Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Juanita II Delivers "Tongues" For Facebook?

Special thanks to my fellow Oneness Apostolic Pentecostal brother and Elder, James Anderson:

Juanita Bynum II
Let me first state this unequivocally...I have received the gift of the baptism of the Holy Ghost which is an experience subsequent to salvation, and I DO speak in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and that with confidence according to scripture which states:

1 Cor. 14:2 ~ For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

I also understand that speaking in tongues is a present day gift of the Spirit of God delivered unto men for edification of both the individual and the church so that the will of God can be accomplished in this space and time continuum. 

So neither "tongues"  nor the "gift of tongues" are not in question as I believe ample biblical evidence can be delivered to support such practice and use of it in and among the congregation of the Saints both with and without an interpretation. 

HOWEVER, with all of that said...what can't be supported is what Juanita II is doing. Having graduated from the $5,000 pen, and a wedding dress with a sword on her 50th birthday, in yet another saga and amazing chapter of the unbelievable mega- ministry mess that Juanita has become, Juanita Bynum II has struck once again to embarrass and bring shame to all Pentecostal believers.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Did The Real Tims Stand Up Before His Death?

Bishop T. D. Jakes
Over the weeks since the death of Dr. Zachery Tims, one thing has become crystal clear, Zachery Tims had a historic struggle with addiction in the form of drugs, sexuality and lifestyle. He also a current and very real struggle that ultimately effected not only his life, but also his ministry. What is also clear is that many of not most of his most close associates did not provide an intervention or review of the most important issues, bringing their friend to accountability.

"I don't know what happened in that room in New York,...but I can only hope that as Zach was dying, Dr. Tims stood up." ~ Bishop T. D. Jakes

Please be clear, noone can make an individual do anything right or wrong. Individuals have an opportunity to choose their own path by which they live and make decisions. Ultimately, Zachery chose his own path and paid the price that comes along with it. I'm not surprised that individuals can hold secrets and those secrets can get by even the most close friends and associates. However, I am very surprised when I hear that individuals knew about the secrets well before the secret was exposed to the general public. In those cases, I wonder what did the individuals that knew the "secret" do, if anything, to eliminate the secret or the problems at hand? 

With all of that said, aside from the "powdery white substance" found in his pocket, nothing has arisen the speculations more than the commentary of Tims' eulogist, Bishop T. D. Jakes.  Jakes Not only describes two persons, a "Dr. Tims" and a "Zach",  but he also clearly admits that he knew Tims had a problem. During the course of his admission he opens up that it (the problem) was a very large and serious one:
"I thought I was the only one who know how unhappy Zach was, how broken he was, how afraid he was if anybody was to see any flaw in him. He tried hard to heal himself, to fix himself," ~ Bishop T. D. Jakes
Not only did Jakes see two different people or persons within this man, it would seem that he also admitted that Zachery's problems were well known to himself, but were hidden, as far as he knew, from others. Jakes described the man as not simply having a problem, but a man "broken" and one that tried to "hide" as well as "heal" himself.  What Jakes describes are the signs, acts and behaviors of a person suffering from addiction and possible mental illness. 

What I am confident of from Jakes description is that a stage of addiction is shame and covering up the shame of addiction provides an intimate personal reflection. From one who is addicted, it is usually described in the following manner:
"They won't like me if they really knew me" or "I must keep this to myself, because if someone else knows, they will not like me"
Therefore the addict makes a deliberate attempt to hide himself and disassociate himself from his behavior in

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

COGIC God Said "Convocation" NOT Convention

Exodus 12:16 ~ "And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you no manner of work shall be done in them save that which every man must eat that only may be done of you"

As a special guest of the Bishop Robert R. Sanders during the 16th Annual Holy Convocation of the Illinois Third Jurisdiction Church Of God in Christ, General Board Member and Bishop Of Western Michigan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Bishop Nathaniel Wells delivered a dynamically tactful, powerful, profound and challenging message which, in part, regarded the Church Of God In Christ Inc., what it has accepted, and the direction in which the church is headed as it pertains to its most holy annual gathering of saints called the Holy Convocation. 

The Rt. Rev. Bishop N. Wells
General Board Member
In a message entitled, "We Must Keep The Covenant Of The Fathers" Bishop Wells not only delivered a solid and biblically profound exegesis of the Covenant that God established with Abraham and his seed, and ultimately with all believers through Jesus Christ, but he also took time to examine the covenental styled relationship which was delivered to the Church Of God In Christ it's founder, the late Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, encouraging us not to forget what has been set before us as a church and what we are to do with it. 

Some COGIC History
"As the Chief Apostle, he (Bishop C.H. Mason) immediately dedicated twenty days, November 25th through December 14th annually as a meeting time for all the followers to fellowship with each other and to transact all ecclesiastical and secular affairs pertinent to the growth of the National Organization. This segment of the year was chosen because the majority of the communicants of the church lived in farming districts of Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. By this time of the year, they had sufficient provisions and financial resources from the harvesting of their crops, to enable them to attend and support a national meeting"  [1973 Official COGIC Manual Reprinted 1991]
Under the original application of the vision of the church, Convocation was to be held at least annually in Memphis, TN. under certain dates and times as specified in the prior statement. This time was dedicated to the Lord and the people were dedicated to the Lord's use. In part, as the statement notes, there was a consideration given to the constituency and makeup of the members of the church in general as to the ultimate location and time of the Convocation. So there was an element of meeting the "natural" need of the people, but there was a greater element of obeying and following the will of God for our church on a corporate basis and level. 

