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
As some of you may know, Jericho City of Praise in Maryland has a new pastor installed by members of a Board. The battle in the courts between the Board and Bishop Joel Peebles continues. The newly installed pastor at Jericho, Dr. Jasmin Sculark, also known as “Dr. Jazz,” has a very charismatic presence.
On a side note, in an attempt to be neutral and objective, the appearance of Sculark becoming pastor at Jericho is extremely questionable. I could be mistaken about this but it appears that the Board is seeking legitimacy by installing a pastor to appear that it is business as usual, attempting to be normal. It’s especially questionable when it appears that there is already a pastor in place after the passing of Betty Peebles. I do not know everything as God does, however, if I were asked to pastor a church that has unresolved legal challenges regarding who is supposed to be the pastor, wisdom dictates that you decline the offer. If there is grace from God, not from Jakes or any high profile Bishop or Pastor, I’d wait until the final earthly ruling is indisputably made. You allow the two parties exhaust all legal challenges until a ruling is reached by the courts. Even after a ruling, sometimes people will become unruly.
UPDATE: could be read here.
Even before relief from the courts is sought and achieved, if there is no grace to pastor that church as God’s set person, preachers should be careful not to interfere or intrude, or they will end in disgrace.
In a non objective statement I’m about to make, while we do not know everything, one certain participant in this debate over Jericho City Of Praise, I believe, and I could be wrong, was severely judged by God with an illness that brought that person to the brink of death.
That’s one mega reason to steer clear and let God have His way.
If it were me, I would not dare think about walking into a minefield with an identifying sign saying “STEP HERE” on each mine.
Finally, on this subject, watch the tree and the fruit of Sculark. If there is no good fruit, it’s time to scoot.
Sadly, people will eat bad fruit from a bad tree and look at you square in the face and say that it is good fruit, and offer you a bite.
According to certain sources, there has been some serious statements alleging her sexual preference.
Unless I am missing it, there seems to be no denial about these allegations from Dr. Sculark.
In 2012, the Ugandan government made a very powerful stand as a government to outlaw homosexuality.
On the Robert F. Kennedy website, there is a letter, signed by 30 pastors that support LGBT’s agenda to urge the Ugandan government to rescind their laws.
One signature that is of note is Sculark who at the time was the pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in York, PA.
In the OT, Shiloh, if you recall, was the place where the Ark of the Covenant was taken by the Philistines because of the sexual immorality of the sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas.
Be careful about naming your church after Shiloh.
The letter and the signatures of these pastors can be read here.
There were several high profile leaders at the installation of Dr. Sculark. Most notably, Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potters House in Dallas TX. His involvement, endorsement, and presence at this installation cannot be overlooked, swept under the rug, masked, or hidden behind great oratorical skill.
When sin is not crucified at the cross, ultimately it will destroy the person.
Sin is acceptable in the pulpit because it is unchecked in the heart of man.
Her signature is not evidence in and of itself that Sculark is a homosexual, however, when you support the sin of homosexuality by signing a letter, you are already an enemy of the cross of Christ. What brings more incredibility to Sculark is the fact that she signed that letter with a well known practicing homosexual named Yvette Flunder.
To be on the side of homosexuality is to be against God.
The Ugandan government took extreme measures to protect its people from the destructive forces of homosexuality. It underscores the fact that when people run from the Gospel of Jesus Christ to help deliver people from the destruction of sin, either the government will allow sin to run its course and destroy them, or take decisive action.
While we are living in the NT dispensation of grace, in the OT, homosexuality was punishable by death and firmly declared punishable by death when Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed. God meant what He said and underscored it with fire and brimstone.
This is not an advocation to return to the OT method of dealing with the sin of homosexuality because in Romans chapter 1, HIV/AIDS and all other STDs associated with the sin of homosexuality is the way God intends to deal with those practicing this vile sin in the dispensation of grace in hopes that they would repent and turn to Christ.
There is a serious undercurrent that many in the Body of Christ is not paying attention to.
The undercurrent of lesbianism in the Christian Church.
Powerful women of influence is cropping up faster than a comet. Not every woman is a practicing homosexual or sympathetic to the LGBT agenda in support of the sin of homosexuality. However, you have to be very watchful. Behind the scenes we are seeing a general acceptance of homosexuality.
It is now front and center.
The dangers of homosexual leadership, be it male or female is as result of permitting the sin of adultery, fornication, porn, masturbation, and bisexuality go unchecked. It is the doctrine of devils and seducing spirits. It is the bed of fornication in the city of Babylon that many professed believers are in.
This is a stench before God.
No sin will go unpunished.
When man rejects the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to set men and women free, there is only one place where sin and practitioners of sin must go.
The lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
Until there is a clear renunciation of this signature. Unless there is a clear declaration of renunciation of the sin of homosexuality from those that profess to be pastors and bishops. Unless there is a clear reversal of those that signed that document, their ministry, at best, is suspect.
Even those that are connected in any way with Sculark, namely Jakes and others, their ministry is suspect if they refuse to vehemently renounce the sin of homosexuality.
Either you are for the Lord or you are against Him. If you are lukewarm, you will not last another second in the mouth of Jesus. If you are a professed believer, you must make your choice. God gives space for people to repent. However, for some, space is limited. There is not much sand left in the hour glass. For when that last grain slips through, the law of gravity will not be denied.
For some, we will see that time is up.
They have already slipped into eternity.
For others, they will live out their days and it will be a testimony to them that God was gracious to give you time to repent, but you failed to take advantage of the grace of God to repent.
Watch where you go to attend church services and watch who you are hooked up with. Watch who your leaders are hooked up with. Bad connections yield more bad connections. Sin is not “ok.” Look at the destructive forces behind sin. It should be a deterrent to commit or permit sin in the local church. Have an “I don’t care” attitude about sin, and you will die in your sins. There is no middle ground or compromise. Otherwise, the death of Jesus for our sins is in vain.
If your pastor or bishop doesn’t take a clear stand against ALL sin, including the sin of homosexuality according to LGBT, you are in danger and in jeopardy. Psalm 1 is the clear demarcation.
Walk in the counsel of the ungodly, stand in the way of sinners, sitting in the seat of mockers, and you will be burned.
As far as women in the ministry is concerned, we must be very careful about the fruit that manifests. The gift of gab is not the call to preach. Just because you sound anointed, it doesn’t mean that you are anointed. The evidence of ministry is not in charisma. The fruit must be present. Good trees produce good fruit. Bad trees produce bad fruit.
You can’t preach about Jesus and live in the very sin that Jesus died to set us free from.
You can’t preach about holiness and live in sin. You can’t talk about salvation if you are still in the burning building.
Be very careful of the spirit of compromise. If there is an exception to the Bible preached in the pulpit, it is a dead giveaway that a pastor is compromised and honor wickedness over holiness.