Moderator thankyou! few days go I heard radio station(supposedly "christian Gospel") the guy said "it's terrible - "bishop Eddie Long" had to go thru! I was livid,He's No bishop! He is known child molester/ who hs done NO JAIL time! These 7 young men (who when he got involved with'm were teengers!) by the way his wife just divorced Mr.long.(Could go ON,not fit 4Christian website!)much Respect Christianet! see 1Tim:3:1,2,3,6,7, 1Tim.4:1,2,12. Also see 2.Tim.3,2,3,4,5,13.
---ELENA on 4/29/12|
Saw Bish Eddie Long on tv yesterday(Sunday) . Church was full and he seemed to be more relaxed than I have ever seen him. Perhaps he's off the hook and thriving again.
---Robyn on 11/29/10|
Such a pity to see "Christ Jesus being wounded in the house of His Father" I think one shouldn't have expected much from a false prophet .The fact that he acknowledged that he is not perfect disqualifies him from the office of a Bishop 1 Timothy 3:1-2".if a man desires the office of a Bishop,he desireth a good work. A Bishop then must be blameless the husband of one wife,vigilant sober,and of good behaviour,......".This situation should have sounded an alarm to the leaders if they are not "yes men" or stooges to call the boys in question for findings. I pray that God forgives and protect the alleged victimized from falling away from the faith,or traps of the devil and also Eddie to have geninune repentance
---Hill on 10/11/10|
\\ i think Cluny must go to Bishop Longs church , he sure defends him.\\
Please tell me exactly what I've said to defend Eddie Long. Be specific. Cut and paste my postings where I've done so, Lea.
---Cluny on 10/11/10|
\\have you LISTENED to testimonials of men who are "accusing" or are you a SIMPLETON who chooses to believe an elder adult over a younger adult\\
Why are you choosing to believe the accusers rather than the accused?
Accusations are not proof, Rhonda. I'm actually not believing either side, as I'm not empaneled to serve on the jury. And if you don't get that, then I'm not the one who's a simpleton.
---Cluny on 10/11/10|
AMEN Lea, to what you wrote 10/9/10!
---Rob on 10/10/10|
\\ i think Cluny must go to Bishop Longs church , he sure defends him\\
Wrong again, Lea, as in everything else you say about me.
Since I've said repeatedly that I'm Orthodox, why would I want to go to a Baptist Church?
And I'm not defending Eddie Long. I'm just saying that those who make claims such as, "I can discern his spirit" or "He's guilty as charged" should be able to support what they say with evidence. Mere accusation is not proof. (BTW, since he committed no crime under Georgia law, there's nothing for him to be found guilty of.)
Furthermore, these threads about Long are indicative of how quickly people here are to believe the worst about other Christians. Why is this?
---Cluny on 10/10/10|
Rhonda..........that was funny what you said about Cluny being a Simpleton and does he live in a bubble.......yeppers old Cluny the bubble boy. i think Cluny must go to Bishop Longs church , he sure defends him. God is bringing down some men and women that have gotten rich and greedy off of hard working Christians , you will see the day when they will die in the pulpit because of their evil wicked ways. On TBN they are falling like flies, and the music is becoming so worldly its like rock and roll.I cant tell much difference in it and the secular world anymore. Lets keep our eyes on Jesus not what mankind does, don't look to the right or the left but straight ahead Amen
---Lea on 10/9/10|
\\and i will speak my piece on this he is guilty as charged, discerning his spirit,\\
Of course, you have the ability to discern the condition of his heart and soul by watching him on tv, don't you?
In any case, there are no criminal charges, so he can't be guilty of anything.
---Cluny on 10/7/10|
Cluny ... //What EVIDENCE do you have that Eddie Long "sexually manipulated a young person financially", whatever that might mean?//
Rhonda made it quite clear what she meant ...
