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“For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions…”

Romans 1:26-27 (New American Standard Bible):

 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing[b]indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

I’ve written about homosexuality in the church in the past, especially as it relates to Eddie Long and his evolving stance on the issue, and his subsequent non-admission admission of his own homosexual lifestyle. I’m not an expert on the subject of “gay Christianity” (my brother DL Foster over at Gay Christian Movement Watch does a masterful job of clearly, exhaustively, and soberly addressing the issue), but a friend recently sent over a video that I felt needed additional attention.

The Vision Church is the latest “affirming” church in the Metro-Atlanta area, led by Bishop O.C. Allen III.  Allen is openly gay, and he and his partner (a/k/a “The First Gentleman”…not “First Lady”, get it?) started the church in their living room – and it’s grown to “mega church” status in the last few years. Allen was recently interviewed on The Word Has Nothing To Do With It Network by Lexi (who seems to love interviewing every reprobate and theologically-challenged so-called Christian she can sink her acrylics into). I found myself at a loss for words after viewing Part 1 in it’s entirety (no need for me to find Part 2), and I ask that you review the entire episode before commenting as well:

Let me be explicitly clear: EVERY church should welcome homosexuals (and ALL other sinners) and expose them to the unadulterated Word of God in admonishing them to turn from their sins and follow Christ. NO church should alter and amend the Word of God to suite the lifestyles of parishioners, ESPECIALLY since those same lifestyles run counter to God’s Word. Here’s a reminder about the qualifications of church leadership – as expressed through God-breathed and divinely inspired scripture (my emphasis in bold):

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (New American Standard Bible):

 1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

I’ll leave you to the comment thread to get your thoughts, but please remember that there are lost and confused souls in the world who need access to the TRUE & LIVING GOD – not this malleable and contemporary heresy we see at this “church” and others.

Please pray for those who are (a) caught up in homosexuality and all other manner of sin, (b) deceived by this and other “churches” – affirming or not – who distort the Word of God, and (c) for this “bishop” and those who follow him – that their eyes be opened and they accept/turn to/return to the TRUE Gospel and Christ as their ONLY means of salvation (as the Lord wills).

The “Eddie Long is obviously gay” Open Forum

Life is short, folks. None of us are getting any younger – and none of us knows when the Lord will see fit to calls us back home. My usual dose of minuscule patience is getting even more scarce these days.

As such, I find it necessary to cut through all the bull squeeze and innuendo that many ascribe to their discussions/writings/opinions, and more regarding Eddie Long.

Prayerfully, this will be my last article on Eddie Long and his homosexuality – there’s really nothing new to add here but this is my public way of answering the hundreds of emails I’ve received seeking my opinion. So, you want to know my final thoughts on the matter? OK – here we go…

Unless you’ve been in a cave for a while, you should know that Eddie “I’m going to fight these allegations like David fought Goliath” Long settled the lawsuit brought on by for men who accused Long of sexual coercion (among other things).

Yup – he settled for millions of dollars. Some highly placed sources also say the Eddie was asked to issue a private apology, but he upped the money offer instead and the settlement was agreed upon.

The lawsuit is sealed – and these guys can’t sue Eddie for the same thing again (although some are rumbling about other allegations from other men who could come forward at a later time). I know what the legal implications for a settlement are, and I’ve previously written about my thoughts on what a settlement “looks like” to the layman.

So to me, Eddie Long is a homosexual. Yup – it’s that simple, and that settles it.

He’s obviously gay, otherwise he would’ve vigorously defended himself (and his manhood, frankly) against such heinous accusations.

He would have fought to protect the reputation of his wife and children. He would’ve fought to protect those who still attribute some form of clerical respect and admiration to him (for whatever ungodly reason).

But he didn’t…instead he negotiated with his male “accusers” (I’ll just call them former lovers since I’m in such a frank and honest mood) for 6 months and agreed to seal the deal and never speak of it again. That’s the act of a gay coward who isn’t even man enough to publicly admit what he is.

He tucked his tail between his skin-tight biker shorts and sulked back to his “pulpit” where his evil arrogance won’t even bring him to mention anything about his settlement. In fact, this pimp is so brazen that he announces that he’s expanding his cult to Birmingham and Denver (RUN NOW, CITIZENS OF BIRMINGHAM AND DENVER!!!) – AND he’s even warped enough to seek $500-$1,000 from the few sheep he still has to help in the expansion!

I’ve written at length about all of Eddie’s evil – from his nuclear-level pimp money game to his mind-numb cult followers to his confirmed homosexuality (I won’t even waste time typing “alleged” anymore), so you can click here and re-read my solicitations for Eddie’s public repentance, calls for prayer for him and his followers and more.

Oh – and Creflo Dollar’s “sermon of support” comparing Eddie’s homosexual relationships with young men to a “wreck” did nothing but exacerbate tensions outside of Eddie’s cult:

Yup – the money-grubbing scripture twisting minstrel who thinks you can drill a hole to the center of the earth and hear people in hell actually defends his gay “brother”. I know – I fought my gag reflex while watching the video also.

So, no more scriptures from me concerning Eddie – or admonitions to stay away from his cult (why bother). The Lords will be done concerning him and his followers.

I will, however, surrender this thread to you for your comments, observations, etc. Maybe something you say will resonate more than anything I’ve said in the past. So – have at it, folks!

UPDATE 6/9/11: Well, Creflo had the video of his sermon of support for Eddie Long taken down (you can still Google it and find it out there somewhere). Interestingly, Creflo’s not even man enough to support his gay “brother in the Lord” once his taped message of support goes viral :roll:

Surprise, Surprise…Another Gay “Bishop” in Metro Atlanta

The man pictured above is Bishop Jim Earl Swilley (yes, that’s his real name) of the Church in the Now here in Metro-Atlanta (Conyers, GA to be exact). Jim Earl is the cousin of Pastor Donnie Earl Paulk (a/k/a D. E. Paulk), the neph-son of the deceased Archbishop Earl Paulk, one of Atlanta’s original pulpit pimps – literally & figuratively (learn more about how “Archbishop” Earl was Donnie Earl’s Unc-Dad).

A few years ago, Donnie Earl completely embraced gay inclusion theology, and lost what was left of his dwindling congregation (forcing him to sell Unc-Dad Earl’s cavernous edifice). Cousin Jim Earl loaned his congregation and his church building to Cousin Donnie Earl last year while Donnie was in-between buildings. Sure, some of Jim Earl’s sheeple were a bit put-off by Donnie’s affinity for unrepentant homosexuality – and they left – but Jim Earl seemed strangely committed to letting Cousin Donnie preach this wickedly false gospel.

Thanks to my brother over at the blog Gay Christian Movement Watch, we now know why: Jim Earl is gay himself:

Via video, a litany of lies from Bishop Jim Swilley

CONYERS, GA  – Bishop Jim Swilley, the nephew of  deceased sexual predator Earl Paulk,  has made his big announcement. There’s so much lying, inconsistencies, propaganda, half truths, false teaching and the likes in the video he released, its stunning.  One thing is sure: satan has planted ministers in the church and they are yoked with an irrevocable agenda to dismantle truth and preach another gospel in its place. The gospel of sensuality.

[...] It doesn’t take a prophetic anointing to know there are hordes of these false leaders like Swilley  just waiting for the right time. They are on satan’s time release program. They are watching and looking to see whether we will fight back or whether we will wax passive and play their deceitful game with them. And literally, lives and souls are in the balance if we stay quiet.

