Does Your Pimp Need Protection?

…he might if he’s fleecing the sheep!

Check out this video by Pastor John Coleman – and view it in it’s entirety before commenting (it’s less than 2 min.)…if you need to comment at all:

Keep in mind – most of these “armor bearers” and “body guards” are tasked with protecting the pastor, his wife, and his kids (if applicable) – not YOU. PERIOD!

I don’t care how many times your pimp pastor says “we need security to protect the congregation”– it’s all rather suspect when ALL of the security guards spend their time following him around (while speaking into their sleeves), or carrying his Louis Vitton briefcase and alligator shoes from the Bentley when he rolls up onto the lot.

Pastor Coleman said it rightly – people are carrying the bible of the “shepherd” while a single mother is struggling to get her three kids off the bus in front of the church – with no help.

May God have mercy on those who claim to speak for Him!

***hat tip to our brother Independent Conservative for the video link***

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4 Responses to “Does Your Pimp Need Protection?”


  1. 1 James May 13, 2008 at 5:53 am

    That was one of the worst mis-contextualized reading and application of scripture I have ever heard. When did “scatter” have to do with getting on/off a bus? I can understand the “destroy” analogy, but the scatter…nah, that was way off. I understand what he’s trying to say, but used the wrong scripture to say it.

  2. 2 Speaking Truth May 13, 2008 at 9:23 am

    James,

    First, welcome back – were you on vacation, or just boycotting? 🙂

    I’m not defending or speaking for John Coleman in any way – if you visit his webiste to hear audio from some of his sermons or listen to his radio show, you’ll see that he can certainly do that on his own.

    In my opinion, when you look at the entire 23rd chapter of Jeremiah, you can see the parallels – and why Coleman used this particular chapter. In the video, he summarizes verses 1-4 and compares the fact that some pastors are getting rich off the sheep by “fleecing” them (even if/when they have little to give) but not providing for them.

    The rest of the chapter, the Lord condemns false prophets and their “prophecies”, and we can both agree that many of the “fake preachers” operating today are lying on the Holy Spirit by convincing the sheep that He is demanding their money, so I can see the parallels there.

    All in all, I think that Coleman makes a good point about pastors needing someone to “bear their armor” while the sheep bear their own armor…if at all.

  3. 3 standingforthetruth May 25, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Luxury car.CHECK…Armor Bearer.CHECK…Congregants taking public transportation.CHECK…Single mothers struggling to make ends meet.CHECK…Wow, amazing same scenarios all across the board…..If my Pastor was a man, I would have thought Coleman was talking about him but SHE pretty much fits the bill……….And concerning James’ comment, I took “scattering of the sheep” to mean that they push us away from wanting to go to church because of their blatant disregard for the care of their congregants. God bless!

  4. 4 Speaking Truth May 29, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    And concerning James’ comment, I took “scattering of the sheep” to mean that they push us away from wanting to go to church because of their blatant disregard for the care of their congregants.

    That’s exactly what the prophet Jeremiah was referring to SFTT. When you look at Jeremiah 23:2, you see the weight of the message that God told Jeremiah to convey:

    2Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are tending My people: “You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to (D)attend to you for the (E)evil of your deeds,” declares the LORD.

    We already know that the message of the cross is offensive to those who can’t discern spiritual things (and haven’t repented of their sins and accepted the Lordship of Christ – and His gift of eternal salvation) – Isaiah 8:14 and Romans 9:33.

    When you throw all of these man-made traditions, silly rituals and the superstar persona of the “mand of Gawd” (all orchestrated by them, of course), then it makes it even more difficult to spread a message that is difficult for some to accept.

    I firmly believe that this foolishness (armor bearers, the charismatic church show et al) have made the seeker sensitive/emergent movement all the more attractive to the lost – and we already know how that movement presents a watered down and impotent “gospel message”.

    It’s a vicious cycle – but thank God through Jesus Christ that He’s in control and that it all (eventually) works toward His glory.


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