During the scandals of the 80’s with Bakker and Swaggert, one prominent minister stated it was ok for a pastor to commit immorality on Sunday morning yet be back in the pulpit on Sunday night. Seems Creflo Dollar may have been mentored by the same antinomian belief.
According to Dollar, Eddie Long is neither accountable to the public he has been preaching to, nor should he have to transparently explain why he paid hush money to silence his four accusers under the cover of closed-door proceedings.
Creflo told his congregation:
“That preacher’s still anointed to do what he was called to. He just had a wreck. The blood will take care of his issue just like it will take care of yours,” Dollar stated. “And I just can’t believe that people would leave their preacher because he had a wreck, instead of praying for him.”
As you can see, Dollar ignorantly and arrogantly dismisses concern with Longs lack of character and private homosexual relationships by declaring that the anointing is God’s panacea for flagrant lawlessness. In other words, anointing trumps lack of character.
Where is that in Timothy or Titus?
I submit that both Eddie long and Creflo Dollar may be guilty of what Christ warned his church about in the book of Jude:
“For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.” [Jude 4]
J. Lee Grady said it best concerning Eddie Long and deceptive ministers:
“People who talk out of both sides of their mouths certainly cannot preach an uncompromised gospel. And liars cannot be trusted to give us the truth.”
Run for your souls saints!