[...] And have you noticed that every time one of these false teachers make their move and publicly vomit out their blasphemy, their supporters immediately began the “love them and don’t judge them” campaign?

Click the title link above to view the video of Jim Earl’s “coming out” – and the love fest that ensued. Then, open your bible and read Jude 1 in entirety. Specifically, pay attention to Jude 1:4-16, because that is exactly what we are seeing today.

Paul was explicitly clear when he wrote:

2 Thessalonians 2:3-7 (New American Standard Bible)

 3Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [the return of the Lord] will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

 4who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

 5Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?

 6And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.

 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.

Well folks, the Day of the Lord is coming soon.

Pray for the Lord’s sheep and those yet to know the saving grace of salvation through Christ alone. And pray that the wolves and hirelings continue to show themselves as true enemies of the Gospel of Christ

Eddie Long is a CEO…NOT a “Bishop”

Please note, this blog is dedicated to exposing false gospels while presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ uncompromised. My goal is to present the true Gospel in such a way that the counterfeiters appear painfully obvious. This is not a blog dedicated to the downfall of Eddie Long, and I look forward to not dedicating so much time in feeding his ego - he just happens to be the wolf-de-jour lately.

That said, when my wife and I joined Club New Birth in 1996, the “theme” for the year was “Putting The House In Order”. This theme was in reference to Eddie Long’s sweeping power grab around 1994-1995. Eddie had been leading New Birth since 1987, and he grew tired of seeking approval from the Deacon Board – after all, he had been the pastor for 7 years…he shouldn’t have to answer to anyone.

Eddie summarily dismissed the entire Deacon’s Board and removed all structure of accountable from CNB - making himself the Chief – and appointed a “board” of minions to rubberstamp his proclamations. More than twenty years later, this board is still rubber stamping Eddie’s narcissistic cravings (even after exposure in a scathing Atlanta Journal-Constitution article from 2005 detailing Eddie’s lucrative earnings from his “non-profit” organization). Eddie revised the church’s constitution making clear that he was/is the Head Negro In Charge.

I clearly remember how Eddie bragged from the pulpit and preened about taking “control away from the Deacon Board” – under the guise of making leadership more transparent. What he did, however, was establish a fiefdom where all power emanated and rested with him and his hand-picked “amorbearers” and hangers-on. Certainly a Deacon Board should not control church operations, but the bible does specifically call for church polity (or government).

Christ is the Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18 and more…). The Church is to be free from external authority and control (again, Titus 1:5), but two offices were clearly established to help maintain order: Elders (Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5; 1 Timothy 5:17 and more…) and Deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13; Acts 6).

In fact, if Club New Birth had any polity, they would deal with Eddie’s alleged sex scandal according to scripture (emphasis added):

1 Timothy 5:19-21 (New American Standard Bible)

19Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

 20Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.

 21I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

So according to scripture – you know, the bible…that “thing” that Eddie’s club is supposed to use to govern spiritual matters – Eddie should be protesting his innocence FROM A PEW IN HIS CLUB – NOT FROM THE PULPIT! But what do you expect from an oligarchical pimpistry?

Eddie’s power grab is old history – I saw some of this firsthand.  After reading my community newspaper today recently, however, I was surprised to learn that Eddie revised Club New Birth’s articles of incorporation with the Georgia Secretary of State in 1997 – declaring that the church was now a corporation whose purpose is “to receive and maintain real or personal property”:

No say for New Birth members

Talk this week about whether Bishop Eddie Long might step down from New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the wake of the gay sex scandal that has dominated the airwaves, raises a single question.

If it came to that, who can make Long leave his church?

According to New Birth’s restated articles of incorporation, filed with the Georgia Secretary of State on April 14, 1997 – none of its 25,000 members.

In fact, according to those articles, New Birth, the corporation, has no members, and its purpose is “to receive and maintain real or personal property.”

None of its 11 Articles of Incorporation indicate anything about it being a church or propagating Christianity.

That is in stark contrast to the church – Travelers Rest Baptist – that it succeeded in 1984.

As a point of history for all you non-Dekalb County (GA) residents, Travelers Rest became New Birth in 1984 after some members left to follow Ken Samuels, the then pastor (Samuels now leads the gay-leaning Victory Church in Stone Mountain, GA). New Birth hired Eddie in 1987, and the rest is history…

Not much surprises me about Eddie Long anymore – including that dead racoon he now let’s ride atop his skull – yet this revelation blew me away. The article goes on to say:

Article 9 of the restated articles states:

“The purposes for which the corporation is organized are to receive and maintain real or personal property, or both” and “to use and apply the whole or part of income for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes” related to the corporation’s nonprofit status.

Article 6 reads:

“The Corporation hereby elects to have no members.

“Any action which would require a vote of members shall require only a vote of members of the Board of Directors, and no meeting or vote of members shall be required for this Corporation, any provision of the Articles of Incorporation of this Corporation or the Bylaws to the contrary withstanding.

“All rights which otherwise would vest in the members shall vest in the Directors.”

Conversely, other churches in the area include specific language regarding their purpose:

The Ray of Hope Christian Church has members, and no CEO. In its June 24, 1988, incorporation, it states that it is a “non-profit religious organization” formed to “proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Church in faithful response to God’s Will and purposes as revealed; to seek in all persons a faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, to serve the community of which it is a part; and to bring the Gospel message to bear upon society….and in all ways to seek to make known the love of God.”

So we already knew that Eddie Long is NOT a real bishop in accordance with 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, but at least we can confirm that he is officially a CEO – and Club New Birth is nothing more than a company (that enjoys tax exempt status, by the way). Incidentally, this company is artfully skilled at developing managers to spread Eddie’s false gospel in satelite churches, essentially making Eddie a franchise owner-operator. This revelation completely aligns with an article in this weekends Atlanta Journal-Constitution explaining Eddie’s “branding power” and how the sheeple at CNB are more faithful to Eddie than they are to God:

Bishop Eddie Long | Brand pastor built fosters fierce member loyalty

ATLANTA — A billboard near an Atlanta highway reads, “Love Like Him, Live Like Him, Lead Like Him.” The motto refers to Jesus Christ, but the smiling face next to it is that of Bishop Eddie Long.

Long built a humble suburban Atlanta congregation into a giant TV ministry on the strength of his charisma and his interpretation of the Gospels, including the magnetic idea that the faithful will be rewarded with wealth. It’s a doctrine the architect and leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church embodies with his own luxury lifestyle, including a private jet, jewels, a luxury automobile and a mansion.

“It’s like the ‘in’ church to be associated with,” said Terry Belton of Charlotte, N.C., who has attended the New Birth church there with his wife. “You feel like you’re going to prosper by being associated with that church. A lot of people go there because of him. We went … because of him.”

Oh, it get’s better (or worse):

“Eddie Long is the embodiment of their way of life, the pathway to their salvation,” said branding expert Goldie Taylor, who lived for years in the neighborhood where New Birth is located and has watched the church’s phenomenal growth.

“If something happens to negatively impact the power of the brand that is Bishop Eddie Long, you have to ask yourself, where will New Birth be?” Taylor said. “If they can’t believe in him, what can they believe in?”

Now call me stupid – but I thought the point of attending church was to express your belief in God and worship with other believers…oh wait, I forgot – Eddie told the State of Georgia that CNB IS NOT a church…forget what I just wrote. I always knew that Eddie was a master marketer, so the fact that he leads a “corporation” makes more sense to me now.

