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Dwayne Wade's Son Sports Acrylic Nails & A Belly Shirt For Thanksgiving!!

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Church Dwyane Wade's 11-year-old son came out as gay earlier this year. Now he's showing just how out he really is - as Zion was seen rocking a trendy manicure style yesterday. The boy had on long pointy acrylic nails painted white. Zion also wore what looks like a belly shirt. Most of the comments on the Wade family photo were positive. Some in the Christian community like Bishop Demetrius Sinegal had an issue with it and done a post about it.

Seventh-Day Adventists live longer and have 30% lower cancer risks compared to other Americans thanks to the religion's strict diet and lifestyle practices.

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Church plant-based, no alcohol, no smoking. Seventh-Day Adventists like Ben Carson have a lower cancer risk and a longer life expectancy than the general US population, a new study suggests. Researchers found that early death rates among the religious group were 33 percent lower than the rest of the country and cancer incidence rates were 30 percent lower. Similar results were found when they compared black Adventists to the black general population. Death rates and cancer rates were 36 percent and 22 percent, respectively, lower.  The team, from Loma Linda University, in California, says Seventh-Day Adventists have created one of the world's five 'Blue Zones' - geographic areas with low rates of chronic disease and home to some of the world's oldest people.

Get Out Of Here, White Pastor Chosen To Lead Black Fort Worth Church!!

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Church as wonderful as this article is it leaves me wondering why is it so often difficult to have it the other way around?  Why is it so easy for Christians and congregations of color to call and sit under the leadership of White pastors, but it is like pulling teeth for White Christians and White congregations to call and sit under the leadership of pastors of color? The incident that took place at the Frist Baptist Church of Naples Fl last month is proof enough of that.

It's Official, COGIC Strongly Supports Sanctity Of Human Life.

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Church many say life begins at conception. Others argue strongly that life does not start until implantation in the womb. Still, others say that human life begins only when the umbilical cord is cut, making the newborn child an independent agent. Well the COGIC doesn't support that idea at all and has officially come out in full support of the sanctity of human life.  Something remarkable just happened in St. Louis that you probably didn’t hear about. The Church of God in Christ, a seven-million-member black denomination, unanimously passed a historic resolution affirming the value and dignity of every human life and opposing the practice of elective abortion in America. A key excerpt from the Resolution on the Sanctity of Human Life reads: COGIC is one of the largest historically black Protestant denominations, which also include the National Baptist Convention, the National Baptist Convention of America, the Progressive National Convention, the African Methodist Episcopal Ch

Do Christians, Muslims, Buddhism,Paganism and Jews Worship the Same God?

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Church today there is a majority feeling that everyone worships the same God. Though we have different names for Him and worship him differently, people believe we all are worshiping the same god. The world is ready to accept a World Religion. But are we all worshiping the same God?

Church Announcement, Bishop J. Delano Ellis ll, Will Not Be Accepting Any More Ministry Engagements.

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Church it looks like Bishop J. Delano Ellis, recovery from illness early this year is going good as expected, but he's needing more rest time,  that's according to a Memorandum he posted on his social media page. The formal senior pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio, and the founder and former presiding prelate of the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ, has withdrawn his name from all future appearances going forward. Ellis is widely known as a progenitor of unity among African-American Pentecostals. He has worked to introduce order, identity, and an appreciation of Christian history among Pentecostal churches. As a promoter of ecumenism, Ellis has put the Pentecostal movement, as it is manifested among African Americans, in conversation with the broader Christian community around the world.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Reverend Clay Evans has gone to sleep eternally and is now in the presence of God.

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Condolences to Reverend Clay Evans family and church family, Rev Evans founded Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in 1950 where he served for 50 years. His most famous mantra was “It is not secret what God can do.” We will forever be a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, family patriarch and church father. He was a leading servant of God, a man of great faith, a servants servant, a leaders, leader, a friend to all of mankind. He will forever be known as a civil rights leader (who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King and Reverend Jesse Jackson), gospel music pioneer, civic leader, community staple, and trusted counselor to all including Presidents, Governors, Mayors, and anyone in need of advice. He was a convener, an ecumenical bridge builder, problem solver, and humanitarian. He will be forever be known throughout the world as The Godfather of ministers, preachers, & pastors everywhere. He took his final breath on earth but his legac

Is There A Link Between White Evangelicalism And White Supremacy??

