Proverbs 18:13 says “He who answers a matter before he hears it,
It is folly and shame to him.”
Then verse 17 says….“The first one to plead his cause seems right,
Until his neighbor comes and examines him.”
There’s two sides to every story. We love to assume that we have the whole story when in fact, we only have a very small piece.
I am guilty of this in many ways. Including hearing this situation regarding Fred Hammond doing a gospel album with Snoop Dog.
I answered a matter before I heard it.
First, we all know what the Scriptures says in 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
There must be a distinction between the believer and the unbeliever. There is no equality with the righteous and the unrighteous. There can be no fellowship with light and darkness. NO accord with Christ and Belial. Etcetera.
Based on this premise of Scripture, and another one in James 4:4 that friendship with the world is “enmity with God.”
When it comes to these two Scriptures, it’s very easy to put on the Pharisee hat and attack something without hearing the matter.
Based on actual fact, not word of mouth or hear say, this story is more than what meets the eye.
First, I didn’t directly apologize when I should have for acting and saying something without some knowledge as to what is really going on behind the scenes. We make these mistakes to crucify any Christian that may be sent by God to be the one that may be instrumental by God to reach someone that others may not be in a position to reach.
The only thing that I will say about additional insight that some or most of us are not privilege to see or know, is that we who are in the Body of Christ are zealous for the Lord. But we must never let zeal cloud our judgment based on assembling and segregating points of Scriptures to justify a point. In many cases, we pontificate our points and blaspheme anyone with a plausible view. We do take it personal and we must never that mistake.
We do a better job attacking the people that are legitimate in the Body of Christ than attacking the forces of darkness.
Consider this Biblical example. The disciples were upset at Jesus for talking to the woman at Jacob’s well. As the woman said, “Samaritans have no dealings with the Jews.”
Jesus ministered to her anyway because something bigger than inner fighting among cousins would take place. The whole city came out to meet Jesus all because Jesus didn’t condemn the woman to hell but offered her living water. In another incident, Jews bought a woman caught in adultery. Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. GO! And sin no more.”
We have learned the art of condemning people before hearing the matter.
It is called “Rush to judgment.”
We’ve established a tradition over the commandment.
Jesus said “Go into all the world” and we’ve established a tradition of “condemn all the world.”
Jesus said, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Why is it that we want to call fire down (see Luke 9:51-57) on those that need the fire of His compassion, not to excuse sin, but to save them from sin?
Have we become so detached from the power of the gospel that we quickly condemn, not only the world, but anyone that may be used as an instrument to reach the world?
We’ve therefore, established the tradition of condemning the people whom God might be using to win a soul into the kingdom.
We all know the dangers of the world diluting the power of the gospel. We’ve seen where “Hip Hop” has and is continuing to have a demonic influence on young Christians that never bring fruit into maturity because of never disassociating themselves from the world and it’s music.
We know the dangers of a well known minister of the gospel in song to join a man of the world to do a “gospel album.”
The world has a nasty habit of making worldly music appear safe to listen to.
And when you add to the mix any “gospel” to the world, it is a potential trap for darkness to lord itself over unsuspecting believers.
But on the flip side, what if the Lord is using Fred Hammond to reach Snoop or his faithful listeners?
Jesus still knows how to plant seed in places where we don’t believe His seed has a chance. Jesus still knows how to reach the lost when we’ve failed miserably. Jesus still knows where the fish are and casts a wide net into the deep, even when we don’t “approve.”
What if the Lord knows something that we do not know?
We think that we know everything that God is doing.
Is the gospel powerless or powerful?
Who gave us the right to say that God would never use Fred Hammond or Tasha Cobbs or anyone for that matter in the music world? With Tasha Cobbs, I do not have all of the information so the jury better remain out on this one. As wicked as Hip Hop is with its demonic purpose, darkness cannot force light to another part of the room.
Look at what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 5:9-10…..“I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.”
Is Fred Hammond keeping company with Snoop Dog?
When we mean keep company, we mean celebrating and participating in smoking dope, sexual immorality, partying, clubbing, hookers, harlots, porn, solo and acting out sex with prostitutes.
There is a difference between “keeping company” and being among people that may or may not be involved with sin.
What if this is Snoop’s last chance for coming to Christ and Fred Hammond’s gospel track is the seed planted to start something happening?
Who are we to tell the Lord how to do what He does best without anyone’s permission?
When you were in the world, God did everything to reach you. The Lord is doing the same for Snoop. Like it or not.
I didn’t know this and my daughter ran information to me that Snoop’s mom is a preacher and has been praying for her son to come to the Lord. Could this be the one thing in this album that shows signs of the Lord getting ready to manifest a “glorious salvation?”
We do not know, but to rush to judgment and answer a matter before it is heard, is folly and a shame.
