Watched a bit of the Robertson show tonight. He spent quite a bit of time justifying his tactics of getting at his enemies (the preachers from other denominations) by ambushing with cameras, etc. He justified this behavior by talking about the tactics employed by the children of Israel when they were spying out the land.
This made me go “hmmm…”
Why? Well, when we’ve discussed using musical instruments in worship on this blog, the hyperconservatives have come back repeatedly saying that there is no New Testament authority authorizing the use of musical instruments in worship, and that is why the “true church” would never use musical instruments.
My question – where is the New Testament authority for hyperconservative church of Christ people to use these tactics of ambushes, secret recording, etc? Can anyone tell me a passage of New Testament scripture that has the apostles engaging in this sort of behavior?
It seems that this is a pretty big double standard. Further, it demonstrates how the hyperconservatives will violate their own principals if it helps them to justify themselves in their own minds.
Am I misreading this situation? Anyone else care to comment?