Televangelist Pat Robertson warned a single mother this week that she was “tempting God” by refusing to get married to the father of her child.
During the Tuesday edition of The 700 Club, a viewer named Mark explained in an email why he was trying to force his daughter into her third marriage.
“My daughter has been living with a man for 3 years and has a baby with him,” Mark wrote. “She has told her kids that they are married but she won’t marry him because she has had 2 husbands already.”
Robertson agreed with the father, adding that “this girl is playing games.”
“I don’t know what kind of bringing up she had, but she didn’t have a very good one,” he opined. “A couple of marriages already? She is obviously undisciplined, rebellious, she can’t hold a stable relationship. And now she won’t enter into one even though she’s got a child by this man.”
“She’s tempting God,” Robertson continued. “I mean, man. She is walking on the edge. You think [tightrope daredevil Nik] Wallenda was taking a chance? She’s really on a tightrope.”
Robertson advised praying for the woman.
“I’d warn her because she’s asking for it,” the TV preacher said. “It’s going to be really tough. It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission — that’s a big joke. Not when you’re dealing with the Lord.”
“Sooner or later, God’s going to say, ‘That’s all she wrote, baby.’ And it’s going to be tough.”
Watch the video below from CBN’s The 700 Club, broadcast Nov. 11, 2014.