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Church eighty-one percent of white evangelical Christians and 60 percent of white Catholics voted for Donald Trump. How could Christians vote for such an unabashedly racist candidate? We have heard that question asked so many times. Do yall know the reason why slavery lasted as long as it did in America, because the church found a way to justify it...they preached christ by day was KKK by night. The KKK has always been a part of the church according to Bishop Talbert Swan.  Anyhow COGIC Bishop Talbert Swan's latest radio show he and Dr. Frederick Haynes discuss the link between white evangelicalism and white supremacy.

New Creation Church Buys Mall For $296 Million!!!

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Lawd have mercy they raised 18mil in a single day. CONGRATS TO Joseph Prince’s church, New Creation Church in Singapore, has just purchased the entire mall in which the church sits. Without a concerted fundraising effort, the 31,000-member church was able to pay $296 million for StarVista—the mall in which the church holds its services. New Creation Church said the purchase was made “to protect the interest of the church.” The mall’s previous owner, a real estate development company called CapitaLand, indicated they were going to put the mall for sale. Upon learning this, the leadership of New Creation decided it was in the church’s best interest to purchase the property. The church told the Straits Times that they will not hold a fundraising drive for this most recent purchase. In fact, the church has the money on hand.

Tuesday Night Bible Study:Should You Shut Your Church Down If It's Not Growing In Numbers??

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Church it’s no secret that thousands of churches close every year. But should one shut their church down if it's not growing in numbers? Tuesday Night Bible Study with Bishop Elijah Hankerson lll, will answer that question along with many more.  * Is a church effective if it's only made up of the pastor & family?  * If you have members of your church that do not want to see it grow numerically; how do you handle that?  * Is it Scriptural to shut a church down; or should a pastor be faithful for many years with 2 or 3 people?  * Are churches big because they're compromising and preaching a watered-down Gospel; and are churches not growing because they're "preaching Holiness," and refuse to compromise with the world?  * If a church is not growing numerically is something wrong; or is that just God's will for that ministry to be small?  * If a pastor is not living Holy; will that affect the numerical growth of the church?  

Praying For The Wright Family, The Eldest Son Of The Late Rev. Timothy Wright Has Transition.

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Church earlier this year, social media solicited prayers on behalf of the family of the Godfather of Gospel Music, Rev. Timothy Wright. His son, Danny Wright, was found unconscious in his van after suffering a stroke. He had been there for many hours before being found and rushed to the hospital. Since then, he made great strides in his recovering. His brother, Pastor David Wright who now pastors his late father’s Brooklyn church and maintains his choirs, even posted a video of Danny dancing at an impromptu birthday celebration held for him at his rehabilitation facility. Yet, today, Pastor David Wright announced to the world through a Facebook post, that his brother had been called home. In his post, he said that Danny “fought hard and made a comeback” before his transition, and to “Please continue to pray for the Wright Family and especially his sons Deion and Dylan.” We will definitely do that. No arrangements have been announced.

Rim City Church Pastor And Her Retired Police Officer Husband Found Shot In Bed.

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Church Waterbury police continue to investigate a double shooting that left a husband and wife dead on Thursday. On Friday afternoon, police identified the married couple as LaRhonda and Eric Jones. New Haven police confirmed Eric Jones was an officer in the department. He retired in 2012. Neighbors said LaRhonda was a local pastor at the Rim City Church. "She was an encourager. She was a woman of faith, she loved God, she was a prayer warrior. Anything she could to help, she was just right there," said Jennifer Whiten, a friend of LaRhonda.  While a cause of death hasn't been finalized, their injuries were consistent with gunshot wounds and police found a handgun at the scene. Waterbury police made the grim discovery on Thursday morning during a well-being check inside the condo on Perkins Avenue. Police needed a property manager to unlock the condo, so it doesn't appear anyone broke in. Residents were stunned when they saw their neighborhood turn into a

Chick-fil-A Has Angered The Christian Right By Announcing That It Will Not Fund Any Anti-LGBTQ.

