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Bishop Eddie Lee Long: Fall from Grace


Can You See Me Now!

After vehemently denying the accusations’ {sexual misconduct} filed against him by four young men, Bishop Eddie Lee Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, one of the biggest mega churches in Atlanta-area, has settled out for court for millions.

“Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.” Job:32-9 KJV

What happened to the “I’ll fight them all the way to court?” By settling, rather than going to court signifies that he is guilty in part or entirely of the accusations levied against him. How will the members view their Bishop going forward when, preaching and teaching from the pulpit, yet leading a completely different life away from the eyes of the church? What do you tell your members and at what cost did this settlement hurt the church coffers, since the church will ultimately pick up the tab for Bishop Long’s indiscretions?

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” Psalm:139:23 KJV
“And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. “ Psalm:139:24 KJV

How can a Bishop, who was caught with his pants down, overseer of other Pastors. Ministers and lay-persons effectively lead anyone at this point? Wouldn’t it be prudent for the Bishop to hand in his letter of resignation, step down and allow the church an opportunity to heal itself?

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16
“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Galatians 5:17
“But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.” Galatians 5:19

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,lasciviousness.” Galatians 5:20
The record of television evangelist who have fallen by the way side because of their indiscretions are too numerous to name. Maybe they need to believe what they preach and allow God to have His way in their lives. The African Americans all across the country, as well as the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will forever be tarnished by this scandal.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrew 11:1
“For by it the elders obtained a good report.” Hebrew 11:2
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrew 11:3

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrew 11:6

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June 14, 2011 - Posted by | Gospel Truth | , , , , , ,

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