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Pastor John Pavlovitz: The Banned CDC List is Religious Right Terrorism!

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Reader I believe Pastor John is on to something here, 45 didn't come up with these banned words; the religious zealots whom he has empowered did. Their and his fascism need to be stopped while we still have a semblance of democracy. This word list frightens a lot of far-right religious zealots.

If You Were The Pastor Wife What Would You Have Done? Wife of pastor charged in child sex case arrested!

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Reader what would you have done if you were in her shoes and had gotten word that the FBI was about to come for your spouse?  I hope this young lady does not have to do time. It's unfortunate that she responded in the way that she did, I always say you never know under pressure what you will do until you stand in those shoes. She was charged with obstructing because she called her husband and told him what was just told to her on the phone by the child's foster parent about the text messages between the two of them. She was not accused of sexually assaulting the young lady along with her husband.

Are Black Men The Least Churched Demographic In America?

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Reader interesting, this up and coming church won’t take money from its members and the church will also forfeit tax-exempt status so its leaders can speak on political issues.

The Potters House End Of Year Fundraiser!

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Reader shaking my head, I saw this on my twitter feed, I really don't know what to think when I see big churches do things like this. Bishop T.D. Jakes and the Potters House Church family are selling chicken and waffles after Watch night services, Dec 31, 2017.

Another General In The Faith Has Fallen Robert Charles "R.C." Sproul!

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Reader my deepest condolences to the family and extended family of Robert Charles "R.C." Sproul, the Reformed theologian, pastor, teacher, and lecturer who founded and chaired Ligonier Ministries and authored close to 100 books, including "The Holiness of God," he met Christ face-to-face Thursday (Dec. 14). Mr. Sproul was 78.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/12/15/theologian-r-c-sproul-who-influenced-evangelical-beliefs-about-the-bible-dies-at-78/?utm_term=.3e2640ecbac7

R.C. Sproul was known for delivering uncompromising messages on the holiness and sovereignty of God in his writing, video teaching series, and as a regular speaker at Ligonier's national conferences in Orlando, Fla. Ligonier's mission is "helping Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it and how to share it," he once said.

A Pastor From An Oak Cliff Church Was Found Dead In A Motel Room, Police Said.

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Reader here we go again, a well known pastor from an Oak Cliff church was found dead Wednesday afternoon in a motel room,  according to police . The Rev. Darick Favors, 42, was found dead about noon in the 7600 block of South Central Expressway, near Illinois Avenue, police said. The incident is being investigated as an unexplained death. There were no obvious signs of homicidal violence, police said. According to his wife things are being done without her consent and she's asking that the public please show her family mercy.The Dallas County medical examiner's office had not ruled on the cause of death. Investigators say they are awaiting toxicology tests, which could take weeks.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/oak-cliff/2017/12/14/man-found-dead-east-oak-cliff-home-police-say

Fix It Jesus: " Love After Lockup".

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Reader I swear you can't make this stuff up. So WETV has a new show advertised "Love After Lockup" which apparently follows six couples who have to transition from love behind bars (supervised visits) to the altar after the offender's release. I know as a mother, nothing would make me happier as to know my daughter got to marry the felon of her dreams. SIGH! Lord have mercy, it's shows like this that have totally eroded our national common sense.

http://people.com/tv/love-after-lockup-prison-romance-reality-show-exclusive/

How Roy Moore Tested White Evangelical Allegiance To The Republican Party!

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Reader if there was any doubt left, it's gone now, white evangelicals have proven that they're the WORST people in America (again). These are the same type of Christians who would have been standing in the door of the school shouting segregation now, segregation forever.

The major difference in my home state Tuesday election is that black people voted against him. Not that white people didn't vote or voted against him. People who don't normally vote -- did. Whites -- as usual -- voted party and ignored a complete lack of morals and character. For a group of people who claim moral high ground all the time -- they certainly don't consider that when voting for ANYONE with a R beside their name. Shameful.

