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    Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91 | National News | Comcast.net

    TULSA, Okla. Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.

    Roberts died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Calif., according to his spokesman, A. Larry Ross. The evangelist was hospitalized after a fall on Saturday. He had survived two heart attacks in the 1990s and a broken hip in 2006.

    Roberts was a pioneer on two fronts he helped bring spirit-filled charismatic Christianity into the mainstream and took his trademark revivals to television, a new frontier for religion.

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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    It's a shame it didn't happen in 1987, when he first threatened that if people didn't donate, God was going to call him home.

    That God...always running late.
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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    It could not have happened to a better person. To bad it did not happen sooner.

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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    It could not have happened to a better person. To bad it did not happen sooner.
    I hope you're not one of the folks that all bent out of shape when people said the same thing about Ted Kennedy.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    Doesn't the RIP indicate that this thread is for paying respects and not grinding idealogical axes against the corpse of the deceased?

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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Doesn't the RIP indicate that this thread is for paying respects and not grinding idealogical axes against the corpse of the deceased?
    V - R.I.P. Tag rules
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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    People can make all the negative comments they want about this guy, but the fact remains that he accomplished a lot for both Christianity and Televangelism.

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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    People can make all the negative comments they want about this guy, but the fact remains that he accomplished a lot for both Christianity and Televangelism.
    I give the guy credit for ORU. I may not agree with alot of what is taught there, but I give credit to any one who respects education enough to found a university.
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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    It becomes clear when Liberals even ones masquerading as something else spread their message of hate about someone who died that they in deed the ones who promote hate. They follow the Alensky rule that says accuse the other guy of either being as you are or doing as you do to keep them off balance. Where they are screwing up is in being childish.

    I believe there was surely some rejoicing when that took place when Kennedy died and there will be even more when Byrd and especially Obama go, but I don't believe it is something normal civilized people should be doing.

    Oral Roberts became a joke and his failings were many as are the failings of every man and the party of hate would do well to respect the dead no matter how much the hated him for believing in God.

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    Re: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

    Good Riddance.

    My condolences to his family, friends, those who relied on him for his spiritual message, and those who relied on him for his nation-wide influence.
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