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Church last week Chick-fil-A angered the Christian Right by announcing that for the first time, it will not fund any anti-LGBTQ organizations in 2020! Unfortunately, the restaurant chain refuses to say whether the change is intentional and permanent, or just a temporary PR stunt. A spokesperson even told reporters, "No organization will be excluded from future consideration."

Father & Son Revival, Spiritual Impartation From One Generation To The Next.

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Church according to an online source this is the most anticipated revival of 2019. You got, Marvin Winans Jr. & Bishop-Elect Marvin Winans doing their thing on Sunday, November 24. You got Mark Moore & Bishop Mark Moore doing there's on Monday, November 25,  and you got Mike Michael Rogers Jr. & Bishop Michael Rogers on November 26. As we say, “church the way it was meant to be” All are invited, we look forward to seeing you at Perfecting Church. 

Pastor John Gray and Bishop T.D. Jake's Are Among Big Supporters Of ‘OOOG BRAND’ Fashion Gear.

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Church a former rapper from Cincinnati endured many obstacles and learned many valuable lessons before inadvertently stumbling across the fashion world. Back in 2014, he produced T-shirts to promote his new single “OOOG”. Little did he know that what he thought was a simple marketing tactic would eventually explode into his biggest career move – a full-fledged lifestyle brand that is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion arena.  Now, people across the nation, including many of the most iconic names in business and entertainment, are sporting the brand and there are no signs of it slowing down. Notable figures like Ice Cube, CeeLo Green, Bishop T.D. Jakes, DJ Hurricane, Rakim, AZ, Coach K, Bill Bellamy, John Gray, Outkast’s Big Boi and others have been seen sporting OOOG Brand gear. “I never planned on being in fashion, but when we put OOOG out, everybody started asking for it,” said Smith, whose career includes work with various music acts including Tha Dogg Pound and 98

Can't Nobody Rock A Hat Like A Sister!!

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I was tagged in this Facebook post, and I don't know why, but the hats and ladies are beautiful.

White Supremacist Female Planned Terrorist Attack On Black Church!!

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Church a 16-year-old girl has been arrested after authorities discovered her plan to kill people at a predominantly black church in Hall County. The teen, who is white, planned to attack the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, according to Gainesville police. Students at Gainesville High School told school administrators that the girl had a notebook with “detailed plans to commit murder” at the church. Administrators notified school resource officers of the plan Friday and opened an investigation. They verified the threat and turned the investigation over to Gainesville police, who took the girl into custody. Her name has not been released. The teen was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder and taken to the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center.

Southern Baptist Church Seeking Female Pastor!!

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Church a Southern Baptist church in South Carolina is looking for a new senior pastor – him or her – to lead the congregation. In an online ad, First Baptist Church of Allendale promises a competitive salary and lays out the responsibilities of the man, or the woman, the hire. Christian apologist and author Alex McFarland point out that the SBC is not in the habit of allowing women to lead a congregation. “Southern Baptists hold to that doctrine scripturally and historically, and I think philosophically,” he says, “and it largely goes back to First Timothy 3:12 that the pastor is to be the husband of one wife.” Since news of the ad spread, it has now been pulled from the SBC website. A spokesperson for First Baptist tells OneNewsNow the church did not remove the ad and did not know it was taken down. One News Now:

Tyler Perry You Are Truly A Great Christian Man!!

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Church the crap with Mexico is never-ending. An American couple on a cruise has to disembark in Mexico seeking serious medical attention for one of them. Now Mexico is refusing to let them return home until they settle the $14,000 bill. Good Christian Tyler Perry steps up and agrees to pay the couple's hospital bill ... then all of a sudden the hospital says they cannot yet release him because they say he needs further medical attention. Sounds to me like now that they have Tyler Perry willing to pay the bill, the hospital wants to run up more charges. It'll probably be in excess of $100,000 before letting them leave.  