Now, slowly read this tidbit from Carlton “The Heretic” Pearson – I told you, Pearson and Long run in the same circles (literally and figuratively):

“He’s top of the line, one of the best at it,” said Bishop Carlton Pearson, a friend of Long’s for 20 years. “He’s a tall, muscular, well-spoken, handsome black man with power and influence and authority. It’s very intoxicating, both for him, and for those who drink from that same spiked fountain.”

I’m trying to suppress my inner 3rd grader, otherwise I could crack jokes about Pearson’s attraction to Eddie…I’ll just leave his quote with you for a moment… 

Alas, the sheeple of CNB will more than likely stand by their embattled CEO, as dutiful representatives of a company are apt to do:

Whatever comes of the lawsuits, members of New Birth may be inclined to stand by their leader because of how he transformed their church, which Spelman College professor William Jelani Cobb called “the spiritual equivalent of Yankee Stadium.”

“To say that you’re a member of New Birth has a certain cachet,” Cobb said. “When you see the plain size of the grounds and the campus, if you’re one that believes in this idea of God’s elect, that’s the most compelling argument that they must be teaching a valid gospel.”

So sheer stadium size is an indication that Eddie Long and wolves of his ilk are “teaching a valid gospel”? No, it’s validation that Eddie and his ilk are speaking what the tickling ears want to hear.

Thank God through His Son Jesus Christ that He is exposing this wolf (and other wolves) as true enemies of the Gospel of Christ. I ask that you prayer for the people of CNB and that the Lord remove their delusion long enough for them to flee this “corporation”. 

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Manipulation and Spiritual Molestation

This week’s public revelations of Eddie Long’s alleged dalliances brings the topic of manipulation and molestation to the forefront of Christiandom…again.

I intentionally emphasize the word “public” because rumors have swirled around Eddie’s alleged proclivities for years. I saw things I considered strange while I was a drone at Eddie’s club for 6 years – including parades of young men and boys who followed him everywhere he went, ceremonies where congregants pledged their undying allegiance to him, and sheep after sheep quoting Eddie rather than God’s Word through scripture.

As a blogger, I also receive countless emails from people who accuse Eddie (and others) of all manner of illicit evil – claiming to have “proof” of their assertions. I press for the evidence, and they usually stand down. I don’t pass along unsubstantiated  or uncorroborated information, so the rumors remain just that…rumors.

In fact, when Eddie decided to meet with Soulforce (a lobbying group of unrepentant homosexuals) several years ago - later declaring that he “didn’t understand homosexuality” when he preached against it, many (including me) thought someone was blackmailing Eddie to publicly endorse the homosexual agenda. Eddie even offered his church to Soulforce so they could teach courses on human sexuality.

Eddie and his accusers will eventually have their day in court – and the truth will be revealed. Detractors will never believe that Eddie is innocent, and supporters will never believe that he is guilty. Nonetheless, Eddie strode to the podium of his club yesterday in the midst of full fanfare – adoring supporters, swelling music, and “praise” and “worship” hurled in his direction. While reading from his iPad (take that, Jimmy Swaggart – you crybaby), Long didn’t necessarily deny specific allegations – in fact he said “I’m not perfect, but I’m not the man you see portrayed on tv…” – meaning he may eventually cop to some embarrassing revelations during the settlement of the case (while still denying others), and he wanted to blunt a potential future blow.

As I have written in the past, I believe that Eddie is an egomaniac and a master marketer, yet he seemed subdued addressing the sheeple in his club on Sunday. Jamal Bryant could’ve applied the same tact when he addressed his sheeple after revelations of the birth of his latest out-of-wedlock child with a young congregant several years ago. While Bryant manipulated scripture to declare that he was “still the man!”, Eddie sort of tossed out the usual David v. Goliath, Psalms 34:19 references (although a full read of Psalms 34 would make you wonder if someone accused of such troubling allegations really fears the Lord).

In a nod to Jamal, Eddie did throw out a threatning ode to his accusers (“…I’ve got 5 stones, and I haven’t thrown one yet!”), then he gave an omnious stare while putting the microphone down abruptly and walking away…all to the roar of an adoring and approving crowd. :roll:

The bottom line, however, is that these accusations (as well as the flood of litigants waiting to come forward to cast further allegations against Long) continue to illustrate the dangers of power – absolute power – in the mega church.

Eddie Long and his reprobate band of infamous colleagues are spiritual molesters and manipulators. Although the word “molest” generally has sexual connotations, the word also means “to harass, annoy, and interfere”. These minstrels have inserted themselves into the lives of their sheeple for years – with express invitation from those sheeple – and wreaked havoc that takes years to recover from once the victim finally escapes the predator’s clutches.

The video below is a clear example of the effects of spiritual manipulation and molestation (h/t to my brother Pastor Foster over at Gay Christian Movement Watch). How else can you explain the fact that these children are being sent out as lambs to slaughter to defend Eddie Long? Clearly an egomaniac regime would sanction this nonsense:

Did you catch Don Lemon’s revelation of sexual molestation at the hands of a homosexual pedophile? Are you starting to see how serious the parallel is?

Ever since I escaped the church mafia plantation several years ago, I’ve cautioned against the false gospel that these meglomaniacs preach: from complete and total allegiance to them, to ex-communication of former members, to false application of scripture concerning finances and church authority. No matter how egregious these claims may be, there are still mind-numb sheep who will continue to see Eddie Long (and Creflo Dollar, Jamal Bryant, Benny Hinn, Paula White, TD Jakes, and all other manner of charlatans) as anointed doves released directly from God’s palm for their edification.

I do not gloat at these latest allegations (nor the ones soon to come), but I will remind you of a few things:

DO NOT treat your pastor as though he is your “daddy”:

Don’t let your pastor manipulate you into giving – declaring that you’re cursed if you don’t:

Don’t let your pastor manipulate you into leaving your family and friends behind because they don’t understand “the new you”:

Don’t swear allegiance to your pastor!:

Although Eddie has been accused of sexual manipulation, he (and other charlatans) actively apply spiritual manipulation and molestation as a way to persuade their followers that they are extensions of God Himself. I’ll end this public service announcement with the words of the prophet Jeremiah (emphasis bolded):

Jeremiah 17:5-8 (New American Standard Bible)

5Thus says the LORD,
         “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
         And makes flesh his strength,
         And whose heart turns away from the LORD
.
    6“For he will be like a bush in the desert
         And will not see when prosperity comes,
         But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
         A land of salt without inhabitant.
    7Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD
         And whose trust is the LORD.

    8“For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
         That extends its roots by a stream
         And will not fear when the heat comes;
         But its leaves will be green,
         And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
         Nor cease to yield fruit.

In fact, a full review of Jeremiah 17 couldn’t hurt. Human beings are designed to yield to the sins of our flesh – it’s the curse that Adam and Eve left us with. This is why you should elevate NO ONE to God-like status…NO ONE.

I believe that Eddie Long is as guilty as sin, but that’s my opinion. Clearly he’s failed the test that qualifies him as worthy of church leadership (emphasis bolded):

1 Timothy 3:1-7 (New American Standard Bible)

1It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.

 2An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

 3)not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.

 4He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity

 5(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),

 6and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.

 7And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Pray for all parties involved in this mess and other past, present, and future scandal. Most of all, pray that the Lord’s will would continue to be made manifest in these last days.

Kenneth Copeland is a Degenerate Pulpit Pimp!!!

copeland devil

Sorry for such a blunt assessment, but I have been stoked (yet again) to righteous anger and indignation, thanks to more ungodly bastardization of the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ.

