Daniel Whyte III’s Theory Regarding Ed Litton and J.D. Greear’s Plagiarism Sermongate Hell and the Case of the Three Stooges

Plus the 12 Commandments of Sex

Daniel Whyte III’s Theory Regarding Ed Litton and J.D. Greear’s Plagiarism Sermongate Hell and the Case of the Three Stooges

1. Some demonic homosexual rich unknown shadowy figure or figures was behind putting a black man in as president, President Obama, and chose him with the understanding that he would pay his debt back by sanctioning the abomination of homosexuality from the standpoint of the government. They wanted a black man to do this because they knew black people would resist the abomination of homosexuality being sanctioned by the government and the church, but they would be blinded by the fact of having a black man as president and go along with it somewhat.

2. Obama and his administration, knowing that they would get strong resistance from the church in years to come against the abomination of homosexuality which he and his administration sanctioned while he was in office, chose Andy Stanley to make the church accept the abomination of homosexuality

3. When Andy Stanley got discredited as a false prophet by yours truly and by many others for telling the church and the world that Christians should “unhitch” from the Old Testament, which was the dumbest statement that a preacher has ever made in the history of the church, they adopted another strategy.

4. Even though as I’ve said before, Andy Stanley is not that great of a communicator as he thinks he is, but he is nobody’s dummy and for some strange, I believe demonic reason, he has a way of cozying up to church pastors and making them disciples to follow what he does at his church. As you can see in the pictures above, he has Baptist preachers dressing down in jeans and using some sort of a whiteboard in the pulpit just like he does, and the strategy now is to use all his disciples that he has gained over the years to continue their demonic agenda of making the church accept homosexuality.

5. I believe that some of these sermons that were preached by pastor Greear and Mr. Litton are being preached by hundreds of Andy Stanley’s disciples. Yes, I believe that if someone did an investigation, they would find other pastors preaching and teaching these same damnable heresies. These are demonic sermon talking points to slow-cook the proverbial frogs in the Baptist church and the evangelical church to accept the destructive abomination of homosexuality in the church.

6. Mr. Greear was the biggest stooge for Andy Stanley because he was the president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mind you, they dare not preach this garbage at the convention, but they are preaching it in their churches behind the scenes.

7. They groomed the most unlikely, probably uncalled, and worst preacher to be the next Southern Baptist Convention president, stealing an idea out of the Obama administration’s playbook, which is the same playbook as Black Lives Matter, to use blackness as a Trojan horse to introduce the abomination of homosexuality and all its ungodliness into the church.

8. For some reason, none of these guys ever thought that these videos would come out like that. Why? I do not know. But God has revealed it because these stooges outflanked and outsmarted and hijacked the rank-and-file and even some of the smartest leaders, yea, “the elect” in the Southern Baptist Convention and the evangelical community nationwide.

9. Therefore, what we are seeing is not plagiarism at all. These are demonic sermon talking points to make homosexuality acceptable in God’s church. The sermon on homosexuality that both Greear and Mr. Litton preached did not originate totally with pastor Greear even though he delivered it better than Mr. Litton because of his natural ability — it didn’t originate with him. It originated no doubt from the Obama administration demonic theologians, homosexuals, and Andy Stanley.

10. “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” Therefore, the true church in the Southern Baptist Convention and the evangelical community needs to get rid of the leaven of Litton and Greear and Andy Stanley by any means necessary within the law and stop all the stooges who are propagating these damnable heresies in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We must “contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” for the glory of God and the lifting up of Jesus Christ and the salvation of the lost.

By the way, in case you have forgotten, here are the 12 commandments of sex that still stand today:

Leviticus 20:7-21 (KJV)

7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the Lord your God.

8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you.

9 For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.

10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

11 And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.

13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

14 And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.

15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.

16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

17 And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.

19 And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister, nor of thy father’s sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.

20 And if a man shall lie with his uncle’s wife, he hath uncovered his uncle’s nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

21 And if a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.

The Sermon That Both J.D. Greear, the Former Southern Baptist Convention President, and Ed Litton, the New Southern Baptist Convention President Preached Was Worse Than the Plagiarism, and the Plagiarism Was the Worst That We Have Ever Seen.

The sermon that both J.D. Greear, the former Southern Baptist Convention president, and Ed Litton, the new Southern Baptist Convention president preached was worse than the plagiarism, and the plagiarism was the worst that we have ever seen. Pastor Ed Litton should resign from the Southern Baptist Convention for gross plagiarism, and both should resign the pastorate for lying on God and saying that God whispers about sexual sin when God has never whispered about sexual sin or any sin. In fact, He was shouting loud and clear when He died for sin. God has an even voice against all sin and shouts against abominations. Again, this is a prime example of pastors who are not hearing from God, and so they follow people, and they follow one another. They have more fear of people than they do of God. If you are a true born-again Christian, your head will automatically bow in disbelief and shame as you watch this sad video.

