Johnny Robertson has a spirit of divi...

Johnny Robertson has a spirit of division

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Whitman

Axton, VA

#1 Feb 28, 2013
my new beat on the street is about the spirit of division of Johnny Robertson see it on my site http://answeringthecoc.wordpress.com/2013/02/...
Whitman

Axton, VA

#2 Mar 1, 2013
http://answeringthecoc.wordpress.com/2013/02/...

One can easily see that Johnny Robertson has a “spirit of division,” which, in my opinion, is of the devil. Jesus prayed for unity among His people.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be NO DIVISIONS among you: but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment (1 Cor. 1:10).

… for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you JEALOUSY and STRIFE, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?(3:3)."

Notice, that the apostle Paul attributed the divisive spirit of the Corinthians to carnality. Carnality is the opposite of spirituality. It is worldly, and therefore, Satanic. It is ungodly and unrighteous, therefore, sinful!

Paul listed “strife” and “division” with “fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities,… jealousies, wraths, factions,… parties, envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like,” stating emphatically,“that they who practice such things SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD”(Gal. 5: 19-21). Is promoting “strife and division” a serious offense to God? I believe it is.

Much of Johnny’s fighting, wrangling, strife and division come from (1) a self-imposed responsibility to “defend the truth”; and (2) misinterpretation of 2 John 9-11.

Johnny goes beyond Peter’s admonition to “defend the truth,” to a position of defending “the Johnnydoctrine of Christ” as his brand of church of Christ-ism teaches. Hence, they have the self-imposed responsibility to keep the doctrine OF THE CHURCH pure.“Defending the truth” is really “defending the teachings of the church.” Since “the church” was not an idea of God, but an institution of man, God does not require anyone to offer defense for this institution.

When Johnny insists on everyone conforming to his church doctrine, there are bound to be differences of opinion. When this happens, debates and argumentation ensue. If attitudes are not right, if the contestants are carnal, fighting, wrangling, strife and division follow, and Satan wins out over God’s people.

Every child of God should be ready to “defend the truth” as far as he understands it. But, what does this mean? Peter supplies the answer:“Always be ready to give an answer of defense to anyone who asks you why you have hope inside you”(1 Pet. 3:15,). When I give an answer to a person who questions my faith and/or practice, it is limited to my own knowledge and understanding of God’s will. I should not be so presumptuous as to think that I can always give an answer that will be according to God’s truth. If I could, I would be infallible! Johnny, are you infallible?
Whitman

Axton, VA

#3 Mar 1, 2013
http://answeringthecoc.wordpress.com/2013/02/...

One can easily see that Johnny Robertson has a “spirit of division,” which, in my opinion, is of the devil. Jesus prayed for unity among His people.


Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be NO DIVISIONS among you: but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment (1 Cor. 1:10).

… for ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you JEALOUSY and STRIFE, are ye not carnal, and do ye not walk after the manner of men?(3:3).

Notice, that the apostle Paul attributed the divisive spirit of the Corinthians to carnality. Carnality is the opposite of spirituality. It is worldly, and therefore, Satanic. It is ungodly and unrighteous, therefore, sinful!

Paul listed “strife” and “division” with “fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities,… jealousies, wraths, factions,… parties, envyings, drunkenness, revellings, and such like,” stating emphatically,“that they who practice such things SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD”(Gal. 5: 19-21). Is promoting “strife and division” a serious offense to God? I believe it is.

Much of Johnny’s fighting, wrangling, strife and division come from (1) a self-imposed responsibility to “defend the truth”; and (2) misinterpretation of 2 John 9-11.

Johnny goes beyond Peter’s admonition to “defend the truth,” to a position of defending “the doctrine of Christ” as his brand of church of Christ-ism teaches. Hence, they have the self-imposed responsibility to keep the doctrine OF THE CHURCH pure.“Defending the truth” is really “defending the teachings of the church.” Since “the church” was not an idea of God, but an institution of man, God does not require anyone to offer defense for this institution.

When Johnny insists on everyone conforming to his church doctrine, there are bound to be differences of opinion. When this happens, debates and argumentation ensue. If attitudes are not right, if the contestants are carnal, fighting, wrangling, strife and division follow, and Satan wins out over God’s people.

Every child of God should be ready to “defend the truth” as far as he understands it. But, what does this mean? Peter supplies the answer:“Always be ready to give an answer of defense to anyone who asks you why you have hope inside you”(1 Pet. 3:15,). When I give an answer to a person who questions my faith and/or practice, it is limited to my own knowledge and understanding of God’s will. I should not be so presumptuous as to think that I can always give an answer that will be according to God’s truth. If I could, I would be infallible! Johnny, are you infallible?

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