Monday, February 24, 2014

The False Prophet

1 John 4:1 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

As always, the Bible says it best. Many who claim to be men and women of God are nothing more than minions of the devil. Misusing the word to cause confusion pain and strife. There is no better example than Pastor Craig Lamar Davis, former pastor of Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years probation last week for knowingly exposing women in his 
congregation to HIV.

Davis was found guilty in January of two counts of reckless HIV.

Davis, who was married at the time that the allegations came to light, initially denied both his HIV status and cheating on his wife. 

In a last-ditch plea for leniency during Friday’s sentencing hearing, the formerly “unrepentant” pastor said that his actions were “wrong.” Which is the understatement of the decade. 

Running a red light is wrong, cheating on your diet is wrong, stealing supplies from your office is wrong. But infecting women with what basically amounts to a possible death seconds is dispicable.

FORMER Pastor Davis had extramarital affairs with two women and did not tell either that he was HIV positive. During his trial, Davis admitted that doctors diagnosed him with HIV in 2005. And while he admitted to having sex with a Fulton County woman, the former pastor denied a sexual encounter with his second accuser, Ronita McAfee of Clayton County.

McAfee tested negative for HIV, while the second known victim, who was allegedly celibate for 15 years before sleeping with her married pastor, tested positive.

Police are still investigating the possibility of more victims. 

In reality, the victims are not just those who used bad judgement in sleeping with this sleezy false profit. The victims are also those who believed in him, had faith in him, and looked to him for leadership.


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