We used to believe that the Southern Baptist Convention would be the convention that would lead other denominations in the country to revival and awakening. We don’t believe that anymore, even though we still love many of our Southern Baptist Convention brethren. And let us say here that at the same time, even though God does not whisper about anything (in fact, in Proverbs 16:28, He told us that “a whisperer separateth chief friends”); well-known in the Southern Baptist Convention is the whispering class, and if they don’t like you, there are five things they will do to sully your name, sabotage you, or lynch you:

1. They will accuse you of plagiarism.
2. They will accuse you of committing adultery.
3. They will accuse you of child molestation or incest.
4. They will accuse you of stealing or misusing money.
5. They will accuse you of not lining up 100% with Southern Baptist Convention doctrine and theology.

This whispering class in the Southern Baptist Convention really needs to cease because they have lynched many good men, and if Litton doesn’t resign, he will experience the longest lynching process in Southern Baptist history.

This sermon is so gross, and this plagiarism is so gross that we don’t see how the Southern Baptist Convention is going to survive if this is the best leadership that they have. By the way, we have never seen a pastor actually plagiarize the introductory remarks of another preacher that has nothing to do with the sermon. This man plagiarized “I want you to turn to your neighbor” and he plagiarized “We believe that God’s word is good.” Son, if you have to plagiarize and steal stuff like that you are not hearing from God at all, and this disqualifies you from being the president of the largest Protestant denomination in the world. Lit Sit! Are we witnessing plagiarism or are we witnessing talking points and one of the greatest demonic conspiracies in the history of the church to bring gross sin into the church? Stay tuned, more to come.

— BCNN1

Newsweek: Pastor Ed Litton Compared to Nixon as Plagiarism Battle Rages in Southern Baptist Convention – Daniel Whyte III Is Calling on Liberal, Moderate, and Conservative Baptist Pastors to Rise Up and Call for Litton’s Resignation Today. Stop the Bleeding, Because This Is Going to Drag Christ, Other Evangelical Christians and the Southern Baptist Convention Through the Mud for Weeks and Months. Even Lost People in America Don’t Want a Southern Baptist Convention President Who Is a Plagiarist, or Worse a Stooge or a Puppet Used by Somebody Else and Told What to Say by Other People

Pastor Ed Litton, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has been under fire recently after being accused of plagiarism involving his sermons for the Redemption Church in Mobile, Alabama.

Newsweek had found earlier this week that over140 videos were either unavailable or hidden across several playlists on the Redemption Church YouTube page—after allegations that he was plagiarizing sermons by pastor J.D. Greear began to spread.

Litton, who was elected president of the SBC in June, has seen significant backlash for his statements regarding the controversy, including being subjected to a visual comparison of himself and former President Richard Nixon.

In an article published Saturday by the Capstone Report on Litton’s apologies and statements regarding the issue, a visual GIF of Nixon with a flashing caption that reads “I am not a crook” is at the forefront of the story.

The article itself criticized the Alabama pastor’s interview with SBC This Week, the SBC’s official podcast, in which Litton defended his actions.

“Our elders and leaders made the decision to take down [the sermons] because they felt that people were going in and pulling things out, they believe, of context,” Litton said. “And so, to protect the church, the wellbeing of the church and their pastor, they said we are pulling these down.”

Litton had been accused of plagiarizing sermons written by Greear from 2019. In some of Greear’s sermons, according to the Capstone Report, Litton had allegedly copied word for word without giving any proper credit.

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Source: Newsweek, Emma Mayer

Cody Libolt Says Ed Litton Must Resign; Please Sign the Petition

Have you been watching the sad events unfolding in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)?

The newly elected President, Ed Litton, has been exposed for blatantly and repeatedly plagiarizing sermons.

Immediately after this was discovered, his church deleted the evidence. But the sermons had already been downloaded by others, and they are now available on YouTube, as anyone can verify.

“He who conceals his sin will not prosper” (Proverbs 28:13).

Many institutional leaders in the SBC are on record as being strongly against plagiarism, but most of them are now silent about Litton’s situation.

It comes as no surprise that the liberals and so-called moderates are defending Litton or trying to deflect attention away from the matter. We expect every one of them to lie.

But too few conservatives are saying what needs to be said:

Ed Litton must resign.

Will SBC leaders hold Litton to their past standards? Please take a stand by adding your name to this simple statement:

“Ed Litton is an unrepentant plagiarist and liar.

“He must resign from the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) immediately.

“Moreover, if any professor or institutional leader in the SBC will not affirm that Ed Litton must resign, that person is also unfit for leadership in any Christian organization.”

==> Sign the petition here.

UPDATE 7/4/21

The petition may be gaining momentum. Since it launched yesterday, it has 300+ signatures.

Please give the petition a share on social media to keep the momentum going.

Here is the link to share:

https://www.change.org/p/christians-ed-litton-must-resign

What is the end goal here?

Are we planning to show this petition to Ed Litton and demand that he step down? Of course not.

The goal is that each of us can show this petition to any seminary professors, pastors, or institutional leaders who will listen to us, so that they can see how many normal people are fed up with the lies.

Prominent leaders have been mostly silent about this blatant fraud. Their silence or shrug is far more dangerous than Ed Litton’s own pattern of dishonesty, because it shows that there is no moral fiber at all to be found in the leadership of the SBC.

