“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.” — Deuteronomy 18:20
So here’s a question: should Bible believers be actively working towards executing Hinn and Robertson?
Some would say the verse refers to a divine slaying, not humans carrying out an execution. But Hinn and Robertson have been falsely prophesying for decades without being struck by the apocryphal lightning bolt. And Robertson is already 79 years old, clearly enjoying a long life.
Most Christians would say the various death and stoning punishments in the Torah simply don’t apply today. Yet many will invoke the Ten Commandments. Both sets of laws were directed towards ancient Israel. If these handful of verses apply today, why not the whole Torah? What about the 4th commandment (not working on the Sabbath day), which is mostly ignored?
And this segues into wanting to post the Ten Commandments in U.S. schools and government buildings. Oh, dear. At best, it’s mere window-dressing indicating the U.S. is a nation full of nominal Christians. At worst, it’s a clear violation of the Constitution stating the government must be religiously neutral.