Frederick K. Price Jr. ‎New Project!!

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Church I’m looking forward to hearing Pastor Frederick K Price speak on these topics, which I'm sure will get a lot of feedback.  According to a Facebook post today, Pastor Price is about to enter the live stream teaching movement. What yall think about the topics?? My topics:  1.) Should women be pastors and teach men?   2.) Do I tithe today? (Many know my position on this already)   3.) Is there really a trinity?  4.) Who are the original Hebrews?   5.) Who, what, and where is the church and are its practices today biblical?  6.) Salvation: once saved always saved?   7.) Is ministerial disqualification permanent?  8.) Calvinism vs. Arminianism   9.) Cessationism vs. Continuism   10.) Is God sin-biased?

Praying For Pastor Dimitri Bradley’s Family And The City Church Family!

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Prayers for the family of Dr. Dimitri Bradley and City Church of Richmond. Lord gives comfort and peace to his wife, children and all of his parishioners In Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield. Fifty-one years of age he was tragically killed Wednesday night in an automobile accident. Pastor Dimitri pastored City Church in Richmond, Virginia with other campuses that were spreading all the way to the western parts of the United States.  

Washington Post Asks KB & Sho Baraka About Joel Osteen’s Attachment To Kanye West.

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Church great article over the Kanye Osteen controversy and endorsement. Unfortunately, people will try to coat tail, especially people who are used to being in the spotlight. An interesting perspective from two men within the industry. Sunday, November 17, 2019, Kanye West made his first appearance and public endorsement of Joel Osteen, an evangelical celebrity. On a type of “conversion tour,” Kanye made a stop at Lakewood Church in Texas. This sent many ripples through the Christian community due to the combination of fame and controversy surrounding both figures. Osteen’s brand is one of the Prosperity Gospel, a type of Christian worldview that hinges on personal success in exchange for service to Christ. This delights some and bothers others in the evangelical sect of Christianity, and the Church in general. Sarah Pulliam Bailey, a writer at the Washington Post, wrote an article titled, “How Kanye West put Joel Osteen’s prosperity gospel back under the spotlight.” In the arti

Get Out Of Here, A Children's Book Of Demons.

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The photo of this book and a post about it came across my newsfeed last tonight. Being the person that I am, I googled it. Sure enough, it popped right up and even Walmart has it available at the click of a button. If you read the information Walmart provided, these are ‘gentle’ demons and not ‘creepy’. 🧐🤔 The very existence of this book is creepy and the demonic influence behind it is anything but gentle. Church this stuff is real, and there are people out who actually THINK it's OK. As for me and my house, we ain’t doing it.  This just another reminder of how careful and prayerful we must be in what we allow into our children’s hearts and lives.

Is God Now Coming For The Entertainment Arena??

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Church the World Wide Web is buzzing after seeing Hip-Hop mogul Piddy D. Combs and his six kids at The Potter’s House church in Dallas, TX on Sunday. In a clip posted online Bishop Jakes made sure the congregation gave the family a warm welcome. Celebrities are not beyond being saved. The same God that saved us when we were sinners can save people of high status as far as their wealth & influence. With that been said I read a Facebook post that's claiming that God is coming after the mountain of the entertainment arena (Hollywood). And that God will use their conversions as signs to the body what He is doing & to those who aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do, He will use them to accomplish it. The post goes on to say that this was part of the seven mountain mandate.  Do yall believe and support the seven mountain mandate? Is it biblical? The seven mountain mandate believes that, in order for Christ to return to earth, the church must take control of the seven major

Church of God In Christ Appointments The First Bishop of Israel

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It's OFFICIAL by unanimous consent, the General Assembly of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) and the Presiding Bishop Charles Blake along with the General Board has appoint Dr. Glenn Plummer as Bishop of Israel. This is historic because this is the first Bishop of Israel in the 112-year history of COGIC. Press Release Here:

After A Long Fight In Court - Today The Widow Of Archbishop Roy E Brown Will Be Forced Into Homelessness!!!.

