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Is Phil Robertson a Modern Day John the Baptist?
A Soldier's Progress ^ | 12-19-13

Posted on 12/23/2013 5:50:11 AM PST by ReformationFan

Matthew 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Is Phil Robertson a Modern Day John the Baptist? Could he be a "voice of one crying in the wilderness", proclaiming "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." (Mk 1:3)?

I do not know the exact role that God has called Brother Robertson too. All I know is that he is now preaching at the national level a message against sin and pointing the nation to Jesus.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; homosexualagenda; johnthebaptist; philrobertson
While I don't think Mr. Robertson will have to worry about being decapitated, this article makes me think of something I've been concerned about for a while, i.e., basically today's homosexualists are like the Herod family who would like to do to those of us who do not agree with them what Herod Antipas & co. did to John the Baptist.
1 posted on 12/23/2013 5:50:11 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
In his sermon yesterday, our pastor likened Phil Robertson to the biblical prophets. Too often the word "prophet" is misidentified as someone who foretells the future. In fact, a prophet can also be someone who God speaks through to spread His word. In this instance I believe Phil was acting as a prophet of God's word.

As the prophets of the Bible, he will be vilified and even persecuted by those who refuse to hear or believe the truth.

2 posted on 12/23/2013 6:08:52 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: ReformationFan
Just a man with convictions of faith.

He is what we all should be as far as standing firm on Biblical Truth - if Christians had done so from the git-go, we wouldn't be in the cesspool we inhabit today (unless all that Biblical stuff that says we're gonna be in a cesspool before He comes back to set things right).

3 posted on 12/23/2013 6:27:00 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Russ

A long beard does not a prophet make. I think we’re going a little overboard here.


4 posted on 12/23/2013 6:41:42 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: trebb

From the ‘sidelines’ I think what’s missing from this discussions his role as the family patriarch. As you know he ‘offended’ gays and-can’t remember who else. He needs to expand his expertise to the role of women in the family. As I see it the feminists out here have a big problem with ANYONE being a patriarch. Whatever he would say is going to offend. I say bring it on.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 6:45:27 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: ReformationFan
Is Phil Robertson a Modern Day John the Baptist?

No.

6 posted on 12/23/2013 6:47:27 AM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Fzob

I don’t recall John the Baptist having Phil Robertson’s income stream. And though Phil’s beard might be made of camel’s hair, I don’t think he’s living on locusts and wild honey!


7 posted on 12/23/2013 7:00:44 AM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: steelhead_trout

Not now he’s not.. but at one time they were dirt poor.

God has blessed Phil’s life because he has been faithful.


8 posted on 12/23/2013 7:01:28 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ReformationFan
I've been following this closely since it broke. I don't watch much TV at all, so had to catch up with my wife on Duck Dynasty. I saw a few episodes last night. They walk the talk. I viewed YouTube videos from 2010 where Phil paraphrases Romans 1 - and got the GLADD people screaming. The wonderful part is the Robertsons are a fixture in American culture now.

The move this weekend of inviting the Daily Mail to their church where he leads Bible Study was brilliant. No spin. Just the Word. I saw the story before turning in and said to myself: "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

I also read the first few chapters of Matthew yesterday motivated by the Christmas story... so interesting it's followed by John The Baptist then your post here... synchronicity... seeing the interconnecteness of spiritual things.

More will be revealed!

9 posted on 12/23/2013 7:06:09 AM PST by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: ReformationFan
No.

He is mearly a man who knows what he believes, and why. Phil isn't afraid because he has a lot of resources to fall back on (so far, wait till the hate crime trials start), and doesn't need to keep the panty waisted pansies in A&E happy.

He chose to make a stand. I support him. He spoke the unspeakable in stating what gay sex is.

Phil is an honest, God fearing, man. He is not a saint, he is something different.

10 posted on 12/23/2013 7:06:12 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: ReformationFan

Upon reading Robertson’s comments I would have to say no. He was much less blunt than John the Baptist.


11 posted on 12/23/2013 7:08:20 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: miss marmelstein

A “little” overboard?


12 posted on 12/23/2013 7:14:45 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: ReformationFan

I wouldn’t be comparing the Duck Dynasty character to John the Baptist, because that’s actually quite demeaning to John the Baptist.

In Matthew 3, we see ...

1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,

2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”

3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’ “

And then in chapter 11 ... Jesus says ...

