Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mary Mary, Overcoming Adultery & TV

In a June 2013 Ebony Magazine article we learned that Tina Campbell, one half of the dynamic music duo, Mary Mary, had been effected by marital infidelity when her husband Teddy chose to have an affair as Tina traveled ministering and making money through the music group. In the Ebony article Tina Said this:

“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband,”...“I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt.”


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Friday, April 25, 2014

6 Minute 30 Second Takedown...Kudos Colbert!


As a comedian he does more in 6 minutes than many scholars reading Ehrman's garbage do in hours...Jesus is like that elephant...he is too big for blind men to perceive all parts of him and the # 1 authenticator of the gospels is NOT their complete unity, but they emphasize slightly different perspectives of the same event. That is NOT a discrepancy, nor are they contradictions as this persons continues to assert against the truth of what he knows. Great job Colbert!

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Resurrection Sunday

One of our members took the liberty of placing a few snippets of our Resurrection Sunday message on Facebook. Well, here we are:


This part was concerning Pliny The Younger's account of what the Christians believed and how they lived according to their accounts, in a letter to Roman Emperor Trajan in AD 110. Makes us know that Pliny the Younger would have not thought that half of the modern church are Christians, because many of us neither live what we say we believe, nor do we hold to the testimony that was one delivered to the Saints...for 
shame: 


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

What Really Makes The Church "Look Bad"?

Prov. 14:34 ~ Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

In light of our national conference call dealing with COGIC sexual abuse, clergy sexual misconduct, and victim's advocacy, I have taken it upon myself to examine an issue in a much more indepth manner than I have previously. Of a certainty, some think that dealing with the issues which were dealt with during the call should not have been placed on "public display" and should have been dealt with privately and through various church councils and processes. Although we have been there and done that  with no or very little results, I thought that I should address that issue and those sentiments from a more specific biblical view. 

The Problem:

In many Christian circles the thought exists that those who are aware of certain sins in the church should not talk about and or expose those things because the church may "look bad" or be seen in the wrong light by the world. Some say that we should "just pray" and that things will "work out". Some rationalize their lack of response or failure to address serious topics by saying that no business airs its dirty laundry before its customers or clients, so why should it be a practice of people of God to expose the dirty laundry of the church? Others even say that speaking evil or negative of the church or exposing what is going on is a sign of hatred for the church and not a sign of love, because after all, "love covers the multitude of sin and fault". 


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

COGIC Sexual Abuse Victim's Advocacy National Conference Call

>>>NEW<<<



Supt. Harvey Burnett of the New Bethel COGIC and I Am My Brother's Keeper Christian Advocacy Council (IMBKCAC.org) and Pastor D. L. Foster of Report COGIC Abuse (Reportcogicabuse.com) will conduct our first national joint conference call designed to address the current state of clergy sexual abuse and victim's advocacy within the nation's largest Pentecostal denomination, the Church Of God In Christ. This live call is scheduled to take place Saturday April 5th, 2014 at 12:00PM CST.

The call is open to all, but especially to those COGIC members who are concerned regarding clergy sexual abuse, leadership abuse, and its relationship to the mission of the church and what the church is doing if anything to address the fallout of such abuses by ministering to the needs of them affected by such atrocities by way of victim's advocacy. 

There will be a commentary session for the general public that will be moderated and questions will be addressed and an action plan introduced. 

Please pass this on to a friend, we want to saturate the Kingdom of Christ with the seriousness of this issue and what must be done to help the hurting. 

Blessed!

Please see THIS STORY for additional information.  


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