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Question: Didn’t The Bible Say A Bishop Is Supposed To Be Of Good Report How Can You Be A Bishop In The Church With A History Of Breaking Jaws And Knocking People Out?

 

Donald Bohanon: Those things happened in my younger years and in most cases as a result of some form of provocation or instigation. I’m an older,wiser,changed man now living to please God. And none of the Apostles,Kings and Prophets,were perfect or started out perfect.  

 

Have you not read about some of Paul’s exploits for instance as it relates to him being instrumental in the deaths of some of the disciples,but yet God forgave him(but punished him terribly for it) converted him and gave him the title and office of an Apostle? Or what about Moses and the fact that he killed an Egyptian man but God didn’t hold it against him, because the Egyptian was evil and was brutally beating an innocent Hebrew man, and he Moses was God’s chosen and anointed Prophet and because God had important work for him to do?

 


 

Exodus 2:11-12
King James Version (KJV)

11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.

12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

 

 

 

Acts 9:1-2

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9 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

 


Or what about King David for instance who had Uriah the Hittite killed by the hand of the Ammonites and stole his wife? And who according to Israeli law should have been killed for such an offense. But God informed him through the Prophet Nathan that he would not die for the sin.He then repented and God forgave him. Or what about the exploits of the Prophet Samuel in that he hacked(under the command of God) King Agag of the Amalekites into pieces because for all the lives that King had taken,and for all the evil  that King had done in the sight of God?


 

1 Samuel 15:32-33

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32 Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.

33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.

 

 

2 Samuel 11:1-15

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11 And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

 

2 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

 

3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?

 

4 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.

 

5 And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.

 

6 And David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.

 

7 And when Uriah was come unto him, David demanded of him how Joab did, and how the people did, and how the war prospered.

 

8 And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king’s house, and there followed him a mess of meat from the king.

 

9 But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and went not down to his house.

 

10 And when they had told David, saying, Uriah went not down unto his house, David said unto Uriah, Camest thou not from thy journey? why then didst thou not go down unto thine house?

 

11 And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

 

12 And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem that day, and the morrow.

 

13 And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

 

14 And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.

 

15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.

 

16 And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.

 

17 And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.

 

18 Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war;

 

19 And charged the messenger, saying, When thou hast made an end of telling the matters of the war unto the king,

 

20 And if so be that the king’s wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?

 

21 Who smote Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, that he died in Thebez? why went ye nigh the wall? then say thou, Thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

 

22 So the messenger went, and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for.

 

23 And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate.

 

24 And the shooters shot from off the wall upon thy servants; and some of the king’s servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.

 

25 Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.

 

26 And when the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband.

 

27 And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.


Or what about the Prophet Elijah a man who killed 450 Prophets of Baal because they were abominably evil,perverted, and  an offense to God ? But yet you are condemning me because I broke a few jaws and knocked out instigators and aggressors  as an act of self defense in many respects, in my younger years? The office and or title of a Prophet and a Bishop are different.

 


1 Kings 18:17-40

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17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table.

20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under:

24 And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under.

26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.

29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:

32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood.

34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.

40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.


I’m a chosen,preordained,predestined, elect and called  Prophet of God, not a Bishop.They are two totally different titles and or offices with different responsibilities within the church.Read about the exploits of Moses,Samuel and Elijah,to get an idea about Prophets, their works and exploits. But yet they were all still justified in God’s eyes.God forgave all of them who’s actions were worthy of forgiveness,as they repented/ceased to do evil in God’s sight.

 

And I’m sure you have done somethings in the past yourself that you are probably not proud of, but does that necessarily define who you are today? Learn the Bible before you condemn those who are chosen,called and justified in God’s eyes,because if not it can have serious repercussions from the hand of God.Falsely condemning and wrongfully judging the righteous and just is an automatic spiritual death sentence when you face God in the judgment…Isaiah 54:17

 

Especially if you are perverted,filthy and wicked yourself…Romans 2:1-5.With all due respect  I don’t need your forgiveness,acceptance or approval, and neither do I desire it or seek it,because your opinion and how you feel is irrelevant to me, and more importantly it’s  irrelevant to God. I have approval and forgiveness from the only one who’s opinion matters to me. And if God has forgiven and pardoned me for my past offenses as I have repented and departed from those things I used to do, who are you to condemn me?

 

And make no mistake about it if anyone tries to interfere with or thwart God’s will and or plans, if  he has to he will destroy them to get them out of the way, to insure his will and plans are fulfilled. God will never allow anything, man,demon or angel, to interfere with his will and plans.


Exodus 33:19

King James Version (KJV)

19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

 

 

 

Romans 2:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

2 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;

 

 

Romans 8:33-34
King James Version (KJV)

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

 

 

 

Romans 9:15

King James Version (KJV)

15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.