Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pick up your stones, people.. Pastor spreads HIV to congregation
It may be known by now my brethren (you see what I did there) of the incident at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta in which a married pastor, who is infected with HIV, has had sex with several people in his congregation. Pastor Craig Davis was arrested then released on bond after a woman filed for his arrest for having unprotected sex in Clayton County, GA while knowing that he is HIV-positive. The woman, Ronita McAfee, first met the pastor on facebook, and was later told by the pastor's ex-lover that he had indeed infected her with HIV. There is actually more to this story, however, I mainly would like to address those who had strong opinions on the matter. There are some, including Pastor Davis, who believes that these women are simply harlots used by the enemy to keep people from going to church. There are also others who simply see an adulterous pastor who used his position to manipulate woman all while greatly affecting their lives forever. Or perhaps you see it as an eye opening lesson for both parties as they use God's sanctuary as a garden for their selfish and lustful ways. Well, I certainly couldn't disagree with the latter. Take note readers from the book of God's Word as it is written: Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgement. -James 3:1. Basically, it's saying that all pastors, teachers and ministers are held at a different measure of judgement than everyone else. Here's another verse for you: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. -Peter 2:1. This means that we can expect such behavior from people who call themselves leaders of flocks; and that they will be dealt with swiftly and severely. Honestly, I try my hardest to refrain from judging this situation because it's not for me to judge. However, I will advise those who consistently use any excuse to stay away from the church that there is no need to add this matter to your list of 40 or more other excuses. This is a matter in which we all were foretold and carefully informed. And as it was directly stated, it is definitely a matter that will surely be addressed..and certainly without any assistance from us.