It’s not the first, and certainly, it will not be the last.
You kind of figure that after Eddie Long died of cancer, which, in my opinion, was directly connected to his alleged sexual encounter with males in his church, that the fear of God would sober up anyone.
A lot of preachers are still risking it all to have it all in the bed of fornication and adultery. It’s a clear revelation of who they really love more.
Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
We’ve come to find out that such is not the case about the fear of God.
Paul quoted a Scripture about “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Many will disagree with me about Eddie Long, and that’s your right. But add it all up and if you’ve come to a different conclusion, again, that is your prerogative. I’m not in a quest to prove anything except that if you are serious about God, you will do what Paul said in Ephesians 5:3.
Don’t let a hint of immorality be found among you.
However, many have died untimely deaths when they’ve fell into sin.
It is a lesson to not be “numbered with the transgressors.”
This is not the only incident. There were and are many incidences of adultery in the pulpit that go unreported.
This one is reported because of the obvious connection to T D Jakes.
Now let’s set the record straight.
Jakes is not responsible in any way for the cause of this adulterous activity of Chris Hill. Many will say that since Chris came from Jakes, that he should have maintained some level of integrity and sexual purity. Sadly, being connected to any big named preachers will bring scrutiny to any young minister that came from their ministries.
You are more under the spot light than your “famous” teacher.
The wife of Chris Hill, Joy Hill, revealed to the public of this adulterous incident. And according to Joy, it wasn’t the first.
The allegations are serious and usually when this hits the public, it’s another example of the real Secret Sexual Sins that live in the lives of pastors whether well known or unknown.
Until soundly refuted, it leads me to believe that porn and masturbation may have been a part of Chris Hill’s life.
As usual, in this alleged case, a pastor and a married female church employee.
Sadly, the Lord Jesus, once again reveals the kind of environment we would be in for the last of the last days.
Luke 12:45-46 rings true.
“But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.”
The Lord delays His return and, like the children of Israel in Exodus 32, we make a golden calf, and set out to “play.”
Most scholars agree that the word “play,” which means to “make sport,” may have included sexual immorality.
We refuse to take seriously that we are to abstain from fornication and that we are “not to defraud a brother” as recorded in 1 Thessalonians 4.
In the Chris Hill allegation, he performed the wedding of the woman that was his church employee that he committed adultery with. According to the allegations of his wife, Chris was involved in this adultery for months. The question must be asked, where was the husband of Shirnae McFarlane, this church employee?
As the Scripture said in 1 Thessalonians 4, that “the Lord is the avenger of such.”
We are not taking seriously what the Scriptures teach and since the Lord delays His coming, we find ourselves divorcing ourselves from God to have the pleasures of sin for a season.
We are not reading the signs of His coming and we are ignoring, and suppressing the knowledge of the truth to have that one moment of immoral sexual pleasure.
To fall in sin is to fall out of love with the Lord.
You can’t commit adultery without spiritually committing adultery against God first.
Meaning that you have to disconnect from God to connect with the devil. To enter the domain of darkness to commit sin, you must leave your “this little light of mine” outside.
That one moment of sin can cost you. The book of Daniel tells us that God holds our breath and our ways in His hands. At anytime, Chris could have been called into eternity. And according to Hebrews 9:27, 13:4, there’s a good chance he might not have made it into heaven.
You might be saying that this is a stretch.
Are you willing to take a chance yourself to find out?
I thought not.
Now God is merciful. He offers forgiveness when we repent (change our minds). But this changing of the mind requires to put a stake in the ground, to never reverse the decision.
Chris Hill stepped down for a season, which is typical for most pastors caught in sexual sins. He will be back in the pulpit. That’s the going rate these days.
But before he returns, let’s hope that he make amends with God. A pulpit without God is no different than an empty tomb. His wife has been betrayed after God was betrayed. She is in pain and anguish. Most wives will do everything possible to save the marriage. But before their marriage could be salvaged, Chris’ soul must go through a thorough transformation.
His attitude towards God and His Word must change. Accountability must be rock solid. He must now be on constant watch to restore trust in his marriage. And restoration to ministry must be a distant thought.
But for now, those of you reading, and I myself included, must take heed, lest we fall.
Please remember to get your copy of Secret Sexual Sins and Secret Sexual Sins II MOAB- Mother Of All Battles. Secret Sexual Sins can be Kindled.
More details about this sad sex scandal could be read here