…God said ‘kill them all.’ Well, that would seem hard, wouldn’t it? That would be 10,000 people who would probably go to hell. But, if they stayed and reproduced, in 30 or 40 or 50 or 60 or 100 more years, they could conceivably be – 10,000 would go to 100,000 – 100,000 could conceivably go to a million. And then, there would be a million people who would have to spend eternity in hell! And it’s far more merciful to take away a few than to see in the future 100 years down the road and say, ‘Well, I have to take away a million people that would forever be apart from God,’ because the abomination was there like a contagion… So God, in love, took away a small number that he might not have to take away a large number."
- from Pat Robertson and the “700 Club” dated May 6, 1985