Pastoral 40 YEAR Coverup Scandal: Bishop Paul S. Morton

Another old news became new news.

Sometimes, folk do not understand that the Lord is serious about Luke 12:2 and Ephesians 5:11-14. It may have happened 40 years ago, but to deliberately keep it a secret for 40 years, leads many to believe that as long as no one knows about it, a person’s reputation is safe.

I’m never in agreement when it comes to laying out the laundry of ministers, however, the laundry was already out when the sin was committed. The thing that many will say, and it is expected, “Don’t judge or you will be judged.”

I’ve already been down this path and my sins of porn and masturbation are all out there for the world to see. Because the Lord delivered me, Matthew 7:2-5 now applies.

For all you “Don’t judge” people, you need to read the rest of what Jesus said in Matthew 7 and be very careful. If you are not willing to put your sins on the table on this level like many of us did, HOLD YOUR PEACE and walk away quickly.

Bishop Paul S. Morton acknowledged committing fornication and had a daughter out of wedlock. This occurred over 40 years ago.

On Obnoxious’ blog, I copied and pasted a response and said that we are to “put this to rest.”

I made an egregious error. I erred.

Let’s not put this to rest. Not so fast.

We can’t let this rest because the people of God need to see what we’ve been talking about that is prevalent in the Body of Christ.

It is evident that he kept this a secret in hopes that he would maintain his personal reputation. In an interview, he admitted it and that he made a mistake. However, as I have said before, there is a difference between a mistake and deliberate sin.

Obnoxioustv’s Blog apparently uncovered the information and essentially forced Bishop Morton to come clean about the issue. It is also clear that Bishop Morton ordained Eddie Long as a Bishop. In stunning fashion, Paul S. Morton openly rebuked Eddie Long and demanded that Eddie Long come clean. Requesting that Eddie Long return phone calls to answer for Eddie Long’s alleged sins with young boys went unanswered.

So we are seeing a constant pattern among ministers lacking integrity. Keep it covered and no one will know. Bring the sins of others to light but keep your sins hidden. Luke 12:2 is there for a reason.

On a video link provided by Obnoxioustv’s blog, Paul S. Morton confessed to the “mistake.” The thing that I will never understand is when it comes to the sins of others, why do preachers call it a sin but when it comes to the sins of spiritual leaders, why do we call it a mistake?

I guess in the infamous words of Creflo Dollar, “He had a train wreck.”

The trail of sexual immorality among ministers is long and getting longer.

We are seeing that the Lord is serious about Ephesians 5:26-27.

The clarion call to live sanctified lives is getting louder.

Isaiah 52:11 says,

Depart! Depart! Go out from there,

Touch no unclean thing;

Go out from the midst of her,

Be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.

A few years ago, I did say that more scandals are to come. The Lord is revealing the root cause of why LGBT is successful.

It was a two pronged effort.

One, wait for the ministers that lived holy and sanctified lives to leave the scene either by retirement or that they go home to be with the Lord, and two, let the Secret Sexual Sins of existing ministers bring themselves down.

EXMinistries by G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett uncovered in their Thieves In The Temple Series the type of “praise and worship” that is hot among many “churches.”

The “Partay” atmosphere of church is something of grave concern.

The two things that are prevalent in all scandals is the kind of music one listens to and the kind of sexual immorality that is coupled to certain music ministers.

Why is this connected?

Paul S. Morton has put out many praise and worship albums. While there is nothing to suspect in terms of sexual immorality and the music he and his ministry put out, yet, the secrecy of sexual sins in his life is seemingly connected to that which is supposed to be sacred. The devil doesn’t mind if we have a party atmosphere in church, so long as we never live lives of integrity, honesty, and holiness unto the Lord. It is one thing to commit sins before one is saved on this level. When a person gets saved, as far as the Lord is concerned, it is forgiven.

However, when it comes to the child out of wedlock that is unheard of until one is forced to share, the obviously deliberate secrecy is deception. It would be one thing to forget the unintentional oversight of mentioning the child, now over 40 years ago, but to deliberately hide the “mistake,” is the very thing that should not be hidden.

This means that all across America, there may be pastors with children and the people they minister to have no knowledge about it.

We must learn how to deliberately live in holiness instead of living deliberately in defiance of what the Lord said to us.

The sacredness of music is almost non existent because the sanctification and sanctity of the person is in question. The sound of the world is in the sound and heart of the church. So much so that we can’t distinguish between what is sacred and what is unholy.

We no longer know how to worship the Father “in spirit and in truth.”

We just know how to worship with our lips because our hearts are far from the Father. We worship from afar because we worship the sin that the Father is against. With ease, we lift our hands but with the same hands, we use them to sin against the Lord.

The music used to carry distinction, however, because people are in search of a new sound instead of looking to the Lord to refresh and revive us. We are found looking to the world to “help” us out.

When we look to the world to help us out, we carry into our house the thing that the Lord detests. We bring the perversion, the sins, the lusts of the flesh and mind. We bring the attitude of defiance against the Lord with us when we worship God.

Along with a new sound is the very thing that God sent His Son to die for. That is why the power of the gospel is of no effect. The very God we claim to worship is not being worshipped at all. The very thing that God hates is being worshipped.

It is like carrying the ark of the covenant in a new cart.

Notice what 2 Samuel 6:1-8 says,

Again David gathered all the choice men of Israel, thirty thousand. And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, whose name is called by the Name, the Lord of Hosts, who dwells between the cherubim.

So they set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart. And they brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill, accompanying the ark of God; and Ahio went before the ark.

Then David and all the house of Israel played music before the Lord on all kinds of instruments of fir wood, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on sistrums, and on cymbals.

And when they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his error; and he died there by the ark of God. And David became angry because of the Lord’s outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place Perez Uzzah to this day.”

Mind you also that Paul S. Morton is a great singer and his assembly has a great praise and worship atmosphere.

Thanks be to God that the assembly of God is not living in the OT.

Today, the presence of the Lord is not among most of the saints. Through music, we have found a way to make a sound feel holy while the vessels playing or singing what was to be sacred remain incredibly and unapologetically compromised.

An unrepentant attitude has camped in the house of worship.

The party kind of music is reminiscent of the “rise up and play” attitude of the children of Israel when Moses went up Mt. Sinai to see the Lord. The people forced Aaron to make a golden calf and they rose up to play (see Exodus chapter 32).

From the time they left Egypt to the time they received the Ten Commandments, the Lord was teaching them not to go in the way of the nation they left.

For the 40 years that Paul S. Morton kept his Secret Sexual Sins a secret, he was allowed to minister. Living under the cover and cloak of darkness, his rise to prominence made him appear holy and righteous from the start. I know what this is when I was walking in hypocrisy in the sin of porn and masturbation.

We make ourselves out to be innocent when we were guilty all along. We failed to live holy lives before the Lord and the covers came off for Bishop Morton.

The sound of the Lord was getting closer and the Lord warned me. He said to me, “Come Clean. Or be exposed.”

One person said “if you expose it, you keep your job. If God exposes it, you lose your job.”

I know what Romans 11:29 says, “The gifts and callings of God are without repentance.” It means that God never revokes His gifts and callings. However, when it comes to ministers that sin, they are revoked.

Case in point. All you have to do is look at Saul. He sinned against God and God was sorry that He made him king. Look at Asa when he trusted in Syria to stop Israel. Asa died with disease in his feet. Look at Judas when he betrayed Jesus. Judas’ betrayal was so intense that he hated himself and hung himself. The Lord Jesus said that it would have been better if he had not been born.

All these men had their place removed and their gift revoked. Almost every preacher that sinned against God and continued in sin in defiance will experience the same thing. They will never operate in the anointing and grace they once enjoyed.

Even the ministry the Lord gave me is operating under a diminished capacity because I defied God. There is no way to regain that which the Lord initially gave because God never rewards those that defy His Word.

It is fool hearty to assume that the Lord gives more grace when you defied it.

It would be one thing to sin before you came into the kingdom and the Lord forgives you. It’s another thing to sin afterwards and assume that the Lord rewards it. The Lord would have to apologize to every one He’s judged.

What can we learn from this?

The place of secrets is not going to remain secret. It is best to leave it all on the table for all to see. For soon, it will come to light. Over our shoulder is the Lord and when we defy Him, we deliberately choose to hide the very thing that He detests.

It is to be noted that Paul S. Morton did the honorable thing. He provided child support, however, when you read his ministerial biography, there is no note of this child out of wedlock and the mother, who passed away of cancer. The neat nice package of our ministries is what we want people to see because any hint of sin will drive people away.

Come Clean! Or Be Exposed!

You can read more about it. Here is the link…..

http://obnoxioustv.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/obnoxious-exclusive-bishop-paul-sylvester-mortons-daughter-born-out-of-wedlock-discovered-close-to-40-years-paul-has-denied-his-daughter-all-her-life-read-legal-documentation-now-that-anetra/

And the follow up blog here…..

http://obnoxioustv.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/watch-bishop-paul-sylvester-morton-address-his-atlanta-congregation-about-the-daughter-he-has-denied-close-to-40-years-plus-read-a-fellow-bloggers-coverage-of-bishop-mortons-response/

Hypocrites And The Den Of Robbers

What has the church become? A bunch of leaders that live hypocritical lives and filled with people that are as gullible as fish. How gullible are they?

Just say the magic words…..

Anointing, Power, Empowerment, Favor, Purpose, Destiny, Material Wealth.

And like a magnet pulling metal objects, they come running. Then you have people that never heard the voice of God before, claim a calling. The gift of gab is no qualification for ministry. Anyone can talk, but is there any demonstration of the Spirit and of power?

Just go to your conventions and meetings. Go to church and these things are lacking. What makes up for the lack of the presence of the Lord? Music. Music. And more music. That spiritual feeling is something that we have to have to make us or help us feel spiritual. But what is really going on? Have we reduced the work of the Holy Spirit to just feelings?

Absolutely.

We go back to our private lives and nothing has really changed. We watch the same TV shows. We say the same things. We don’t talk about the Lord to others. We live just like…..the world we claim we desire to win to the Lord.

Except the world is not buying it.

They know we are hypocrites. They know we are a den of robbers. We come to the place where God is supposed to help us live better lives than before and all we are told is anointing, power, empowerment, favor, purpose, destiny, material wealth.

And don’t forget to leave your pay check in the offering plate, and bring next week’s check when you come back.

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Years ago, many disgruntled preachers decided to change the gospel message. After preaching for years for next to nothing. In an instant, the gospel of prosperity popped up. Many of God’s people started giving enormous amounts of money to preachers. Preachers would line up speaking engagements and conventions. It got over into excessive and frivolous activity that would make Paul’s bones cringe. Paul ministered many years with challenges beyond anyone’s imagination.

Yet, he did what he had to do.

Pay his own way, and the way of his entourage. Only one church thought of meeting Paul’s expenses. The Philippian church. Everyone else said, “You must be kidding!”

But did Paul complain? No. He made tents. Got paid for an honest day’s work (tent making), and preached the gospel anyway. After he was done, he got his boat tickets for him and his crew, and went to the next engagement.

Preacher predators only have one thing in mind as a predator. You gotta die because I gotta eat. Hence, you gotta give, so I can live.

Preachers these days, (me included) will never have an idea what it’s like to preach under Paul’s conditions. Many of us claim to be anointed and we know we aren’t, but if we could fool somebody, we eat, excuse me, feast tonight. Many will fuss and argue, and say that we need to pay pastors more. Let’s be reasonable about it. Not manipulative. So, the bulk of their messages will be about “tithes and offerings,” putting undue stress on the mother that is legitimately trying to feed her family. The father that is trying to make ends meet.

Why don’t the preacher learn to walk by faith and not by sight him or herself?

Seldom will you see preachers take their mink coat off and leave it with a homeless person.

We can’t help but also realize that million dollar mansions are not appropriate. Especially when you have people in your congregation that pay their tithes and offerings to your church, only to return to fight with the rat gnawing on the piece of wood that kept them up last night. Only to watch a family look into an empty refrigerator. Only to watch a family get out of the car to attend church; the car they slept in last night, and for the last three months because daddy lost his job.

We seldom hear messages about God changing our lives because the preacher doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers. If you start talking about things that really affect the way we live, the crowd will leave. When people leave, money goes with them. The big building you bought and built will not be paid for. Kiss your salary goodbye.

Then you make every effort to get out on the preacher circuit to preach your “A” message. Get a couple of thousand dollars in honorariums. Sell your books and CD’s. Pass out your email address and cards to other club members (prominent preachers), and you are set. Attend their conferences, or have a conference of your own and invite your club members. One hand washes the other. Rub my back, and I’ll be sure to rub yours.

Pay for my flight and hotel. What a life!

We read about stuff happening in our communities and we think nothing of it. It’s not like this every where. There are some ministers that live legitimate lives in the Lord and the house of worship is a genuine house of worship. There are pastors that care nothing about the club members of preachers.

However, many preachers have deep seated aspirations to make it like the others. To make their name known. To ride above the stars of heaven. Like a showman on The Ed Sullivan Stage.

We no longer cry out to God. We seldom work the Word in our own lives. Rarely are we moved by God to do His will. Chances are, we are just as filthy as the bones that lay in the cave of robbers. Hypocrites only look out for the bottom line. The outside of our garments must be pristine, but we all know that inside our cup bowl is last year’s meal. We wash the outside but the inside is full of bacteria, mold, and hints of what was last eaten when it was last cleaned.

We love to tell others how to live while we live what they are going through as far as sin is concerned. It’s very easy to tell others about their sins and our sins remain unchecked. As Paul said, “…disqualified.”

Oh, that’s 1 Corinthians 9:27.

The music minister looks at sister so and so. It’s that hook up time of month for these two. Pastor closes the door while he attends to some one on one counseling with a man, but that look in the man’s eyes was not right. And you know it. The First Lady is seen with another woman, but every one knows that this woman got some stuff because she’s looking mighty masculine, and smelling like Old Spice and Brut too.

You see, the church is no longer a place where the respect for the presence of God is foremost and preeminent. Where the fear of God is known. Where people carry this fear every where they go. The fear of the Lord is not just reverence, but it is also the ability to be very afraid to cross God. Used to be that you wouldn’t ever spit in front of the church. However, I will admit that back in the day, people did smoke outside the church. And that, while the pastor is preaching.

The Internet has a way of making church look perfect and neat but there is a lot of stuff going on behind the nip and tuck of ministry. Stuff that the Father sees every where. Granted, the church will never be perfect, but the perfecting Word is there to correct, instruct, rebuke, stir up, believers in the way of righteousness. This instruction is not just for Sunday morning but for the believer for the rest of their lives.

We forget that we only have a short time on earth and live like we are staying here forever. One person once said that the Bible is Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. This is good but the instructions that were placed in the Word of God were given to us to help us live while we are on earth. When we get to heaven, and not all of man wants to go to heaven, the instructions learned is just a glimpse of the way heaven is all the time. That’s why Jesus prayed, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

When we live our lives like sinners, surely, it is not the will of God on earth.

The one way that you will know that you are not a hypocrite is Matthew 7:21-27 and James 1:22-25.

You cannot claim to be a disciple of Christ if you do opposite of what a disciple of Christ does. So, when you are a preacher and you teach the Word of God, make sure that you are living what you are teaching. It makes no sense trying to teach people what you haven’t been willing to learn yourself. If you’ve been touched by this, that means you still have a heart that desires all of God.

Your spirit, soul, and body was designed to be inhabited fully by God. Not so that you can be like the sorcerer in Acts 8, but to be effective as you are affected by the Word and presence of the Lord. People will know that you have been with the Lord when they see a change in your life, not by how well you can preach.

It’s a life well lived that makes the difference.

Lord knows that the world has had enough of watching the drama. It is time for the sons and daughters of God to manifest.

After all, all creation has been waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.

They’ve had enough of hypocrites and the den of robbers.

Economic Catastrophic Disaster

by Fred C. Rochester, Pastor. Economic Catastrophic Disaster Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

For the last 20 years, the current economic system is showing clear signs of an impending catastrophic collapse. Not just in the United States but around the world.

Two instruments opened the door for this to occur.

One, China entering the WTO (World Trade Organization) and two, the Free Trade Agreement.

