Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bizarre, Bizarre, Bizarre

What you are about to see is troubling (video taken down). It has no precedent in all of Scripture. This is an example of what happens when churches embrace practices that are foreign to the Word of God.

Bishop Eddie Long has been embroiled in major senate investigations; scandals regarding his sexual abuse and manipulation of young boys; scandals regarding his wife's divorce and her claims of abuse. Despite all these scandals he remains head of this congregation.

Whatever happened to church discipline? What has happened to holiness, brokenness and repentance?

Most troubling of all is the "rabbi's" claim that the bishop is now being raised from the status of "commoner to that of a king!"

I seem to remember Jesus saying, if you want to be great in my kingdom, learn to be the servant of all, not king of all (Matthew 23:11-13). This is very bizarre!

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel, who are prophesying, and say to those who prophesy from their own hearts: ‘Hear the word of the LORD!’ Thus says the Lord GOD, Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

(Ezekiel 13:1-3)