For the most part, only those who are on their way out of leadership roles in the SBC have been willing to speak the truth about this matter. This is the chance for any remaining men of integrity within the SBC to show it — or for the common people of the SBC to learn that they have put weak men in positions of responsibility at all levels of their institutions.

When you sign this petition, you are saying, “The buck stops here. Litton may be a fraud, and you leaders might be frauds, but I will not help you fake reality. I will tell the truth about what is really happening, even if it means declaring you unfit for your job.”

When the common people are willing to say such a thing, they hold their immediate leaders accountable. With such accountability, leaders can be confident that they face two possible outcomes: Either they will represent their people faithfully and remain in their position, or they will not.

By such practices, we strengthen the resolve of our leaders. We give them clear boundaries and a foundation to do that which we require of them.

ACTION POINT:

Show this petition to those who are not yet strong in their resolve. Help them understand that the moral fiber of the SBC itself is what is at stake.

They don’t need to sign the petition. But every SBC leader does need to affirm that Ed Litton must resign. When your SBC leader will publicly affirm this, you will have made a meaningful change in the world.

Source: Christian intellectual, Cody Libolt

Could Newly Elected Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton Be Forced to Resign Over Gross Sermon Plagiarism?

Amid charges of sermon plagiarism, newly elected Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton is facing calls for his resignation.

Litton recently acknowledged borrowing some sermon material, with permission, from immediate past SBC President J.D. Greear, and Greear confirmed that statement. However, since that declaration, Litton’s critics from the far right of the SBC have continued to dig through his sermon archives and charged that he repeatedly lifted sermons almost verbatim from Greear.

A YouTube channel has been created to highlight side-by-side video comparisons of Greear preaching and Litton preaching almost verbatim what Greear had said, including personal illustrations.

Litton’s church, Redemption Church near Mobile, Ala., recently removed 140 videos of Litton’s sermons from its website and posted this explanation: “By the action of the leadership of Redemption Church, we have taken down sermon series prior to 2020 because people were going through sermons in an attempt to discredit and malign our pastor. It is our highest priority to care for and shepherd our church.”

The situation, dubbed “sermongate” by Litton’s critics, has put a spotlight on the unspoken practice of sermon “borrowing” often without citation, by some pastors. The present case has become such a controversy that it made the New York Times this week.

Litton was elected SBC president in what began as a four-person race that required a second ballot to determine. His chief opponent was Mike Stone, a Georgia pastor aligned with the ultra-conservative group called Conservative Baptist Network. Litton was portrayed as the more mainstream candidate who would lead the conflicted denomination to address its racist past and allegations of covering up clergy sexual abuse.

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Source: Baptist News Global

Daniel Whyte III, Who Has Preached the Gospel Nearly Every Day for Over 5 Years Tells Southern Baptist Convention Pastors and Other Pastors to SHUT UP AND PREACH! Challenges them to Preach the Gospel for 100 Days Straight

Daniel Whyte III, Who Has Preached the Gospel Nearly Every Day for Over 5 Years Tells Southern Baptist Convention Pastors and Other Pastors to SHUT UP AND PREACH! Challenges them to Preach the Gospel for 100 Days Straight

Daniel Whyte III Tells Southern Baptist Convention Pastors, National Baptist Pastors, Independent Baptist Pastors, Bible Church Pastors, and Other Evangelical Pastors, Including Bible-believing Pentecostals and Methodists, to SHUT UP AND PREACH! in His Message That He Preached on Sunday in the Long-Running Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign Series. The Title of the Message is “Jesus and the Purpose of the Parables”

The first thing that Daniel Whyte III wants everybody to know is that he is an independent Baptist preacher. He’s not a part of any convention and he has no bone to pick with any of his Bible-believing brethren because God has shown him great favor that he does not deserve over the past 41 years of evangelistic ministry, so much so that the Southern Baptist brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, the National Baptist brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, the independent Baptist brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, the Bible church brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, and many other Bible-believing brethren, including Bible-believing Pentecostals and Methodists, have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry far beyond what he deserves. One day while preaching every day for five years, he was traveling through Arkansas, and to keep his streak going, so to speak, he had to come off the road, and he asked an Episcopalian pastor if he would let him use one of their rooms to preach the Gospel online, and he let him use one of their rooms to preach the Gospel, so he thanks God for all Bible-believing brothers and sisters in Christ, because they have been a blessing to him, his family, and his ministry down through the years, so he’s not mad at anybody.

Daniel Whyte III, who has preached the Gospel nearly every day for over 5 years straight in the long-running Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign and other campaigns and who has recently gotten liberty from the Lord to take an extended working vacation where he does three to four podcasts a day and preaches twice a week, is challenging all Bible-believing Southern Baptist Convention pastors, National Baptist pastors, Independent Baptist pastors, Bible Church pastors, and all other Evangelical pastors, including Bible-believing Pentecostals and Methodists, to preach the Gospel every day for 100 days straight, and if they are too old or too sick to preach the Gospel for 100 days straight, to open up a classroom or a chapel for one of their young, God-called preachers to preach on a daily basis and put them on the church social media platform where they can be heard on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Zoom, and other outlets around the world live and on-demand and have them preach the Gospel for 100 days straight and stop talking about things close to nothing, such as politics, church politics, critical race theory, leaked letters, the high-tech lynching of your own good brethren, women preachers, racism, and other such insignificant issues in light of God’s grand scheme of things. The devil has bamboozled pastors to waste time on issues that are not that important in light of the fact that the world is burning down, and eternal souls are going to HELL by the thousands DAILY. Every God-called preacher really ought to be preaching the Gospel and the Word of God at least until Christmas, which from today is about 185 days. You will be amazed at what God will do with you preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ from your auditorium, from your office, from your kitchen counter, from a chapel on your church campus, or a classroom on your church campus, around the world on the various platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Zoom. Believe it or not, people are hungry for the Gospel, particularly in this day of the universal novel coronavirus plague-pandemic, which by the way within the next few weeks is coming back to America with a vengeance with the Indian variant coronavirus plague. Now mind you, at this point, as I have said in another article, this is not about trying to save America. We had our opportunity, we had our shot, and the truth of the matter is we, the church, have failed God, we have failed Jesus Christ, and we have failed America and the world. But on our way out of here, in the words of the Apostle Paul, if we preach the Gospel faithfully, we can “save some.”

Dealing with such insignificant issues as was mentioned above, at this point in our journey in America and the history of the church, is quite frankly nothing but easy subjects to deal with to make people feel like they are doing something significant when they know they have failed at doing the most important work that God has called them to do, and that is giving themselves to “prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Now, if you really have a burden from God about these issues, then preach it from the Word of God! Put it in a Biblical sermon if you have Biblical grounds for what you are talking about. Don’t sit around slamming people on Twitter and Facebook and your blog. Preach the Word of God and make sure you preach the Gospel at the end of what you are talking about. There is no form of communication on earth more powerful and more beautiful than preaching. If you feel like you have Biblical grounds to defend critical race theory, then preach it from the Scriptures. If you have Biblical grounds to preach against critical race theory, then preach it from the Scriptures, and then do not fail to tell them that Jesus Christ said the most wonderful, the most powerful, and the most important words ever said to mankind in the history of the world when He said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Let them know that red, yellow, black, and white, you are precious in God’s sight and Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and rose on the third day by the power of God. If you have Biblical grounds for ordained women pastors, then preach that from the Scriptures. If you have Biblical grounds against ordained women pastors, then preach that from the Scriptures, but remind people that whatever you believe about that, please understand Jesus Christ said the most wonderful, the most powerful, and the most important words ever said to mankind in the history of the world when He said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Preach, black preacher, preach! Preach, white preacher, preach!

The truth of the matter is that the Southern Baptist Convention and other Bible-believing brothers would not be in the uproar they are in about these things if they had taken the advice I gave them some 5 years ago, which I repeated at the beginning of the year when the new president came in, and that has been on this page and this website the whole time:

The daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents, politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But don’t get caught up in it as the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” 

Acts 5:42 says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” 

2 Timothy 2:4 says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As another hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell.

All the cacophony, noise, and confusion going on right now is obviously rooted in pride:

“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” – Proverbs 13:10

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” – 1 Corinthians 14:33

“But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” – Galatians 5:15-17

If you walk in the flesh like this, you will fight and devour one another, so I challenge my dear brethren to shut up and preach! Preach the Gospel, preach the Word of God, “preach the word in season and out of season,” and give yourselves “to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”


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Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Jesus and the Purpose of the Parables, Part 5 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 1502 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1867 since Jan. 1, 2016)

TEXT: Matthew 13:10-17

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

Daniel Whyte III, Who Has Preached the Gospel Nearly Every Day for Over 5 Years Tells Southern Baptist Convention Pastors and Other Pastors to SHUT UP AND PREACH! Challenges them to Preach the Gospel for 100 Days Straight

Daniel Whyte III, Who Has Preached the Gospel Nearly Every Day for Over 5 Years Tells Southern Baptist Convention Pastors and Other Pastors to SHUT UP AND PREACH! Challenges them to Preach the Gospel for 100 Days Straight

Daniel Whyte III Tells Southern Baptist Convention Pastors, National Baptist Pastors, Independent Baptist Pastors, Bible Church Pastors, and Other Evangelical Pastors, Including Bible-believing Pentecostals and Methodists, to SHUT UP AND PREACH! in His Message That He Preached on Sunday in the Long-Running Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign Series. The Title of the Message is “Jesus and the Purpose of the Parables”

The first thing that Daniel Whyte III wants everybody to know is that he is an independent Baptist preacher. He’s not a part of any convention and he has no bone to pick with any of his Bible-believing brethren because God has shown him great favor that he does not deserve over the past 41 years of evangelistic ministry, so much so that the Southern Baptist brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, the National Baptist brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, the independent Baptist brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, the Bible church brethren have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry, and many other Bible-believing brethren, including Bible-believing Pentecostals and Methodists, have been good to him, his family, and to his ministry far beyond what he deserves. One day while preaching every day for five years, he was traveling through Arkansas, and to keep his streak going, so to speak, he had to come off the road, and he asked an Episcopalian pastor if he would let him use one of their rooms to preach the Gospel online, and he let him use one of their rooms to preach the Gospel, so he thanks God for all Bible-believing brothers and sisters in Christ, because they have been a blessing to him, his family, and his ministry down through the years, so he’s not mad at anybody.

