Feb 1, 2012




Just label me speechless right now. When I tell you there is some stuff you just can't make up. I don't care how creative of a fiction writer one may be you just can't make this stuff up.

Bishop Eddie Long has gone from being a virtual pariah to now being crowned a 'King'. This turnaround have left a lot people baffled for the simple fact that Long was embroiled in a sex scandal that nearly brought his church and his marriage to its knees.

During church service this past weekend at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Long was proclaimed as royalty by Ralph Messer, a visting preacher. “He’s a king. God’s blessed him. He’s a humble man. But in him is kingship. In him is royalty,” Messer said over Long, to applause from New Life congregants. “In him was a land of Israel. In him was a k chromosome...he was brought through the slaves, raised up in a city and God now wants to release a new anointing.”

Long was then wrapped in scrolls, raised aloft by four men, and paraded about the stage to raucous applause.

I promise you I'm trying my best not to judge, but what happen to church being about the message and not the messenger. It's like they are trying so hard to uplift Bishop Long, that people are forgetting to uplift God. Now I can be mistaken, but shouldn't he at least repented or something like that before you try to put a crown on his head. Like I said, I not trying to judge because I know we've all come up short to the glory, but not all of us are proclaiming to be shepherds of the flock either. That's all I'm saying....

9 comments:

  1. I do not even know what to say about this move. It appears that there are some people who do not get it. He can be forgiven but he's far from being a king.

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  2. This type of rhetoric is what annoys me about the "charismatic" church. People get the idea that the messenger is up on a pedestal way above them. Even without a scandal, people prop up their ministers in similar ways, maybe not as dramatic as this, but in other ways it is clear who alot of people really serve.

    I haven't really been vocal about the scandal itself because in the end only God and those involved really know what happened. I tend to think that men wouldn't lie about something like this. Even with the text messages, if you are really into bodybuilding then there is a certain vanity that comes along with it where you send pictures to any and everybody. So this is one of those situations where I'm not commenting as much. But I really take issue with folks elevating ministers and in effect deifying them. It messes people up on so many levels.

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  3. As a minister,I reconize that God has the right to elevate anyone he desires.With a true calling on my life,I can only state what is going on in me as it relates to my understanding.The closer my relationship grows with Christ,the more I relize how unworthy of the praise of man I am.Also we need to reconize that this Old Testament ritual has passed.Answer this:Did Jesus put any New Testament Disiple in a chair and raise them up.No! They were humbled the more by thier clearer understanding of who he truly was.Futthermore,I know better because of,what i believe and preach.Jesus is the King of Kings.eos

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  4. I enjoyed your post. My father was a minister and I know from my heart and that of my father's mission that none of this parody is of God. I pray for you brother as I do Eddie Long; somebody with the Black Clergy should set him down. There is a special Hell for people that mislead Gods sheep.

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  5. What in God's name is wrong with people who constantly fall for that which is not true, while many honest pastors are ignored. Wonder what would Jesus say to that church?

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  6. How can one who read God's word fall for such blasphemy as this.

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  7. To all my sisters and brothers in Christ. The word says even the very elect will be deceived, so what this suggests to me is that all who know how to send up the timber...(PRAY)it is time to get to work. Also, be reminded it is so important to have relationship with God through his son Jesus, the only true king I was taught to worhip. Be blessed...Lady T.

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  8. Jesus is the only King that we should crown. For he is king of kings.and lord of lords. People who is your ture king?

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  9. This is and was absolute and utter nonsense. However, even more chilling than the ritual itself, (which was denounced by Bishop Long himself in a statement)was the people who sat in the sanctuary and cheered like a group of out of control and emotionally desperate pagans. While I think it was great that Bishop Long denounced the act, I know enough about the workings there to know that the leadership there at the church had to be aware of what was going to be done prior to it ocurring. This fact alone speaks to the fact that a lot of what is happening there combined with the still uninvestigated charges by the 4 young men is out of line. As peeople, we have been blessed with a brain and intellect and the ability to reason. Why doesnt that get applied when it comes to our church leaders?

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