Posts tagged ‘Zachery Tims’

January 8, 2012

MassaPassa Paul White

by MullOverThis

Only in the celebrity church age will a prestigious Board of Bishops select a senior pastor for a well-established mega church, who CANNOT pastor full-time.  Yep, you heard it right here on MullOverThis. Paula White has an international ministry, tapes television for daily broadcasts, pastors another mega church and now adds  New Destiny Christian Center to her list of to-do’s.

Out of all of the people in the world-I mean think about this-who are qualified to shepherd a flock of believers, Paula White gets the appointment.  Would you be shocked to know that hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhh  MassaPassa Paula White was on the committee designated to find an appropriate leader?  No need to get wide-eyed over this, she was “objectively” looking for a pastor for the New Destiny Christian Center in conjunction with her croonies.

See, celebrity pastors shepherd effectively knowing they will never be available to mount the pulpit each Sunday, more or less know Jesus’ sheep.  That is what these “wise” leaders believe.  A woman who may show up twice each month because she has to split her time between another mega church-and if anybody thinks Massa Passa is going to regard NDCC more than the work she founded, go ahead and eat some of Ms. Abilene’s chocolate pie (The Help)-is not a “good” senior pastor for thousands of people who just may need to see their pastor more than twice a month between her helicopter rides, and correspondence with key NDCC staff. God forbid the Holy Spirit attempt to move during a service and bust up the television taping schedule and keep Passa’s helicopter pilot waiting.  We can’t afford these kinds of interruptions when we’re reaching the lost for Christ on a schedule that helps keep the cha ching ding sound in place.

In celebrity churches, the Bible is the blueprint that the people “work” to get big fat paychecks.  A church whose former pastor allegedly died from drugs and exemplified a “torn” heinous lifestyle which prompted him to stop his co-founding pastor wife from setting her foot on their church property, needs a pastor who will seek God for NDCC.  NDCC needs a pastor who is committed to that work, not fifteen other competing interests.  When the crux of pastoring is in scheduling programs, services and flying in two to three times a month, we all need to be crying out for the Lord’s return as soon as possible.  If this is what God’s will is, then we all need to just look to the skies and hope Jesus cracks them and ushers us home.

The members of NDCC should know what people who give each other Bentley’s for gifts thought of them.  They thought so much of them and their money, not their needs, that they assigned someone who probably would admit she was not capable of adding full-time care for two teenagers to her schedule, but could care for thousands of spiritual children as their most significant spiritual leader in between photo shoots and winks at the camera.

While Massa Passa’s endorsers have drunkenly proclaimed that she knows how to build a church, I’m sure people who have been re-routed to other ministries wonder if Massa Passa’s croonies have checked into the church she pastored and closed, allegedly due to financial struggles.

Welcome to the celebrity corporate church age.

MullOverThis.

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August 16, 2011

On Zachery Tims

by MullOverThis

Pastor Zachery Tims is deceased and news reports have mentioned the presence of a white powder on his person, which is being tested.  So, the implication is that drugs may have been involved.  Additionally, news reports have succinctly described Tims as, “…pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida who divorced his wife over an affair with a hooker…”

I definitely have a firm resolve concerning Pastor Tims and the type of preacher he represents:  the man who loves God and does all that he can for people to improve their lives.  “The man” is where the murky area lies.  Regardless of one’s religious convictions or beliefs, at some point, we have to decide what is good.  I do not have the power to, or would even be willing to toss Tims or anyone like him to the dogs;  some people  do have a conscience but don’t realize how their decisions will affect them until it is too late.  God’s grace is sufficent to cover any one of us, even at the last minute.

Mulloverthis:

Is it possible to be a “good man” when you are unfaithful and dishonor your wife even in public?

Is it possible to be a “good man” when your decisions make your children fatherless?

Is it possible to be a “good man” because you have done so many great things for every one but the ones whose lives rely upon your “goodness” the most?

Does  a “good man” direct donation money to support a drug addiction?

Does a “good man” pay for hotels and  flings to accompany him with church money?

Can a man be a “great man(d) of God” if he’s not even a “good man”?

Does the crackhead who steals from his family but helps an old lady across the street become a poor soul who is a good person?

Are we allowed to really draw the line between good people and not so good people anymore?

Do the concepts of CHARACTER, INTEGRITY, ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY, RELIABILITY, THOUGHTFULNESS, AND CONSIDERATION for people other than oneself mean anything?

Nice people do not necessarily translate into good people.

Good people often have to do things that are not nice.

What a man does, speaks much louder to what is really in his heart, than mere words.

The sum total of one’s acts does not outweigh or define the essence of a man’s character.

Good will and good intentions can kill in the absence of good character.

God certainly uses people who have not always been good.  But, I haven’t seen one instance where God used people who did not turn away from their non-goodness to become more like God.  The admirable thing about Zachery is that even in all of his struggles, he had enough faith to try and help others.  Ultimately, there is no point in representing a Christ who cannot give us the power to live a good life, especially when we plaster our faces on signs as leaders qualified to show you the way.  ZTims is not isolated in this troubled preacher identity.  We do not need ANOTHER man, who cannot live a good life, to feel more for people than to seek care for his own life.  The Kingdom of God is not a crutch for preachers’ issues and does not belong to preachers.   Preachers, SIT DOWN.  TAKE A SEAT.  You are not that important to the world.  No, you are not.  God can use anyone else to do what you do.  Go somewhere and sit down until you can be restored.  No one can blame “the church” for a man’s destructive choices.  Ask every drug addict who now lives in victory.  We are not going to gloss over mess and memorialize it as something good to make people feel good.  We have too much in Christ to continue in sin, and think church leaders should live just like men who do not KNOW God.

If there need not be any moral distinction and culpability for the kinds of ills that one man’s life exudes to become a plague in other people’s lives, and lead without adherence to the standard of what is good and right, then we owe Bin Laden an apology.

Mulloverthis.