Phil Robertson has made himself a name in the news in recent months mostly because of his outspoken views on some very hot topics. He has also become well known as the family leader in the popular American reality television show “Duck Dynasty” which first aired on cable station A & E in spring 2012. Phil’s popular show has drawn in a reported more than 11 million viewers and over $80 million of advertising in just the first 8 months of 2013. And don’t forget the more than $400 million in revenue that was produced by merchandise sales .
Phil Roberston has gone from rags to riches in his family business (Duck Commander) as well as “Duck Dynasty”. Since the mid 70’s Phil has been living for the Lord and it is no secret that he believes that it is “The Almighty” that has brought him such success. He regularly speaks to churches and other organizations telling them what the Lord has done for him and what He can do for them . Sometimes it is fun to look at some of the things such a popular character has said. Here are just 15 of what I consider to be top Phil Robertson Christian quotes .
“I like to think of myself as a guerrilla fighter for Jesus.” ~ Phil Robertson
About America, Other Societies and the Need for Jesus
“Our founding fathers started this country and built it on God and His Word, and this country sure would be a better place to live and raise our children if we still followed their ideals and beliefs.
“If we lose our morality, we will lose our country. It will happen.”
“All you have to do is look at any society where there is no Jesus. I’ll give you four: Nazis, no Jesus. Look at their record. Uh, Shintos? They started this thing in Pearl Harbor. Any Jesus among them? None. Communists? None. Islamists? Zero. That’s eighty years of ideologies that have popped up where no Jesus was allowed among those four groups. Just look at the records as far as murder goes among those four groups.”
About Telling People About Jesus and Reaping Blessings
“Everywhere my sons and I go, we’re telling people the good news about Jesus, blowing duck calls, and making people, happy, happy– then down the road we go.”
“Lord, if You bless me, I’ll thank You; but if You don’t, I’ll be thankful for what I have. I have plenty. I’m in good shape.”
“Jesus Christ  was the most perfect being to ever walk this planet and he was persecuted and nailed to the cross … so please don’t be surprised when we get a little static.”
“We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television. You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”
“I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater. … I have been immoral, drunk, high. I ran with the wicked people for 28 years and I have run with the Jesus people since and the contrast is astounding.”
About Sin, the Result of Sin and Our need to Love Anyway
“Sexual sins are numerous and many, I have a few myself. So what is your safest course of action? If you’re a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there.”
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
“I am just reading what was written over 2,000 years ago. Those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom. All I did was quote from the scriptures, but they just didn’t know it. … The sins are the same, humans haven’t changed.”
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”
About God’s Design and His Power to Heal
“Commonsense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman. From the beginning Jesus said, ‘It is a man and a woman.’ Adam was made and Eve was made for this reason.”
“If you’re a homosexual , he’ll take it away. If you’re an adulterer, if you’re a liar, what’s the difference? If you break one sin, you may as well break them all,”
Speaking out for what we believe is not always easy. But God promises to give us the right words when we are prepared to give an answer (1 Peter 3:15). Phil Robertson sometimes says things that are rough around the edges but I must give him credit, at least he is speaking out for what he believes is right. Can we say the same about ourselves?
More reading: Can a Person be Born a Homosexual? 
Resource:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Dynasty.  http://duckcommander.com/meet-the-family/phil-robertson. Photo: adapted from duckcommander.com