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I can't believe the church did this,  this is a travesty. The widow of Archbishop Brown will be evicted today. This should be an eyeopener for all Pastorwives/1st Ladies/Elect Ladies. They should obtain their OWN INSURANCE policy OUTSIDE the church on their husbands. Some of these churches will leave you up the creek without a paddle. Everyone has a different perception of what it is to financially care for someone after the death of their spouse. You better make sure you can take care of yourself.  Let us pray for Lady Paula Scarlett-Brown. 

Bishop Marvin Winans, Pastor Donnie McClurkin & Tramaine Hawkins,Gospel Royalty Epic Mic Toss To CeCe Winans, Erica Campbell & Kierra Sheard!!

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During the culmination of Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s 60th Birthday all Star Tribute Concert, and Celebration; Pastor McClurkin began singing “Changed”, in homage to the legendary Tramaine Hawkins. This lead to a mic toss of epic proportion, featuring Lady Tramaine Hawkins, Pastor Marvin L Winans, Erica Campbell, and Kierra Sheard!

Gospel Great Le’Andria Johnson Slayed The Soul Cypher!!

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Gospel great Le'Andria Johnson, joins "The Soul Cypher" at The 2019 BET Soul Train Awards a fan favorite and never one to disappoint, delivered a show-stopping mash-up performance of Aaliyah’s “One in a Million,” Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone,” and her own hit, “Better Days,” during the show’s popular “Soul Cypher” segment, which also featured Badu, Keyshia Cole, Robert Glasper, Anthony Hamilton and Carl Thomas.

National Baptist Convention of America Comes Out In Support For Reparations And #ADOS!!!

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The National Baptist Convention of America (NBCA) has announced its support of the American Descendants Of Slavery (ADOS) movement to gain reparations for Black Americans. The convention has a membership of over 3.5 million, according to NBCA President Samuel Tolbert Jr. Tolbert confirmed the news via Twitter by retweeting a post from Simmons College President Kevin Crosby, who is also an NBCA member. Majority of the black church are black Americans, that descend from slaves. The black church support of reparations is very important. Thoughts?

Kanye West Announces Launch of Christian Opera Show ‘Nebuchadnezzar’😒😒.

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Church, I’m sure you know the story of King Nebuchadnezzar. The king of Babylon who had reached a height of unparalleled greatness and power, and in an act of divine glory thievery, he created a large golden image and commanded everyone under his authority to bow down and worship his idol, we all know how that turned out. According to Kanye West quotes about the king it looks like he is missing the lesson God taught him when it comes to being vain. Nebuchadnezzar the Babylonian King was 😒😒mentioned many times in the Old Testament and punished for his arrogance. West teased the opera on Twitter on Sunday with a gold engraving of the king. Nebuchadnezzar will be directed by Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft and will include music from West’s Sunday Service performers. 

The Installation Service Of Bishop Marvin L. Sapp, Sunday November 17, 2019.

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Church you’re invited to attend the installation of Bishop Marvin L. Sapp as the Senior Pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral. On September 15, 2019, Bishop Marvin L. Sapp became the Senior Pastor of The Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Forth Worth, Texas. He has accepted the personal request of Bishop Richard E. Young to assume this role. Bishop Young is a close family friend who is like an Uncle to Marvin Sapp.

Fred Luter Jr, First Black SBC President Elected Wasn't Welcome By Former Prominent Leader!!

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A newly discovered letter from one former prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention to another reveals a depth of mistrust and suspicion toward the denomination’s first black president. This, not a surprise for me, Southern Baptist were organized to maintain and preserve segregation. It’s deep in their roots, foundation and thought processes. They simply can’t help themselves. Over the last 3 years, as diversity pushes back in their conference, much conflict, complaining & consternation has been upfront and personal.

Bravo Announced That This Is Coming In 2020.