Interesting read:
Roy Moore’s failed run for Alabama’s Senate seat tested white evangelicals’ allegiance to the Republican Party. Would they vote for a candidate who shares their conservative views on social issues even though he was accused of sexual misconduct by…

Omarosa Manigault speaks out about White House exit: 'I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable'!

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Reader, I wanna know what's this "community" she speaks of? I'm kind of glad she's doing this we need to see the other side of the coin. 

 Former reality-TV star turned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault today on "Good Morning America "tried to set the record straight on her reportedly dramatic exit from the White House Tuesday and alluded to situations in the White House "that have made me uncomfortable.” 

Former "Apprentice" TV Show Contestant 1st Lady Omarosa Manigault Newman Fired From Her Job.

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Reader, former "Apprentice" TV show contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned from her job on Tuesday as the spokeswoman for the Trump administration's Office of Public Liaison to pursue other opportunities, according to the White House.

Shout Out To Black Women In Alabama!!

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Reader remember those three things we're supposed to beware of as Christians? The World, the Flesh and the Devil? Politics is corrupted by all three. It doesn't mean some Christians aren't called to be active politically, but it does mean that worldly power and political influence should never be sought for their own sake. Anyhow, I want to shout out the "REAL MVPS OF ALABAMA" is all the black women and folks of color who made up for the 65% of white women and majority of white men who wanted to go with the alleged pedophile for Senate.

Atlanta's Megachurch Pastor Names His Successor.

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Reader prominent Atlanta Pastor Charles F. Stanley on Sunday recommended a pastoral succession plan to the congregation of First Baptist Church Atlanta. The plan, which was approved by the congregation, was unveiled at both morning services.  It officially provides for the orderly transition of the title, duties, and responsibilities of the role of senior pastor of the church from  Stanley to Senior Associate Pastor Anthony George at “such time in the future, known only to God, that Dr. Stanley ceases to be the senior pastor of the church,” according to a post on the church’s 
Facebook page.

Even if I didn't like his treatment of President Obama, I have always liked his teaching style: Very direct, clear and effective; no hoopla, rhetoric, or fanfare. He merely preaches and teaches the Gospel, with no inhibitions, or reservations.

Thank You Apostle Brian Keith Williams: Can A Prophet Of God Say Any and Everything????

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Reader have y'all ever in your life heard a “prophet” speak with such vulgar language when teaching the word?? I use to follow this young man and his wife on Periscope about a year ago. But I stop because he kicked his pregnant wife out on the street. He left her with no food, no money, and nowhere to go. In my humble opinion, he's not a man of God. Stuff like this is an embarrassment to the Kingdom of God.  

(Warning do not click on the link if you are easily offended.) 

Charlamange The God And The Handling of Scripture.

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Reader Ernest Cleo Grant II a contributing writer for "The Witness," a Black Christian Collective wrote an interesting article on Lenard McKelvey, or Charlamange the God misrepresentation of the Scripture. This is a well written article.  The fact that Charlamange is inaccurate most of the time when he handle Scriptures, what I love is this- he is a person of influence, largely to an audience that will never step inside of a church. 
he's obviously searching for Truth and answers surrounding Christianity and culture, so he doesn't shy away from talking about spiritual things- I think he is very much conflicted within himself about what to really believe.

Good read. Charlamange and the Handling of Scripture

Congratulation To Redemption Church New Senior Pastor John Gray!!

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Reader check out the new Instagram message from the Gray family: 

Do Children Belong In The Main Sanctuary??

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Reader there is a movement in many churches today to always have children separated from adults. Although children should have a children’s church where they can learn and worship God, they also need to regularly be in the main service with the rest of the church body.

Do you agree??

https://churchleaders.com/children/childrens-ministry-articles/261362-5-reasons-children-main-service-regularly.html

Special Announcement Pastor John Gray To Take Over Redemption Greenville Church Says Pastor Ron Carpenter!

