Televangelist Pat Robertson told a female viewer named Cathy that her disease returned because she somehow welcomed it back.
There are no verses in the Bible about welcoming diseases back, but diseases do return because human bodies are susceptible.
Robertson ignored science and rewrote the Bible to create his bizarre explanation on the “700 Club”:
Remember Jesus gave a teaching about a demon. He said, you know, after the demon is cast out of a person, he goes in the air and land, seeking someplace, and then he goes back to the house that he left. And he finds it swept and garnished, and he brings seven more worse than Himself.
So disease, you know, has a certain life to it. Some diseases, they’re like animate creatures, and they want to go back to the house where they live. And you have to fill that void with something.
And that’s what the teaching was: you have to be filled with the spirit of God. And that disease is gone. But you somehow welcome it back. It isn’t God putting it back. The disease wants to come back, and you receive it. So you have to begin to stand against these things.
(Source: The Official 700 Club/YouTube)