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“Creflo Dollar Defends Eddie Long; Rebukes Unforgiving Followers”

19 Jun

By Terry Loving

Creflo – if Eddie Long is innocent, what is there to forgive?

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!” declares the LORD.

“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.”  (Jeremiah 6:14)

“He had a wreck but here’s the good news…he had insurance!  [Jesus]

You clap your hands now but let me have a wreck. I wanna see how many of yall NEGROS still gon’ be here…How many of yall precious saints of God…”1

The good ole’ boy’s network is alive and thriving.

If Creflo Dollar wants to defend Eddie Long – that is his business. I could care less about either one of them. The first time I had heard both of them speak at the invitation of friends, they each preached false doctrine concerning money. So, tsk, they are in the same money grubbing boat as far as I am concerned.

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Creflo’s defense of a man accused of sexual immorality – with young men no less – is appalling. Especially since he turned away hurting people who left lies and deception – unknowingly leaving the frying pan for the fire. Both of these false preachers are arrogant, and lack true spiritual knowledge coupled with humility.

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The hellish attitude that Creflo spewed forth to those who came to his church for comfort is sickening. Creflo called Eddie Long his “friend,” and those who departed lies, deception, sexual allegations, and much darkness – “hypocrites.” He “rebuked” hurting people who were duped, and financially raped – though willingly – for separating themselves from ungodliness on behalf of their spiritual leader.

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“Half the harm that is done in this world
Is due to people who want to feel important
They don’t mean to do harm ­
But the harm does not interest them.
Or they do not see it, or they justify it
Because they are absorbed in the endless struggle To think well of themselves.”

T. S. Eliot

http://www.narcissism101.com/

NARCISSISM

Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love;vanity.
Psychoanalysis – erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.

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Noted, Creflo described the abuse of spiritual authority by way of sexual perversion, gifts, trips, money, and an expensive settlement as a “wreck.” A wreck Creflo? What Long was accused of was no fender-bender, crash, smash up, or accident Creflo – this situation is about beguiling four young men – who were boys first – and setting them up for sexual favors. Those who defend Long overlook the fact that some mother’s child was sexually, and spiritually violated.

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This is the same mentality that many abused women face when confiding in their pastors. Let me ask you this Creflo – are abused women “self-righteous,” and “judgmental” for leaving violence and abuse? You are trying to guilt the former members of New Birth into returning to unrighteousness, much like many pastors who don’t know how to deal with domestic violence, or counsel out of ignorance. Sure, all Christians have “wrecks” from time to time, but the flock is not commanded to care for themselves. God provides leaders who have spiritual principles to abide by, to present themselves as a standard by which the congregation measures spiritual progress and holiness. We have forgiveness of sins through REPENTANCE!

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Now, there are certain things that I’ve grown from and should never do but if I have a wreck? I’m still gon’ go to heaven. Now YOU might mess some stuff up based on how you treat me.

The preacher in the city here, he still gon’ go to Heaven. He’s cleansed; he’s alright. And if you from that church that you know I’m talking about and you trying to join here, I don’t want you to join here. You need to go and join where you ‘spose to be.”

And what arrogance to tell God’s people, “I don’t want you here.” Personally, I believe you did them a favor – those who were hurt by your conceited rebuke – and left your church to find a true man of God. Since when, if your church is truly the Lord’s church – do you have the right to turn away souls that seek to worship Christ? Jesus said, “Come unto Me…” and you are telling people to “Go away!” Some of those very hurt people will turn away from Christ all together, all in the name of you defending your “friend” – another lost soul in the pulpit.

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Further, Creflo, I sincerely hope you come across this post. You go on to say, “You need to go and join where you supposed to be…” Now doesn’t that sound like a pastor telling an abused woman to go back to “where you ‘spose to be” – with your abusive head of the household? This attitude is no different from the pastors that admonish women to “submit more,” “cook better,” “have more sex,” and just “shut up!” Abused women have been counseled to “stop pushing his buttons” – and go back to ungodliness and shame.

