- It was rather rude that Johnny wouldn’t help Armando set up his computer presentation. Something was certainly troubling Johnny about the computer presentation Armando wanted to make. I wonder what it was? It seems like it was a control issue – the same reason that I believe Johnny won’t participate in our discussions – he has no control here.
- My predictions turned out to be true – tonight we had Church of Christ callers. Where were they last night?
- Johnny seems stuck on the miracle issue – didn’t he tell Armando last night that he would discuss Armando’s non-trinitarian doctrine tonight? The funny thing is I would be on Johnny’s side of the argument if he would discuss that issue. This was reiterated to me when the caller asked Armando to go on about the Trinity. It’s interesting to me that Armando said that he was a Jehovah’s Witness before he became a Christian – and the Jehovah’s Witnesses also deny the Trinity. But Johnny keeps avoiding a topic that could be a slam dunk for him.
- I appreciated Armando’s humility. He continues saying that he doesn’t do the healing – that God can use him, but doesn’t have to. And Johnny shackles God by saying that God could perform a miracle, but he won’t. Johnny – are you God to say this?
- Again, according to the beliefs of Johnny, Norm and James, the one mention of a healing that wasn’t instantaneous should be enough. They use the one mention of “churches of Christ” in Romans 16:16 to give them authority to name their church. They use the one verse that says the disciples broke bread together on the first day of the week to give them authority (actually, it is a commandment to them) to observe the Lord’s Supper each Sunday – and to condemn those who don’t. One mention should be enough authority for the Church of Christ TV hosts.
- I liked the format better tonight – it was more orderly, at least the first portion where each speaker had separate time to speak and rebut. However, I think it would have been better if both speakers had the same idea of what the topic would be. Johnny seemed to think it was about miracles, Armando seemed to think it was about the doctrine of “God only”. What was the original plan?
- Johnny did a good job of moving the phone call section along, and sharing the response time with Armando.
- Why did Johnny keep bringing up that he gave his guests a ride to Greensboro and they didn’t publicly thank him? If they are his guests, it seems only right that he would get them to Greensboro. Why’d they need to go to Greensboro anyway? That was a bit odd.
- This thought occurred to me while watching – if Johnny believes that fame follows the power of the Holy Ghost, why doesn’t he believe the famous preachers who claim to have the power of the Holy Ghost?
- I invite Armando to send me the pictures Johnny and Armando were talking about. I’ll put them on this blog. I also invite him to email me the itinerary that Johnny sent him, and I’ll post them as well.
- I’d like for Armando to clear up the question about the 120 in the upper room. I wasn’t clear how he got that number out of the Scripture passages he mentioned.
- Johnny’s response to the lady who didn’t feel she could come to faith because she was struggling with sin was a good one – that you don’t get cleaned up to take a shower (my words). Of course, I disagree with him on the role of baptism in that cleansing, but that’s another story.
- Johnny, it’s not “answeringthechurchofchrist.com” It’s “answeringchurchofchrist.wordpress.com”. But thanks for the mention. I hope you’ll come over and discuss, too!
Well, tonight was a bit more evenly matched. I felt like Johnny, even with his strange refusal to allow Armando to show his laptop, did a better job than last night. Armando seemed pretty frustrated that Johnny wouldn’t discuss the “God only” topic, as was I. However, I would have to call this round a match – I didn’t see any clear winner tonight.
Nathan’s Blog Result of the Second Night:Armando – 1/Johnny – 1
Anyone else have thoughts?