//financial manipulation in EXCHANGE for sexual payback//
In other word paying for sex
---Pedant on 10/7/10|
i listened to Eddie Long as he was in the pulpit one Sunday and as he was talking about parents and their children he made this statement that his wife was over the children he just leaves this in her hands because she is with them more, now to me this is like saying as a father he doesn't have the time or his church is more important or just maybeeeeeeeeeee
he doesn't really care, Eddie Long stood in the pulpit and shed big crocodile tears, Sunday, to me they were tears of pity for himself for getting caught and for whats to come. God help him for he is going to need it Amen and i will speak my piece on this he is guilty as charged, discerning his spirit, and if he dont admit guilt and change he will burn in hell for what he has done !
---Lea on 10/7/10|
\\of course your not defending Eddie no more than you would FOOLISHLY defend any human being who sexually manipulates a YOUNG PERSON FINANCIALLY\\
Eddie Long has been accused (in a civil court, NOT in a criminal court, btw, as no crime has been committed in Georgia law) of doing this.
But Rhonda, accusations are not proof.
What EVIDENCE do you have that Eddie Long "sexually manipulated a young person financially", whatever that might mean?
---Cluny on 10/7/10|
I'm not defending Eddie Long, but I'm not accusing him either.
If you make accusations, Rhonda, you have to be able to back them up
of course your not defending Eddie no more than you would FOOLISHLY defend any human being who sexually manipulates a YOUNG PERSON FINANCIALLY
you see ....here in America lawyers are paid when they WIN cases - ONE MUST HAVE substantial evidence for an attorney to believe they have a winning case
have you LISTENED to testimonials of men who are "accusing" or are you a SIMPLETON who chooses to believe an elder adult over a younger adult
financial manipulation in EXCHANGE for sexual payback
or do you live in a bubble
---Rhonda on 10/6/10|
\\Eddie Long has clearly ABUSED his church funds or USED his own funds to BUY young mens souls\\
When did you do an audit of this church's finances, Rhonda?
And aren't the results supposed to be kept as professional confidences?
I'm not defending Eddie Long, but I'm not accusing him either.
If you make accusations, Rhonda, you have to be able to back them up.
---Cluny on 10/6/10|
Jesus died for our sins. He did not suffe on the cross so you couod have a mansion and 9 bathrooms
and where does it say this?
where does Holy Scripture IMPLY it is better to be dirt poor and have nothing and be nothing?
funny the poor need handouts and act like it is their religious right to stand with their hand extended to have the basics to live and out other side of their mouths they CONDEMN those with money
so where is all of this PHILOSOPHY of MAN IMPLIED within Holy Scipture?
Eddie Long has clearly ABUSED his church funds or USED his own funds to BUY young mens souls
either way a frivolous lawsuit is not how lawyers make their money - there is evidence to support their time and effort
---Rhonda on 10/5/10|
\\He's telling people lies & taking their money like the rest of them.\\
What lies has Eddie Long told people in this life?
Please be specific.
---Cluny on 10/4/10|
Turn abouts fair play. He's telling people lies & taking their money like the rest of them. Some get caught in this life, & most in the aft - life. Those in this life & the aft - life together, Hell punishment Will be.
---Lawrence on 9/27/10|
\\The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not about celebrity preachers driving fancy cars and traveling the world and living lavish lifestyles.\\
Please tell us all you actually KNOW about Eddie Long's lifestyle.
---Cluny on 9/24/10|
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not about celebrity preachers driving fancy cars and traveling the world and living lavish lifestyles. How sad that the prosperity lie ha invaded the church and so many people buy into it. Jesus died for our sins. He did not suffe on the cross so you couod have a mansion and 9 bathrooms.
---cheryl on 9/24/10|
An accusation is not proof, as Cluny rightly said. However, if the accusation is true, it wouldn't be a first time that a Protestant Clergy member been either accuse or found guilty of sexual misconduct (abuse). A Baptist minister where I live is also being charge with sexual abuse of minors.
