Rev. Pat Robertson who once was a presidential candidate, and is founder of the 700 Club, "previously linked natural disasters and terrorist attacks to legalized abortion in the U.S. He also blamed Hurricane Katrina that killed over 1,800 on "sin". Now he says that century's ago Haiti made a packed with the devil, and that is why they had the devastating earthquake. Enough! Anyone who has studied the Bible knows that there are numerous reasons for suffering. It isn't always the persons fault. Just read the book of Job. In John 9:1-3 The man was born blind not due to his sin, but to show Gods power. Sometimes we go though trails because it provides Godly character James 1: 2-4 and Romans 5:3-4. There are many Biblical reasons for suffering, I just touched on a few.
In Bible college I was tought that the blanket reason for suffering was that Adam and Eve disobeyed God, then bam, we have had suffering and death ever since. Genesis 3:1-19. Suffering and death do not discriminate, they touch Christian and non-Christian alike. Just look at Godly Christians that you know. Don't they suffer too? Don't they have financial troubles, lose loved ones prematurely, and get sick just like non-Christians? God never promised us a trouble free life, but He did promise to always be with us. Hebrews 13: 5-6 After the original sin, suffering became the order of things here on earth. If your human you will suffer, even Buddha understood that!
I don't know why Rev. Robertson continues his blame game. He should know better. It's getting old!
Read more reasons God allows suffering...
Why does God allow suffering by J. Carl Laney
The Problem of Suffering - Why Does God Allow it?
This post was paritally based on a CNN artical - Pat Robertson says Hasiti paying for "pact to the devil"