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Reader the pastor of Redemption Church in Greenville made a special announcement to his congregation today, that Pastor John Gray would be taking over Redemption Church this coming May.  Pastor Ron Carpenter Jr., the founder and senior pastor of Redemption Greenville, located near Haywood Road, made the announcement during the center's second service, which begins at 11 a.m. Rumor is that he's going to Bethel which is in Northern California.  

Church Announcement: Young Leaders Conference 2018!

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Reader this conference lineup look like one that I would be interested in attending, I follow a lot of them on social media.   Atlanta is the place to be August 2-4, 2018 for Young Leaders Conference. This is that conference you’ve been searching for....THIS is that conference. Connect with thousands of leaders from around the world looking to make an impact in Ministry, Media and the Marketplace.

https://www.exploreylc.com/

Why did someone who got caught on tape brutally knocking his then-fiancée unconscious give a talk at a Christian University?

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Reader what does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance. Former NFL star Ray Rice spoke to Liberty University students last week about domestic violence, addressing the 2014 video of him beating and dragging his then-fiancée out of an elevator. On February 3, 2013, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was riding high. That was the day he helped his team win the Super Bowl in a historic game against the San Francisco 49ers. But just one year later, Rice hit rock bottom after being caught on camera brutally knocking his then-fiancée unconscious in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2017/december-web-only/real-story-behind-ray-rice-speaking-at-liberty.html

Why Should The Preacher, Pastor, Teacher Have To Apologize For Being Blessed???

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Reader COGIC Bishop Talbert Swan asked the following question on his social media page: How come you're impressed with the Beamer, Benz, or Bentley driven by the drug dealer & rapper but have a problem when the preacher drives one?

Anyone care to answer?

Church Announcement: Pastor Jamal Bryant To Alabama Voters, Y'all Cannot Let Roy Moore Get Elected.

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Reader according to PastorJamalBryant Alabama voters cannot let allege child predator Roy Moore get elected. For much of the rest of the country, Alabama’s Senate race hinges on whether voters will elect an accused predator of young women — Republican Roy Moore. But many African-Americans in this state are less concerned with Moore’s sexual misconduct, which he denies, and more with countering a former judge they think is bent on returning the state to its segregationist past. The world is watching ....spread the word.

http://religionnews.com/2017/12/07/in-alabama-senate-race-african-american-christians-may-hold-the-key/

Is Denying The Trinity A Salvation Issue?

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Reader, can you become a Christian if you deny the Trinity? Do you have to understand God's nature in order to be saved? If you don’t believe in the Trinity, then do that mean you don’t understand who God is?

I saw this on my timeline earlier in the week. The Vigilant Christian Steven Bancarz sat down with Marcus Rogers, a Oneness Pentecostal, to debate the topic of the Trinity and demonstrate why denying the true nature of Jesus Christ can be a salvation issue. Some say that they are glad people are standing up for the Trinity. And that this oneness stuff is how people like Bishop Jakes have managed to mislead entire congregations. 

Preach Bishop Paul S. Morton!!

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Thought??

Dr.Juanita Bynum Has An Online Meltdown Because Facebook Took Down One Of Her Videos.

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Reader let us pray for our sister Prophetess Juanita Bynum, I'm for real. She's like sobbing throughout the video. Juanita is a veteran in ministry. I'm not saying that the load of ministry can’t get overwhelming, but feeling rejected from a secular community shouldn’t get this response from her. I hear deep pain in her voice. I listened to and watch the below video and don't know what to say. Apparently Facebook took one of her videos down and this is her response. It makes me sad to see her this way. It appears as though she is adopting the vegan lifestyle and she feels the devil is trying to stifle her message of healthy eating.

Let's pray for her. 

(This is the video Facebook took down)

Trump Promised The White Evangelicals He Would Do This.