Daniel Whyte III, who has preached the Gospel nearly every day for over 5 years straight in the long-running Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign and other campaigns and who has recently gotten liberty from the Lord to take an extended working vacation where he does three to four podcasts a day and preaches twice a week, is challenging all Bible-believing Southern Baptist Convention pastors, National Baptist pastors, Independent Baptist pastors, Bible Church pastors, and all other Evangelical pastors, including Bible-believing Pentecostals and Methodists, to preach the Gospel every day for 100 days straight, and if they are too old or too sick to preach the Gospel for 100 days straight, to open up a classroom or a chapel for one of their young, God-called preachers to preach on a daily basis and put them on the church social media platform where they can be heard on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Zoom, and other outlets around the world live and on-demand and have them preach the Gospel for 100 days straight and stop talking about things close to nothing, such as politics, church politics, critical race theory, leaked letters, the high-tech lynching of your own good brethren, women preachers, racism, and other such insignificant issues in light of God’s grand scheme of things. The devil has bamboozled pastors to waste time on issues that are not that important in light of the fact that the world is burning down, and eternal souls are going to HELL by the thousands DAILY. Every God-called preacher really ought to be preaching the Gospel and the Word of God at least until Christmas, which from today is about 185 days. You will be amazed at what God will do with you preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ from your auditorium, from your office, from your kitchen counter, from a chapel on your church campus, or a classroom on your church campus, around the world on the various platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Zoom. Believe it or not, people are hungry for the Gospel, particularly in this day of the universal novel coronavirus plague-pandemic, which by the way within the next few weeks is coming back to America with a vengeance with the Indian variant coronavirus plague. Now mind you, at this point, as I have said in another article, this is not about trying to save America. We had our opportunity, we had our shot, and the truth of the matter is we, the church, have failed God, we have failed Jesus Christ, and we have failed America and the world. But on our way out of here, in the words of the Apostle Paul, if we preach the Gospel faithfully, we can “save some.”

Dealing with such insignificant issues as was mentioned above, at this point in our journey in America and the history of the church, is quite frankly nothing but easy subjects to deal with to make people feel like they are doing something significant when they know they have failed at doing the most important work that God has called them to do, and that is giving themselves to “prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Now, if you really have a burden from God about these issues, then preach it from the Word of God! Put it in a Biblical sermon if you have Biblical grounds for what you are talking about. Don’t sit around slamming people on Twitter and Facebook and your blog. Preach the Word of God and make sure you preach the Gospel at the end of what you are talking about. There is no form of communication on earth more powerful and more beautiful than preaching. If you feel like you have Biblical grounds to defend critical race theory, then preach it from the Scriptures. If you have Biblical grounds to preach against critical race theory, then preach it from the Scriptures, and then do not fail to tell them that Jesus Christ said the most wonderful, the most powerful, and the most important words ever said to mankind in the history of the world when He said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Let them know that red, yellow, black, and white, you are precious in God’s sight and Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins and rose on the third day by the power of God. If you have Biblical grounds for ordained women pastors, then preach that from the Scriptures. If you have Biblical grounds against ordained women pastors, then preach that from the Scriptures, but remind people that whatever you believe about that, please understand Jesus Christ said the most wonderful, the most powerful, and the most important words ever said to mankind in the history of the world when He said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Preach, black preacher, preach! Preach, white preacher, preach!

The truth of the matter is that the Southern Baptist Convention and other Bible-believing brothers would not be in the uproar they are in about these things if they had taken the advice I gave them some 5 years ago, which I repeated at the beginning of the year when the new president came in, and that has been on this page and this website the whole time:

The daily Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign sermon series is aimed at sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with unbelievers and reminding Christians, in this important election year, to keep the main thing the main thing — and that is reaching unbelievers with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and praying for their salvation, for the problem in America is not only disobedient presidents, politicians, and people, but disobedient pastors, preachers, and parishioners who have refused to obey the Lord’s Great Commission which is to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” and who have refused to obey God’s repeated commands to “pray without ceasing” for unbelievers, believers, and political leaders. Yes, you should pray for the right candidate to win; yes, you should vote for the candidate that the Lord gives you peace about voting for. But don’t get caught up in it as the world does. Nothing much is going to change until people get saved and get their hearts right with the Lord.

This campaign is inspired by the following three verses: 1 Corinthians 2:2 says, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” 

Acts 5:42 says, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” 

2 Timothy 2:4 says, “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

This series is not for Christians necessarily. However, I do hope you are one of those saints who still loves to hear the “Old, old story of Jesus and His love” — As another hymn says, “For those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.” This series is primarily for unbelievers, so they can hear and understand the Gospel and be saved from sin and the punishment of sin which is hell.

