Bishop Long Breaks Silence in Mega Church Investigation

Nov 11, 2007 Full story: MyFOX Atlanta 31

“God is good and Bishop Long is a very anointed man and I just don't see any problem”

ATLANTA Bishop Eddie Long broke his silence Sunday. Long, the spiritual leader at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia and the Reverend Creflo Dollar of World Changers International Church in College ... via MyFOX Atlanta

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Atkens Dallas texas

Mansfield, TX

#1 Nov 28, 2007
I THINK SENATOR GRASSLEY SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FIRST BEFORE ALL THESE PREACHERS. THE FACT THAT THEY ARE PREACHERS DOESNT MEAN THEY CANNOT DO BUSINESS, THESE PREACHERS ARE SETTING EXAMPLE FOR US TO FOLLOW THAT WE CAN PROSPER IF WE DO GODS WILL.
THEY VE BEEN DOING ALOT TO HELP NATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT SENATOR GRASSLEY CANNOT EVEN TOUCH. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG FOR A PREACHER MAN TO HAVE A PRIVATE JET.
SO PLEASE INVESTIGATE SENATOR GRASSLEY FIRST AND LET SEE WHAT IS UNDER THE CARPET.
speak out man

United States

#3 Jan 15, 2008
I dont think that ministers need multimillion dollar homes and private jets. At the end of the day, personal payment will be rendered for "Pimping the Lord". If there are no problems with the finances, why not give up the information?
SSU

Athens, GA

#4 Jan 17, 2008
It is amazing to me that people don't complain about 50 cent, Paris Hilton, P Diddy, and the list goes on and on in reference to living in multimillion dollar homes or driving nice cars. People expect preachers of the gospel to struggle or barely have enough to get by because they serve the Lord. I am for the people of God prospering as long as they keep things in the right perspective. Every preacher who is financially blessed is not "pimping the Lord"; that is an ignorant statement made by someone who has no clear understanding of the scriptures. The bible says that he has given us the power to get wealth. Prosperity is not just one dimensional. We should prosper in our spirit, body, family, and our finances. Are there preachers who take advantage of people concerning money; of course, but not every preacher who is prospering is crooked. One bad McDonalds doesn't mean that every McDonalds is bad; but you would more than likely go to another McDonalds. I believe that the men and women of God who have been blessed by the Lord for their obedience don't owe any apologies to anyone including Senator Grassley. I am pretty certain that he has many skeletons in his closet. There is a beam in his eye that is giving him the wrong perspective of the people of God. This is a final thought that I will leave with the negative people. During the crucifixtion of Jesus, the Roman soldiers were casting lots for the seamless robe of Jesus. My guess is that robe was not ragedy or low in quality that heathen soldiers would gamble to see who would get it.
LadyV

Humble, TX

#5 Jan 20, 2008
Well I really am gald that this is being done. If these people are to watch over the sheep,then the sheep should be better off. In my studies of the Shepards and the Sheep. The main concern were the sheep. The shepard was most of the time very skinny but the seep were always well fed and fat. I have a big problem with the Shepards having everything thay want and the poor sheep don't even have their basic needs met. There are to many FAT Shepards and SKINNY Sheep. People Open the Bible for yourself. And Study for yourself. Ask GOD for understanding and GOD will give it to you. Senator Grassley, Keep up the good work.
MARK

Auburn Hills, MI

#6 Jan 23, 2008
As I said many times before that the power of money is replacing the power of the spirit. The Churches now days believe that if they raise enough money and put enough money into the program; like the goverment that the problem will be solve. satan has stolen their power. The Church needs to get back to the old ways of seeking his power and the strenght of the church will return.
Darlene

Clearwater, FL

#7 Jan 26, 2008
Investigate all leaders, in the government and in the church. Then we will see who is robbing the people of God. For all are God's creations. Some choose to believe in Him and others choose to place their beleifs in what He has created. Will you be found faultless? Yea without sin cast the frist stone.
TRUTH

Calhoun, GA

#8 Feb 5, 2008
Here are the REAL QUESTIONS:
Has anyone who has a negative comment
Tithed their 10% NET?
Been a Financial contributor to their community at the level these Shepards do?
Raised and Provided for the Education and Upliftment of Young Folks i.e. Promised and Paid for their College Tuition, Provided them with ALL the Tools they will need for their FOUR Years i.e Computers, Books, Fee(s), etc. who are NOT of their own?
Created and Raise funds for the Families of Police Officers Killed in the line of Duty. Including but not limited to ensuring the Children of these Warriors will have the means to further education?
Provide financial Assistance to Families without? This does not include writing a one time check or pick a name from a tree once a year. I mean literally go to their home, paint, take them grocery shopping with your gas, your money, ensure the children have the clothing, school articles they need, supervise the children should the parent(s) have to work late, tutor, mentor, or any of the above?
Fed in to the TRUE "VILLAGE"?
Created a Mentor Program for Our Youth?
Initiated Programs to ensure the safety and well being of Our Elders?
Regularly go and visit with Our Elders? Run errands for them? Gone Grocery Shopping for them? Been there when they just need someone to reminisce with?
This list is but an excerpt of REALITY

I am CERTAIN THERE ARE MANY WHO CAN AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE MAGNIFICENCE OF WHAT THESE SHEPARDS UNSELFISHLY.

