Pastor Tests Himself For HIV In Pulpit: Is There Deliverance From Sin In (AME) Black Churches?

This is a very positive thing for any pastor to do and that is to test himself in front of his congregation.  Although, Rev. Anthony Lee is probably the only pastor who has done such a brave thing, we wonder does he along with others in the AME church preach against all sin?   As some of you know, the AME denomination recently gathered to hear what First Lady Michelle Obama had to say to them.  They vow to support her husband in this coming November's presidential election, although they claim not to condone gay marriage, allegedly.  This brings us to a very important question, although Pastor Lee has been a positive example by testing himself for HIV in the pulpit, does he preach against all sin, so those whom may be HIV positive can seek spiritual deliverance through Jesus Christ?

Yes, it is very positive for Pastor Anthony Lee to encourage his followers to get tested for HIV/AIDS, but God is concerned about some AME preachers allegedly associating with gay and lesbian ministers like Bishop Yvette Flunder briefly seen on this following video.  We agree everyone should take the issue of HIV and AIDS very serious, but if we ever desire to see more people get miraculously healed of AIDS, they must give up all sin and follow all of God's biblical commandments. In Psalm 103:3, the Bible says, 'Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases'.   Therefore, God already told us he would heal any disease and forgive us for any sin. In 2 Cor. 7:14, the Bible clearly tells us, 'If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.'   So, we must turn from wickedness, in order for God to began healing our land.  Therefore, each and every preacher in the black church of any denomination is responsible for preaching against all sin, in order for their followers to realize God will heal them, only on His terms.  The combination of being educated about AIDS and fully obey God is the answer and if certain pastors within any denomination of any black church does not make this clear before their congregations, God will not be pleased with them.   In the 21st century, why we are still seeing a lot of black men, black women and even our youth dying of AIDS?  Although, other races are dying of the disease, why is it our race is yet the highest, according to Avert statistics?  The answer could be spiritual rebellion, many souls whom have not totally yielded to God's expectations. These are the same souls whom realize the history of African Americans whom were the only race whom had something in common with the children of Israel, they both endured slavery.  Of course, we realize some people who died of HIV/AIDS accidentally caught it through a blood transfusion, birth, or from an unfaithful spouse and not through sin.  

Again, we think Pastor Anthony Lee has done a very positive thing, but it is very sad that those whom are standing strong against gay marriage in other ministries, outside of the AME church are not educating their church members about HIV and AIDS and would never do what he has done, be tested in front of their congregations.

Furthermore, it is very important for all pastors to join Pastor Anthony Lee in testing before their congregations or at least just educate them about HIV/AIDS.  Also, they should associate with ministers who educate about the disease, only if he and others completely preach against all sin, according to God's Word.  There should be no association with those whom oppose God's commandments against homosexuality or any other sin.  In 2 Cor. 6:14, it says, 'Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?'  Those whom condone homosexuality are unbelievers and do not serve the same God as righteous believers, in our opinion.

Biblical Scriptures against Homosexuality 

  •  1 Corinthians 6:9-10 - "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." 
  • Leviticus 18:22 - "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." 
  • Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." 
  • Romans 1:26-27 - "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."

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Pastor Tests Himself For HIV In Pulpit! That’s Committment! [VIDEO]

By Oretha Winston, Lead Editor 
At Union Seminary in 1998, the Rev. Anthony Lee helped lead a worship service on World AIDS Day. Tony (as he was called back then) described the pressures of violence and poverty, along with AIDS, in his African-American community in Washington, D.C., and called for a holistic medical, social and spiritual cure.

Today, Lee is back in the D.C. area as the founding pastor of a thriving church called Community of Hope, located in Prince George’s County. He is again working in a largely African-American...Read full article, here.

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