 9/18/11

I work with many Alzheimer's patients. It's a horrendous disease. It takes who you were and destroys it. They don't call it the long goodbye for nothing.

That said... You marry someone for better or worse, in sickness and in health. I would rather cut off my head than abandon the one I love because of this disease.

I have seen it many times, when the Alzheimer's patient no longer recognizes a family member.. a husband, a son, a daughter. But they are still your wife, your husband, your father. I see many spouses who continue to come and visit, spend time with their loved ones. They do it out of love.

While a part of me sees where Robinson is coming from, I cannot condone nor accept his response.
---NurseRobert on 9/17/11

No-o-o . . . he would have to stay with the person, even though she has Alzheimers, because they need that attention...unless they get so bad, that you have to do something else. I know because my sister was telling me about her in-law, and they had to put her in a nursing home, because they couldn't take care of her, no more, it got so bad. You can't divorce someone who has become so bad, because he's in the nursing home and if you loved the person you would try to stay with him.
---Francie-franc4747 on 9/17/11

//Were he to show up at my door soaking wet during a thunderstorm and say it was raining, I'd look outside my window to see.// cluny

i meant to say that i do not believe this.
---aka on 9/16/11

God can use anyone to bring you to Christ. I came to know the person of Jesus Christ thru Pat Robertson, and was an avid supporter and listener of the 700 hundred club for several years in the early 1980's.

As I've grown in Christ I realized that a great deal of his teaching was in error.
I think he his age is catching up to him and he is saying even stranger things now.
I really began to grow spiritually when I began listening to Thru the Bible Radio with Dr. J. Vernon. A very sound Biblical teacher.
---Robie on 9/17/11

When I heard him on video saying what sounded like that, I thought that is what a person can become able to think after becoming "worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." (in 2 Timothy 3:13)

If a person's physical brain does not work, the real person, deeper, is still there. By "faith working through love," (Galatians 5:6) you can still minister through the Holy Spirit to that person.

But I offer > if a person's physical brain does not work right, the person's true spiritual character is still there and will not have a person blaspheming and violent, if the person has become truly of God's character of love.
---Bill_willa6989 on 9/17/11

As a conservative Christian, a retired missionary and a ordained minister, I'd have to conclude Pat Robertson is not correct. In fact, just the opposite is true: if your marriage spouse has Alzheimer, this is the time they need a spouse to stand with them - not leave them. I'd like to see Pat back this up with Scripture. All I can find only gives one reason for divorce, and that's for adultery. While I'm not a medical doctor, don't think they would declare this, "a kind of death." While I like Pat Robertson, the time has come for him to step aside and stop making unbiblical remarks.
---wivv on 9/16/11

Pat Roberson made this comment on news 9/15/11,divorce due to alzheimers, seek another mate. I disagree, Bible says for only infidelity, & /or abandoment is the only reasons for a divorce.'IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH, FOR RICHER OR POORER, TILL DEATH DO YOU PART". Where does it says under certain illness, then divorce?
---OKC_taxlady on 9/16/11

No! Pat Robertson is not a good person to lookup to or listen from. God doesn't want us to divorce our spouses due to them having alzheimers.Be loving and there for them.
---candice on 9/16/11

The problem with Pat Robertson and so many of the televangelists is that people cannot recognize them as false prophets. They pick the good things that these people say and don't realize that by quoting those things, they are leading people astray. False prophets and false teachers do not need to be quoted on anything they say. And, we are to JUDGE their fruits as the Bible says. If their fruits are rotten, they are not of God. Yes, God will judge them in the end, but we are to watch out for the wolves in sheeps' clothing.
---KarenD on 9/16/11

//Were he to show up at my door soaking wet during a thunderstorm and say it was raining, I'd look outside my window to see.// cluny

//Does this sound like a man of God talking?//

How many more incidents will Pat have before one discerns?
---aka on 9/15/11

So was he advocating a divorce as soon as a diagnosis comes? Or wait until the person doesn't remember anyone?

My grandfather died of Alzheimer's.

He and my grandmother had been married for 60 years when he was diagnosed. He lived for another 10 years or so after that.

What does Pat Robertson think a person will gain through divorce? If someone doesn't want the burden, all they would have to do is dump their spouse off at a nursing home and never visit.

Sheesh. That guy ought to be slapped.

700 club?
more like 700 ignorant thoughts per day club
---James_L on 9/16/11

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Walking dead my foot, Pat has misinformed once more.

To love honor and cherish till death do you part means physical death not metaphorical death.

---paul on 9/16/11

Cluny! You got me.. Cracking up! Laugh'n your comment on Pat Robertson! You alright with me! Yes, Cluny you are right..Pat Robertson,reminds me of that "shaky bridge made out of wood & stuff,not much of a bridge.. Shaky! You can't listen or count on much he says.. He changes...
---ELENA on 9/16/11

Just another example of one falling into heresy because one does not follow Holy Tradition.

BTW, I don't take any of the tele-evangelists seriously. They don't represent Christianity, as understood by the first Christians.

In IC.XC.,
---Ignatius on 9/16/11

KarenD, as soon as I heard the news report that he said that, I said out loud to myself, "NO WAY Mr. Pat Robertson, you are in serious error."

So no, this isn't even in scripture. I can't believe some of the things Mr. Robertson says. He gets himself in trouble alot, I think it's called foot in mouth We can only pray for him, and not judge him...leave that to God.
---Donna5535 on 9/16/11

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God judges if "man of God". I think Robertson is showing a lot of compassion but I think in his compassion he lost sight of what a marriage vow is. A marriage vow is a commited pledge which binds two people,by that vow,and all it contains without release. When people marry in the church the vows they take are not only to each other,and those present,but to God himself. Alzheimers is a horrible disorder of the brain a medical problem. It is hard to watch,my Childrens Sunday School teaching,Christian Grandmother cussed like a sailor,something she would never do before getting Alzhemiers. Heartbreaking,but most marriage vows say for better or worse,sickness or health,until death do us part. No divorce,stand by that spouse.
---Darlene_1 on 9/16/11

Pat Robertson is NOT a man I take seriously about anything.

Were he to show up at my door soaking wet during a thunderstorm and say it was raining, I'd look outside my window to see.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 9/15/11

I once heard that Pat Robertson said:

"THE White Race Is THE CHOSEN Race!"

I asked other people at church about this. Most seemed to think that Pat Robertson couldn't possibly have said that. I do. These televangelists are always saying things that don't "line up" with the Bible.

I did hear several news recordings about Pat Robertson advocating divorce when a spouse has Alzheimer's Disease.

That is NOT a man of God talking. Instead, it is SATAN speaking through a vessel that has allowed that. Pat Robertson himself. His earlier, racist, un-Biblical comment came from the exact, same source.

---Sag on 9/15/11

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