Watched “What Does the Bible Say?”, tonight, and feel like I need to respond, since words written on this blog were brought up.
On his broadcast, hyperconservative church of Christ TV host Johnny Robertson showed a quote from Chris Knight lifted from this blog and inferred that he didn’t say that he was wanting to “defeat destroy” those who disagreed with him.
Let me lay it all out for anyone who is interested, and I’ll let you, the reader, decide what the truth of the situation is.
This is what Mr. Robertson said on his broadcast:
Now actually what I said on the website [referring to this blog] is I put a Scripture that you might recognize, I doubt that Chris would… I actually was presenting 2 Corinthians chapter 10 verse 4…”
Then Mr. Robertson goes on to read that verse. Mr. Robertson continues.
What I was actually referring to is that it is my job to actually pull down, to actually destroy, that’s the idea here – pulling down strongholds… that is, rendering them ineffective, bringing them down… I’m not going to go over there and get involved in a physical display…
Maybe that is what you were “actually referring to”, Mr. Robertson, but you did NOT put that passage of Scripture up until after you made the initial comment. You put it up more than 24 hours after you made the initial comment.
Here is what Mr. Robertson said [exact quote] on June 11, 2008 at 9:36 AM:
Here is what yu need to reckon nathan
we dont determine our actions by your reckoning
you are a false teacher and we see everything opposite of you
So dont think we care about your visionary comments
we are here to defeat destroy you and uplift truth
Jesus would call you a hypocrite for not assembling with baptist over baptism mode and organization
when it is all “methodology”
petty petty petty
You can find the whole conversation right here.
And you can see that Mr. Robertson didn’t mention 2 Corinthians 10. It’s nowhere on that page. In fact, the only time 2 Corinthians is mentioned at all, is when I quoted 2 Corinthians three posts down.
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
The next day, Mr. Robertson did try and recover from this mind-blowing statement. This is where he mentions 2 Corinthians 10, and you can see it here. We discussed the situation again, and you can see that conversation here.
Does he apologize? Does he say he regrets the way he spoke? No. He never shows Christlike humility and admits that he had been wrong. He just tries to justify his behavior. What does Scripture say about how Christians are supposed to behave when a mistake like this has been made?
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4
You are God’s chosen race, his saints; he loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one another; forgive each other as soon as a quarrel begins. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same. Colossians 3:12-13
Tonight on his broadcast, Mr. Robertson made the point that he is not interested in a physical battle with those he opposes.
Mr. Robertson, I really hope that this is true, and I have no reason to think that it is not. I’ve heard from your acolytes that you are a very kind and generous man off the screen. That’s great. But you’ve never made this situation right. Tonight, on your program, you could have, but you were still being defensive.
My offer to forget about this statement is still open.
And finally Mr. Robertson, you are welcome to use words written on this blog on your program, but if you do so, please be accurate in what you say.