Brandan Robertson has been in the headlines quite a bit in the last year or so as he is an openly gay, self-described “pastor” who opposed traditional, biblical theology while installing himself as a biblical scholar and theologian. Robertson is an advocate for sexual immorality and teaches that premarital sex is “good” and “healthy.” Of course, conservative Bible-believing Christians would never consider Robertson’s claims to Christianity valid, but the world sees things like this and brings reproach upon Christ.
Robertson made the news last year when he claimed that Jesus used a “racial slur” in Mark chapter 7 during the account of the Syrophoenician woman. Robertson said that the woman essentially bucked up to Jesus causing Jesus to “repent” of his racism and then “do the work” he was supposed to do. Obviously absurd.
Robertson also attempted to argue that the story of Jesus commanding Lazarus to “come out” was ackshuallyyyy about commanding him to come out of the closet as a homosexual. Bizarre, I know. But that isn’t the most bizarre of all things he’s taught. Robertson, who writes for a major “Baptist” publication, Baptist News Global, argues that unless you support government-funded anti-HIV pills that allow gays to have sex without the risk of catching aids, then you aren’t truly a Christian.
Robertson is now trying to argue that Jesus and Paul preached two different gospels, stating:
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Except I literally just showed you based on Paul’s own words that Jesus and Paul did not preach the same gospel. Paul talks about his gospel, he makes a distinction. If you read the book of Romans, Paul talks about “the gospel,” the gospel that Jesus preached, and “my gospel,” the gospel Paul preached. They are different.
Of course, this is absurd and blasphemous and, based on Paul’s on words, Jesus would have to be accursed. Not only does Paul make it clear in Galatians 1:6-9 that he preaches the grace of Christ, but that if anyone comes with a different gospel, he would be accursed:
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
There is only one gospel and this blasphemer has no understanding of it. This blasphemer, Brandan Robertson, in the words of Paul “stands condemned” (Galatians 21:11).