I hope this message finds you well. I don’t know if you are aware of it or not but it seems your message from the April Meeting has stirred up the brethren in CA. I was sent the following link to a video done by R.K. this past Sunday (5/3) critiquing your message from the April Meeting. I have listened to the video, unfortunately it’s very ugly. I am sending it to you as an FYI of what is being said.
Words cannot express how much I value your ministry. I stand with you, our sins ARE NOT judged at the Judgement Seat of Christ. After listing to this video I kind of wonder if these brothers still believe in TOTAL FORGIVENESS on account of the fact that they have believers pay for their own sins at JSC.
I just wanted to pass along Part 2 of CA’s critique of your message from the conference. Where you able to watch the first part? If so what were your thoughts?
Just now got a chance to view part 2. I watched part 1 right after your first email. I find it hard to keep listening. After a while I have to start skipping through the message. It was such a messed up, misuse of verses, to support his supposition, it was hard to watch.
Just three comments:
1. His whole argument started with 1Timothy 5:24,25 where he makes the “judgment” the Judgment Seat of Christ. The context is clear that the judgment is by man, particularly Timothy who after two or three witnesses must rebuke an Elder before all, without preferring and partiality. That is why he was not to lay hand on someone suddenly, and why he may experience stomach problems. The sins going before, is before you ever laid hands on him. Some follow after you lay hands on them and now have to judge. If R. was correct in using these verses to speak of the Judgement Seat of Christ, some men’s sins will come after the Judgment Seat of Christ.
The point being R.’s foundation verse that he built everything else upon was misused and twisted. It was extremely hard to keep listening afterwards.
2. After laying an incorrect foundation, every verse that he used, where Paul corrects a Believer’s walk, Ron interjects his false assumption that if not corrected it will go to the Judgement Seat of Christ where Jesus Christ will judge you for your sins, avenge you, and destroy you. Wow, what grace!
3. Then after piling sins on the Believer and taking them to the Judgment Seat of Christ, he then offers a Believer a way that they can cleanse themselves by remorse and repentance, so that they don’t appear at the Judgment Seat. No Christ, No Cross, Do it yourself!
Nothing else needs to be said.
Thanks for informing me of what is out there.