Q: Dear Elder Clark, What do you think about Pat Roberson statement regarding Haiti selling their souls to the Devil?
A: The LORD said, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die”. (-Eze 18:4) How can anyone sell anything that doesn’t belong to them, and how can anyone buy an object that not up for sell. “Behold, all souls are mine”, says the LORD. Satan doesn’t own souls nor does he have the power to buy them. He may indeed deceive people to believe that he does however; biblically God is the sole owner of all souls.
For example, Satan took Jesus up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them and said unto him, all these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.
In this picture Satan is boasting to have the power to give people authority, but all the scriptures must be taking in to consideration to determine if this is true. First, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God”. (Rom 13:1)
Second, “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein, for he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods”.
This goes too shows that Satan really don’t own anything and even the power he has is not his. Although through his deception he may have power over the minds of the world but the reality is even that is limited.
“All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me”. –Satan. How can Satan promise Jesus the world when Jesus is the creator of the world? He can’t! What Satan really wants is worship and he will go the length to get it, even if it means he has lie to his victims.
I have no idea on the facts about Haiti deal with the devil. On the other hand, there isn’t a nation on earth that hasn’t traded the precious word of God for the idea of having all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. Therefore if Haiti sold their soul to the Satan, then every other nation in the world is next on God’s hit list. Whacha gone do when he come for you?