Robertson, and what he represents, is not real Christianity. There is no love, no humility, no thankfulness for the grace of God that comes out of what they have been doing. All that Johnny Robertson has ever demonstrated that he is capable of producing is hate, and spite, and division, and... dare I say it? Yeah, I will: evil.
But... why should you have to take my word for that?
During his show tonight I recorded what Robertson was saying. I'm going to post some of the more notable comments that he made, and let you, Dear Reader, decide for yourself what to make of this. If you are like most people, I would guess that you would ascertain that what you are about to read is a disturbing glimpse into a very dark soul, indeed.
Remember: I didn't have to make anything up for this post. Everything you are about to read are Johnny Robertson's own words, spoken during his What Does The Bible Say? broadcast tonight, January 25th 2009, out of WGSR Star 39 in Reidsville, North Carolina...
"I would wrap that stuff around their necks!"
"Why are we so strong in this area?!?"
"We are the most morally well-behaved people in this area!"
(Editors note: does "morally well-behaved" mean confronting people in their homes, having dissidents followed by fellow cult members, and outright lying about another church in the area by accusing it of child pornography?)
"I will tie that around their necks and they will never say it again!"
"I will make him look so bad...!"
"Sir you've never seen me mad!"
"He is all mouth! That is what all of them are!"
"I spend THOUSANDS of dollars to open the phone lines up!"
(Editor's note: earlier Robertson boasted that his self-styled "Church of Christ" takes up no offering... but he didn't care to mention that he gets practically all of his funding from wealthy cult members in Texas and other places far west of this area.)
"Because what you believe is not in the Bible!" (talking about Baptists)
"There is not a preacher in this town that knows as much Bible as I do!"
"They are all afraid of me!"
"I'm presenting myself just like Jesus did! Nobody could answer Him. That's what I'm doing. These guys can't answer me!"
"I believe the way I demonstrate that is the case is by answering all of these people that their doctrines are all too weak to shut me up!"
"There's no such thing as a Baptist!"
"THIS (referring to his cult) is the church that Paul was in!"
"There is a church that is determined to preach the truth and only the truth and that is the church that I represent, and that is why everyone is afraid of me!"
As Rod Serling might put it...
"Submitted for your approval."
It certainly does seem like something out of The Twilight Zone, does it not?
If anyone can tell me how Robertson is reflecting the love of Christ, the mind of Christ, or the grace of Christ with his words and his actions - and then daring to insinuate that only he comes with the truth of God - then I would certainly welcome such exposition in the comments for this blog entry.
And if you are a member of the Martinsville Church of Christ: are you really that proud to be represented by such a man who brags of being your minister?
Would any congregation be proud, for that matter?