8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.

9 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

10 For this is he of whom it is written: ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.’

11 “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.


13 posted on 12/23/2013 7:15:03 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ReformationFan
Well, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but unless Phil was born to a Jewish couple named Zachariah and Elizabeth, the angel Gabriel announced his birth to his mama, he preached in the wilderness wearing rough clothing, was beheaded by order of a Idumean ruler named Herod, than, naw, he ain't any kind of John the Baptist.

But if you're saying we should admire his stand for the Lord, and his bravery to take on all comers, then, yep, you're right.
14 posted on 12/23/2013 7:17:28 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Nevadan
I don't think Phil is a John the Baptist per say, but I do believe that anyone who is a Christian believes the way Phil does: God, Family, and Faith.

I see where Cracker Barrel is back behind the Ducks...wonder if their sales hit the bottom? Is that why they are behind Phil again? When money isn't in the pocketbook, people will do some funny things. I still won't go there, they didn't support the Ducks in the beginning, they don't need my support now....Just saying...

15 posted on 12/23/2013 7:17:50 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (Get the USA out of the UN then get the UN out of the USA; send bamaboy back to Kenya ASAP!!!!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes.....like really over doing it


16 posted on 12/23/2013 7:26:14 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: miss marmelstein
I don't believe I mentioned his beard. And, no, I don't believe we're going a little overboard here. The dictionary defines prophet as "an effective or leading spokesman for a cause, doctrine or group." Phil Robertson is...
17 posted on 12/23/2013 7:26:40 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: ReformationFan

Did he leap in his mother’s womb at the sound of Mary’s voice?


18 posted on 12/23/2013 7:28:33 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: ReformationFan

He’s a vessel that God is using.


19 posted on 12/23/2013 7:39:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: miss marmelstein
I think we’re going a little overboard here.

I'm convinced that Phil Robertson is the Second Coming of Christ.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 7:51:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
We are all Phil Robinson now
21 posted on 12/23/2013 7:52:33 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Lazamataz

If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady, would that make you St. Joan of Ark?

Enquiring minds want to know!


22 posted on 12/23/2013 7:54:40 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: don-o

That one anagram I found is outright freaky: “Our Christ Beheld Torn Punk”... because ‘punk’ is homosexual slang for a receiver of anal sex.


23 posted on 12/23/2013 7:56:56 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I just found another freaky anagram: “Lo....Christ Rebuked Porn Hunt”


24 posted on 12/23/2013 8:01:23 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ReformationFan

The Left paints this educated man as a hick, but in fact he is a very smart and savvy entrepreneur.

Duck Dynasty’: Phil Robertson has master’s degree

Jason Kempin/Getty
Emma Riley SuttonOklahoma City Top News Examiner

March 1, 2013

The slow talking “happy, happy, happy” redneck star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” has a master’s degree in education. According to a report on March 1 from The Hollywood Gossip, Phil Robertson attended Louisiana Tech where he also played football.

“It is hard to imagine Phil Robertson with a master’s degree,” Lisa Simmons, from Oklahoma City, said. “If you can get past his beard and drawl and really listen to him, you can tell he is a very bright and intelligent man. Too many people judge a book by it’s cover. You can’t do that with Phil [Robertson].”

While earning his degrees, Phil Robertson also played a little football. He was the starting quarterback. Phil Robertson could have easily played for the NFL, but gave up football for hunting and fishing. Curious as to how good he was? Terry Bradshaw, the NFL great, was the back-up quarterback for Phil Robertson.

Although it may appear the Phil Robertson doesn’t use his master’s degree in education, but that may not be entirely true. He must have used his education when creating Duck Commander into a million dollar empire.

http://www.examiner.com/article/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson-has-master-s-degree


25 posted on 12/23/2013 8:15:35 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Once they find out he has a master’s degree, they’ll turn on a dime and proclaim him a hypocrite and phony, who is conning the unwashed - us!

I never saw the show. I must catch it. For a year now, I’ve heard about it and actually thought it was a Christian cartoon like Davey and Goliath.


26 posted on 12/23/2013 8:21:26 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ReformationFan

Jesus could return wearing cammo and would get the same treatment Robertson has.


27 posted on 12/23/2013 8:22:02 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: ReformationFan

Let’s hope he doesn’t suffer the exact same fate and lives to a ripe old age....


