Church, Israel Houghton PR Team Did A "HELLUVA" Good Job!


Reader I truly hated to hear and read this news yesterday. Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Israel Houghton announced to the world that he's officially divorced from his wife of twenty years, Meleasa Houghton, because of his indiscretion.   Me, myself and I want to thank Isreal Houghton for not allowing his sins to sting the church at large by way of scandal & prosecutorial uncovering. I think he's a very talented individual. When one is given a platform like he has, one must do EVERYTHING possible to keep scandal and such from erupting. His PR team did a helluva job in handling this..... Isreal Houghton has one of the largest ministries in the country.  I don't want to come off sanctimonious and self-righteous, which some may read into this post, but that's not it at all. I'm noticing how many of the church community are now lining up to show support and salute Israel on his "transparency." While that has its place, it's TRAGIC that he will now be considered a good spokesperson for the kingdom of God, while men and women who fight DAILY to keep their flesh under subjection, and their marriages intact will be dismissed....because they are not Israel Houghton.  This generation of "believers" have embraced will arms wide open those who slip and slide their way into the kingdom, and turn their noses up at those walking in integrity. Whether folks want to believe it or not, the body of Christ and those representing Him are held to a much higher standard.....ESPECIALLY those in ministry.
His statement reads:

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  1. Ann I'm glad you said what you said. These"Church" folks can't handled the truth of Scripture. Thousands have commented on Israel foolishness, "judge not, " after cheating in his marriage, deceiving the body of believers for over five year, I guess that is your best life ever.A doggone shame.

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    1. The Christian community is lost, we will celebrate anything that's not of God...Have we forgotten that God frowns on divorce? but we are celebrating this because it's one of our favorite celebrities.....Didn't anyone on social media here what this man said he said he cheated on his wife, and he being separated from her while at the same time lying to us for 5 years.

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    2. Marriages are under attack! I pray for healing and restoration...I am reminded of the passage in the Bible which says...“Now Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” And Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, “Indeed you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is a man’s wife.””
      Genesis 20:2-3 NKJV...God Is serious about marriages!

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    3. Chrishonda JacksonTuesday, 23 February, 2016

      So I don't understand how you can go around saying Christ this and Christ that but you can't forgive your wife? When someone gets divorced to me that's the ultimate red flag...ultimate fruit....also I keep trying to find scriptures about Jesus walking around with musicians....seems to me these musicians just want fame...grammy award winner and stellar award winner!

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  2. I agree the PR team did a great job. Plus I don't judge Israel Houghton and his wife at all. They are victims of the church's present theology and lukewarmness. I judge the condition of the American church.
    The really tragic and unfortunate thing here is...

    1. Their kids will now have two homes, and two new step parents. This brings hurt to their souls as they try to sort this out for years to come.

    2. What God has joined together, man is now separating. They will each now remarry other people which is adultery... if he has no Biblical cause for divorce.

    3. We (The Church) sing and preach to the world about Faith, Overcoming, "It's Not Over", and the power of God to move mountains, and to sell CD's and yet we can't even find the power of God stay married and obey Scripture. We obviously value success more than holiness.

    4. That sanctification is not working in the elders of our "churches". Christ is not being formed within us. Something is wrong.

    5. That one or both of them will have to give account to God someday as to why they did not do His will.

    ““Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”
    Luke 6:46 ESV

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  3. Nothing kills a relationship or marriage like sexual sin!! Yes God can restore and forgive, but trust and cohesion, once it's damaged, boy!! It's just difficult!!
    So sad!! God help this generation.

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  4. I believe there is more to come.Family is the first ministry and churches are to reinforce not entertain. Trust there is more coming. We pray for God's people to walk in holiness and for them to get there homes in order.

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  5. I was saddened to hear of this because the fact that he was even born is such a testimony. Additionally,his worship ministry has touched so many. His discretion reminds me of David whose lack of control over flesh also led to a costly indiscretion/sin.

    It is a lesson to us all as Christians, that we must all be on guard. None of us have room to be haughty and proud, pride comes before a fall. We have to be on guard.

    Also, I appreciate that he didn't pass the buck and blame anyone else or the woman with whom he interacted. I recall another worship leader in the recent past who was quite quick to blame the other party and the whole matter was quite distasteful and disheartening.

    Thank goodness God doesn't give up on us.

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    1. His indiscretion. ..pardon my typo.

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  6. I thank God for my wife. My only girlfriend, lol, I'm her only boyfriend, haha, Yep. It's important to constantly pray and stay away from the wrong place at the wrong time, especially when there's an attraction between two individuals. RUN like Joseph in the Bible. Is it easy? Oh, no. Hey, I ain't crazy. Me and Michele, woops,, called her name, Oh well, there are a million Michele's, lol. I would take my wife home immediately after going out for dinner or the mall when we dated. None of the mess of me walking in her apartment late at night. DANGER WILL ROBINSON! LOL. I know that's weird and crazy to so many of you, but folks it avoids so many problems it ain't even funny. I so hate that they feel divorce, which is hated by God, they feel that was the answer. I pray for healing to Israel H. I will say this, he needs to do everything he can to stay away from the world. The late shows when they come with the money, CBS, NBC... all that. It's tempting, cause I don't wanna see him end up like Kirk Franklin. smh.

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    1. Like I said to encourage you...DO your ministry...BEAUTIFUL...

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  7. Israel, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Paula white, Benny Hinn, Tye Tribbet, Juanita Bynum, Jamal Bryant...all Word of Faith believers, and teachers and all divorced.
    I see a clear pattern.

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    1. Anonymous...you are hilarious!!!...LOLOL...

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  8. Saw Fred Hammond a while back on Lift Every voice promoting that he was single. very disheartening. This program is not a dating show. these singers and preachers get women and men throwing themselves at them all day and everyday. I pray God will soon clean up some of the things that going on in the body of people who are representing God.

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  9. My heart goes out the him and his family. No one is perfect, this is why we need His Holy Spirit to guide us. Awesome article Ann!

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  10. So he pulling a Deitrick Haddon ����������. Now he's about to get a new wife and kids.

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  11. Joel Osteen and the Lakewood Church will help get him through this. This is indeed excellent PR, most likely from Lakewood.

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