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Oh dear. 🤦🏼‍♀️ This is a classic big corporation capitalizing on a unique religious culture, “Mormonism”, to draw in an audience to watch something that has NOTHING to do with actual “Mormonism”. Historically, the entire premise of The Housewives franchise is to watch rich/prominent women get together and drink and shop and fight. So if that hasn’t changed any it just gives me pause. The Mormon church in the last couple of years has been making concrete moves to focus on their doctrine over culture. The entire point of this show is to showcase culture, reinforce stereotypes while creating new ones, and exploit weaknesses in women and their families. Now I really would be surprised if anything positive came out of this, for anyone, I'll also be surprised if they cast any Mormon members. 80% of Salt Lake residents are not Latter-Day Saints, so there are plenty of non-members there contrary to popular belief. 

People Who Can’t Afford Rent Are Living In Their Cars, And Cities Aren’t Sure What To Do About Them

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I already see this happening. I've never in my life seen so much poverty until I came to Jacksonville FL. I see people at the park all the time, and you can tell they live out of their cars. Ridiculous how the cost of living keeps going up but actual pay wages just stay about the same. “The median-wage worker in eight of the nation’s 10 largest occupations, including retail salespersons, fast food workers, personal care aides, customer service representatives, and office clerks, do not earn enough to afford a modest one-bedroom rental home,” the coalition’s report says, adding, “The number of low-wage jobs is expected to grow significantly in the next 10 years.” The poor aren't poor because they don't work. They're poor because capitalism requires manufactured scarcity to justify the hoarding of wealth.

Alright Bishop Jakes, The Clap Back Is Real.

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Look at Bishop Jakes Clap Back! 🤣🤣🤣 Y’all gone learn today! Bishop loves the Lord, but DON’T 👏🏾 COME 👏🏾 FOR 👏🏾 HIM. The Bishop kept it classy. I love that he said “I dont like what you have on in your post either, but thats none of my business.”

Kanye West and choir perform at Harris County Jail: 'This is a mission, not a show'

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Still not a Kanye West fan by no means, but I AM A FAN on how he is trying to get the GOSPEL OF CHRIST to the world. Just watch the video.😭 There are inmates in tears. There are inmates giving their life to Christ.  Maybe this is “his” way of spreading the Gospel. Granted it’s not the traditional way and thank God it isn’t because there are people outside of the four walls of a church building that need to feel loved by Christ.

Court Stops Hospital From Pulling Plug on 9-Month-Old Baby Against Her Mother’s Will.

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We here at the OLD BLACK CHURCH are praying for 9-month-old Tinslee Lewis. Her mother Trinity Lewis is fighting to keep her precious daughter on life support, although physicians at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth want to end all treatment. A family in Texas has been granted an injunction to give nine-month-old Tinslee Lewis a chance at life after the Cook Children’s Health Care System made the decision to remove the child’s life-support. The nine-month-old was scheduled to die today (11/11/19), based on a Fort Worth hospital’s decision to remove her ventilator under the Texas futility law. The nation’s most infamous futility law provides for ten days notice and you’re dead — unless another willing medical provider takes over. From news video, it does not appear that Tinslee is being declared “brain dead”, or even unconscious. She seems quite responsive. After her story hit the news over the weekend, a Texas court has reportedly granted a temporary restraining order

Pastor John Hannah, COGIC 2019 Holy Convocation,Powerful Testimony!!!

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There's a viral video clip of Pastor John Hannah Senior Pastor Of New Life Covenant Church, Chicago, preaching at COGIC 2019 Holy Convocation. The question that's being floated around on the web is what do you think about what he said? Well, this is what I got from this clip of Pastor John Hannah's message at the 2019 COGIC Holy Convocation. Pastor Hannah said that he wanted to be close to the anointing oil, but he was dismissed by preachers who called him a punk. So he gravitated towards the church mothers who embraced him. He did not blame anyone person but he shared his testimony. His point was that some preachers are dismissive of young people but understand some of the young people just want the anointing Oil. Many people want titles and positions in the church, all he wanted was the anointing that breaks yokes bondages generational curses off bloodlines. So many people today have titles but no anointing oil The anointing oil is birth out the relationship with Go

Did The Salvation Army Yield To Artist Demands???