The economic pressure is rising and must release a cataclysmic disaster that will be unrecoverable by mere humanistic means. While there were other factors that opened the door for a complete global economic collapse, the Bible clearly speaks to the events surrounding our time.

For instance, James 5:1-6.

“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.”

Where the Word says, “he does not resist you,” is evidence of a person giving up without a fight. For many, death is more welcomed than continuing in suffering. “Just kill me,” is their cry.

This crying out is evidenced in Libya, Greece, London(?), and Syria. Famine is hitting Somalia and other nations where millions of people and children are dying in the thousands.

Just as I was thinking about this, the Lord took me back to the Book of Genesis. The sons of Noah in particular. The Lord told me that Ham had his day. Shem had his day, and Japheth, his days are coming to a close.

If you look at the prophecy of Daniel. Daniel 2:28 says, “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.”

Notice the latter portion. “…what will be in the latter days.”

It is amazing that the Lord sets in motion the final events from the time the Israelis were exiled to Babylon. Why? The book of Revelation speaks of the Great Whore, Babylon in Revelation 14.

The current financial system is about to close in dramatic fashion to set itself up for the arrival of the kingdom of Babylon as declared in the book of Revelation. All across the world, we are seeing clear indications of many nations attempting to climb out of a slippery financial pit just to get sucked under as part of the beginning of the end of all things.

The only humanistic answer that the European nations and the United States have is to raise the debt ceiling or make more loans to itself. Bailout or borrow to pay for what we borrowed. This kind of madness is very risky.

Billions of people are maxed out on credit cards and loans. The United States government is experiencing what every American in debt is experiencing and they are using the same system imposed on it’s people to attempt to bail itself out of debt.

Billions of people do not have jobs to pay for what was borrowed, let alone provide for their basic needs. Many are strategically defaulting because their pay, for those that are working, will never be able to catch up to pay down their debt, taxes, and the increased cost of living.

Greed has finally caught up to every person on the planet.

Just look across your towns, municipalities, and “empires.” Businesses are closing. The buildings that they once occupied are closed. For “sale” or for “lease” signs are all across the nation. Small businesses are closing because no one is buying their products. People are unemployed. State budgets are beyond saving. Most states are selling their own properties to attempt to close their out of control budget gaps.

Some states are touting their fiscal discipline but it will be short lived. Many other states are attacking unions to destroy their bargaining agreements and pensions. Companies are laying off thousands of workers to save their bottom lines.

Come to think of it.

Perhaps Bernie Madoff and Ken Lay saw what was about to come. Panicked. And started to store up or have a good time because it would be the last time anyone would have good times. One is serving time and the other one is dead.

It is time for the church to grasp this reality.

Throw away the error of the gospel of prosperity.

It is time to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ commensurate with the times we are currently living in.

1 Timothy 6:6-10 says,

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

Verse 11 says, “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.”

Have you ever watched a movie when the part comes where destruction is about to come and someone is told to run but they don’t run? They ask a whole lot of questions, questioning why they have to run. Then some of them end up dead or barely escaped disaster?

So it is with many of you that do not pay attention to the Scripture above. I and God cannot make you run, but after you are destroyed, when it’s too late, it’s the only time when what is said here makes any kind of sense to you.

We are not about to enter into desperate times.

We are in desperate times.

Doomsday is no longer a great novel.

Doomsday is at the door.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 says, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

Already we are seeing regular families struggle. Recently, I read where a mother killed her son and then committed suicide because she was unable to financially make ends meet.

China sent a message to the United States through the New York Times (NYT) telling us the truth. The United States is addicted to debt. This is a clear sign to the US that the sins of this nation are approaching full. The judgment for sexual sins, covetousness, abortion, and blasphemy against the Lord have come upon her and the Christian church.

This is too gloomy. Could you please preach nice things preacher?

No!

It’s time to face reality and preach the Word of God in season and out of season. Whether you want to hear it or not.

Because these are the times that the Lord warned us about. Forget about any return to the good ol’ days. From here on out, we are going to see more financially destructive times. Just pay attention to 1 Timothy chapter 6 and verse 11.

Just as Paul told Timothy. “But you, O man of God, flee these things…

And while you are running, you might as well… “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.”

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