My goal is to provide more of the meat of the Word of God so that the counterfeits are glaringly apparent (Hebrews 5:12-14), but I have to call a degenerate pimp out when he (or she) tries to pass off evil as good.

Such is the case with the unrepentant vile wolf Kenneth Copeland:

Investing in the gospel of getting rich

FORT WORTH – Onstage before thousands of believers weighed down by debt and economic insecurity, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and their all-star lineup of “prosperity gospel” preachers delighted the crowd with anecdotes about the luxurious lives they had attained by following the Word of God.

Private airplanes and boats. A motorcycle sent by an anonymous supporter. Vacations in Hawaii and cruises in Alaska. Designer handbags. A ring of emeralds and diamonds.

“God knows where the money is, and he knows how to get the money to you,” preached Mrs. Copeland, dressed in a crisp pants ensemble like those worn by C.E.O.’s.

Even in an economic downturn, preachers in the “prosperity gospel” movement are drawing sizable, adoring audiences. Their message — that if you have sufficient faith in God and the Bible and donate generously, God will multiply your offerings a hundredfold — is reassuring to many in hard times.

The preachers barely acknowledged the recession, though they did say it was no excuse to curtail giving. “Fear will make you stingy,” Mr. Copeland said.

As I sit here fighting my “false teacher/pulpit pimp/degenerate wolf” gag-reflex that vipers like Copeland trigger, I am continually saddened and angered that people still follow these morally bankrupt charlatans. As I’ve stated in many previous articles, the “Prosperity Gospel” has been rendered false LONG AGO – if you still “live in lack” after “sowing” even $1 to these fools, then you have proven them to be LIARS! Come on people, they tell you that God is going to bless you if you pay them, yet you still chase behind them throwing money – and you get poorer as THEY GET RICHER!

Stories like this make me want to move to the mountains and just wait for the Apocalypse:

Sitting in Section 316, eight rows up, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on a Bible at lunch time, was a family who could explain the enduring loyalty the prosperity preachers inspire.

Stephen Biellier, a long-distance trucker from Mount Vernon, Mo., said he and his wife, Millie, came to the convention praying that this would be “the overcoming year.” They are $102,000 in debt, and the bank has cut off their credit line, Mrs. Biellier said.

They say the Copelands rescued them from financial failure 23 years ago, when they bought their first truck at 22 percent interest and had to rebuild the engine twice in a year.

Around that time, Mrs. Biellier first saw Mr. Copeland on television and began sending him 50 cents a week.

Others who bought trucks from the same dealer in Joplin that year went under, the Bielliers said, but they did not.

“We would have failed if Copeland hadn’t been praying for us every day,”Mrs. Biellier said.

What the…..? There has to be a hidden camera somewhere trying to capture my incredulous reaction to this crap, because these folks can’t be serious…can they?

Let me make sure I understand this correctly: You almost failed financially 23 years ago until Kenny Boy “rescued” you through “prayer” (to whom, I wonder…). So you start sending Kenny Boy 50 cents each week (which is roughly $600 today), and now you’re in the hole to the tune of $102,000…AND YOU’RE BACK AGAIN?

Was there no evaluation of spending – or even debt counseling IN 23 YEARS? If Kenny Boy really prayed for your prosperity, wouldn’t you “still” be prosperous now? Either Kenny is a false teaching liar, or God is a liar – and we KNOW GOD DOES NOT LIE (Numbers 23:19).

So these folks sit in the nosebleed section of an arena – making peanut butter sandwiches for Christ’s sake – waiting for another “miracle”.

But wait – there’s more to this story…and this almost made me throw my laptop across the room:

The Bielliers were at the convention a few years ago when a supporter made a pitch for people to join an “Elite CX Team” to raise money to buy the ministry a Citation X airplane. (Mr. Copeland is an airplane aficionado who got his start in ministry as a pilot for Oral Roberts.) At that moment, Mrs. Biellier said she heard the voice of the Holy Spirit telling her, “You were born to support this man.”

She gave $2,000 for the plane, and recently sent $1,800 for the team’s latest project: buying high-definition television equipment to upgrade the ministry’s international broadcasts.

Mrs. Biellier said some friends and relatives would say the preacher just wanted their money. She explained that the Copelands did not need the money for themselves; it is for their ministry. And besides, even “trashy people like Hugh Hefner” have private airplanes.

“I remember Copeland had to once fly halfway around the world to talk to one person,” she said. “Because we’re partners with Kenneth Copeland, for every soul that gets saved, we get credit for that in heaven.”

That’s it – I can’t type anymore. I am officially DONE!

Read the rest of the story if you dare. Don’t bother praying for Copeland and other degenerates who spit in God’s face by placing millstones of debt around their necks (See Jeremiah 7, Jeremiah 11, and Jeremiah 14 for full context).

Pray for the decieved, that (God willing) they would repent of their desires of the flesh and the lust for “material prosperity”. And pray that the next would-be wolf will be convicted while there is still time for he or she to repent.

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D.E. Paulk Has Officially Lost His Mind

hat tip to my brother GCMWatch for the story…

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Donnie Earl (D.E.) Paulk has finally teetered over the edge and has been given completely over to his reprobate mind…thanks to his Unc-Daddy Earl “The Abomination” Paulk’s curse over the Paulk family. Of course, the Word of God has already foretold of this kind of demise:

Exodus 34:6-7 (New American Standard Bible)

6 Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

 7 who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”

In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few years, take a moment to be brought up to speed on the Paulk Family Disaster (courtesy of IndependentConservative). I have also documented Donnie Earl’s slide into heresy since last spring – from his initial embrace of new-age teachings, to his embrace of Carlton “The Heretic” Pearson and the wicked “inclusion theology”, culminating with the impending sale of Earl’s (and Donnie Earl’s) house of shame.

Donnie Earl recently granted an interview to a gay newspaper here in Atlanta detailing his complete embrace of gay inclusion theology – and thus, his official departure from sound doctrine and his surrender to his reprobate mind (***PLEASE NOTE – I am linking to the original article so that D.E.’s words are read in context. The website is pro-gay and overtly sexual, but it is important to leave it unedited so that you can truly see how D.E. has completely embraced a wicked and unrepentant culture):

No answers: After scandal, pastor finds solace in preaching gay inclusion

As a series of scandals stripped away everything Rev. D.E. Paulk had — his church, his financial resources, even his father — he found the courage to speak his truth.

“I don’t know how to say this, the scandal didn’t make me inclusive, it took away my fear,” Paulk says. “Before that I was saying that I’ll preach about gay inclusion and just sort of mention it here or there. When you lose everything, you have nothing to lose. I looked at my wife one day and said all I have left is me, and what God is speaking to me.”

Clearly Donnie Earl is referring to either the god of this world (or Satan, specifically) because the God of Heaven would never evangelize to anyone about unrepentant inclusion and the acceptance of a gay lifestyle in concert with His Holiness. But wait, there’s more:

Soon after D.E. Paulk took over as senior pastor, he faced what he now collectively calls “the scandal.” A number of women came forward alleging Earl Paulk used his influence as bishop to coerce them into sexual relationships. As part of the legal proceedings, Earl Paulk was forced to undergo a paternity test to see if he had fathered several children in the church.

The paternity test revealed that Earl Paulk, the man D.E. Paulk grew up believing was his uncle, was actually his biological father. Yet it was as these scandals rocked the church that D.E Paulk found the strength to say what was in his heart.