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Reader whether you “believe” in it or not but is there anyone reading this versed in end-time prophecies? Especially the role that the events in the Middle East/Israel play in the whole deal? It’s kind of funny that after 8 years of hearing white evangelicals claiming President Obama was the anti-Christ, here 45 is about to move the US Embassy to Israel.
The white evangelical leaders must have added this to their wish list when they negotiated with Trump to give him their valuable voting bloc loyalty. They think it will hasten Armageddon, the war to end all wars, and then shall the end come. They are using Trump, he is using them, and Israel is using them both, and they'll all get the war they want so badly. IJS! (Facebook)

Who In The Hell Left The Gate Open? Roy Moore Visited A Black Church?

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Reader I cannot believe Roy Moore had the nerve to accept an invitation to visited a black church on Sunday. Who in the hell left the gate open and let in a foul stink like Moore? There's a reason why predators visit our churches so much. People who are as humble as a lamb make great sitting ducks.  This pastor should be fired for this foolishness.  This just goes to show that most blacks churchgoers worship the ministers, why would a black pastor have someone come to speak to the congregation and that person doesn’t have the pew sitters best interest in mind?

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/12/roy_moore_speaks_at_a_black_ch.html


Bishop Jim Lowe, of Guiding Light Church, thanked Moore for accepting his invitation and applauded the former judge for his conservative values, including his 2003 fighting to keep a Ten Commandments monument posted at a state building. “The law said he should remove them. He said, ‘no, this is the word of God.’ He wouldn’t support same-sex marriage. …

Pastor William Dwight McKissic Sr.On The Roy Moore Election!

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Reader kudos and high five to Southern Baptist Convention Dr. William Dwight McKissic Sr. who has once again dared to step-out and forward speaking truth to power. Thank you Dr. Dwight McKissic for being unapologetically right. 

https://dwightmckissic.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/alabama-voters-will-determine-whose-voice-matters-most/

Skimpy Dressing Worship Leaders!!!

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Reader, I found this on my timeline tell me what y'all think, is it inappropriate wear for a worship leader?  "Vicky Yohe at Paula White's church (fleecing center) this morning. She forgot the rest of her dress while she leads "worship".


Y'all remember during the summer in a viral video, Dr. Juanita Bynum addressed the issue of how the women of God in this hour doesn’t want to put on clothes and by dressing inappropriately draws attention to oneself. 

"I can’t even get to the concept of somebody preaching and leading praise and worship with no stocking on. With thongy, stringy shoes on with your legs all greased up. What kind of message are you trying to send us? Because to me, that looks like somebody that got a spirit” 

Thought???

Ravi Zacharias Responds to Sexting Allegations, Credentials Critique!!

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Reader popular apologist Ravi Zacharias explains extortion lawsuit, while RZIM defends his resume. Ravi Zacharias built his career defending the Christian faith. Now the famous apologist is defending his own reputation.

‪So Franklin Graham Has Confused Christianity With White Supremacy?!?!?!

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People of faith Y'all need to speak up whether you like it or not and START speaking out against your Evangelical brethren when they’re WRONG.

Should we confront offender's and how many have the courage to do it?

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Y'all this young sister outs the man who molested her at age six at a family funeral. Out of death can come life. Parental discretion is advised. I'm sharing this and I hope this continue to stay viral in case something happens to this young sister. This is what happens when families push their mess under the rug and protect fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and cousins who molest children. Yes, it's horrific to watch your assailant sit there with no remorse on their faces. Mothers who believe their boyfriends and husband instead of their children. This is what happens when children are not allowed to heal. When will adults especially the black family start protecting our children?

https://www.facebook.com/BTNOMBNEWS/videos/1862116750765156/

Can A Christian Follow The Bible And Still Have A Tattoo? Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz Think You Can!!

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Reader in a recent interview with World Religion News, Hillsong New York Pastor Carl Lentz spoke candidly on a number of issues, including those who criticize him for having tattoos. Referring to a passage in Leviticus 19:28, Lentz said it’s important to hold a balanced view of the Old Testament moral code, neither dismissing it out-of-hand, nor holding to every, single instruction.