I do not endorse Snoop’s gospel album nor do I recommend listening to it IF Snoop is not legitimately saved. We’ve all seen what happens with the world that take on doing something for “God.”
Separation from the things and activities of the world is different from celebrating and participating in the things of the world.
To my knowledge and based on first hand knowledge, Fred Hammond neither celebrated nor participated in the past or present worldly activities of Snoop Dog. Let me also say that making a gospel album saves no one. Knowing the Lord in the pardoning of your sins in repentance and receiving salvation, being born again by the power of the Holy Spirit is the way to salvation.
Participating in a Snoop Dog gospel album raised serious eyebrows.
In fact, it brought about wrath from some segments of the Body of Christ on Fred Hammond.
James 1:19-20 says…..“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
Many of us believe that we should remain separated from the world and not bother with them. However, when Jesus is found among the world in the nation of Israel, he gets a puzzled look from His disciples who would later be commissioned (Pun intended) to do the same.
Before they turn away from the Lord there was a couple that sang a song “Jesus, With Skin On.” We are the one that is to be salt and light in the world. Who are we to withdraw our light or the light in someone else because they were asked to do a legitimate gospel track?
Let’s be careful and not be quick to condemn unless we know without a shadow of a doubt that legitimate believers celebrated and participated in the sins of the world. When such irrefutable evidence of collusion in sin is confirmed, it is expected of us to sound the alarm to warn the believer.
But when there is no evidence, the rush to judgment is no different from answering a matter before we hear it.
Many will not like what I shared. That goes with the territory. But I am not absolute and God is. All of what we say is subject to be judged by God.
If this is a plan to save Snoop before it is too late, let’s not interfere with how God may be doing this. Based on inside information, not hear say, this plan to save Snoop was in the making 17 years ago on Snoop’s tour bus. That’s all I will say about it.
Could it be that God is using a man that isn’t supposed to be here?
Fred Hammond told a story of his about him being aborted almost. Could it be that God saved Fred Hammond’s life just to be used by God to get Snoop into the kingdom? Could it be that Snoop’s mother’s prayers may be answered because somebody prayed to save Fred’s life in the womb?
Gamaliel said a few words of wisdom that I will share to this new generation.
“Leave these “men” alone. If this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing, but if it is of God, you CANNOT overthrow it-lest you even be found to fight against God.”
Another pastor has infected women with the HIV/AIDS virus at a local church in Montgomery, Alabama.
This has been in the news a while but for those that know how wrong this is, perhaps we need to reemphasize some things.
There is two sides to this story.
1. A pastor has no business in Secret Sexual Sins.
2. A pastor has no business fooling around in adultery and fornication in the congregation.
3. A pastor has no business having HIV/AIDS.
In my new book, Secret Sexual Sins II, I shared, by the Holy Spirit about orgies in the church. This is not to say that an orgy took place where he simultaneously infected several women in one session, but it is to say that there are unregenerate people in the church that claim to be saved and they are not. This episode in Shiloh is a hot mess.
As a reminder, the Lord did something in OT Shiloh.
The sons of Belial, Hophni and Phinehas, the sexually perverse sons of Eli, were killed in battle when the Lord brought judgment on the children of Israel for their wickedness in Shiloh.
The Philistines took the ark of the Covenant and the wife of Phinehas, while giving birth, named her child Ichabod. The mother perished at child birth.
Ichabod means “For the glory of the Lord departed.”
So it is at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The candlestick was removed and that place is full of perversion and darkness.
God’s presence departed.
There is always that remote possibility that a man could be infected from a woman that has HIV/AIDS, however, there is also that possibility that this pastor is bisexual. Regardless of how he contracted it, his fate, and anyone that he had sex with, is sealed.
You expect him and the women he committed sexual immorality with to be repentant but he, and quite possibly they are not.
In fact, he is claiming to be supernaturally healed by God. A claim that is as frivolous as calling himself God. I’d like to see several doctors confirm that he is healed. Chances are that this claim is highly false, misleading, and a flat, bald face lie from the pit of hell.
He assumes the pulpit after sharing with the church of his sexual sins. The church leadership attempted to remove that pastor. The pastor changed the locks to the church and took control of the church finances. At this point, the church board is looking into taking legal action.
This is nothing short of a belligerent blatant power control by this sinful pastor.
One of the things that we must understand is that we all must render an account to the Lord. The things we possess on earth are not ours. In a moment, he and those sexually immoral women could close their eyes for the final time and it’s over. And if they are unrepentant, it is expected that they would lift their eyes up in hell. Then be judged by God before the Great White Throne and cast into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone (see Revelation 21:8).
One moment of sexual pleasure is not worth an eternity in hell.
Sadly, for many, it will be the unfortunate, inevitable case.
Ezekiel chapters 18 and 33 tells us that “The soul that sins it shall die.”
