Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bishop Eddie Long

Many people may or maybe not be aware of the latest scandal that Bishop Eddie Long is involved in, he has been accused by two men that they were sexually coerced by Bishop Long. They say it happened when they were 17 and 18, they are now 20 and 21. He used his 'power' to have the young men thinking that what they did was right and that God wouldn't punish them, it did not make them homosexuals, and that they had to follow their master. One of the young men participated in a private ceremony where jewelry and bible scriptures(vowels) were exchanged, Long expressed his love and passion for the boy, but said it was NOT homosexual. He took him on trips all over the world, and they stayed in one bed in the hotel rooms. Long's attorney denies all claims. Now, this is just what the news says.

I did my research and Bishop Eddie Long is pretty big. Church down in GA, honored by MANY different organizations. Chosen to host and speak at Mrs. King funeral. Spoke in front of presidents. He has written many books, did a song with Ludacris, I mean he really on his grind. He has over 30,000 people in his congregation, plus he reaches out to people throw videos, satellite church in other churches, and TV shows. In 2005 he had a money scandal at the church dishing himself too much money on the low, 2006 students boycotted their own graduation because Long was going to be speaking and they did not agree with his "God can 'deliver' homosexuals." Now in 2010 two boys came up saying in 2007 Long was having sexual acts with them.

Kanye said it best, "No ONE man, should have all that power." And I agree with him because man does not know how to humble themselves. They have a problem being money, and power hungry.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 says,"Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery."

See I think, and this is simply just MY opinion, that Eddie Long got a little full of himself. He has all this money, all these people looking at him, buying his videos, tithing thru the TV, I really think he just got extremely big headed, and forgot WHO actually gave him all the glam.

Now, we all know we do not work on our time we work on God's time and I feel as tho this reason this came out now and not then is because God needs time to humble Eddies heart. I think Eddie forgot that he came from a little town in NC, used to work at a car dealership, and used to only have 300 members in his church. The money and the power got to him. 3 years have passed since the boys claim this act started to take place. 3 is the number of new beginnings.

God had to put Eddie out there for a min, so that He could bring him back in. God and Eddie have a few things they have to discuss before anything else takes place. They gotta have a little personal time for Eddie to humble himself. Bishop Eddie Long, I'm praying for you. You have now been added to my permanent prayer list. And I encourage you all to do the same.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa!! I wasn't expecting anybody to have such a level head about this situation. I commend you for that. I pray that Eddie Long is able to overcome this situation and get back to leading the congregation in God's way and not his own.