The Praying Grandmother Still Exist!!

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Reader do you or did you have a praying grandmother? I remember years ago when I first heard this song or testimony it made me think back to my own grandmother. I read somewhere that Chance the Rapper had turned into a mess when his grandmother marched him in and prayed a prayer that left him wondering if it was a blessing or a curse. It seems that Chance popularity was spiking as a young hip-hop artist, but his grandma was not impressed.

Black Conservative Pastor Has Come-to-Jesus Moment, Parts Ways With GOP and Trump!!

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Reader usually something like this evoke a "better late than never" type of response but in this case for me personally it's "too little too late". Any person of color, regardless of ethnicity or politics that willingly chose to support the mess we currently have in office and now claims to have seen the light needs to go kick rocks.

https://www.theroot.com/conservative-black-pastor-has-come-to-jesus-moment-par-1820912040

Rev. O’Neal Dozier, a black Florida conservative who campaigned for a number of Republican candidates, announced in an editorial Thursday that he is leaving the party because of 45's divisive stances on white supremacists and the protests of NFL players.💯💯💯

John Piper: “I want to share my burden related to African Americans and the evangelical church!

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Reader Pastor John Piper has invited us all to join him live online tonight at 8pm Central. To discuss African Americans, racism and the white evangelical church. I sincerely appreciate Pastor John's willingness to delve into such a topic. A topic it seems that most whites want to avoid or ignore because they have the luxury of doing so. I look forward to hearing how the Lord has been instructing his heart on the matter. I will say it again, systemic racism is white America's problem. Systemic racism is about the way racism is built right into every level of our society. 

”From John Piper:

Bishop Jakes Joins The Fight To End Slavery And Human Trafficking In Libya!

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Reader the issue of slave trade in Libya requires a serious attention by the media and international community to be dealt with. I agree with Bishop T. D. Jakes that enough has not been done. Many people are sold or killed in Libya today. Most victims are migrants from other African countries who are on their way to Europe. Please do what you can to create this awareness and save lives, especially our youths.
Whatever we can do, but we Must do something now! TD Jakes gives suggestions on ways to help! Be proactive not passive!!! Let your heart break for these souls but then do something!  

Healing Body And Soul Megachurch Of Physician/Pastor Had It's Grand Opening This Past Sunday.

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Reader this past Sunday PAW's Immediate Past Presiding Bishop Horace E. Smith, M.D. led his Apostolic Faith Church into a new $33 million worship facility in Chicago. The newly completed, $33 million megachurch at 38th and Indiana, it will be another testament in the notable journey of the church and its pastor.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!!

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Reader this pic is such a brutally honest visualization of AIDS.  With World AIDS Days coming this week (Dec. 1st), this pic is a  reminder of the impact this disease had on the GLBTQ community. AIDS, is still killing millions every year.

The 60th Grammy Awards:

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Reader the 60th Grammy Awards are scheduled to be held January 18th 2018. Here are the gospel category nominees:

Best Gospel Album:
Crossover — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le'Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall In Love — Cece Winans

Best Gospel Performance/Song:
Too Hard Not To - Tina Campbell
You Deserve It - JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
Better Days - Le'Andria
My Life - The Walls Group
Never Have To Be Alone - CeCe Winans

The Sunshine State Is Well Represented On This Year's List Of The Most Sinful Cities.

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Reader there are over 425 churches in Orlando FL and yet it's the second most sinful cities in America according to a new WalletHub study. Florida tops the list with the most sinful cities in America. Orlando, Miami and Tampa... Orlando and Miami holding numbers 2 & 3 after Vegas.

Ministry Of Ravi Zacharias Responds To 'Claims' Of Slander Against Him.