…thus the wicked “seed” that perpetuates the heresy and godless allegiance that Donnie Earl finds himself in today. Unlike many of the lemmings who stay in abusive relationships with their pulpit pimps, Donnie Earl’s congregation fled when Donnie’s horns began to show:

“They stayed through the adultery allegations, the racketeering charges, there’s been all sorts of things they’ve accused us of, some true, some not true, but the majority of the people stayed,” he adds. “It wasn’t really until I started teaching gay inclusion and other religious thought [that people began to leave].”

Under fire from his congregation because of his teaching and marred by his family’s legacy, Paulk considered leaving and starting over somewhere else.

So I guess that even though Unc-daddy Earl’s money (and sex) pimping wasn’t enough to close the Cathedral of Ill repute, but gay inclusion (non)theology was enough to pry the remnant from their pews. So Donnie Earl took his new book to a gay bookstore for a signing party, and he seems right at home:

Paulk began to focus on his core principles and beliefs as he moved toward what he calls “radical inclusion” and away from Christianity. Paulk founded the organization Pro-Love in 2004, which has sponsored inclusion marches every year since. He also began work on his new book, “I Don’t Know … The Way of Knowing.”

The book outlines his beliefs, a multi-national mixture of Hindu, Buddhist, Daoism and other religious thought combined with quotes from an array of historical and cultural figures. Throughout the book, Paulk admits he doesn’t have the answers, and advocates the creation of groups of people all looking for the answers together.

“This is kind of playing my cards here; in several years we probably won’t be called a church anymore, we’ll just be called a community,” Paulk says of his congregation, which now has about 1,000 members and is called Cathedral at Chapel Hill. “I think we’ll just be a community of seekers.”

[...] Paulk is against the idea of defining God as a certain concept. He refers to God as “The Christ” who takes many forms, including Jesus. He told O’Bryan that he agreed with him and says he doesn’t believe in God and the devil, just God.

So Donnie Earl thinks that his “club” will soon be referred to as a community? Um…it already is…IT’S CALLED THE HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY. Like every other new-ager, Donnie Earl completely eschews the bible that he used to teach from and the Word of God that he (allegedly) used to believe in order to conform – make that ENDORSE – a wicked non-theological theory that “all good people will go to Heaven”, and that Jesus Christ is NOT the propitiation of our sin debt and our only access to God the Father.

And let me take a moment to further clarify, before the hate mail (and comments) start pouring in: homosexuality is a sin before God. Rather than retyping, allow me to post a portion of an article I wrote when Eddie Long slowly began softening up about homosexuality (I wonder where Eddie’s next book signing will be, by the way…):

“So, Eddie Doesn’t Understand Homosexuality?” 

[...] Let me be CRYSTAL CLEAR – God loves us even in our mess - and in turn, our love for Him and His truth means we must leave our mess behind. We are filthy rags, deserving eternal damnation apart from the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ and the turning away from our flesh. This is an uncompromisable point. We can’t honestly serve a sinless Savior while holding onto the things that He hates!

I am not a “gay basher”, a homophobe, a “hater” or any other pejorative that will probably be hurled my way. I’m not perfect, nor will I try to reason the varying degrees of “sin”. I understand that many have been hurt through sexual molestation, and confused regarding same-sex attraction, etc. Homosexuality is a sin – and like every other unrepentant sin, it’s consequence is eternal separation from the Father. I stand on the Word of God, specifically:

Is there deliverance from homosexuality? ABSOLUTELY – 1 Corinthians 6:11 and 2 Corinthians 5:17 specifically speaks of deliverance over ANY SIN through salvation and faith in Jesus Christ.

Further, EVERY CHRISTIAN will struggle against sin – including sins of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). What separates us from the world, however, is that we always repent and turn back to God. You can’t be “gay” and call yourself a true Christian if you continue in homosexual sin – remember, 1 Corinthians 6:11 Paul said “you were (fill in the blank)”…meaning before sanctification through the Blood of Jesus.

That said, Donnie Earl Paulk has officially abandoned reason and has been handed over to the god of this world. Pray for his wife and children – that they align themselves with God through Jesus Christ and not the witches, warlocks, and homosexuals that Donnie Earl bows to.

Oh, and rejoice for those who fled this heresy - both long ago and recently. Yet more proof that God gives wisdom, and those that adhere to His wisdom are spared.

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False “Prophetess” Bynum’s Birthday Pictures

Juanita Bynum is officially losing (lost) her mind.

Remember my feeble attempt to choke up $400 so me and the Mrs. could attend JB’s “Birthday Gala”?

Take a look at what we missed:

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Jezebel deciding to wear the dress she wore when she married false bishop Tommy “Weaks”. She dropped 2 dress sizes and wanted to marry herself this time:roll:

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Here she is waving her “sword” (are those things on sale, or what?) to ward off “evil spirits” (yet strangely, she’s still there…anyway…). I like to think she’s using it to threaten all of the cheap people (like me) who tried to “negotiate” the ticket price to this “sacred ceremony”.

When you click through the photo gallery at Essence.com, you’ll see the usually litany of gospel singers minstrels in place for the big show.

And finally (because I can’t take this crap anymore)…

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Here’s Jezebel in a homemade skirt (complete with glitter pen and glue applications, photos, and a big ribbon) to “celebrate her 50 years”.

I think I just threw up  a little…

Hey – at least we know that JB is a false prophetess/Jezebel that can PAR-TAY!

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President Obama’s Message To The Church

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As the nation celebrates the inauguration of the first black POTUS, I pause to acknowledge such a historic event.

However, I must also point you to a sobering message from John Piper – one of the nation’s foremost biblical teachers and preachers. I have copied his article in it’s entirety (my emphasis in bold) - you can click the title to visit Piper’s website for additional resources:

How Barack Obama Will Make Christ a Minister of Condemnation

At Barack Obama’s request, tomorrow in the Lincoln Memorial, Gene Robinson, the first openly non-celibate homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church, will deliver the invocation for the inauguration kick-off.

This is tragic not mainly because Obama is willing to hold up the legitimacy of homosexual intercourse, but because he is willing to get behind the church endorsement of sexual intercourse between men.

It is one thing to say: Two men may legally have sex. It is another to say: The Christian church acted acceptably in blessing Robinson’s sex with men.

The implications of this are serious.

It means that Barack Obama is willing, not just to tolerate, but to feature a person and a viewpoint that makes the church a minister of damnation. Again, the tragedy here is not that many people in public life hold views (like atheism) that lead to damnation, but that Obama is making the church the minister of damnation.

The apostle Paul says,

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves , nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

What is Paul saying about things like adultery, greed, stealing, and homosexual practice? As J. I. Packer puts it, “They are ways of sin that, if not repented of and forsaken, will keep people out of God’s kingdom of salvation.” (Christianity Today, January 2003, p. 48).

In other words, to bless people in these sins, instead of offering them forgiveness and deliverance from them, is to minister damnation to them, not salvation.

The gospel, with its forgiveness and deliverance from homosexual practice, offers salvation. Gene Robinson, with his blessing and approval of homosexual practice, offers damnation. And he does it in the name of Christ.

It is as though Obama sought out a church which blessed stealing and adultery, and then chose its most well-known thief and adulterer, and asked him to pray.

One more time: The issue here is not that presidents may need to tolerate things they don’t approve of. The issue is this: In linking the Christian ministry to the approval of homosexual activity, Christ is made a minister of condemnation.

 I wish nothing but the best for President Obama because he is our leader for the next 4 years – and it is obviously God’s will that Obama lead this nation at this time, otherwise it would not be so.

