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Redneck Christian Zionist preacher David Barton: Old Testament will ‘get rid of’ PTSD if soldiers are ‘God’s warriors’

David Barton speaks to Glenn BeckThe Ugly Truth

A spokesperson from the Southern Baptist Convention lashed out at a so-called “historian” who radio host Glenn Beck hired to teach at his online university after he interpreted a Bible passage to mean that members of the armed forces who were fighting on the side of God could not suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  

In a Veteran’s Day appearance on Believer’s Voice of Victory, televangelist Kenneth Copeland told “historian” David Barton that Numbers 32 said that soldiers “shall return and be guiltless before the Lord” and that meant that they wouldn’t have PTSD.

“You don’t take drugs to get rid of it, it doesn’t take psychology; that promise right there will get rid of it,” he said, pointing at the Bible.

“What we’re talking about, getting rid of the PTSD, guys who have been through battle, they need to understand that soldier’s promise, you come back guiltless before God and the nation,” Barton agreed.

“You’re on an elevated platform up here, you’re a hero, you’re put in the faith hall of fame if you take this [Bible],” he added. “We used to in the pulpit understand the difference between a just war and an unjust war. And there’s a biblical difference, and when you do it God’s way, not only are you guiltless for having done that, you’re esteemed.”

Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission spokesperson Joe Carter told Religion News Service this week that Barton and Copeland had a track record of being “profoundly ignorant about theology and history.”

“But for them to denigrate the suffering of men and women traumatized by war — and to claim biblical support for their callow and doltish views — is both shocking and unconscionable,” Carter insisted. “Rather than downplaying the pain of PTSD, they should be asking God to heal our brothers and sisters.”

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5 Responses to Redneck Christian Zionist preacher David Barton: Old Testament will ‘get rid of’ PTSD if soldiers are ‘God’s warriors’

  1. Bulldog says:

    “Numbers 32 said that soldiers “shall return and be guiltless before the Lord” and that meant that they wouldn’t have PTSD.”

    The guy is a fool if he believes that. What that scripture means is that if you are fighting for God, you will not be guilty of murder. The guy obviously never went to combat. If you go to war you will have a little PTSD. I bet you the guys in the Old Testament cutting people up with swords had a little PTSD.

    • Michael says:

      Right on, that’s exactly what this passage means. This is one instance where you must consider the source….a warped and idiotic source, for sure.
      The New Testament states that “Judgement begins at the pulpit,” meaning that the preachers will be the first to be judged. Kenneth Copeland and his piss-ants won’t stand a chance.

  2. DL. says:

    My prayer to my Father God and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

    Please give me the strength to help all truly Christian Zionists (those who put Christ and Israel on the same footing and worship both, for these are truly the only folks who can rightly call themselves Christian Zionists, for they are Zionists first and Christians for the heck of it) to abandon their false theology and doctrine that Christ-hating Israel is still “the apple of God’s eye” as John Hagee might say, and to read the Bible without false doctrine of man blinders on to see that those who say they are Jews but are not, and are of the synagogue of Satan applies to all Jews who deny Christ, which makes up most of Israel today (and thus is NOT God’s Israel!). I also request that folks like Copeland and Barton (and Beck as well) do not make me so upset that I want to punch them all in the mouth!

  3. Mel says:

    salvation army anyone?

  4. BentSpear says:

    What a ZioTURD! A POS pharisees twisting The Word around to fit their f^cked-up traditions & agendas. Sure would like to be there when they get blotted out. This guy is just a typical representation of one of Satan’s minions.

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