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Reader the Christian “apologist” Ravi Zacharias ministry team has responded to claims that he has been exposed as a charlatan, joining a long and growing list of people with padded resumes, bogus or inflated claims to scholarship, honorary doctorates they pass off as being earned.

http://ordinary-gentlemen.com/2017/11/13/the-christian-industrial-complex-shields-its-own/?utm_content=bufferfcb8c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Dr. Zacharias admits receiving nude & sexually suggestive photographs from Canadian woman & not reporting their relationship to his Governance Council until things went sour & she threatened legal action. Instead he sued her!  

Kirk Franklin Explains One Reason Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church.

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Reader what y'all think about this quote posted on Instagram by Gospel music great Kirk Franklin on why millennials are leaving the church?

What Makes A Preacher/Pastor/Teacher False??

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Reader, I got the above meme from my timeline tell me what you think; do you agree? So, what makes a false teacher? How can one identify a false teacher and what should one do if they recognize a false teacher? I believe we must be careful before we label someone a false teacher. The Bible is clear that there will be false teachers, and that many people will follow them, but to call someone that without a full knowledge of what they teach would be unfair.

Is It True Andrew Caldwell Was Allegedly Kicked Out of the 2017 C.O.G.I.C. Holy Convocation????

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Reader back in 2014, at the Church of God in Christ’s 107th Holy Convocation in St Louis Missouri   a young man announced to the entire congregation that he was free from homosexuality with the memorable words, “I’m not gay no more!” After Pastor Earl Carter asked the 22 year old man, Andrew Caldwell, what brought him to church, Caldwell just let loose: To get delivered more. The rest is history. 
Fast forward today, there's talk that Andrew Caldwell allegedly got kicked out of the 2017 C.O.G.I.C. Holy Convocation. It seems that Caldwell can not get a break when it comes to anything it seems. Well I guess the church doesn't want anything to do with him at this point either. It's rather sad actually. God's love is unconditional and apparently, the C.O.G.I.C. Church's love is not.

Take a read to get the details.

Corey Feldman Says God Told Him to Expose Hollywood Pedophiles:

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Reader how do one know God is speaking to them? Former child actor Corey Feldman, determined to shed light on the sexual corruption happening in Hollywood, said in a recent interview on the "Dr. Oz Show" that God led him to expose those involved in pedophilia. Feldman recently launched a full-on campaign to raise money so that he can produce a film, telling the full uncensored story of those in Hollywood that he says have been abusing child actors for decades, himself included.

Church Of Sweden To Stop Referring To God As 'He' or 'Lord'!!

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What y'all think about this? The Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the supreme deity, refraining from using terms such as “Lord” and “he” in favor of the less specific “God." The move is one of several taken by the national Evangelical Lutheran church in updating a 31-year-old handbook setting out how services should be conducted in terms of language, liturgy, hymns and other aspects.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/24/church-of-sweden-to-stop-referring-to-god-as-he-or-lord

One Of The Biggest Names In Evangelical Apologetics Turns Out Not To Have The Credentials He Claims!!.

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Y'all I guess I've been duped again. Shocked! I've not followed Ravi Zacharias ministry much lately, but I did respect him and give credibility too much of what he's said. 

This some good investigative work! The source is an atheist, with well-referenced research. 

Stuff like this is so troubling. There can be no faithful Christlikeness -not credibility therein - apart from humility. A little (or a lot) of success in the realm of theology and/or religion often leads to celebrity, ego, and a willingness to stretch the truth or outright misrepresent oneself to enhance one's credibility. All the while undermining the credibility of one's identity and claims. 

Minister Caught On Tape Admitting To Impregnating 14 Year Old Girl.

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Reader here we go again, minister caught on tape admitting to impregnating teen girl. Romello Leach is a licensed minister who is associated with several churches that meet at the Satellite Hotel. He has been arrested for sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl.

Church Announcement: Prayers Requested For The Carter Memorial Church Family On The Loss Of Their 1st Lady.

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Praying for the first family of Carter Memorial COGIC. And the congregation!! This is sad 😥

http://cartermemorial.com/