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Creflo also stated, “Look at how you handled it. That’s the hypocrisy of the whole thing; like you was flawless.” He didn’t come right out and say that he was addressing New Birth members, but we all know who he was talking down to. You got it wrong Dolla-Dolla, look how Eddie Long “handled it.” He lied to his flock, and gave them a snow job about fighting the allegations, and now he is arrogantly asking for more money. Oh, and plans to set up more churches. He spent millions of tithes – hush money – to make his sins disappear from the spotlight. It won’t happen. You can argue that Long spent his own money, or “love offerings” to pay the four accusers – but where did the money come from in the first place? Hhhhhmmmm.

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Here in the South, Christians throw that word “anointed” around too much for my taste. But that’s just me. Of Long, Creflo also says, “That preacher’s still anointed to do what he was called to. He just had a wreck.” And you are…..? First of all, not all in the pulpit were “called.” And a settlement without a legal fight, not that he could not afford it – is an admission of being too close to the fire, if not right in the midst of the flames. No truly innocent person would give away millions of dollars without a fight, especially being wrongly accused of sexual perversion – an abomination.

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“And I just can’t believe that people would leave their preacher because he had a wreck, instead of praying for him!”

Who is to say they were not, and still praying for their preacher Creflo? They were praying that the sexual allegations were not true. They were praying that their preacher was not on the DL (Down Low), sleeping with other men. They were praying that their preacher would throw those “five rocks” and redeem his name – take away their reproach as a congregation. They were praying that his accusers would walk away in shame, instead – they walked away very rich. They were praying Creflo – but their leader let them down before the whole world. This evil was not limited to Lithonia, Georgia – it was exposed to the whole world.

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“That pastor, he’s loved them and he’s taken care of them, given to them … OK, so he had a wreck. You have some wrecks. I’m thinking ‘man, the mercy of God showed on you but you couldn’t show it to the preacher?'”

Creflo says, “OK, so he had a wreck” like it is not a big deal. Tell that to the millions of children who were, and will be sexually abused. This hit me hard for I was one of those children. Tell that to the countless souls that were raped – the children who are sold as sex slaves – the innocent babies that are still in diapers being molested – the swelling number of women who are abused and tormented by violence in Christian, and non-Christian homes. Can you label these sins a “wreck” too Creflo? By the way, it seems more like the flock took care of him. Many of the members at New Birth are without jobs, and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Eddie and his family have no financial worries – thanks to the members at New Birth.  So who took care of who? He’s RICH!

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Addressing Long’s case, without naming names, Dollar defended his “friend” and “brother in the Lord,” saying “he’s still going to go to heaven; he’s cleansed; he’s alright.”

Oh, and you are God now? How do you know Long is “still going to heaven; he’s cleansed; he’s alright?” Not once has Eddie Long owned any guilt, wrong-doing, nor has he repented or shown any humility. If he had done the right thing, he would not have been in this position in the first place. And yes Creflo, we all struggle with sin daily. But not all are standing in the pulpit leading the sheep astray. There is no accountability in your church or Long’s for that is the way you set up your so-called ministry – as most mega-churches.

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“He also suggested that these kinds of “wrecks” will go away with time.”

Well Creflo, this one won’t go away for quite some time, if ever. Here is one reason, Long is back in the limelight like nothing is wrong – planning to expand his ministry – instead of healing the wounded souls that believed him to be upstanding with God. He is showing very little care for the hurting people who are now wandering in the wilderness. Not everyone wants to sweep sin under the rug.

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Even though it wasn’t my intent to write about this issue, I had to shed light on the mindset that keep so many abused Christians bound to the chains of hell. Even the non-Christians have no real place to go for help to change their abusive behaviors. Our churches should be leading the way to end domestic violence and abuse. But, most Christians have been lulled to sleep by false prophets, getting their itching ears tickled. And the preachers, well, it is all about the money these days.

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I pray for those who are spiritually bewildered and wondering “What next?” I pray not only for your wounded hearts to heal, but that God will lead you to true men of God who live their lives with spiritual integrity – men who preach the true Word of God without compromise – who are not concerned with riches, but lost souls. I pray that God will lead you to spiritual leaders who refuse to exchange the truth for a lie – leaders with empathy, humility, godliness, and leaders who understand that time is not long as it once was, and we have no time to waste on the things of this present world – which are passing away.

Final note:

Why is Creflo defending a man who would not defend himself? Instead, Long paid his way out of further exposure of his private sins. But God, saw everything!