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Pop singer Ellie Goulding said she will now perform at the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day halftime show after threatening to pull out unless the Salvation Army, a faith-based nonprofit organization, made a “solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.” The British singer threatened to pull out of the halftime show after her fans wrongly claimed that the Salvation Army discriminates against the LGBT community. The annual Thanksgiving Day game promotes the Cowboys’ “Red Kettle Kickoff,” which raises money and brings awareness to the Salvation Army’s annual holiday initiative, the red kettle campaign. The campaign seeks to provide shelter and meals for the homeless as well as gifts for children during the holiday season.

Pastor Puts A Man Out Of The Church For Talking Behind His Back!!

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I personally think this pastor should have spoken to the man privately about this issue and not in front of the congregation.  After seeing a pastor act like this, I would leave that church in a heartbeat.  He’s throwing out slurs like, “faggot” right in front of children, I bet he would use the N-word.   I wouldn’t want my kids to look up to someone acting or speaking that way. My personal opinion a whole bunch of foolishness. This is what a lot of Pastors want to say and do but don’t and won’t. Nope, I don’t think this was the right way to handle this. This “Pastor” is ridiculous and ignorant.

Former Megachurch Pastor Puts Luxury Mansion Up For Auction!!

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In my opinion, we, as a nation, could afford to send everyone to college who wanted to if we just started collecting taxes from the millions of churches and all the properties they own. NONE should be tax-exempt. Most religions now seem to be nothing more than a business. A controversial megachurch pastor that was known for hosting “spring break” lingerie and sleepover parties put his mansion, valued at $4.4 million, up for auction after he lost a legal battle over a tax-exempt status that was revoked after the parties came to light. Last year, Florida Pastor Markus Bishop lost an appeal over the tax-exempt status of his property, which was removed alongside others after it was revealed that Faith Christian Family Church allowed its property to be taken over during Spring Break by a nightclub called “Amnesia” that hosted foam and “anything but clothes” parties. The pastor hopes to make at least $2 million from the impending sale.

First Woman Bishop Talks Life Lessons for All Faiths!!

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A woman of many firsts, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie is a groundbreaker in her own right. Bishop McKenzie is the presiding Bishop of the 10th Episcopal District AME church and serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her election in 2000 was historic as she became the first woman, in the more than 200-year history of the church, to be elected to that office.

Abortion Actually Is.....

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What yall think about this ad? A pro-choice organization ignited a social media debate this week with a new campaign claiming abortion is an act of love and selflessness. The “Abortion Actually” campaign by the National Women’s Law Center is intended to “reframe” the conversation and “fight back against the assault on abortion rights in our country,” according to the campaign’s website. “Abortion – and the people who have them – have been called a lot of things. But what is abortion actually? An act of love. An act of compassion. An act of healing. An act of selflessness,” the website states. Graphics accompanying the campaign use a combination of those words, too.

This Is Real Ministry, Home By The Holidays!!!

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Pastor Jamal Bryant has announced a partnership with Ebony Magazine's Ebony Foundation. This past Easter New Birth wanted to raise $40K bail fund but ended up with over $100K. On Saturday before Easter, they bailed out 23 people and hosted a welcome home celebration that included grooming, outreach services, and dinner with family. As part of the Ebony partnership, they are bailing out 1,000 people nationwide, by January 1st. And in 2020 they will bail out 7500 people in honor of Ebony's 75th anniversary. There is a website if you want to donate. 100% of donations will go towards the initiative to bail out non-violent offenders.

Is it Ever Acceptable for Christians to Lie?

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Countless Christians tell lies on a daily basis, but is it ever acceptable for Christians to lie? The answer for me is an unmistakable, emphatic, resounding no.  Great article here about lying:

Shout Out To Some Of The Old Black Church Followers