Another old news became new news.
Sometimes, folk do not understand that the Lord is serious about Luke 12:2 and Ephesians 5:11-14. It may have happened 40 years ago, but to deliberately keep it a secret for 40 years, leads many to believe that as long as no one knows about it, a person’s reputation is safe.
I’m never in agreement when it comes to laying out the laundry of ministers, however, the laundry was already out when the sin was committed. The thing that many will say, and it is expected, “Don’t judge or you will be judged.”
I’ve already been down this path and my sins of porn and masturbation are all out there for the world to see. Because the Lord delivered me, Matthew 7:2-5 now applies.
For all you “Don’t judge” people, you need to read the rest of what Jesus said in Matthew 7 and be very careful. If you are not willing to put your sins on the table on this level like many of us did, HOLD YOUR PEACE and walk away quickly.
Bishop Paul S. Morton acknowledged committing fornication and had a daughter out of wedlock. This occurred over 40 years ago.
On Obnoxious’ blog, I copied and pasted a response and said that we are to “put this to rest.”
I made an egregious error. I erred.
Let’s not put this to rest. Not so fast.
We can’t let this rest because the people of God need to see what we’ve been talking about that is prevalent in the Body of Christ.
It is evident that he kept this a secret in hopes that he would maintain his personal reputation. In an interview, he admitted it and that he made a mistake. However, as I have said before, there is a difference between a mistake and deliberate sin.
Obnoxioustv’s Blog apparently uncovered the information and essentially forced Bishop Morton to come clean about the issue. It is also clear that Bishop Morton ordained Eddie Long as a Bishop. In stunning fashion, Paul S. Morton openly rebuked Eddie Long and demanded that Eddie Long come clean. Requesting that Eddie Long return phone calls to answer for Eddie Long’s alleged sins with young boys went unanswered.
So we are seeing a constant pattern among ministers lacking integrity. Keep it covered and no one will know. Bring the sins of others to light but keep your sins hidden. Luke 12:2 is there for a reason.
On a video link provided by Obnoxioustv’s blog, Paul S. Morton confessed to the “mistake.” The thing that I will never understand is when it comes to the sins of others, why do preachers call it a sin but when it comes to the sins of spiritual leaders, why do we call it a mistake?
I guess in the infamous words of Creflo Dollar, “He had a train wreck.”
The trail of sexual immorality among ministers is long and getting longer.
We are seeing that the Lord is serious about Ephesians 5:26-27.
The clarion call to live sanctified lives is getting louder.
Isaiah 52:11 says,
Depart! Depart! Go out from there,
Touch no unclean thing;
Go out from the midst of her,
Be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.
A few years ago, I did say that more scandals are to come. The Lord is revealing the root cause of why LGBT is successful.
It was a two pronged effort.
One, wait for the ministers that lived holy and sanctified lives to leave the scene either by retirement or that they go home to be with the Lord, and two, let the Secret Sexual Sins of existing ministers bring themselves down.
EXMinistries by G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett uncovered in their Thieves In The Temple Series the type of “praise and worship” that is hot among many “churches.”
The “Partay” atmosphere of church is something of grave concern.
The two things that are prevalent in all scandals is the kind of music one listens to and the kind of sexual immorality that is coupled to certain music ministers.
Why is this connected?
Paul S. Morton has put out many praise and worship albums. While there is nothing to suspect in terms of sexual immorality and the music he and his ministry put out, yet, the secrecy of sexual sins in his life is seemingly connected to that which is supposed to be sacred. The devil doesn’t mind if we have a party atmosphere in church, so long as we never live lives of integrity, honesty, and holiness unto the Lord. It is one thing to commit sins before one is saved on this level. When a person gets saved, as far as the Lord is concerned, it is forgiven.
However, when it comes to the child out of wedlock that is unheard of until one is forced to share, the obviously deliberate secrecy is deception. It would be one thing to forget the unintentional oversight of mentioning the child, now over 40 years ago, but to deliberately hide the “mistake,” is the very thing that should not be hidden.
This means that all across America, there may be pastors with children and the people they minister to have no knowledge about it.
We must learn how to deliberately live in holiness instead of living deliberately in defiance of what the Lord said to us.
