I just finished watching this video and while it ended with a beautiful song dedicated to the worship of the holy one – many are drawn confused by the messages within the video. I would love to know your thoughts.
As for me, I am not sure what to think of feel by this video. The first thought is that even if this crowning happened as symbolic in nature, Eddie Long groomed young boys and had sex with men, as a result of coercion. These were not consenting adults, which would make his actions adultery, even if you do not believe that homosexuality is a sin, as many bible believing saints do.
His actions were that of a stone cold predator and I don’t give a flying fig what kind of Jesus cloth you wrap around this unrepentant piece of tom foolery, he is a predator, a perpetrator; a two-bit hustler with a piece of carpet on his head (poorly placed) and a well spoken tongue that have amassed him a congregation of brainwashed Christians. *Panting for Breath*
I am clearly frustrated and so I will rewind and say this only. Eddie Long is exactly the description of a predator and I know, you know, and those children (men) know that whether he was convicted or not, he is guilty of a sin or multiple sins that should require some consequence as a leader.
In non-denominational churches, the pastor is often the founder, and is unable to be removed by the board. You can, I imagine, be sat down by your spiritual father and mother, who may have publicly approved you into leadership however, as much as I do not want to say this, church is a business. Eddie Long is not just the pastor, but the CEO of his enterprise. Many dedicated, holy men and women do not smudge the line between business and spirituality and so I am careful of how to speak on it here.
Eddie Long in a spiritual sense should have sat himself down, and/or been sat down. If you will give me until next week I promise that I will upload my upcoming blog that will show you in great detail how matters like this are supposed to be handled, and how Eddie Long is supposed to be cut off, according to scripture.
Personally, I do not want to hear another Eddie Long story, as he makes me want to throw up on myself violently. I am disappointed by the leaders who represent themselves as holy, and show up as an abomination. It is extremely disheartening to me, my heart aches for those men and women who have been sexually abused as children, raped, molested, violated in some way to have to witness Eddie Long dispute, and trespass through the incidences of his indiscretions without so much as a batting eye, to this video upload showing that he is now crowned, and employed by the heavenlies to no longer be a commoner, and to be King.
Just for clarification purposes: Jesus has a tattoo on him (see Revelation) on his thigh that says, King of Kings and Lords of Lords. We are a God-class of being. We are not God himself, however we do possess God (which is a spirit) on the inside of us. In reference to this video, we are all ministers of the gospel, we are all gods, or god-classes of beings and we are in the reference King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We are the Kings, and Lords referred to here.
The bible says that we’d do greater works than Jesus. It also says that we are the head and not the tail. The bible says that we can speak to a mountain and it move, we can raise the dead and we are over the universe. God and the universe are not one in the same. God made the universe and according to Genesis 1:26 we have dominion over the universe.
That was who are we 101 in two point five seconds. Here is my real point, BISHOP Eddie Long, is already required to live at a standard above his sheep. He is already a King, and so are we. I think that this is inappropriate and that his actions are being celebrated.
I am not saying that the Rabbi in this video is not factual because I haven’t had a chance to do my own bible search on this particular matter, but I do know that it is in conflict with the word.
In a twisted sort-of save the world kind-of-way, I pray that if he is in fact a child molester- because grooming counts, that all of his sexual immorality is exposed so that at some point he can be forced out of leadership. Right now, he is presenting a rights of passage for abuses in clergy positions. The church is slack concerning the word. And, I am hoping that one in four women, and one in six men who have experienced child sexual abuse, will stop attending his church, watching his programs and take their tithes to someone else, or another church body who is actively supporting the community.
I want New Birth to exit emotion and hear from God. Get a backbone, an ear, and overcome this; get new body parts so you can be whole.
For the record: I do not hate Eddie Long, however I want any perpetrator who is in any position of leadership with access to the mind of children and their families or physical interaction with children to be removed from said position. I believe that crowning him King, and walking him around on stage was a deepening of manipulation rather than an act of God.
And finally, here is a link to a response from the Jewish community. One person who commented in this article is the Rabbi’s son who performed the ceremony. The son confirmed that the Rabbi and Long have only been acquainted approximately six months. And, the Rabbi admits to combining Messianic beliefs (he is a Mason), Christianity and Judaism. Get this fool out of here. CLICK HERE (AFTER YOU SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG) —–>
This audio is only relevant because of something I mentioned above. While Long is the CEO or business man of his church, he is spiritually responsible to the person that ordained him into ministry. To that person, Bishop Paul S. Morton, he has ignored during this entire process, and he was called out to repent and admit if he is guilty.
- Who are Child Sexual Abuse Predators? (ressurrection.wordpress.com)
- Eddie Long and His Stupid Congregation (themoxiesophic.com)
- Bishop Eddie Long is crowned ‘king in God’s government’ (VIDEO) (thegrio.com)
- Bishop Eddie Long Crowned King Of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church [Video] (hiphopwired.com)
- ‘King Bishop’ Eddie Long is Nuts (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Eddie Long’s ‘Ceremony’ Has Offended the Jewish Community (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Ralph Messer, the “Rabbi” Who Crowned Eddie Long, Isn’t Jewish (studentactivism.net)
- Eddie Long crowned ‘king’: New Birth criticized for ceremony that went viral (thegrio.com)
- Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Declared ‘King’ by Rabbi [VIDEO] (ibtimes.com)