That said, I will not ignore his obvious challenges with fundamental Christian doctrine – even as he professes Christianity.

May God have mercy on this nation as His will is being done before our eyes.

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“Moneeeeeey Cometh…To Me…NOW!

hat tip to Garcelle for pointing me to this video

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The man pictured above is Dr. Leroy Thompson, a degenerate con-pimp from Darrow, Louisiana. Rather than waste breath detailing his pimpistry, I’ll begin by showing you a classic video clip of this degenerate in action:

“Money Cometh & The Anointed Money Ritual” (source: ringo4life )

OK…allow me to take a couple of deep breaths before I rip into this fool.

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This “mand of gawd” has been stalking the pulpit for 30 years (in fact, one of his prized protoge’s can be seen with him in the video DANCING ON MONEYCreflo Augustus Dollar, a/k/a “Cashflow Dolla”). Like many of those poor misguided sheep lapping up this false teachers heresy, I too did the “money cometh cheer” when I was at Eddie Long’s club back in the day – which makes it even more sickening to see such a sad reminder of the cancer that is infecting Christ’s church today.

In fact, at Eddie’s club, we used to turn in every direction in order to command God to “send money from the East, West, North, and South!” :roll:

I am living proof that you can be delivered from apostates and their heretical lunacy!

Moving along…

I can almost hear this pimps followers whaling and knashing their teeth: “That was an old video, you blaspheming demon from the pit of hell…Dr. Leroy is a mand of gawd who is doing the lawd’s work and helping gawd’s people walk in their divine favor and financial prosperity!”.

Well lemmings, that may be a 10+ year old video – but Pimp Leroy is still fleecing the sheep at a record pace today!

Let us also remember that the prosperity/Word of Faith “gospel” is a false, heretical gospel that decieves the gullible into thinking that God wants them “dripping in ice” (i.e. wearing expensive diamonds and other jewelry) and “pushing big whips dripping in candy paint” (i.e. driving big expensive cars with vibrant colors).

Even worse, dogs like Pimp Leroy, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland, and other 2-bit hustlers have the ba…I mean, nerve to publicly declare that we can command “covenant wealth” from God because it is our “divine right” and He is obligated to do it.

What sick, twisted, vile tripe!

There’s no need to dissect the video because the rebukes contained within it are very clear, but I’ve got to note a few things:

  • People are walking up and throwing their hard-earned money at the feet of this liar – AND HE’S WALKING ON IT TO “PUT SOME ANOINTING ON IT”.
  • “Give them the money Lord – send it to them!” shouts the liar
  • This really gets the lemmings excited – so they run up to the “altar” to throw EVEN MORE CASH at the liar (and his protoge’) so that they will be blessed!

Oh, and let’s not forget about how Pimp Leroy bragged about the wealth he throws at his children – and his expensive taste in pets.

Still think Pimp Leroy is “gawd’s man for such a time as this”, lemmings?

Congratulations, Louisiana – I think we found a specimen more vile than “Bishop” Paul Morton and his money-grubbing pimpistry.

Please indulge me for a moment as I remind you of the dangers of this false propserity gospel:

  • The heretical lie fools the sheep into thinking that they can “command” God to bless them, negating God’s dominion over His created. He rules us – we don’t rule Him.
  • Covetousness (which is what these pimps push by making you want material things from God) is idolatry – and every TRUE believer is commanded to avoid such heresy:

Ephesians 5:5-7 (New American Standard Bible)

 7 Therefore do not be (F)partakers with them;

 5 For this you know with certainty, that (A)no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom (B)of Christ and God.

 6 (C)Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things (D)the wrath of God comes upon (E)the sons of disobedience.

  • God blesses whomever He wants to bless in whatever way He wants to bless them – and most often His blessings ARE NOT MATERIAL WEALTH. You can’t just “speak those things” and expect money and wealth to “manifest in your life” – NOTHING HAPPENS APART FROM GOD’S WILL:

James 4:13-16 (New American Standard Bible)

  13 (A)Come now, you who say, “(B)Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.”

 14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. (C)You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

 15 Instead, you ought to say, “(D)If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”

 16 But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; (E)all such boasting is evil.

  • God’s Word clearly admonishes us to avoid the pursuit of money and earthly gain (Matthew 6:19, 24; Luke 12:15; Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 3:3, 6:10 and so on). Why would God CLEARLY forbid the pursuit of earthly treasures, yet “bless us” with those same treasures because we have “commanded” Him to? 

As I see it, those who claim to be Christians AND subscribe to this crap must believe that (1) degenerate pimps like Pimp Leroy and his ilk are “prophets of God”, AND (2) God must be schizophrenic because He simultaneously curses the pursuit of mammon, yet blesses His children with mammon.

I will stand with the Word of God concerning this vile heresy – and YOU SHOULD RUN QUICKLY AWAY FROM ANYONE WHO PUSHES THIS ANTICHRIST MESSAGE…or else you are dangerously close to having 2 Peter 2:17-19 describe your current state.

If you are one who subscribes to and teaches this false, wicked, heretical gospel – REPENT & RETURN TO THE LORD in fear and trembling…or Jude 1:11 will be your fate.

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Heee’s Baaack…

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After fleeing the “Lakeland Revival Apostasy Circus” in August, Todd “the Tool of Satan” Bentley has reemerged from the soot of his hellish cave to confirm that he is an adulterer who is leaving his wife for the nanny of his children. Gee, you mean a lying, con artist, and false prophet broke his marriage vows? Get outta here!

Offbeat Evangelist Seeking Counseling

TAMPA – Todd Bentley, an atypical evangelist who drew thousands to a series of summer revivals in Lakeland, plans to divorce his wife amid revelations that he is romantically involved with the nanny of his children, according to his ministry.

Bentley is resolute in seeking a divorce from his wife, Shonnah, amid “his increased familiarity with a female staff member” during the revival in Lakeland, the letter states. “Todd admits to being 100 percent responsible for the divorce.

The tattooed and body-pierced preacher has not seen his estranged wife or his children since July

As I stated in a previous post, keeping this degenerate blasphemer from her and her kids is probably one of the best moves the soon-to-be former wife could make! Even those in his “ministry” have decided that they couldn’t cover for this demonic tool any longer. ***sidenote – they stood and watched while he slaughtered the Word of God and captivated and deceived hundreds of thousands of people, but they draw the line at boozing and womanizing…moving along…***

And you folks in Fort Mill, South Carolina better buckle your seat belts because (according to his former ministry) the devil is moving to your community to throw some soot around!

Todd “the tool” even reached out to one of the pastors who threw his church doors open in Lakeland recently, defending himself against what his (former) ministry accused him of:

But Strader said Bentley told him he did not have a problem with alcohol as described by the board’s letter. He said Bentley admitted he had gotten drunk in the weeks he was in Lakeland, but the incidents were isolated and he has resolved not to drink again.

“He was apologetic for the harm he caused to us and the body of Christ. … (But) he told me, ‘I’m not an alcoholic,’” Strader said. (source).

Did “the tool” apologize for how he butchered God’s Word in order to deceive the masses? Nah…but he sure is sorry he threw a few back to unwind after all of those rousing Apostasy-Palooza’s.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: Todd Bently is a minion of Satan who has been sent to deceive the sheep and lure them away from Christ and His Word. He is a demoniclying deceiver whose con job on the Body of Christ will resonate for years to come. As the Lord wills, he will pay for every assault he purported against God.

