Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | December 10, 2008

I Am So Tired Of Struggling Pastors That Bring Shame To The Christian Faith!

SHAME ON YOU! Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits.I am so sick and tired of reading stories in the newspaper concerning pastors who are doing illegal things. Wassup with that? I can clearly see why the Lord Jesus is going to say to a lot of people “depart from me for I never knew you” on that day! It sickens me to see that a Pastor would hold a secular job, steal from individuals for the “cause of the gospel” and then get up on Sunday morning and preach, speak in tongues, lay hands and everyone walks out the same way they came in. I’ve been debating if I was going to write about this since hearing this story here in Atlanta last night. When are we going to get Pastors that are BIBLE BASED individuals both in the pulpit and out of the pulpit? SHAME ON YOU!

1 Timothy 3:2-7:
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

If you think you are called to be a Pastor, to lead the people of God (Elder, Bishop, Overseer etc etc) you really must first do an in depth study on 1 Timothy 3:2-7. If you don’t line up 100% with what the Word says, you need to STAY OUT OF THIS HOLY OFFICE! I cant make it any clear than this. The Bible cant make it any clearer than this either. So many people (sheep) are in the wilderness because of these “false prophets” who are leading them astray and its time to CRY LOUD and SPARE NOT against this. Now don’t get me wrong, I want you to be delivered, I want you to be set free by the Power of the Holy Ghost but I need you to SIT DOWN and STOP PREACHING and leading people astray. It gives the Christian Faith such a horrible name. People get hurt and they don’t ever want to return to a church because of these types of pastors, pastors that our about worldly gain and could care less if you make it to heaven. I am praying that Christians world-wide WAKE UP and stop bringing reproach on the Church!

A Decatur pastor arrested on forgery charges in Smyrna on Friday pleaded guilty in DeKalb County last month to unrelated theft charges under the first offender statute.

Maurice Joseph Easley, 37, was given five years probation, ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution and complete 150 hours of community service for theft by taking when he was a property manager employed by NuRock Cos., according to court documents. The case was settled on Nov. 6.

Now the pastor of Sanctuary Church of the Living God in Scottdale, Easley is accused of funneling nearly $70,000 from a Smyrna apartment complex where he worked to his church’s checking account.

Police say he took money from residents’ rent payments, security deposits and other fees from September 2007 to March 2008 while he was employed as a property manager at Mission Galleria Apartments.

The missing money was discovered when the apartment complex conducted an audit early this year, Smyrna police spokesman Lt. Tony Leonard said. In addition to eight counts of forgery, Easley faces two theft by taking counts, which are also felonies.

The earlier incident in DeKalb Countywas similar as Easley stole money during his employment from June to August 2007. Many of the residents at the DeKalb apartment complex were senior citizens.

“I find it horrendous and incongruous that a man that calls himself a Christian would steal from elderly and poor people to try and build his church,” said Rob Hoskins, a spokesman for NuRock Cos.

Hoskins said many of the residents were about to be evicted for nonpayment before discovering that Easley was stealing the rent payments. Easley left the company before being fired, but Hoskins said the company took legal action once they tracked him down.

Easley posted a $75,000 bond on Friday. He did not return a reporter’s phone call on Tuesday. http://www.ajc.com/search/content/metro/stories/2008/12/10/cobbpreacher.html


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