I don't know if Bishop Eddie or this Baptist minister in my area did the things they are accused of, but may God have mercy on their souls if they did it. If they did do it, then they need to be punish for their crime and hopefully repent of their sins.
---Ignatius on 9/23/10|
Our sins will find us out, according to the bible. That is true but we do not know if this minister is guilty! Accusations are just that--accusations! We have killed and buried Bishop Long before we even know if he is dead--for God's sake! Come on people, stop the hatred! Show some love and compassion here. At least until we find out the truth. Why do we do this? Are we so hungry for excitement and drama in our lives? We as Christians do make many mistakes. We are still human. Whether some of you believe it or not. You will fall into sin, at some point in your walk with the Lord. Get real! Some of you are worse than the pharisees, and are not fit for heaven or hell!
---Robyn on 9/23/10|
Look at what Eddie Long stands for: He puts high value on money and preteige, he does NOT preach the Bible but his own doctrine (prosperity), and he lifts himself up for others to worship. These are the three main ingrediants in FALSE doctrine, not having integrity and excellance, and scandle. Money, people (ourselves included), and things should NOT be our god, God and God alone is to be our God. We MUST preach the Bible ONLY, NOT anything else - more spacificly Jesus Christ cruified and ressurrected. Paul said if anyone teaches anything else let him be cursed. We are to lift up Jesus Christ ONLY, NOT others or self - this is also idolitry (worshipping other gods).
---Leslie on 9/23/10|
I think that the Word Of Faith "standard" is -- and probably will be for the future -- whatever "tickles the ears" of attendees. Whatever it is that the people WANT to hear. No matter if that is "right" or "wrong" according to the Bible.
The LAW will determine if the accusations are "true" or "false". However, I thought that Pastors, and their Churches, were supposed to be "Above The Law" and be an example for the rest of the world to follow.
These days, it seems like some churches have sunk to a new LOW. Whatever it is that the congregants want to hear. In the meantime, Satan slips in the "back door" and begins to destroy the church itself.
---Augie on 9/23/10|
The accusations have to come form some where???? To be able to make them one has to very either rich or very unwise especially if the allegations are proven to be wrong.
You know what the Bible say's be sure your sins will find you out!
---Carla on 9/23/10|
Many such churches are independent, so their pastors are at the top of the chain of authority, with limited (if any) accountability to any man, and second only to God himself. Very similar to how many view the Pope.
It's curious that when protestant preachers are accused of such scandals, people here say "mind your own business", but when Catholic priests are accused of the same thing, people jump in like sharks in a feeding frenzy. Is there a double standard here?
---StrongAxe on 9/23/10|
Unfortunatly there are many preachers such as Eddie Long that do NOT live by the Bible, but go with the world to please people. These preachers do NOT live with integrity and excellance like the Bible says they should. Yes, we all sin, but we all should strive for integrity and excellance especially as ministers of the Gospel. This is why many unsaved people view all Christians as hypocrites and fakes. Let us ALL live and obey the Bible and walk in integrity and excellance - only then will the world see our light truly shine for Jesus.
---Leslie on 9/22/10|
Unless you know this Pastor personally or attend his congregation it is none of our business. Listening to idle talk & gossip gets us nowhere. If he truly did as stated then the law can take care of him & he should not be leading a church.
---candice on 9/22/10|
Accusations are not proof, be the accused a Protestant minister or Roman Catholic priest.
---Cluny on 9/22/10|
Tom, did you post about Eddie Long a few posts below this one? That one is about Two Georgia men have filed suit claiming that prominent Atlanta pastor Eddie Long coerced them into mature acts. Source CNN"...by Thomas.
I will say this:
Judgement begins in the House of God. That is a scripture.
Let God bring Eddie Long down. Let God bring Justice to the people who were hurt by him. Lord have mercy on us, what is happening to this world?
---Donna5535 on 9/22/10|