And for all of you who have a problem with my frank assessment of Todd “the tool” – I could care less. This imp’s black heart is evidenced by the words that fall from his lying lips, and I will call “BS” on this demon every chance that God affords me the opportunity.

So if you don’t like it, then kick rocks (that means “keep it moving”).

Pimps & Their Resilient Ministries Pimpistries

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It doesn’t matter how poor the economy is, the ever faithful pulpit pimp will still find a way to shake the coins from your pockets (and by “your”, I mean those who are foolish enough to keep giving it to them).

Can’t pay your mortgage? No problem – drop $40 on a pulpit pimp and watch God throw open the “windows of heaven” in appreciation. Just don’t ask the pimp for benevolence to help pay the bill because you obviously don’t have enough faith to “speak those things” to take care of your situation.

Car been repossessed? Praise God! You have the privilege of “sowing into” the degenerate pimp’s “good ground” and God will reward you with favor never before seen. Try not to be upset when your walking to the bus stop from church and the pimp blows past you in a $250,000 car – with gas paid for by you.

It’s interesting how the Word of Faith sheeple heap pious scorn on the degenerate pimps that fall into sexual immorality and divorce (e.g The Paulk Hillbilly Chronicles, The Tommy & Juanita Show), yet they are strangely silent when their beloved money-hungry pimp keeps getting fat while the ho… er, uh, sheep are losing all manner of home, car, job, and self-respect waiting on the Genie in the Bottle to show up.

I have written about the outright heresy of the “word of faith/name it and claim it” false gospel, and how it entangles the flesh and appeals to the nature of the lust for more stuff. I wonder – how do the sheep who subscribe to this false “pay to play” gospel reconcile the fact that they are still suffering financially, even while throwing good money after bad in the endless black-hole known as the pimps “good ground”? Even the secular media is starting to notice the correlation to the mortgage crisis and the false prosperity gospel movement. Do the sheep really believe that their faith is weak – or like every other amateur gambler, do they believe that if they keep putting coins in the slot that their luck will finally turn?

All of that was my introduction – here’s my point.

The Pimp of Hampton (Georgia) has a new money making scheme. Even though he just opened his new “worship edifice” in February, he can’t seem to keep the bills paid because all of the big money donors (formerly known as congregants) are leaving due to the lack of biblical truth and sound preaching and teaching. Even having the sheep declare their allegiance (and their money) to him is not sufficient. So what is a pimp to do?

Sell bricks and nameplates!:

The Keymakers Campaign

Each one of us are Keymakers into the vision of New Birth South. The next phase in the master plan for our Mt. Carmel Campus is to hire an architect to redesign Phase II of the Mt. Carmel Campus which includes a new, larger monumental sign at the main entrance, additional parking lot areas, a children’s educational wing and a 300-seat multi-purpose chapel.  We will now implement fundraising projects to “self-fund” the Mt. Carmel Phase II Initiatives.

Our first Keymakers Campaign project allows you to make history by dedicating a plaque on the Mt. Carmel plaza honoring your family or memorializing a deceased family member.

That’s right – this pimp can’t even pay the church’s bills or assist needy families within his own congregation (yet strangely, he moved into a new $1M home earlier this year and still drives a Bentley…anyway). So rather than scale back these monuments to the god of money, and repent of his allegiance to and affinity for mammon, HE BEGS FOR EVEN MORE MONEY AND PROMISES YOU A TRINKET IN RETURN!

Also, I’ve been told by many different people that the pimp had over 2,000 chairs TAKEN OUT of the “sanctuary” because they weren’t filling them with people. Now, all of a sudden they’ve “outgrown” the facility and need “additional parking” and a “phase II”?

Seriously?

Why don’t you just go back to public storage and get the 2,000 seats you put there in April – that ought to accomodate the throng of sheeple who will beat down the door to hear this heresy in person.

Ah, but wait – before you write that $25 check to “the kingdom”, don’t waste your time – this pimp wont even pay attention to you UNLESS you’re a Platinum ($1,000), Gold ($500), or Silver ($250) contributor! You have to give this pimp a little credit – he is Eddie Long’s “spiritual son”, so he learned a few things while sitting at the trough, and he even taught Pimp Eddie a thing or two.

Still, selling the church like some religious Centennial Olympic Park Brick Campaign? In my not so humble opinion, that is simply scurrilous.

Folks I don’t revel in this situation at all. On the contrary, I am even more saddened for the fate of my former church home – and I grieve for those who continue to subject themselves to spiritual abuse and extortion all the while waiting for their “pressed down, shaken together blessing”. The Word of God is clear regarding those who use it for selfish gain:

1 Timothy 6:3-5 (New American Standard Bible)

3 If anyone (A)advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with (B)sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine (C)conforming to godliness,

4 he is (D)conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in (E)controversial questions and (F)disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

5 and constant friction between (G)men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who (H)suppose that godliness is a means of gain.

Paul warns Timothy of the “constant friction” that men of “depraved mind, deprived of the truth” will cause – clearly made evident when pimps turn the Word of God into a get-rich-quick infomercial. We are admonished not to engage in chasing after things (Ephesians 5:5-7), and chasing after money (Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 6:9-11). Further, we are clearly forbidden from showing partiality to folks just because they can line the pockets of the pimps:

James 2:1-13 (New American Standard Bible)

1(A)My brethren, (B)do not hold your faith in our (C)glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of (D)personal favoritism.

2 For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in (E)fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man in (F)dirty clothes,

3 and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing the (G)fine clothes, and say, “You sit here in a good place,” and you say to the poor man, “You stand over there, or sit down by my footstool,”

4 have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges (H)with evil motives?

5 Listen, (I)my beloved brethren: did not (J)God choose the poor of this world to be (K)rich in faith and (L)heirs of the kingdom which He (M)promised to those who love Him?

6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally (N)drag you into court?

7 (O)Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called?

8 If, however, you (P)are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “(Q)YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well.

9 But if you (R)show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.

10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet (S)stumbles in one point, he has become (T)guilty of all.

What’s next, more private luncheons for top donors (this church club already does that), membership cards (issued based on income and “ministry contributions”) that give you access to non-public sections of the “worship edifice”, private “one-on-one personal coaching” with your “spiritual father” (for a small “seed offering”)?

When will the pimps stop preaching about the almighty dollar and fall on their faces in repentance and begin to preach Christ crucified and our riches in salvation and eternal life through Him and Him alone?

I’ve said it 1,000 times before and I’ll say it again – the prosperity gospel is a false, lying heresy from the pit of hell. You can’t buy favor with God, you can’t “sow” $10 and expect $1M in return, and you can’t please God by “sowing” into a corrupt pimp with a cross around his neck. If the pimp truly believed the bull he was shoveling down your throat, don’t you think he could simply “name and claim” the money that he needs without any help from you? Your giving to his “vision” is direct proof that even he does not believe what he is telling you.

RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN FROM ANYONE WHO CLAIMS THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE PROSPERITY – & BE REWARDED WITH RICHES BY “SOWING A SEED”!!!

May God have mercy on those who use Him to line their pockets and build monuments to their mortal “greatness”.

It’s Fall Fleece Week At Pimp Central

Ah, Fall is in the air…

The leaves are falling.

The grass has gone dormant (at least here in the South).

And the pimps have come-a-calling.

This week was the bi-annual Pimp-A-Thon / Pimpapalooza / Can You Break A Pimp Off With A Little Cheddar television offeratory appeal.

