On Thursday’s edition of the 700 Club, host Pat Robertson comforted a grieving mother by telling her that God had allowed her 15-year-old son to die to prevent him from becoming an alcoholic or an atheist later in life.
The mother, who identified herself as “Cristina,” asked Robertson, “My 15-year-old son was killed January 26, 2017. My question is: Why does [God] allow us to go through this pain and torment? As a mom, I do everything in my power to protect my kids from this.”
She added: “What is the point? I am confused and angry. Please help me understand. I have been faithful to the Lord alone, so why?”
“These things happen. We live in a world of wickedness,” Robertson said. “And God does not necessarily spare us from these things. He will teach us once we’re in the difficult situation, He will help us to overcome it. But not necessarily will He spare everybody from — you’ll say, ‘Why does my Father allow this to happen?’ The loss of a child is a terrible grief. But, you know, the thing about that child at 15, maybe he was, you know, living for the Lord at 15. I don’t know anything about him; I’m presuming he was.”
“So what would’ve happened maybe 10 years from now?” he continued. “Would he have started drinking? Would he have gone away from the Lord? What would’ve happened? So God, who sees the end from the beginning, knows what would happen to that child, and because he loves the child … He wants to bring him to Heaven forever, and he wants to spare him some of the bad things that would happen down the road.”
“I’m just speculating,” Robertson clarified. “But I mean, God’s in charge of everything. And believe me, He is not some big super daddy who will spare all of us from pain. We are all going to have pain.”
Watch the segment below: