Another pastor has emerged as the newest scandal to rock the Body of Christ.
According to Black Christian News Network (BCNN), Pastor Charles Jenkins admitted to an 8 year adulterous affair on Easter Sunday.
On Easter Sunday, he shared his sin before his congregation at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Ill, with his wife standing beside him.
In 2009, the Lord said to me that more scandals would occur with each one getting worse than the last.
We will see more, and yes, it will be worse than this one.
Obnoxious, a rather interesting blog and other sources, published a nude picture of this “pastor.”
Deitrick Haddon allegedly did the same. That is, took nude photos and they were posted.
It’s a clear obsession of perversion and righteousness attempting to conjoin themselves.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 prohibits this vile practice.
I will not post any links to nude photographs of Jenkins here because that’s a line the devil wants everyone to cross, and it’s a clear violation of decency laws.
I will say that the Lord never fails to expose.
Nahum 3:5-6 says “Behold, I am against you, says the Lord of hosts; “I will lift your skirts over your face, I will show the nations your nakedness, and the kingdoms your shame. I will cast abominable filth upon you, make you vile, and make you a spectacle.”
As with all discoveries of these sad incidences, you must always look to porn and masturbation as the root cause of all adulterous relationships.
Unless it is ascertained, there is a very small possibility that I may be wrong, but chances are, the percentages are in my favor that I may be correct.
All you have to do is look into what we do in secret and that’s where the Lord is.
Psalm 90:7, Psalm 139, and Luke 12:2 has never been known to fail.
God knows how to look “To and Fro” at the same time.
God knows how to walk away and stay there at the same time.
What a man does in his secret life is a revelation of what’s lurking as lust in his heart. When it comes to fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind, there is no line a man will not cross. When they tell you that they would not cross a line, not only are they lying, they had already made provisions to do so.
The one thing that is holding them back is the perverted courage to carry out sinning against God on the next level.
Because adrenaline and testosterone work hand in hand. It adds to the excitement of sex.
When you refuse to expose the secret places of your heart before God, the secrecy turns into a false sense of security.
It is just a matter of time before it is exposed.
Ephesians 5:8-14 says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.
Well, when it comes to their marriage, you are already married. Just maintain that excitement of sex in your marriage. With relational issues, it is very difficult to be one in bed when you are separated in mind.
A man will not have sex with his wife when he feels other issues in the marriage are unresolved, ongoing, and heated. A woman will not give her husband sex when she is not connected emotionally, or have unresolved issues, and is not heard by her husband. Both are responsible when both put up walls that prevent intimacy because of resolvable issues.
A man is wired for sex, according to Dr. William Struthers. When a man wants sex, he can turn on his sexuality easier than a woman. A woman can turn on sex too, but sometimes, not all the time, but other times, she could. After cracking her code of emotional connection. So when he is not connected to his wife at home, he will seek connection(s) elsewhere.
This will include porn and masturbation.
But here is the kicker.
He’s with the same mistress for eight years.
The mistress was in a one year marriage prior to the adultery.
Eight years of having sex with another woman, with surprisingly, at this point, no love children.
Are we missing something?
Is it possible that the mistress got pregnant and had an abortion(s)? It’s quite possible but until there is evidence, it is all speculation and rumors.
Many men and women struggle with the relational aspect of marriage. Such may or may not be the case with Jenkins, but when you have been in an adulterous relationship for eight years, this pastor was living in hypocrisy. It gives the appearance that Jenkins living this life of fantasy is precisely and is a clear indication that his marriage is troubled.
But it may be another scenario.
People have had a “good” marriage and extra sex on the side.
Eight years is a long time to hide infidelity and adultery.
For the mistress, she just couldn’t say no to a pastor. Was she a sexually immoral woman, sent on assignment to destroy a man of God and church?
Well, for eight years, it appears that nothing is out of place. There are places of worship where an adulterous relationship with the pastor is known by the congregation and they do not care. The only thing that congregants are concerned about is the Sunday morning performance. This is where when the people in the local church, if they knew about this adulterous situation, and said nothing, they are complicit.
They are co-conspirators to adultery.
If the Lord told them to stay and pray, that’s one thing. If the Lord told them to leave, and they didn’t, it tells me that disobedience is normal. Hence, sin is nothing to them.
One of the things that one must understand is that God gave him, and many other pastors that are currently in adulterous relationships space to repent of Secret Sexual Sins.
Another thing that is important to understand is that if this was going on for eight years, there is little doubt that this was happening in plain sight and people will look the other way to have a little “heaven and hell in earth.”
And if this adultery isn’t enough, a few years ago, CNN did a study regarding men with prostate cancer. The study concluded that men with an aggressive form of prostate cancer committed adultery prior to their diagnosis.
And if this isn’t enough……
The foolishness of taking your picture nude, while brushing your teeth and giving the photo(s) to your mistress makes what Eddie Long did (pictures of himself in spandex) look like child’s play.
That is, if the pictures were legitimate.
People with cameras and computers have been known to concoct lies to slander folk. It’s called false misrepresentation.
Eddie Long’s scandal occurred in 2010. Charles Jenkins’ adultery started in 2006.
Get the picture?
The warning by watching others being exposed should have been enough to put the fear of God in pastors. However, when you’ve developed the four “E’s” of ministry, “Elitism, empowerment, entitlement, expediency,” based out of pride and arrogance, you deceive yourself into thinking that you are invincible.
That nothing will happen to you.
The nude pictures is like “World’s Dumbness Preachers.”
No, there is no reality show named as such, but I wouldn’t doubt it one moment if a reality show comes up where we watch preachers do the dumbest things.
This ranks at the top so far.
If the picture is doctored, fixed, and in anyway a false picture, by all means we will correct this.
But here is the other kicker, they must take that picture down from the internet because it violates decency laws.
It is no different than pornography.
Many of you have heard Charles Jenkins “Awesome.”
Now is the time for him, his wife, and family to lean on the awesome mercy of God.
Here is the story from BCNN.