Unless you can say you have and execute ALL of the ABOVE then it is YOU who should be UNDER INVESTIGATION...SELF INVESTIGATION. AS it is you who ARE NEGLIGENT..
NON BIAS

Schererville, IN

#9 Feb 10, 2008
EVERYONE DO WHAT GOD ASK YOU TO DO AND LET GOD DEAL WITH THE WRONG. WE ALL FALL SHORT OF DOING SOMETHING UNPLEASING TO GOD.....AND THERE ISN'T LEVELS TO SIN...SIN IS SIN. LET'S NOT GET CAUGHT UP ON WHO HAS WHAT. DO YOUR PART AND LET THE SAVIOR DO THE REST. AS THE BIBLE STATES: BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.
CHOSEN

United States

#10 Mar 13, 2008
SAINTS BE CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T PUT TOO MUCH ENERGY INTO FOCUSING ON THIS ISSUE THAT WE MISS THE REAL ENEMY WHO'S TRYING TO COME IN OUR BACK DOOR. THERE ARE SO MANY ENTITIES ROBBING US RIGHT NOW, IE GOVERNMENT, THE MORTGAGE INDUSTRY, BANKING, THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT.. DID I SAY THAT ALREADY.. AND WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THEIR DECEPTIONS AND DISHONEST AND NOT WORRY ABOUT THE THINGS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SANCTIONED AND SET ASIDE BY GOD. GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS OWN SHEPHARDS AND THE FLOCK FOR THAT MATTER BUT WE NEED TO BE WISE IN OUR DEALINGS AND MAKE SURE WE DON'T GET CAUGHT UP ON FOOLISHNESS WHEN THERE ARE REAL ISSUES IN FRONT OF US. THIS IS A TIME FOR US TO BE EXTREMELY DISCERNING AND WISE AND NOT A TIME TO ALLOW HE MEDIA TO OFFSET OUR FOCUS.
doorie

Auburn Hills, MI

#11 Mar 18, 2008
speak out man wrote:
I dont think that ministers need multimillion dollar homes and private jets. At the end of the day, personal payment will be rendered for "Pimping the Lord". If there are no problems with the finances, why not give up the information?
this man is a discrace to God,what would Jesus do? curtainaly no fly around in a jet,Jesus would be giving the money to the poor,like he told the rich man in the bible,if you love me give everything to the poor and follow me. Can this man do that? I would say no. What is really bad is that people are stupid for following someone like that,who use their money to buy planes with and ride around in a big expensive car and live in a redicilous hugh house,what about the people in his congration that give him money that he uses in the wrong way. You know what Jesus did to the money changers who discraced his place of worship.He said you have made this a den of theifs. That is what this man has done,and the people are dumb to keep giving him money.
Ike

Mentor, OH

#12 Apr 8, 2008
This so-called person (doorie?) is truly a product of government controlled education, and the "dumbing down" of America. Please go back to school and learn to spell. You also need to learn to use proper grammar and syntax. Can you read well enough to comprehend the scriptures?
doorie wrote:
<quoted text>this man is a discrace to God,what would Jesus do? curtainaly no fly around in a jet,Jesus would be giving the money to the poor,like he told the rich man in the bible,if you love me give everything to the poor and follow me. Can this man do that? I would say no. What is really bad is that people are stupid for following someone like that,who use their money to buy planes with and ride around in a big expensive car and live in a redicilous hugh house,what about the people in his congration that give him money that he uses in the wrong way. You know what Jesus did to the money changers who discraced his place of worship.He said you have made this a den of theifs. That is what this man has done,and the people are dumb to keep giving him money.
Tory One

Atlanta, GA

#13 Apr 18, 2008
TRUTH wrote:
Here are the REAL QUESTIONS:
Has anyone who has a negative comment
Tithed their 10% NET?
Been a Financial contributor to their community at the level these Shepards do?
Raised and Provided for the Education and Upliftment of Young Folks i.e. Promised and Paid for their College Tuition, Provided them with ALL the Tools they will need for their FOUR Years i.e Computers, Books, Fee(s), etc. who are NOT of their own?
Created and Raise funds for the Families of Police Officers Killed in the line of Duty. Including but not limited to ensuring the Children of these Warriors will have the means to further education?
Provide financial Assistance to Families without? This does not include writing a one time check or pick a name from a tree once a year. I mean literally go to their home, paint, take them grocery shopping with your gas, your money, ensure the children have the clothing, school articles they need, supervise the children should the parent(s) have to work late, tutor, mentor, or any of the above?
Fed in to the TRUE "VILLAGE"?
Created a Mentor Program for Our Youth?
Initiated Programs to ensure the safety and well being of Our Elders?
Regularly go and visit with Our Elders? Run errands for them? Gone Grocery Shopping for them? Been there when they just need someone to reminisce with?
This list is but an excerpt of REALITY
I am CERTAIN THERE ARE MANY WHO CAN AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE MAGNIFICENCE OF WHAT THESE SHEPARDS UNSELFISHLY.
Unless you can say you have and execute ALL of the ABOVE then it is YOU who should be UNDER INVESTIGATION...SELF INVESTIGATION. AS it is you who ARE NEGLIGENT..
There is a huge difference between taking a reasonable amount and taking the majority
godsaidso

