We’ve recently been visited by a Church of Christ man named David Hersey, who came to discuss the CofC doctrine of silence. He also put a link to a site for Church of Christ folks, and out of curiosity, I went and poked around a bit. Here is the link for their main board:
Now, initially, poking around, I thought that the folks posting sounded like believers from any tradition or background. They are encouraging one another, challenging one another, praying for one another. Good stuff! Then I found two links that caught my eye. The first one was just made a couple of days ago. It’s entitled:
Well, guess who? It’s our old friend, Norm Fields, trying to drum up support from the faithful for his broadcast! It was ironic that he just made his first posting to this forum, so close to the date of my first visit. Asking for support (financial, I assume), no less! We’ll have to keep our eye on his posts there.
The second forum that caught my attention was called:
Now, this is a particularly interesting series of comments. Let me set the stage: this poor, unsuspecting person posts the link of Open Doors, an organization that exists to help persecuted Christians worldwide, onto the forum for fundamentalist Churches of Christ. IMMEDIATELY, like sharks smelling blood, the good men started pummeling the original poster. You can almost smell his perplexity as he is questioned by these CofC men and the Open Doors ministry criticized (he’s probably NEVER heard Christians criticizing a ministry like Open Doors before). In the end, they lock the thread and invite the man to have a “Bible study” – which is Johnny and company’s way of starting the indoctrination process. If it wasn’t so sad, and disheartening, then it would almost be funny.
Below is Open Doors’ website, by the way. They look like a great organization.
Anyway, anyone who is interested in our discussions regarding the teachings of Johnny Robertson, Norm Fields, and James Oldsfield should pop over there and take a look. It’s an education.