Johnny Robertson’s Passive-Aggression Manipulative Method Of Madness

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#1 Aug 14, 2013
Organized churches use the idea of authority inherent in an office that is bestowed upon a “qualified” person. The apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians appeals to their understanding of him as they had experienced him as the basis for his reasoning with them. This is a tough and slow process, but one that is genuine and organic. It produces results that are permanent and based on the level of care and concern that has gone into a mentoring relationship.

Contrast that with the kind of leadership that Johnny Robertson emanates from a position that someone has appointed him to with ‘pay”. This produces a phony relationship fraught with passive-aggression often displayed by Johnny Robertson, abuse and a lack of care. You might counter by saying that nobody would be appointed to a leadership position unless they cared about the people. I would counter with, if they truly care about people, then they don't need to hold a position to wield authority. I dare say, you take away Johnny’s paycheck and you might see what is behind the mask.

Ask yourself: if you have a problem and need to process it with someone, who do you call? Do you call Johnny Robertson who the church has appointed that you really don't know, or do you call the person you have spent hours with that you know is wise and compassionate? In Alcoholics Anonymous would a person choose a sponsor they had never heard speak, and did not know? Or would they choose a sponsor who had reached out to them and that had exhibited the qualities of support and encouragement they want?

Jesus said, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." Notice the phrase, "If you love me," letting us know that our obedience to his authority is based on the relationship that he has built with us, and our response to that relationship. The more organized and hierarchical a church is, the more suspect I become about it.

That is why I object so strongly to the evangelism methods of the evangelical and fundamentalist sectors of Christianity. These evangelism methods are based largely on passive-aggression relationships rather than organic naturally occurring relationships. I know, you are going to tell me about all those who have been converted using these manipulative methods. I could also tell you about those nations that became Christian because they were conquered by armies that brought Christianity with them, and some nations were forced to be baptized or be put to death by the sword. Those nations still have Christianity as their dominant religion. Should we use that tactic? Did I hear you say, "no"?

Since: Jan 12

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#2 Aug 14, 2013
Mr. Robertson, always try to be excogitate before you are perfidiousness of someone. Your acumen of most people is anomalistic yet we still harbor no equanimity because we're not penultimate as you magnanimously make us all out to be.
johnny

United States

#3 Aug 14, 2013
You must be Pentecostal I didn't understand that son

Since: May 10

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#4 Aug 14, 2013
testing the spirits wrote:
Mr. Robertson, always try to be excogitate before you are perfidiousness of someone. Your acumen of most people is anomalistic yet we still harbor no equanimity because we're not penultimate as you magnanimously make us all out to be.
lol
Catfish

Richmond, VA

#5 Aug 14, 2013
Gosh a mighty what the world is you saying

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