In many ways, Creflo probably thought that he was doing Eddie Long a service. My educated guess is Creflo would not have had a problem with the financial increase to his ministry – however – the increase would be from the decrease of his friend’s financial pockets. In other words, this is a code of brotherhood which looks out for one another. It would look bad for Creflo to accept tithes from the former flock of his crony, knowing full well that the mass exodus and the lawsuit settlement decreased the size of Eddie’s financial kingdom.

You see, Creflo had no choice but to be harsh, arrogant, and prideful in turning Eddie’s flock away. Guilt is very powerful, and the devil gave Creflo the tool that would strike at the heart of God’s people, and cause some to return to that den of iniquity. This way Creflo can say, “Eddie, I tried to help you.” Creflo didn’t want to touch this controversy with a ten foot pole. In his own pride and arrogance, he did more damage to the situation than good. Shame.

For those who defend Long and not call him to open rebuke, you will have to answer to God for your blindness. May God continue to show mercy to all of us.

Peace

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.”

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Links to this story:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/creflo-dollar-defends-eddie-long-rebukes-unforgiving-followers-51024/

1 http://hiphopwired.com/2011/06/08/pastor-creflo-dollar-defends-his-%E2%80%9Cbrother-in-the-lord%E2%80%9D-bishop-eddie-long-video/

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CREFLO CALLED ON THE CARPET FOR DEFENDING EDDIE LONG

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

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CHRISTIAN CHURCH – JUDGE OR NOT JUDGE

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CAN WE REALLY BLAME FALSE PROPHETS?

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WHEN SHOULD A PREACHER STEP DOWN?

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Why people stick by scandal-plagued pastors

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Eddie Long Defies Critics, Announces Another New Birth Satellite

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EDDIE LONG SAGA – TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL

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EDDIE LONG SAGA – WHAT ABOUT THE VICTIMS?

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;”

International Standard Version (©2008)
“With eyes full of adultery, they cannot get enough of sin. They seduce unsteady souls and have had their hearts expertly trained in greed. They are doomed to a curse.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.”

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New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;

Touch not my anointed!

“I challenge all who say this phrase to read this whole article through prayerfully and with an open mind and heart.”

“Loyalty is a good thing if it is for the right purpose and for truth. One certainly does not want to be loyal and find they have pledged their allegiance to something that is false.”

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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King Jr. (I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World, Special 75th Anniversary Edition)

UPDATE 12-03-11

Bishop Eddie Long’s wife puts divorce back on table

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Bishop Long responds to wife’s divorce filing

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Eddie Long, Embattled Megachurch Pastor At Center Of Sex Abuse Scandal, Says He Will Take Leave Of Absence From His Church

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BISHOP EDDIE LONG MUST GO!

A COPY OF THE LETTER THAT PROTESTORS ARE HANDING OUT

http://www.pimppreacher.com/Bishop-Eddie-Long-Steps-Down.html

PimpPreacher.com 12/04/2011

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Accuser in Bishop Eddie Long Sex Scandal Pens Tell-All Book, Screenplay

Centino Kemp, the fifth accuser in the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal, has written a book about his affair with the megachurch pastor, titling the work The First Lady. The book is co-authored by T. Benson Glover.

He describes the book as a story of “love, lust, power, extravagant living and travel, betrayal, deceit, rape, down-low homosexual lifestyle, molestation, church corruption, secret societies, suicide attempts and religion.”

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Megachurch’s future uncertain after pastor leaves

“Marshall said the church can be healed, but also thinks Long needs to step down permanently.”

“All things can be renewed, but I think he needs to leave,” she said. “Why continue to lead people when you are being dishonest? It shames the church, it shames the followers, and it shames him.”

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Eddie Long’s New Birth Christian Academy Closes Down

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Atlanta named to list of ‘kinkiest’ places in America

“According to Alternet, Atlanta is the fifth “kinkiest” town in the United States, and according to the list, it is a place that can show anyone who wants to find something on the seamier side of life can find what they want – and based on information Alternet points to, plenty of people in Atlanta are looking.”

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Eddie Long’s New Birth Christian Academy Closes Down

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1/8/12 UPDATE

Bishop Eddie Long Back at New Birth Pulpit?