The concept was that there would be a specific place date and time dedicated to the Lord's service according to the concept of "Holy Convocation" found within scripture and the basis of that Convocation was the requirement of the Lord upon HIS people.  

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zachery Tims..."W" Can Mean Many Things

Dead at age 42, Zachery Tims Jr. was one of the modern churches most prolific personalities. He wrote a book (selling roughly 23,000 copies) which was geared toward teaching people how to be spiritually free and wealthy.  He himself was financially well off. In fact according to divorce papers  filed by ex-wife Riva Tims, Zachery once earned about $33,400 a month in 2009, owned a $2.2 million Windermere home, spent $1,500 a month on clothing, had $437,300 in the bank, and drove both a 2004 Hummer and a 2008 BMW.  He was gracious enough to support the church with a $3,500 a month tithe too.

He was and international minister and regular guest host on TBN sharing his vision of God to potentially over 100 Million homes worldwide almost daily. He was the founder and pastor of the 8,000 member New Destiny Christian Center church in Apopka, Fl. that engaged regularly in such ministries as
"food, clothing, personal toiletries, haircuts, medical screening, and a job fair, and toys for children at Christmas,"
Not to mention a full schedule of services designed to mesmerize and inspire.

Without a doubt, there were and will continue to be many good things that will be said about Pastor Tims. There was so much ministry to yet be accomplished and so much life yet to live. On the surface the horizon seemed bright and the potential was yet undiscovered. On the surface, at least for many.

The Last Testimony

In life we write our own eulogy. TO deny and turn our heads to certain aspects of our being and life's decisions is to deny the person and individual that we choose to be and reconstruct a person that suits one own selfish needs. It is amazing that this is the plight and direction of the Christian community and especially its leaders. For example, look at Creflo Dollar stating that Eddie Long was his "friend" and that friendship was greater than the "wreck" he had. Remember that "wreck" that cost $15 to $25 Million  to settle that had over 400 counts against Long and his assorted ministries??? "Friend". Then we remember Paula White stating that she and Randy were simply at an impasse and ready for a new "season" which included walking away from their marriage announcing this at a weekly bible study as if, it was a nothing to worry about...Then there was the infamous Swilley who simply stated that he had become a homosexual while pastoring and that the church was better because of it.

Well the Christian leaders have shown up again to make lemonade out of what is otherwise a big fat sour lemon. The death of a pastor who left his wife and 4 kids (one with Cerebral Palsy) to pursue sex with a stripper (possibly two) and who was found dead in a hotel with a "powdery substance" in his pant pocket last Friday August 12th morning.

Quite naturally this leads to a few questions:

"W" Could Mean, "What" Went WRONG?

What went wrong? Certainly God has all power in his hands and nothing lasts forever...not even sin!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Nation Of Islam Embraces Scientology Practice

This is Part 2 of The ACLC Redefining "Love" To Suit The New Apostasy

Minister Louis Farrakhan
Receiving Presentation From
Il. 3rd Jurisd. COGIC Adm. Asst. T. L. Barrett
In what has to be one of the most strange, but expected events that I've witnessed in quite a while from an otherwise predictable religious leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation Of Islam, embraced a practice introduced and developed by the late church of Scientology cult founder L. Ron Hubbard called "Auditing".

Not only did Minister Farrakhan endorse the benefits of the practice to the ACLC membership, which are by far and large Christian ministers that have been seduced by the apostasy of ecumenism through the vision of Sun Myung Moon and the ACLC, but he also revealed that he has committed the Nation Of Islam's (NOI's) leadership and membership to the practice by the droves. The following are Minister Farrakhan's sentiments on the subject:
"If you trust me, I will never knowingly mislead any human being, but I want to share this with you, and I want the leaders first, just to see it, maybe we'll come back in a week or two and I'll share with you or let you see a video of how this is done. And when you see it, just look at it, think about it, and then look inside yourself, and your church. Because there are people in your church, if they get this technology, they can turn right around in the church, and begin helping to relieve members of the church of some of the grief and sorrow over death and...things that happen in life as a natural consequence of living. ...."and if you will experience it...we had the largest auditing session of over 2000 people. We took a whole hotel, a ballroom, several of 'em, and to see people, being relieved...One child was 8 years old, and he had this technology, and he was talking to a woman, 86 and bringing out her burdens, and helping her to deal with it." ~ Minister Louis Farrakhan ACLC Prayer Breakfast 5/17/2011

In this statement the Minister not only encourages ALL clergy to obtain and use this practice, he tells how he has already taken over 2000 NOI adherents and leaders through the auditing process in order to provide personal mental and emotional healing. In fact one of his Ministers from Atlanta (Minister Oliver) who is over the southern region of NOI Mosques, seems to use this process like a pain pain pill to instantly  provide healing of emotional scars and certain trauma that he believes others are dealing with in the moment.  

This is a DREAM come true for the Non-Christian CULT of Scientology, who's founder is responsible for the development and presentation of this ungodly, unbiblical and horrible practice. What L. Ron Hubbard

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