In other words, TBN (or The Baal Network, as I like to call it) has sprinkled a few breadcrumbs to attract all of the wolves and vipers who seek your money to gather in one place to beg and guilt you for 24 hours straight:

Benny Hinn on the Fall ’08 TBN Fleece-a-Thon – Part 1:

Benny Hinn on the Fall ’08 TBN Fleece-a-Thon – Part 2:

Rod Parsley at TBN Fall 2008 Fleece-a-Thon

Good grief – I need an antacid after digesting all of that garbage in one sitting. I also need to wash my eyes and ears out so that crap doesn’t stick.

So there you have it folks – if you want to take a gamble with your mortgage, car note, tuition, or any other extra cash you have lying around, go ahead and send to these degenerate pulpit pimps, vipers, wolves, apostates, heretics, and all around foolish swindlers.

Oh, and don’t hold your breath while waiting for your “breakthrough”…it could be awhile.

You Don’t Need A Huge Building To Teach Heresy

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Well folks, here’s more proof that some people will actually flee the heresy and apostasy of a pulpit pimp, putting a dent in their wallets:

Bishop Paulk’s megachurch for sale

The church campus in south DeKalb County started by Bishop Earl Paulk, who built a megachurch but was plagued by sexual scandal for more than 40 years, is on the market for $24.5 million.

…Today, the church is called Cathedral at Chapel Hill and is run by the Rev. D.E. Paulk, who grew up thinking he was Earl Paulk’s nephew but later learned he is his son.

Church membership dwindled from more than 10,000 two decades ago to about 1,000 today because of sexual misconduct allegations against Earl Paulk and other ministers.

So Earl “The Abomination” Paulk and his neph-son Donnie Earl are trying to sell their church building so that neph-son Donnie can spread his message from a smaller building. What message? Well, remember that Donnie Earl has thrown his arms around Carlton “The Heretic” Pearson and his wicked “gospel of inclusion” lie, and New Age Warlock Ekhart Tolle and his garbage as well. Rather than admit that he and his Unc-dad have driven tens of thousands of people away with their sexual and false gospel demons, Neph-son Donnie spins this rebuke by saying “Big building? We don’t need no stinkin’ big building!”:

“As the message and expression of our ministry has transitioned to become more open and radically inclusive of all people, we realize the ministry can be facilitated in a smaller and more urban location,” he said.

Paulk, who describes himself as a “radically inclusive minister,” also is the founder of the Pro-Love Organization, whose mission is to unite people of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds.

Just for giggles, pay a visit to Donnie Earl’s “Pro-Love” group to see how “radically inclusive” this nutjob really is:

Pro-Love is an inclusive initiative purposed to bring people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds together. The Pro-Love Organization hosts a yearly march in the city of Atlanta that unites: Jew and Muslim, Gay and Straight, Atheist and Christian, and all others…We believe the Pro-Love Movement is part of the continuation of Dr. King’s dream.

Maybe all of these “inclusive people” will keep the lights on in Donnie Earl’s new place, while still denying the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ – and Christ ALONE!:

Galatians 1:6-9 (New American Standard)

6 I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting (A)Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a (B)different gospel;

7 which is really not another; only there are some who are (C)disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.

8 But even if we, or (D)an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be (E)accursed!

9 As we (F)have said before, so I say again now, (G)if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be (H)accursed!

You KNOW You’re In A Cult If…

I was once a member of a cult. It was difficult for me to finally admit, but looking back I now realize that I was a water carrying, pulpit pimp protecting, twisted-scripture repeating drone.

Oh, and don’t laugh and shake your head at me. If your “pastor” wears reptile-skinned shoes, mandates that you call him your “spiritual daddy”, and has you repeating phrases like “money cometh from the four winds”, “sow into this good ground”, “I declare increase over your life”, and “I’ll receive a pressed-down shaken together blessing!”, then you’re likely in a pulpit pimp’s charismatic cult also.

It has come to my attention that this blog is getting lots of publicity in the church club of a certain pimp (and son of Eddie “the Alpha pimp” Long) here in Metro-Atlanta. This pimp is quite concerned that his name is being dragged “all over the internet” – I guess he wanted his heresies to stay within the walls of his club.

Anyway, since many of the club-goers are Googling to see what all the fuss is about, I thought I’d take a moment to share why I believe that they belong to a cult – and to implore them to flee their pimp as soon as possible. Therefore, I present:

Signs Of Cult Behavior:

  1. Cult members are focused on a living leader to whom members seem to display excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment. The leader is a strong-willed, domineering character who rules the group with tight control. He lets it be known in subtle ways that he is “in charge” of the movement. He makes the plans, he orchestrates the movements of the group or groups (sometimes he exercises his sway over several groups). Frequently, they even begin to imitate his mannerisms in terms of dress, voice inflection, language patterns, aggressive attitudes, etc. They become “clones” of their esteemed leader. It is not uncommon that the leader knows of weaknesses or past problems of people with his group and uses intimidation and fear to keep them under his control.
  2. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged, and there can be pressure or social punishment when there is disagreement with the “boss.” Those who disagree are made to feel as though they are stupid or inept. They are brainwashed with the notion that they do not have the knowledge or experience to question the leader. Younger people are particularly vulnerable to the leader’s “anointing.” No matter how radical the leader becomes in his decisions or actions, the cult members will not criticize him. Even if there should be mild disagreement, no specific expressions are voiced. The members feel that although he may be mistaken in some of his judgments, the overall good he accomplishes outweighs any minor flaws. Members are taught to “rationalize” the conduct of the leader.
  3. The leader is preoccupied with money. There is always a need for increasing finances. New projects are always “in the works.” Members are strongly encouraged to greatly sacrifice for the leader’s pet projects. There is always pressure to give; members of the group must be kept excited on a continual basis. The cult leader always takes the major credit for the movement’s accomplishments. Members become psychologically dependent upon him. “What would we ever do without our spiritual father?,” is the cult mentality.
  4. The cult leader generates within his members “a polarized” mentality. His people evolve an “us-versus-them” mentality. Little-by-little he criticizes other groups with which his members might tend to associate, undermining confidence in them, attempting to discredit anyone who could have influence over his “flock.” Cult members become suspicious. No one is really as “sound” as “we” are. We are an “elitist” group. And so, seeds of isolationism are sown. The movement leader discourages reading any material, examining any ideas that he does not initiate.
  5. The cult leader has a clearly defined “anti-authoritarian” disposition. Within the context of the church, for instance, he would have an “anti-elder accountability” attitude. Elders would be recipients of constant critical remarks. No cult leader would affiliate himself with a congregation having elders to whom he must be in submission. “Control” could not be maintained in such an environment, so Elders are rendered impotent. The cult leader would constantly criticize preachers, particularly those whose knowledge of the Scriptures eclipse his own. Members must be made to feel that he is the “chief authority” in spiritual matters.
  6. Cult members are seen occasionally to take on a new personality. They begin to act differently. They become increasingly antagonistic to family members and long-time friends. They may even boast that, “I am not the old [name] that you used to know; I am a new person now.” And indeed they are. They have become strangers to those who knew them well. They have been transformed into the image of their leader.

So there you have it, potential cult members. Take the time to climb through the Word of God as your pimp is twisting it from the pulpit. Read it in context – don’t just flip to the verses he tells you to read. If you still believe that your pimp descended from the right hand of the Father, then stay.

If you start to realize how far your pimp has wandered from the True and Living God – and how the pimp doesn’t even want to return to God – then run as quickly as you can.

There. That ought to give your pimp something to squeal about for the next few weeks…


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