Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
The Black Church is set in a Crisis. This Crisis is evident because most Black Preachers follow woman and man and not God. Crisis is a time of danger or anxious waiting. Do believers or unbelievers believe that most Black Preachers are ungodly? Can you find five (5) Godly Preachers out of one hundred (100)? If 50% or 90% or even 30% of the Preachers are ungodly, is this evidence of a Crisis?
ARE THE LAST DAYS FILLED WITH FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE TEACHERS?
Carl A. Patton, FreedomJournal
CRISIS IN THE BLACK CHURCH
THE ROLE OF WOMEN AND PREACHERS
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
We bear witness that God has
commissioned scribes to record the Laws of God. It is for sure that most of the
people that have come under the Word are also Lost. Since most of the people
that profess to know God are Lost we have a Crisis.
The FreedomJournal in our on-going
analysis of the Black church note that most Black churches refuse to abide by
the Laws of God. This means that they refuse to follow the Bible. God is the
head of all churches. Therefore, the laws of God are recorded in the Bible.
Meanwhile, wayward worldly churches
are on the increase. All churches need leaders. Thus from our analysis the churches
became ungodly because of wayward Preachers. Ungodly people could not cause
destruction and ruin in our churches without the help of church leadership. It
is a tragic reality of the last days that many people that profess a call to
the Ministry often make mockery out of the Laws of God. Thus, these Demons of
the Ministry have turned our churches into the Devils' playground. As they
blaspheme the church they create an atmosphere of dishonesty, backbiting, envy,
jealousy, selfishness, ridicule, class distinctions, materialism, malice and
hate. As these wicked forces come together in the church, ungodly behavior
becomes the norm. Meanwhile, as places of deceit and dishonesty the church
claims the most dishonest title from the infamous Attorneys at Law.
We bear witness that Almighty God is
unhappy with the role of His Preachers. God is not pleased because many of His
Preachers are now Preaching for the Devil. How is this so? Well, if you refuse
to follow the Bible, you are not following God. No one among the believers or
non believers are free from sin. However, Preachers that tell lies commit
fornication and disrupt the leadership structure in the church are ungodly and
As we turn to a scripture for guidance, we see the Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy
2: 11-13 revealing the following words:
"Let the woman learn in silence
with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, or to usurp authority
over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve."
The woman was created as man's
helpmate. We see this in the Creation verses in Genesis. However, we have to
put Paul's writings in proper perspective. Paul was not teaching the people at
Corinth that women are not to have any leadership positions in the church. He
was also not saying that women should not be allowed to teach. However, Paul
was warning us of the potential problem of women being placed in these roles.
Thus, one must be careful in placing women in roles over men. Also, women are
usually better suited to teach other women.
Also let us look at the historical
context in which the scripture was written. They did not allow women in 1st
century Jewish culture to study. When Paul said, learn quietly and humbly, he
was offering them a new opportunity. Paul did not want women to teach at this
time because they had not acquired enough knowledge and experience.
The Ephesian church had a problem
with false teachers. The women in Ephesus had a serious problem with following
these false teachers because they did not have enough knowledge. Therefore,
they were abusing their new found Christian freedom.
Women in the church still follow
false teachers. Women are still abusing their Christian freedoms. The Black
church has a majority of women in the various congregations. These women are
easily mis-led by the prominent false prophets that have TV Ministries that
preach health and wealth. The attitudes of these women have also been a great
influence on the wayward and ungodly ways of most Preachers.
Meanwhile, many of these Preachers
and women have lost sight of God. Many Preachers instead of following God
follow the dress tails of women in the church. These dress tails also are the
greatest hustlers for the Preachers for on-going fund raising that seem to be
the greatest priority in Black churches.
The Apostle Paul warned us about the
potential for women taking over the church. In the year 2000 we see that Paul
was right. Women have taken over the church. The Preachers of today are weak,
and they have no back-bone. If we threw the contemporary Preachers back to the
days of Paul and the missionary journeys of the Apostles, they wouldn't last a
New York minute.
The FreedomJournal declares that most
of the Preachers of today are a disgrace and a joke. As believers we are sad
that so many in the Ministry have only come to get paid and laid. However to
grow in Christ we must go by the Bible. The Bible is love, love of God, love of
self, love of your neighbor. Therefore, we need to develop a love affair with
God, but who do, or what do, most Preachers love?
THEREFORE THE FREEDOMJOURNAL DECLARES THAT ALL PREACHERS SHOULD HEED THE SCRIPTURES AND ONLY ACCEPT MATERIAL REWARDS FOR THEIR NEEDS. THERE IS NO SCRIPTURE IN THE BIBLE THAT SUPPORTS THE HIGH SALARIES GIVEN TO PREACHERS. WE BEAR WITNESS THAT ALMIGHTY GOD IS NOT PLEASED WITH THE MATERIAL PRIORITY OF MOST PREACHERS. THUS, ONLY TAKE WHAT YOU NEED FOR FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER AND TRANSPORTATION. LEAVE THE REST FOR THE UP-KEEP OF THE TEMPLE AND THE POOR.