All the cacophony, noise, and confusion going on right now is obviously rooted in pride:

“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” – Proverbs 13:10

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” – 1 Corinthians 14:33

“But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” – Galatians 5:15-17

If you walk in the flesh like this, you will fight and devour one another, so I challenge my dear brethren to shut up and preach! Preach the Gospel, preach the Word of God, “preach the word in season and out of season,” and give yourselves “to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”


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Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Jesus and the Purpose of the Parables, Part 5 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 1502 since Jan. 20, 2017 / Day 1867 since Jan. 1, 2016)

TEXT: Matthew 13:10-17

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

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Now, if you are with us today and you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior, allow me to show you how you can place your faith and trust in Him for Salvation from sin and Hell.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.

Anthony Jones of Houston, Texas, was left with a huge ‘coronavirus tongue’ that made it impossible for him to speak or eat after being put on a ventilator to survive the virus — Eight of nine coronavirus-related macroglossia cases in the United States have occurred in Black Americans

Some COVID-19 patients are developing a condition that causes their tongue to permanently expand so much they can not speak or eat.

Macroglossia is a condition where someone’s tongue is inflamed and begins to swell.

Dr James Melville, one of the top researchers of the condition, is aware of nine cases where a COVID-19 patient developed the condition.

‘It’s actually a relatively common condition, but not to the degree of those patients. Those are what we consider massive or giant macroglossia and those are extremely rare,’ he said.

One of the patients he treated, Anthony Jones, woke up after surviving a critical case of COVID-19 that left him on a ventilator with his tongue swollen to several times its normal size.

He has finally recovered, but Dr Melville and other doctors remain mystified over what might cause the rare complication.

Dr Melville treated the first two cases of COVID-related macroglossia early in the pandemic last year.

There have been seven new cases of the condition related to COVID-19 since then, with each being the rare, massive version of the condition.

One case was that of Anthony Jones, a Houston man who developed the condition after being hospitalized with the virus.

Jones had to use a ventilator in order to handle the virus, and when he woke up after treatment, his tongue was so swollen that he could not speak or eat.

As became common practice, Jones’s doctors rolled him onto his stomach to alleviate some of the strain on his lungs – but that only made his tongue worse.

Dr Melville had to perform surgery to reduce the massive size of Jones’s tongue and alleviate the inflammation.

The operation was a success, but how Jones became inflicted with massive macroglossia is still unknown.

Dr Melville has a few guesses as to how it happens, though.

He thinks the inflammation is caused for the same reasons that other organs in someone’s body may become inflamed and swell after contracting the virus.

There are reports that some have had their hearts, or other organs, enlarge after contracting the virus.

‘We were noticing similar histological features with our COVID positive patients with other organs they were doing autopsies on, so say kidneys or lungs or heart,’ he said.

‘I think the [cases] we’re finding, and histology is proving that COVID may be causing, are a more exaggerated inflammatory reaction in the tongue, which might be causing the tongue to get bigger, but that’s all the research work that I’m doing trying to prove that.’

Dr. Melville is working to find what other factors combine with COVID-19 to cause the tongue swelling.

Typical causes of macroglossia include strokes, and laying in a prone position for a long time, as Jones was when he was in the hospital.

He believed that it was possible that patients who needed a ventilator to breathe when in the hospital with COVID-19 were sometimes turned over to their stomach to help them breathe easier.

Spending so long in that position could have cause tongue swelling.

Not all the patients Dr Melville looked at were incubated in a prone position, though.

Eight of the nine patients to develop the condition were Black, leading him to believe race may be involved, specifically angioedema.

Angioedema is a condition where parts of someone’s body may begin to swell due to either an allergic reaction or hereditary causes.

Black people are more likely to develop the condition than white people.

Answers for what causes the condition at this level of severity in COVID patients are few and far between, though.

Macroglossia caused by COVID-19 will not naturally go away on its own, and requires treatment from a specialist.

Some patients have needed a stomach tube in order to eat since they could not eat food with the condition.

Jones is expected to make a full recovery, and will slowly be able to regain his ability to talk over time.

Source: Daily Mail

Woman Who Was Targeted by Married Hillsong Pastor Darnell Barrett Speaks Out: Her Name Is Lezeth and She Says the Church Already Knew About His Lecherous Behavior but Were Waiting to See if It Got Out

A young woman targeted by a married Hillsong Church leader who sent her photos of his bulging manhood claims church officials were aware of his lecherous behavior but didn’t acknowledge it until the scandal became public.

‘They already knew about it,’ Lezeth, 30, a former Hillsong member who wished to be identified by her first name only, told DailyMail.com in her first interview since the story broke last month.

‘I think they were just waiting to see if it got out. If it didn’t, they’d just keep going on as if nothing happened – which is what we’re finding to be a common thing with Hillsong.’

Darnell Barrett, 32, resigned as creative director of Hillsong’s New Jersey chapter on April 27, citing ‘infidelities’ in his marriage. It was the same day DailyMail.com had approached him for comment at the West Orange, New Jersey home he shares with his wife.

