Rick Santorum said that Satan had his sights on the United States. Even church leaders have identified Rick Santorum “as a very judgmental guy.” Sarah Palin has suggested that the “lame-stream” media has gotten “wee-weed up” about his Satan comments.

The fact is that Rick Santorum is being identified as “Crazy Rick” because of the many extreme positions he has taken. He has said things like Satan has his sights on the United States, that separation of church and state makes him want to throw-up, that public education is anachronistic, that the pursuit of happiness is harming America, that birth control is harmful to our society, and so on. People are beginning to realize that this guy is “full-on, bat-flapping nutty.” Even Chris Christie says that Santorum’s comments about Satan are relevant to consider when making decisions about the person for whom you vote.

Santorum recently appeared in Tulsa, Oklahoma, my hometown. The site of his appearance was Oral Roberts University. Having grown up in Tulsa, the heart of conservatives in America, I can tell you that in spite of conservative values, many conservative Tulsans consider Oral Roberts University to be an embarrassment to the city. Oral Roberts is also known as the City of Faith. This City of Faith has a CityPlex Tower that now houses corporate tenants, because Oral Roberts University has gone through bankruptcy and the buildings now house corporate interests who pay rent. The central tower of the three stands 640 feet tall, which is the same height as the Jesus who appeared to Oral in a dream, and told him to build it. 

 

Oral Roberts began his career as a tent evangelist in the late 1940’s, appearing at rallies and evangelical crusades throughout the United States and the world. In the late 1970’s, Oral Roberts’ career began to take a different course as he founded the university that bears his name and began to move away from the crusades and concentrate on the medium of television.

Just to help you realize the forum chosen by Rick Santorum for his appearance in Tulsa, consider the teachings of Oral Roberts:

1. He taught that God wants all believers to be wealthy, healthy and happy.

2. He taught that God gave him continuing direct revelations that directed his life, his ministry and commanded believers to support him.

3. He taught that the Bible revealed the doctrine of “Seed Faith” which he originated, also known as the doctrine of “Giving and Receiving” whereby God would return a multiplication of money to a person who gave money in faith, believing that they would receive a monetary reward, primarily for donating to the ministry of Oral Roberts.

4. He taught and embraced many and various charismatic doctrines and practices that are not Biblical, including support for the “Toronto Blessing” and its high guru and spokesman the “Holy Spirit Bartender”, Rodney Howard-Browne.

5. He taught that he and other like ministers and believers could “bind the devil”.

6. He taught that he had healed many people.

He has never presented proof that he had ever healed any individual and had never healed a visible disease. He never caused a missing arm or leg to appear, caused a congenitally deformed individual to become whole, healed a Down’s syndrome individual or caused a quadriplegic to walk. All of his claimed healings were of the mystery type, those that cannot be seen or verified, i.e., cancer inside the body, headaches and other ailments that cannot be proven to exist. The supposed healings that occurred during his crusades were paraded across the platforms, while those in the wheelchairs, the blind, the terminally ill and those with missing body parts never saw the great man perform his miracles on them.

 

Oral Roberts made his claims about healing for over fifty years, and the Christian church is still gullible and without discernment regarding his failures and absolute inability to heal. He was unable to heal, even with the help of Kenneth Hagin, his grandchild, who died two days after birth.

Over fifty years of false claims, and the Christian world still holds Oral Roberts in esteem, considering him a great man of God.

 

Oral Roberts is responsible for the following false prophecies and outrageous claims:

Oral Roberts claimed that he received a vision, or revelation, from God. In the vision he claimed that God told him to build the City of Faith Medical Center. He also claimed that he saw a 900 foot tall Jesus, who said that the City of Faith would be successful. Four years later, in 1981, he opened the City of Faith.

• 1983

Oral Roberts: said that Jesus Christ appeared to him in person (not a vision) and told him to find a cure for cancer. So far, he has not found that cure.

• 1986

Oral Roberts said that God told him the following:

“I want you to use the ORU medical school to put My medical presence in the earth. I want you to get this going in one year or I will call you home. It will cost $8 million and I want you to believe you can raise it.”

• 1987

In January Oral Roberts said that God spoke to him and told him that he had not sent out any medical missionaries from the university or City of Faith. God instructed him to raise $8 million by March of the same year or God would take him home (presumably God would kill Oral Roberts or translate him to heaven like Enoch).

The money raised was to provide full scholastic scholarships for medical missionaries who would be sent to other countries.

He claimed that $3.5 million had already been raised, but he needed $4.5 million more by March 1, in order to get the full $8 million and prevent God from taking him home.

• 1987

On April 1 Oral Roberts said that he had received $9.1 million which was $1.1 million more that was required by God.

• 1987

In November, Oral Roberts announced that the City of Faith would be closing down.

• 1988

In January, Oral Roberts discontinued the medical scholarships. Apparently he was no longer afraid that God was going to take him home.

• 1988

In March, the medical scholarship fund went bankrupt. If any students wished to transfer to any other institution, they were required to repay their scholarships at 18% interest.

• 1989

In September, Oral Roberts closed the City of Faith.

http://www.ondoctrine.com/10robero.htm

 

My favorite part of Oral Roberts University is the 60 foot high bronze statute of the “praying hands” that symbolize Oral Roberts. This 30-ton bronze sculpture is the largest in the world, was made in Mexico, and was originally called the “Healing Hands” which stood in front of the medical center Roberts built. The “Healing Hands” were devoted to “faith healing.” After the City of Faith declared bankruptcy, the hands were moved to the entrance of the university, near the prayer tower. http://www.oru.edu/prayer_tower/. The hands didn’t help heal anyone, and in spite of Oral’s prayers, his university is a disaster. The hands now serve as a symbol of the failure of Oral Roberts.

It was ironic that the appearance of Rick Santorum at Oral Roberts got a late start due to the heart attack of one of the men in attendance. Rick encouraged all those in attendance to pray for the man. The man died anyway. Oral Roberts, Rick Santorum, and Sarah Palin couldn’t save even a single “follower” from a heart attack at a campaign event, even with the help of prayer, of all those in attendance. Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin each have special needs children. Both Rick and Sarah have left those “special needs children” for weeks and months at a time to campaign. Their prayers didn’t reverse the genetic problems of their children, and didn’t absolve them of their responsibility to provide for these special needs children. Oral Roberts, Rick Santorum, and Sarah Palin are the reason that this country can only survive if we protect the principle of separation of church and state.