Logan Robertson to be deported from Australia

Pastor Logan Robertson, who has for a short time pastored Pillar Baptist Church in Australia, will be deported from the country, according to Australian immigration officials.

From The Guardian:

An extremist self-styled pastor, who harassed people at two Brisbane mosques, is likely to be deported after being arrested overnight.

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, said Logan Robertson, a New Zealand national, was taken into custody on Friday evening and had been placed in detention.

“My message is clear – if people come to this country, they need to abide by the conditions of their visas,” Dutton told reporters on Saturday

“We have a wonderful tradition in our country of freedom of speech, but we’re not going to tolerate people going to a place of worship and harassing others.”

The arrest follows three men, including the 31-year-old Robertson, being charged over being a public nuisance and trespassing at the Kuraby mosqueand the Darra mosque.

Robertson formerly pastored Westcity Bible Baptist Church in Avondale, New Zealand, and is a citizen of New Zealand, to where he will soon be deported. The guardian also recently reported on Robertson’s actions at the mosque, after which Robertson and two church members were charged with public nuisance.

New Zealanders are also not big fans of Robertson, who preached that sodomites should be shot.

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My name is Joshua Lindsey. I live in Minnesota, and with my wife and children am a faithful member of my local independent Baptist Church. I have taught Sunday School classes and children’s classes, and also had the opportunity to preach at several churches. I teach Bible college classes on the Pentateuch, Atheism and Faith, Chrsitian Denominations, Bible Preservation (A defense of the underlying texts of the KJV), Bible Geography and Customs, Church Graphic Design, and some others. My father is an Independent Baptist Pastor in Wisconsin, and I grew up in a home full of love for the Lord. My parents raised me in the Bible, and are faithful to this day in witnessing and discipling. Although I was constantly immersed in biblical teaching and preaching, I did not personally believe in Jesus as described in John 3:16 until my freshman year in Bible college. In the many years since then, I have grown in grace and the Lord has given me opportunity to serve him in ministry. Among other ministries, I run my church’s print shop and participate in door-to-door evangelism. In doctrine, I affirm the truth that has been passed down from church to church since the time of Christ. I affirm the deity of Christ, his death, burial, and bodily resurrection, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the virgin birth, the inerrancy and infallibility of the scriptures, the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures, the imminent return of Christ and his future literal millennial reign. I accept the canonicity of the 66 books of scripture, I believe that God commands all men to repent, that Christ draws all men to himself, that any person can believe and be saved. I believe salvation cannot be forfeited or taken away. I believe Christ’s command to go to all the world and preach the Gospel is still applicable to us today. I believe in a future literal judgment seat of Christ and a Great white throne judgment. I believe that no person will enter heaven except through Jesus Christ. I reject all false religions: Islam, Judaism, new Age, etc. I reject the teaching that God elects some men to damnation, giving them no chance to be saved. I reject the idea that God did not preserve his words and that recent manuscript discoveries provide us with a more accurate Bible that was not available to past generations of Christians. I reject the concept of a universal church. I reject the idea that Baptism plays a part in salvation. I believe many things additionally not listed here. My views align with the scripture and with the beliefs that faithful churches have held since the time of Christ, and have held under the title of “Baptist” for many centuries now.

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