But it also came two months after the church leader had shared the lewd photos with select friends on Instagram.

He direct messaged Lezeth a link to the two selfies, which showed him posing in front of a mirror wearing nothing but white Nike Pro tights, barely concealing what appeared to be his engorged penis extending down his thigh.

Screenshots published by DailyMail.com at the time showed Barrett had initially tried to play it off as a mistake before apparently trying to lure her into a conversation.

He claimed the explicit photos were ‘some real raw s**t I send to my friends. Lol.’

‘Seriously, sorry about that. I guess…’ he continued.

Only after DailyMail.com broke the story the following day did Hillsong put out a vague statement saying they had accepted Barrett’s resignation and ‘were disappointed to learn about choices he made that were unacceptable for any Hillsong staff member.’

Rumors of the scandal began circulating on social media a week before the story broke, when influential celebrity Instagram account DeuxMoi shared a tip about a senior Hillsong leader who had been sending inappropriate messages.

And Lezeth said she learned of at least one current member who had also received the lewd photos and reported them to church higher-ups.

Hillsong officials declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.

However, a source close to Hillsong acknowledged that the church began ‘reviewing’ Barrett for other indiscretions before the photos were posted and that he was already under suspension.

‘There might have been some other situations with Darnell that they were working on,’ the source said.

But the insider insisted Hillsong hadn’t known about the photo incident before the DeuxMoi posting.

‘I know he was under review and had been suspended. But specifically about the photo, Hillsong leadership was not informed about the inappropriate photo before it was publicly reported.

‘They refute suggestions that such careless action would not be addressed immediately.’

According to Lezeth, however, the photo scandal fits a pattern of Hillsong pastors misbehaving for years and getting away with it.

She believes it’s a result of a church culture that allegedly normalizes misogynist behavior toward women and said officials only acknowledge wrongdoing and do their customary finger-wagging when someone gets caught.

Lezeth likened Barrett’s departure to the cheating scandal that brought down Carl Lentz, the lead pastor of the megachurch’s six East Coast branches who was fired in November after word of his mistress got out.

However, reports of Lentz’s alleged sexual improprieties had first emerged three years prior.

Lezeth said she was reluctant to report Barrett’s indiscretions directly to Hillsong because of their alleged initial coverup involving Lentz.

She thought they might have already known about Barrett’s behavior since she and her Hillsong friends had been hearing rumors of his own extracurricular activities with women.

‘The church has done a really good job of keeping these things really quiet,’ she said.

‘I just knew the church isn’t the place to go to because the pastors are here to protect themselves.’

She said she experienced it firsthand when she volunteered for the New Jersey chapter between 2014 and 2016.

She described a male-dominated culture where pastors are regarded as royalty and pampered like celebrities, while women are treated like second-class citizens, relegated to support roles, serving as volunteers, babysitters and sex objects.

‘Men are to be respected and be leaders and women are to be followers,’ Lezeth said.

‘There’s a common idea that women are supposed to be submissive to men.

‘And I think it’s what allows these big pastors on stage to think, “If I send a shot like this of me shirtless showing my penis, she’s definitely going to be interested in that and I can definitely do that even though I have a wife.”‘

‘Normally, you’re on a stage seeing guys like Carl preaching, whereas their wives are on the stage for like five minutes,’ she added.

‘And the guys are like, ‘this is my hot wife.’ That was a whole thing that always made me feel uncomfortable. The whole idea of ‘Here’s my smoking hot wife. She’s also great, she’s going to open prayer.’ Then she sits down and the man takes over and preaches.’

Lezeth joined Hillsong shortly after moving to New Jersey, where she worked as a property manager.

Growing up as a churchgoer listening to Hillsong’s Grammy-winning records, she was blown away when she finally got to experience a live Sunday service with nearly 2,000 parishioners at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair.

She sat by herself in the dark hall, looked up as the countdown clock ticked to zero, smoke filled the stage, the lights flickered on and musicians began to play.

‘It feels like you are at a concert,’ she said. ‘You have this charismatic speaker, pastor Carl Lentz with his tattoos, his leather jacket and ripped jeans speaking a message.

‘I remember seeing a banner that says ‘Welcome Home’ and thinking, ‘Okay, I am home. I’ve finally found my spot where I can connect with people like me.”

She devoted herself to Hillsong as a volunteer, working in venue design. She’d arrive at the concert hall they’d rent at 6am to help set up the venue with Hillsong flourishes, hanging Welcome Home banners and placing crates over the bar area, which would normally be flowing with alcohol.

A few times, she was invited onto the stage as a backup choir singer, where she’d stand behind the lead performers and sing from moving lyrics displayed on a TV screen.

‘I would just fixate on the words,’ she said. ‘There was one time when I was in the choir, in the front row next to my friend and I just remember looking out into the audience, and that’s when I saw Justin Bieber.

‘I stopped singing and looked over, and was like, ‘Is that…?’ She goes, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, just keeping singing.’ I was like, ‘Oh my god. Here we go.”

