Richard Roberts

Eph 5: 8 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.

Prov 20: 1 Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Richard Roberts, the son of the late evangelist Oral Roberts, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper stopped the 63-year-old just past midnight driving 93 miles per hour in his Mercedes-Benz.

According to the arrest report, Roberts failed a breathalyzer and field sobriety test.

The officer “detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about Roberts’ breath and person,” the report said.

Roberts served as president of Oral Roberts University for 15 years before stepping down in 2007.

He currently hosts a nightly television show called, “The Place for Miracles: Your Hour of Healing.”

“Our prayers go out to Richard and Lindsay Roberts and their entire family as they face this life challenge,” ORU officials said in a statement. “May God’s grace help them as they work towards healing.

News posts says that Richard was going 93 mph in a 65 Mph road.   The report goes on to say he failed sobriety test Roberts consented to a breath test showed his blood alcohol level at .011%, higher than the .08% limit for legal intoxication.

USMINISTRIES:  Whilst the Bible does not forbid the actual drinking of alcohol, it is very clear that one should not be drunk with alcohol. The trouble is when it comes to making the difference between a little and too much.  Having known alcoholics, I don’t recommend the drinking of alcohol in general.  Most people just can’t handle it and most people don’t know when to stop.

With Richard Roberts I suspect there may be deeper issues that need to be addressed. I hope and pray they will.  If anyone hears more on this story let us know.


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