Eddie Long’s tears

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports…

“A teary Bishop Eddie Long admitted during a recent service that he once considered taking his own life.

He told his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church congregation that when it seemed like he was getting “condemned from the four corners of the Earth, I had a moment…I had a moment…I wanted to kill myself and was ready,” he said in a video that is going viral.

In the video, entitled “The Power of God’s Love,” Long, with a clean shaven head and dressed in a dark suit with a red shirt,, says that what prevented him from doing so, “It’s not a Scripture. What kept me is that every time I showed up here, you were here.”

Long could not be reached immediately for comment.

The congregation, many dressed in red, rush down to gather around Long. Some are crying, some can be seem praying or touching him in support.

A tearful and trembling Long said in the video that he did not take his life because “my family loved me, my church loved me…regardless of what anybody said, love lifted me and carried me. And you didn’t judge me. There are folk here who know what I mean, that you’re alive because somebody loved you. They didn’t give you a sermon, they didn’t question you, they didn’t call you before a council.”

He told the congregation “there is no greater power than the power of love.”

He said he honored them as a congregation and people that what sustains a person through the storm is the real committed love “that runs from heart to heart and breath to breath and I thank you.”

He said he wanted to release the love showered over him and his family.

“We have no right or justification to kill one another on social media, especially when you don’t know,” he said. “And if we’re going to be saints, if we’re really going to move into the things God has, let’s love one another. “

From http://www.ajc.com/news/lifestyles/bishop-eddie-long-love-lifted-him-when-he-thought-/nqRSr/

 

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7 thoughts on “Eddie Long’s tears

  1. I spent a bit of time reading comments. I didn’t see any logical arguments. Bad language and weird pictures are about it.

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  2. I have the solution for world peace. From what I gather the people here hate mega churches. Right?
    Instead of preaching the gospel you like attacking mega churches.
    So, send all the Muslims out of Europe and Australia and sensible countries. You haters can leave too. You won’t mind the Muslims not letting you evangelize because you aren’t interested in that.
    Do you can happily sit at desks and complain about Pastors of mega churches etc etc, until everything gets blown up around you.

    We can put up with the evils of loud music and entertaining preachers and you can enjoy shouts in Arabic to Allah as the Muslims blow each other up and all the other things that their twisted religion inspires them to do.
    David will be especially happy to insult and swear at the peaceful Muslims while they cut his head off.

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  3. Nice speech. If only Muslims in Belgium listened to him. Liked the part about social media too.

    Probably none of you did though.

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