Avon, CO

#14 Mar 23, 2009
speak out man wrote:
I dont think that ministers need multimillion dollar homes and private jets. At the end of the day, personal payment will be rendered for "Pimping the Lord". If there are no problems with the finances, why not give up the information?
I agree with you, ministers do not need multimillion dollar homes and private jets. FOR WHAT" Even Bishop Long! We can tell you many stories. A young lady walked into his church during the month of November 2000 and told him that she was in trouble and needed money to get to her four little sons. Bishop Long and his assistant pastor told her that they did not see where she was paying tithes, so therefore they could not help her and turn her away. What was that? We have proof. Would God have you to act that way. Turn a single mom away that is desperate for help for her chidren. This is the reason why so many many people are no longer affiliated with a church. Because of reasons such as this. This is so sad, This is not God.
godsaidso

Avon, CO

#15 Mar 23, 2009
Ike wrote:
This so-called person (doorie?) is truly a product of government controlled education, and the "dumbing down" of America. Please go back to school and learn to spell. You also need to learn to use proper grammar and syntax. Can you read well enough to comprehend the scriptures? <quoted text>
Whether it is spelled correctly or not, doesn't matter. We all understood exactly what this person meant. Stop judging, who are you supposed to be? Check yourself!
godsaidso

Avon, CO

#16 Mar 23, 2009
CHOSEN wrote:
SAINTS BE CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T PUT TOO MUCH ENERGY INTO FOCUSING ON THIS ISSUE THAT WE MISS THE REAL ENEMY WHO'S TRYING TO COME IN OUR BACK DOOR. THERE ARE SO MANY ENTITIES ROBBING US RIGHT NOW, IE GOVERNMENT, THE MORTGAGE INDUSTRY, BANKING, THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT.. DID I SAY THAT ALREADY.. AND WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THEIR DECEPTIONS AND DISHONEST AND NOT WORRY ABOUT THE THINGS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SANCTIONED AND SET ASIDE BY GOD. GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS OWN SHEPHARDS AND THE FLOCK FOR THAT MATTER BUT WE NEED TO BE WISE IN OUR DEALINGS AND MAKE SURE WE DON'T GET CAUGHT UP ON FOOLISHNESS WHEN THERE ARE REAL ISSUES IN FRONT OF US. THIS IS A TIME FOR US TO BE EXTREMELY DISCERNING AND WISE AND NOT A TIME TO ALLOW HE MEDIA TO OFFSET OUR FOCUS.
We expect the world to rob us, but not the pastors, leaders, etc. They are pimping God. Hiding behind that collar. I believe that God has some real preachers and pastors but the question is, "Where are they?"
godsaidso

Avon, CO

#17 Mar 23, 2009
godsaidso wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you, ministers do not need multimillion dollar homes and private jets. FOR WHAT" Even Bishop Long! We can tell you many stories. A young lady walked into his church during the month of November 2000 and told him that she was in trouble and needed money to get to her four little sons. Bishop Long and his assistant pastor told her that they did not see where she was paying tithes, so therefore they could not help her and turn her away. What was that? We have proof. Would God have you to act that way. Turn a single mom away that is desperate for help for her chidren. This is the reason why so many many people are no longer affiliated with a church. Because of reasons such as this. This is so sad, This is not God.
They don't want to give up the information because they do have a lot to hide. Stealing in the name of the Lord!
godsaidso

Avon, CO

#18 Mar 23, 2009
Tory One wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a huge difference between taking a reasonable amount and taking the majority
Answer to that question is yes! We have tithed. 10% for years. Why question the sheep, maybe you had better send these questions out to the leaders that are ripping God's people off.
oluku boy

Fairfax, VA

#19 Aug 30, 2009
senator grassley can go to hell
oluku boy

Fairfax, VA

#20 Aug 30, 2009
senator god is watching you. you must be very careful.anyway you are already in hell.
Meline

Conyers, GA

#21 Feb 9, 2010
He is a business man, Bishop has many businesses, and so wat? hes just supposed to give all that money away? he is a hard working human being! let him live his life. And you live yours. So what? ministers are supposed to be poor? fyi- he was homeless, but he followed God, and look at Bishop now. Maybe if you follow God, you can be a wise, smart, sucessful person too.:)

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