Richard Roberts, President Emeritus of Oral Roberts University, was arrested just past midnight today (Jan. 24) on DUI. He was clocked driving his Mercedes 93mph and was pulled over by a state trooper. A report from the Tulsa Co. Jail indicates the trooper smelled a strong odor of alcohol and administered a horizontal gaze sobriety test but Roberts was unable to follow directions, according to the trooper. The report says Roberts was taken to the Jenks Police Department where he submitted to a breathalyzer test and blew .11, which is over the legal limit of .08.
What a sad testimony to the unsaved, and the many who struggle with this liquid lie!
When will Christians start to realize that their “social drinking” preachers are in direct disobedience to the Word of God? If anything is clear in the Scripture, it is that “Wine is a MOCKER and strong drink is raging, whosoever is DECEIVED thereby is not wise.” (Prov. 20:1) We got a ton of “sipping saints” and “prickled preachers” who twist the Scriptures to their own destruction! That verse clearly states that alcohol deceives! And it’s deceiving a ton of believers into thinking it is perfectly okay to drink. I’m just thankful that Richard Roberts got pulled over before he slammed into some innocent person and killed them because he obviously was DECEIVED thinking he was just fine driving at that speed under the influence of a liquid sedative drug.
Ministers are told to avoid alcohol many times in the Bible. And yet, we have several examples of preachers ignoring its truth. We can see what happens when preachers and alcohol mix, from Noah getting drunk and the shame that followed to this statement from Isaiah the prophet, “But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; THE PRIEST AND THE PROPHET HAVE ERRED THROUGH STRONG DRINK, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.” (Isaiah 28:7-8)
Instead of being in the way, to block the advancement of sin in our nation and instead of being loud voices of reason, calling America back to God, these preachers are “swallow up with wine” and are “out of the way through strong drink”! Their nasty lifestyle is like dogs going back to the vomit of their alcohol! This is a disgusting evil in our day! It is ruining homes, marriages and futures all over this great country of ours! And it has made its DECEPTIVE ways right into our pulpits!!!
Preachers, PUT DOWN THAT STUPID CAN OF BEER and pick up a Bible and get something done for the Kingdom of God instead of trying to live like the devil and his DECEIVED followers!! God help us!!!
Sadly, Richard Roberts is not the only preacher that has fallen for this DECEPTION! Scores of “full-Gospel” preachers have followed the same error. And it won’t change unless believers start requiring their leaders to live up to the standard of the Scriptures! If you got a preacher in your pulpit that doesn’t rail on sin and call alcohol what it is, you need to run as far as you can from that church!! 25 million alcoholics can testify to the fact that preacher isn’t helping at all.
In several ways, Roberts has been able to “get around” the Scriptures and disobey the clear teaching of the Word of God for being a church leader. But God is always right, and if we don’t obey it, we will all find out the hard way that God knows what He is talking about! Read this passage and see if it doesn’t plainly state he has no right to be an example of a church leader? Paul stated if a man wants to be a church leader, he must be…“If any be blameless, THE HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, NOT GIVEN TO WINE, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; but a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, SOBER, just, holy, temperate;” (Titus 1:6-8)
Maybe it’s about time for us to get back to the Bible and lay down these ridiculous ways we have chosen to walk in!