The sacredness of music is almost non existent because the sanctification and sanctity of the person is in question. The sound of the world is in the sound and heart of the church. So much so that we can’t distinguish between what is sacred and what is unholy.
We no longer know how to worship the Father “in spirit and in truth.”
We just know how to worship with our lips because our hearts are far from the Father. We worship from afar because we worship the sin that the Father is against. With ease, we lift our hands but with the same hands, we use them to sin against the Lord.
The music used to carry distinction, however, because people are in search of a new sound instead of looking to the Lord to refresh and revive us. We are found looking to the world to “help” us out.
When we look to the world to help us out, we carry into our house the thing that the Lord detests. We bring the perversion, the sins, the lusts of the flesh and mind. We bring the attitude of defiance against the Lord with us when we worship God.
Along with a new sound is the very thing that God sent His Son to die for. That is why the power of the gospel is of no effect. The very God we claim to worship is not being worshipped at all. The very thing that God hates is being worshipped.
It is like carrying the ark of the covenant in a new cart.
Notice what 2 Samuel 6:1-8 says,
Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name, the Lord of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim.
So they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart. And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, accompanying the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark.
Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the Lord on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals.
And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God. And David became angry because of the Lord’s outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place Perez Uzzah to this day.”
Mind you also that Paul S. Morton is a great singer and his assembly has a great praise and worship atmosphere.
Thanks be to God that the assembly of God is not living in the OT.
Today, the presence of the Lord is not among most of the saints. Through music, we have found a way to make a sound feel holy while the vessels playing or singing what was to be sacred remain incredibly and unapologetically compromised.
An unrepentant attitude has camped in the house of worship.
The party kind of music is reminiscent of the “rise up and play” attitude of the children of Israel when Moses went up Mt. Sinai to see the Lord. The people forced Aaron to make a golden calf and they rose up to play (see Exodus chapter 32).
From the time they left Egypt to the time they received the Ten Commandments, the Lord was teaching them not to go in the way of the nation they left.
For the 40 years that Paul S. Morton kept his Secret Sexual Sins a secret, he was allowed to minister. Living under the cover and cloak of darkness, his rise to prominence made him appear holy and righteous from the start. I know what this is when I was walking in hypocrisy in the sin of porn and masturbation.
We make ourselves out to be innocent when we were guilty all along. We failed to live holy lives before the Lord and the covers came off for Bishop Morton.
The sound of the Lord was getting closer and the Lord warned me. He said to me, “Come Clean. Or be exposed.”
One person said “if you expose it, you keep your job. If God exposes it, you lose your job.”
I know what Romans 11:29 says, “The gifts and callings of God are without repentance.” It means that God never revokes His gifts and callings. However, when it comes to ministers that sin, they are revoked.
Case in point. All you have to do is look at Saul. He sinned against God and God was sorry that He made him king. Look at Asa when he trusted in Syria to stop Israel. Asa died with disease in his feet. Look at Judas when he betrayed Jesus. Judas’ betrayal was so intense that he hated himself and hung himself. The Lord Jesus said that it would have been better if he had not been born.
All these men had their place removed and their gift revoked. Almost every preacher that sinned against God and continued in sin in defiance will experience the same thing. They will never operate in the anointing and grace they once enjoyed.
Even the ministry the Lord gave me is operating under a diminished capacity because I defied God. There is no way to regain that which the Lord initially gave because God never rewards those that defy His Word.
It is fool hearty to assume that the Lord gives more grace when you defied it.
It would be one thing to sin before you came into the kingdom and the Lord forgives you. It’s another thing to sin afterwards and assume that the Lord rewards it. The Lord would have to apologize to every one He’s judged.
What can we learn from this?
The place of secrets is not going to remain secret. It is best to leave it all on the table for all to see. For soon, it will come to light. Over our shoulder is the Lord and when we defy Him, we deliberately choose to hide the very thing that He detests.
It is to be noted that Paul S. Morton did the honorable thing. He provided child support, however, when you read his ministerial biography, there is no note of this child out of wedlock and the mother, who passed away of cancer. The neat nice package of our ministries is what we want people to see because any hint of sin will drive people away.
Come Clean! Or Be Exposed!
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