To Blackmail or Not to Blackmail- That Is the Question

Blackmail (verb) – Google search engine

  • force (someone) to do something by using threats or manipulating their feelings.
    synonyms: coerce, pressurize, pressure, force
    informal lean on, put the screws on, twist someone’s arm

Ah hah! It’s elementary, my dear Watson. Look at the clues, dear fellow! Strange silence of associate Pastors and deacons who have left the fold of Calvary Temple, and never looked back. Fearful families who whisper of misdeeds by Pastor Scott/cronies with a caveat “Don’t mention my name. I want to see my parents/kids/siblings occasionally.” Playing along to get along. For an illusive/abusive relationship per Pastor’s permission. Look at the father who was cut off because he would not be silent. Look at the mothers who buckled under pressure of not having their kids. Look at the kids who crawled back, broke in body/soul/spirit, in order to see their family.

Then the eternal label of Repentant Sinner/Prodigal is applied. Eulogized. Silent sinner stands/smiles/waves. Offers worship to the Great god Pastor Scott. “He brought me to my knees. To the end of myself/my pride.” (Because Pastor withheld all family relationships from You.) Bull. It’s Blackmail buster. To quote Pastor, “Stand still and see the
Glory of god [little ‘g’].”

But God says, “A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring” (Proverbs 25:26). “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever…How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit” (Jude 13,18-19). “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour:therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10).

Sanctified Surveillance?

Really? Sure. Pastor is always in step with The Way of The World. He is smarter than the average Christian. No simple Christian is going to get one up on our Pastor.

So we have Sanctified Surveillance (IF there is such a thing). We hold positions in top security/I.T./cellphone/government. We are old hands at Sanctioned Snooping via False Facebook Stalking. But Pastor must know MORE. About Us/You. Barely Believable you say? Pastor is going to help us Make it to heaven/hell. It is a Controlled Environment. His Sanctified/Stealthy reasoning says We Need Watchin’. In Oh So Many Ways. False Religion at its finest.

Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.

But God says, “As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison” (Acts 8:3). “Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites” (Matthew 22:15-18). “Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people…Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven” (Matthew 26:3,4,59-64). 

The Sound of Silence

Hello Darkness (Pastor) my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again…

The vision that was planted in my brain (of a Kid crying out to her/his parents. Please don’t do this! Cold night of suffering) In restless dreams I see it all. I turn my collar to the cold and damp (How did he/she sleep that night? Alone. Bone cold. Frightened. Hungry. Sobs.) Then.  In the naked Light of Jesus Words I saw. People talk without speaking (Calvarytempleland of Zombies) People hear without listening. (Cursing christian woman) And no one dares. (Wifey on the Warpath) Disturb the Sound of Silence. (To tell all is Gossip) Pastor destroying People. And silence like a Cancer grows. (As pastor plus pastor equals Corruption) And we bow and pray. To the Neon god we made. (“If Pastor is Bad. Then I am an Idiot.” We are. Idiots.) While the words of the prophets are written on the blog walls. (How many blogs does it take to wake a slumbering church?) And are whispered in sounds of silence. (The still Small voice of God) Turn ye. Repent. He comes quickly.

But God says, “And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; is it not for you to know judgment? Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron. Then shall they cry unto the Lord, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings. Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God…The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? None evil can come upon us” (Micah 3:1-7,11). “The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net…Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities” (Micah 7:2,18-19).

Pastors New Years Resolutions (We Wish…List)

I, hereby resolve as My Resolutions for the new year to do the following:

-To repent to God and all men for my manifold sins against others. Blow by blow.
-To restore back to each family the sundry family members I have taken to prop up my reverend roadshow.
-To apologize to all the fathers/husbands whose authority I have usurped for my glory.
-To apologize to all the mothers/wives for defaming their good names and reducing them to shadows of heartache.
-To apologize to all the young adults whose innocence I have stolen, whose lives I have abused/terrorized, whose faith I have shipwrecked.
-To apologize to all the children for taking them away from their mommys/daddys in order to keep them for me/myself/I.
-To restore back to the people all the monies I have hoarded for me/my families’ glory. To be distributed by the least among us. (not the children/adults please)
-To apologize to the world of Men for falsely proclaiming myself a man of god, when in reality I am a huckster/hypocrite.
-To apologize to the Church at Large for using the gospel of Jesus Christ for my own gain/glory to promote myself to a superior place among his saints.
-To apologize to my son for being a hypocrite before him. For all my lies.
-To apologize to my daughter for being a hypocrite before her and forcing her to cover up all my sins.
-To apologize to all my grandchildren everywhere for my false/duplicitous life. For leaving them a legacy of corruption/cowardice/confusion.
-To apologize to the Sterling Community for abusing the privilege of having a church in their area. For constantly heckling the sign-carrying R.R.O.’s across the street.

May God have mercy upon me.  What Must I Do To Be Saved?!

(As I dreamed a dream, it seemed as though a Wish List appeared before my eyes. And the name at the top?  My own dear/deranged/diabolical Pastor…)

But God says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God” (1 Peter 4:17). “The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net. That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up. The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity. Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me” (Micah 7:2-7).