Because we see no repentance, there is no question in my mind that should this pastor and female congregants fail to repent, they will end up in hell. For the Bible says, “Be not deceived….neither fornicators…..adulterers…shall inherit the kingdom of God.” and “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, but adulterers and fornicators God will judge.”
To the “judge not” crowd, the Bible already judged the unrepentant. Because according to John chapter 3, they’ve condemned themselves. It is only on this side of the land of the living that they have a chance to repent and be saved. After they close their eyes, there is nothing that can be done.
You’ve preached them in to hell. No. I didn’t sin. They sinned and they must be paid the wages of sin (see Romans 6:23). The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is up to them to take advantage of the gift of God. Should they fail to take advantage of the gift of God, then the wages of sin must be paid to them.
When you work for satan, you will get paid, and satan will not pay you.
To protect those that are in deliberate sin, unless they repent, they will go to hell. To avoid hell, they must repent. It’s funny how people want to avoid saying this for fear of offending folk. I’d rather be judged by the world than to be judged by God. Because when God judges, it is final. And God already judged in His Word that this is what happens to those that refuse to repent.
Here is the other side of the story.
There are eight types of perverse women in the book of Proverbs.
1. Sexually immoral woman (Proverbs 5:3).
2. Seductive woman (Proverbs 2:16).
3. Harlot (Proverbs 6:26).
4. Adulterous (Proverbs 6:26).
5. Loud (Proverbs 7:11).
6. Rebellious (Proverbs 7:11).
7. Evil woman (Proverbs 6:24).
8. Foolish woman (Proverbs 9:13-18).
Not every woman in Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church fit the bill of these eight types, but if several women were infected, it seems to me that he was not going to stop. And it seems to me that immoral women would not stop either. Then again, we do not know how many others were infected that have yet to report any involvement with this pastor.
There used to be a day when sanctified elderly women would see sexually provocative women come to church and tell immoral women to go home and change clothing.
There used to be a day when holy, consecrated elderly women demanded that the younger women dress modestly so as not to sexually provoke men and in particular, the pastor.
According to 1 John 3:6, “Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.”
When you are this blatant with sin in the facility that houses the professed believer, it is clear that sinning is as easy as breathing air and drinking water. There is no regard for the terror of the Lord. There is no fear of God before their eyes. They are not afraid of the Lord at all.
When more than one woman has been infected, it is clear that this pastor knew what he had and took advantage. But not so fast.
Women talk in church. It is impossible to not know. There is more to this story than meets the eye. Sadly, it’s like this in many places in the Body of Christ. One pastor told me of a church in Harlem, NY where the same thing is happening as far as the adulterous club environment is happening. The congregation won’t leave because like in the article from Black Christian News Network, they make un-Biblical excuses.
Like….“He’s a pastor, but he is human.” This is a lie from the devil every time. When you hear this statement coming from a woman, it is a clear indication that sin is lurking. We can never make excuses for sin. To be sympathetic for sin as opposed to be sympathetic for the standard of holiness puts a person at grave risk of being an enemy of God according to James 4:4.
The last thing you want to be is an enemy of God because of your love for the world and the things of the world.
The sad thing is that there is a standard to hold them by which they have denied. The Word of God, which is the inerrant, infallible Word of God that they’ve deliberately jettisoned.
Is it possible that he took advantage of emotionally unstable women?
Were they all emotionally unstable?
Immoral woman hunt for pastors because women gravitate to “anointed men.”
Some of them are on a deliberate demonic assignment to trip up the pastor sexually. And there’s demonically assigned pastors that attract unsuspecting emotionally unstable women.
So with this story, there is more to follow.
Click the link here to read the particulars from BCNN.
Another pastor has emerged as the newest scandal to rock the Body of Christ.
According to Black Christian News Network (BCNN), Pastor Charles Jenkins admitted to an 8 year adulterous affair on Easter Sunday.
On Easter Sunday, he shared his sin before his congregation at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Ill, with his wife standing beside him.
In 2009, the Lord said to me that more scandals would occur with each one getting worse than the last.
We will see more, and yes, it will be worse than this one.
Obnoxious, a rather interesting blog and other sources, published a nude picture of this “pastor.”
Deitrick Haddon allegedly did the same. That is, took nude photos and they were posted.
It’s a clear obsession of perversion and righteousness attempting to conjoin themselves.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 prohibits this vile practice.
I will not post any links to nude photographs of Jenkins here because that’s a line the devil wants everyone to cross, and it’s a clear violation of decency laws.
I will say that the Lord never fails to expose.
Nahum 3:5-6 says “Behold, I am against you, says the Lord of hosts; “I will lift your skirts over your face, I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame. I will cast abominable filth upon you, make you vile, and make you a spectacle.”
As with all discoveries of these sad incidences, you must always look to porn and masturbation as the root cause of all adulterous relationships.