28 posted on 12/23/2013 8:26:41 AM PST by GraceG
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To: ReformationFan
MY TWO CENTS: Phil Robertson interview and Duck Dynasty
29 posted on 12/23/2013 8:43:43 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: DIRTYSECRET
From the ‘sidelines’ I think what’s missing from this discussions his role as the family patriarch. As you know he ‘offended’ gays and-can’t remember who else. He needs to expand his expertise to the role of women in the family. As I see it the feminists out here have a big problem with ANYONE being a patriarch. Whatever he would say is going to offend. I say bring it on.

Agree - I'm fortunate to have a wife who ministered to me until I was saved (about 10 years ago) and believes the Biblical concept of the man having responsibility to be the spiritual leader. She insists that I assume/maintain that role and comport myself accordingly. Many believe that a wife's submission equates to slavery instead of the true team of husband/wife that God intended - we both have our roles and as long as I remain grounded, she willingly submits to my guidance. If I stray, she rightfully lets me know. They miss out on a lot.

30 posted on 12/23/2013 10:23:32 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Lazamataz

Freaky. Curious, do you have an anagram app or just talent for it?


31 posted on 12/23/2013 10:43:09 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Jeff Head

Well done, Jeff. Looking good as well!


32 posted on 12/23/2013 10:49:31 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: ReformationFan
From the article:

I do not know the exact role that God has called Brother Robertson too. All I know is that he is now preaching at the national level a message against sin and pointing the nation to Jesus.

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I can't disagree with that.

33 posted on 12/23/2013 10:53:05 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: don-o

I go to Internet Anagram Server....


34 posted on 12/23/2013 11:18:24 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ReformationFan

35 posted on 12/23/2013 11:20:27 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: miss marmelstein; KeyLargo
I never saw the show. I must catch it. For a year now, I’ve heard about it and actually thought it was a Christian cartoon like Davey and Goliath.

It is entertaining, if a bit predictable and corny... Rednecks making fun of redneckery, somewhat in the flavor of 'Dukes of Hazzard' in that vein, sans live-action heroism... The primary Christian component is the 'moral of the story', delivered as the family gathers around the table for dinner, with the old man saying grace over the meal. While the show is decidedly family and Christian friendly, it is delivered nonchalantly, in an understated, matter-of-fact way, with the focus being upon the nature of life, and the antics of the various characters.

To understand the position of the family, you might be better served to listen to Phil Robertson on YouTube (where he is easy to find). The deep convictions toward American Patriotism and Christianity are readily made apparent, from a man who speaks simply, directly, and with an eloquent yet coarse colloquialism very fitting to a backwoods believer. Excellent.

36 posted on 12/23/2013 12:39:11 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: ReformationFan
While I don't think Mr. Robertson will have to worry about being decapitated,

I wouldn't be too sure about that.

37 posted on 12/23/2013 12:50:09 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL! Naughty


38 posted on 12/23/2013 12:57:37 PM PST by lonevoice (Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies)
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To: ReformationFan

Yep, you got that right but the only reason Mr. Robertson is even mentioned is because of his notoriety, there are voices all over the world or at least here in the u.s who are saying the same.

But these voices that i refer to are ignored by both sides because they are not prestigious in the Church or in the news media.

So i can not see that this has anything to do with John the baptist any more than any one else saying the same thing except that Mr Robertson has a lot to lose.

How many would do the same thing with as much to lose?


39 posted on 12/23/2013 1:06:39 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: miss marmelstein

A long beard does not a prophet make. I think we’re going a little overboard here.


I pretty much agree.
Going over board began with the American dream which is turning into a night mare.


40 posted on 12/23/2013 1:14:46 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: ReformationFan

Thanks for re-posting my article. I linked this page on the post. Godspeed, Andy II TIM 2:3


41 posted on 12/23/2013 5:43:33 PM PST by A Soldiers Progress
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To: ReformationFan

What are your thoughts on

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
http://www.asoldiersprogress.com/2013/12/what-does-bible-say-about-homosexuality.html

It is linked in the article you posted.


42 posted on 12/25/2013 3:18:04 PM PST by bradley75 (Christmas)
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To: bradley75; A Soldiers Progress
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

It says that fags and blogpimps are very bad, Mr. Progress.

43 posted on 12/26/2013 12:52:53 PM PST by humblegunner
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