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Eddie Long’s Wife Calls Off Divorce

 Updated: Friday, 17 Feb 2012, 6:03 PM EST
Published : Friday, 17 Feb 2012, 4:42 PM EST


http://www.spiritual-side-of-domestic-violence.org

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

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Ephren Taylor Accused of $11 Million Christian Ponzi Scheme by SEC

“Ephren Taylor stepped into the pulpit with the ease of preacher’s son, taking the microphone at the New Birth Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the powerful pastor Eddie Long was introducing him to the Sunday morning crowd.”

“Everything he says is based on the word of God,” Long pledged to the members of his megachurch. But Taylor wasn’t a visiting minister. He was a financial adviser, one who claimed to have made his first million before he turned 18. And he promised he could do the same for his fellow Christians.”

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Bishop Eddie Long Accuser Centino Kemp To Release Tell-All Book

Centino Kemp, the fifth accuser who came forward in the Bishop Eddie Long sex scandal of alleged affairs with teen boys nearly three years ago, will release a tell-all book on Valentine’s Day, according to the Georgia Voice.      2013

Centino First Lady Book…………………………………………

Bishop Eddie Long dies of aggressive form of cancer, church says

eddie-long-dies1

New details released for Bishop Eddie Long memorial service

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First Lady   (CLICK ON LINK TO GO TO AMAZON TO REVIEW BOOK)

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12 responses to ““Creflo Dollar Defends Eddie Long; Rebukes Unforgiving Followers”

  1. Neil

    June 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Thanks for you post! It was hard to believe how Creflo minimized Long’s sins by calling them “wrecks,” as if it was all just a minor accident.

     
    • ssofdv

      June 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      Hello Neil,

      You are quite welcome! It was my pleasure to add my voice to exposing these charlatans. It truly is a sad day in Christendom. If only more sheep would take a stand, read the Bible for themselves, false preachers would not get away with their evil. But, sigh – it won’t happen as we would wish it so.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Peace

       
  2. Neil

    June 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    “If only more sheep would take a stand, read the Bible for themselves, false preachers would not get away with their evil. But, sigh – it won’t happen as we would wish it so.”

    Exactly! It is really that simple. I’m constantly amazed at how little people read the Bible. They’d realize quickly just how wrong these false teachers are. Or even if they just read the passages the fakes quote and see what comes before and after they’d realize how the passages had been taken out of context. Blessings to you and keep up the good work!

     
    • ssofdv

      June 24, 2011 at 9:04 am

      I once heard someone say that, “Many people identify with religion to appease their conscious.”

      In other words, they embrace just enough of Jesus to make them feel less sinful – while – one foot is in the world and the other in a church house on Sunday morning. I suspect that most Christians don’t read the Bible because they don’t really want the truth – nor do they want to live in the narrow way. They don’t understand that true freedom is in Christ Jesus.

      Many Christians desire a feel good church, with a feel good pastor, and a feel good time in the Lord. Only a few realize that we are – spiritually speaking – at war with the forces of darkness.

      When believers adore preachers such as Creflo and Long – they can see no wrong. This misplaced devotion is no different than the sin of idolatry – for which there is a heavy price to pay. Even when you point out to a follower of a false prophet the errors of scripture misinterpretation – they won’t receive the truth.

      Blessings to you as well.
      Peace

       
      • ssofdv

        June 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

        “Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find it.”

        Matthew 7:13-14

         
  3. William steven

    June 13, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Creflo Dollar only not lied, but have indeed tried to pretend that it was nothing. Just as he defended Eddie Long…it was nothing! Every false so-called minister one day the truth rings loud and clear. It is time Creflo tell his congregation he too is false and just taking their money while he live high on the hog, pig, whatever it takes…he is using their money to make himself rich. You can look for more to come in a few days because that younglady have been living in deep, deep s..t for many years. And now, we all know what is happening behind “mansion walls.”

     
    • ssofdv

      June 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      Hello William Steven,

      It may be time for false preachers such as Creflo to fess up – but I wouldn’t count on it happening. The deceived – deceive. Actually the fault lies with his congregation more than Creflo himself. For, if they were reading and understanding the Word for themselves, false preachers and teachers could not get away with their lies and deception. When you are more in love with the man in the pulpit rather than the Savior Himself – you are headed for spiritual failure. His sheep are lost, but they love it so.

      As far as his daughter is concerned, God only knows what she has gone through. Hopefully, this will be the beginning to more exposure of his wrong doing. Thank you for stopping by and your comment.

      Peace

       

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