Unless it is ascertained, there is a very small possibility that I may be wrong, but chances are, the percentages are in my favor that I may be correct.
All you have to do is look into what we do in secret and that’s where the Lord is.
Psalm 90:7, Psalm 139, and Luke 12:2 has never been known to fail.
God knows how to look “To and Fro” at the same time.
God knows how to walk away and stay there at the same time.
What a man does in his secret life is a revelation of what’s lurking as lust in his heart. When it comes to fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind, there is no line a man will not cross. When they tell you that they would not cross a line, not only are they lying, they had already made provisions to do so.
The one thing that is holding them back is the perverted courage to carry out sinning against God on the next level.
Because adrenaline and testosterone work hand in hand. It adds to the excitement of sex.
When you refuse to expose the secret places of your heart before God, the secrecy turns into a false sense of security.
It is just a matter of time before it is exposed.
Ephesians 5:8-14 says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.
Well, when it comes to their marriage, you are already married. Just maintain that excitement of sex in your marriage. With relational issues, it is very difficult to be one in bed when you are separated in mind.
A man will not have sex with his wife when he feels other issues in the marriage are unresolved, ongoing, and heated. A woman will not give her husband sex when she is not connected emotionally, or have unresolved issues, and is not heard by her husband. Both are responsible when both put up walls that prevent intimacy because of resolvable issues.
A man is wired for sex, according to Dr. William Struthers. When a man wants sex, he can turn on his sexuality easier than a woman. A woman can turn on sex too, but sometimes, not all the time, but other times, she could. After cracking her code of emotional connection. So when he is not connected to his wife at home, he will seek connection(s) elsewhere.
This will include porn and masturbation.
But here is the kicker.
He’s with the same mistress for eight years.
The mistress was in a one year marriage prior to the adultery.
Eight years of having sex with another woman, with surprisingly, at this point, no love children.
Are we missing something?
Is it possible that the mistress got pregnant and had an abortion(s)? It’s quite possible but until there is evidence, it is all speculation and rumors.
Many men and women struggle with the relational aspect of marriage. Such may or may not be the case with Jenkins, but when you have been in an adulterous relationship for eight years, this pastor was living in hypocrisy. It gives the appearance that Jenkins living this life of fantasy is precisely and is a clear indication that his marriage is troubled.
But it may be another scenario.
People have had a “good” marriage and extra sex on the side.
Eight years is a long time to hide infidelity and adultery.
For the mistress, she just couldn’t say no to a pastor. Was she a sexually immoral woman, sent on assignment to destroy a man of God and church?
Well, for eight years, it appears that nothing is out of place. There are places of worship where an adulterous relationship with the pastor is known by the congregation and they do not care. The only thing that congregants are concerned about is the Sunday morning performance. This is where when the people in the local church, if they knew about this adulterous situation, and said nothing, they are complicit.
They are co-conspirators to adultery.
If the Lord told them to stay and pray, that’s one thing. If the Lord told them to leave, and they didn’t, it tells me that disobedience is normal. Hence, sin is nothing to them.
One of the things that one must understand is that God gave him, and many other pastors that are currently in adulterous relationships space to repent of Secret Sexual Sins.
Another thing that is important to understand is that if this was going on for eight years, there is little doubt that this was happening in plain sight and people will look the other way to have a little “heaven and hell in earth.”
And if this adultery isn’t enough, a few years ago, CNN did a study regarding men with prostate cancer. The study concluded that men with an aggressive form of prostate cancer committed adultery prior to their diagnosis.
And if this isn’t enough……
The foolishness of taking your picture nude, while brushing your teeth and giving the photo(s) to your mistress makes what Eddie Long did (pictures of himself in spandex) look like child’s play.
That is, if the pictures were legitimate.
People with cameras and computers have been known to concoct lies to slander folk. It’s called false misrepresentation.
Eddie Long’s scandal occurred in 2010. Charles Jenkins’ adultery started in 2006.
Get the picture?
The warning by watching others being exposed should have been enough to put the fear of God in pastors. However, when you’ve developed the four “E’s” of ministry, “Elitism, empowerment, entitlement, expediency,” based out of pride and arrogance, you deceive yourself into thinking that you are invincible.
That nothing will happen to you.
The nude pictures is like “World’s Dumbness Preachers.”
No, there is no reality show named as such, but I wouldn’t doubt it one moment if a reality show comes up where we watch preachers do the dumbest things.
This ranks at the top so far.
If the picture is doctored, fixed, and in anyway a false picture, by all means we will correct this.
But here is the other kicker, they must take that picture down from the internet because it violates decency laws.
It is no different than pornography.
Many of you have heard Charles Jenkins “Awesome.”
Now is the time for him, his wife, and family to lean on the awesome mercy of God.
Here is the story from BCNN.