Televangelist Pat Robertson was asked on Oct. 15 by a viewer on "The 700 Club" why he undergoes medical surgeries, but tells others that God can heal them by faith (video below).
Robertson struggled to answer the question, notes RightWingWatch.org:
Listen I want you to know something. I don't think that religion, faith and medicine are necessarily enemies. I think that godly people are used by God to come forth with healing techniques that alleviate sickness and suffering and so forth.
I've been simply amazed at the wonders that the medical profession can perform. So you say, "How come you didn't pray that something would get taken way?' Well the Lord might say, "You prayed and go to see that doctor and he'll take the mole off your chin or something."
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But I don't know what else to say. You know, if you have enough faith, maybe I don't have enough, but I have enough for other people, but for myself I think I did the right thing.
Robertson told a 76-year-old viewer in December 2014 to stick to his "commitment to the Lord" and not see a doctor even though the man's family was pleading for him to do so, reported RightWingWatch.org (video below).
“You know, there’s some people who think that doctors are God and they really aren’t," Robertson lectured. "And you’ve asked God to be your physician so stick with it and say ‘Lord, I’m asking you for it.'"
In April 2014, Robertson claimed that Obamacare, which has provided health care coverage for about 16 million Americans, was killing people, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).