Bieber was a regular at Hillsong in Manhattan and would sometimes attend services in Montclair, where Lentz lived with his wife and children.

Bieber, like other celebrities and bigwigs attending the church, would get special seats up front.

What Lezeth didn’t expect was that Lentz himself would expect the VIP treatment.

She learned this when volunteering to prepare the ‘green room,’ a backstage area where Lentz and special guests like Bieber would gather before the service. She’d fill a vase with flowers, slice up fresh fruit.

‘Pastor Carl specifically liked pre-boiled eggs,’ she explained. ‘You’d get his boiled eggs and dump it out into a little bowl.

‘The fridge, all the drinks would need to be very specifically placed with the labels peering out. You’d lay out the fruit in a nice spread.’

‘You’d do all this work,’ she said. ‘Then pastor Carl would come in. You’d be like, ‘okay, he’s here.’

‘I remember being told: ‘Well, Okay, don’t say anything to him. Just stand outside the room and just stand there, and if he needs you, he’ll let you know.’

‘I remember him walking into the room with his family and he doesn’t even acknowledge me,’ she said. ‘And I’m just standing there, thinking: ‘Okay cool, this doesn’t feel good.’

She received similar treatment when she volunteered as a teen leader, accompanying young people who attended Hillsong, joining them at services and taking them out for bonding activities such as pizza parties.

The man who led the group, Diego, invited all the volunteers over to his house once as a thank you for their efforts. But Lezeth said he didn’t even know her name.

‘He was very cool, talking like the kids, wanting to be friends,’ she added.

‘I would see him outside that setting. He would never know my name. He never took time to get to know me as his essential supporter in this section.’

‘It was obvious that if you weren’t someone that the pastors deemed worthy of getting to know, then you weren’t going to get to know them.

‘Even if you sacrifice your own personal time to support what they’re doing, if you weren’t known, if you weren’t a model, celebrity status, well connected, then they weren’t going to take the time to know you personally.’

She called it ironic when all the women of Hillsong would be invited to take the stage once a year for a special ‘sisterhood’ ceremony celebrating their role as women.

‘We have this night to hang out and be worshiped and doted on by the men in the church,’ she said, laughing. ‘You could wear a crown and you would do these beautiful photo shoots where you’re queens.’

It just reminded her of the obvious.

‘There’s no women that are leading and getting on stage and speaking, in these positions of power,’ she said. ‘They’re just the ones doing all the work.’

She barely knew Darnell Barrett when she volunteered for Hillsong and recalled that the only time he seemed to show her any interest was at her going-away party in 2016, when he showed up at the bar.

‘He came up and was like, ‘I’m really going to be miss you,’ she recalled.

Then they followed each other on Instagram.

Barrett would occasionally remark on photos she’d post, particularly ones where she was wearing a bikini, she said.

It wasn’t until four years later and two months after the Lentz scandal broke, that Darnell sent her a private message saying he was heading to Austin, where she had moved.

‘I’m looking to be off the grid,’ he wrote in January. ‘Wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t have cell phone signal – but need a local liquor store,’ he added with a heart emoji.

Then in late February, she woke up to find a direct message from Barrett linking to the penis photos and called him out for his behavior before blocking his account.

Days later, she shared an anonymous tip about it with DeuxMoix, which posted it a month later.

Lezeth further elaborated on the incident in an interview with DailyMail.com.

When confronted by DailyMail.com reporters about the story, Barrett acknowledged he posted the photos and said he’d resigned earlier that day so he could work on ‘infidelity issues’ in his marriage.

Hillsong acknowledged the resignation the next day, the latest in a string of departures rocking the church in recent months.

In January, former Dallas pastor Reed Bogard and his wife, Jess Bogard, resigned after revelations they used donations to fund their luxury lifestyle.

Hillsong issued a statement in April stating that is was shuttering the Dallas branch, adding: ‘It was very disappointing to learn that, while some of you experienced the Bogards as dedicated pastors, many others have experienced leadership that failed to meet the commitments and standards of Hillsong Church.’

Lezeth said these departures aren’t the result of just a few ‘bad apples’ in the global megachurch, but rather they are part of a systemic problem.

‘From the very beginning, Hillsong started out in controversy,’ she said, noting that Hillsong founder Brian Houston’s pastor father was accused of sexually abusing children in the 1960s and 70s.

‘Brian started another church, disassociating himself from his father. And throughout the years, they’ve had multiple controversies they have been able to just kind of snuff out,’ she said.

‘The whole point of why I’m doing this is not to say I want to cancel Hillsong.

‘But I think something needs to be brought to light, that there is something going on here that isn’t right, that’s not Christlike. There’s something a little more sinister, a little bit dark, a little bit f***d up that’s going on that I hope people can start recognizing.

‘This has been going on for years,’ she continued. ‘People have been covering up a bunch of stuff and getting away with it.

‘There’s a saying that a spoiled fruit ruins the harvest. I think that’s what’s happening here. You have a few bad apples messing up something that should be beautiful and should be great.

‘But it’s gone on for too long now where it’s all starting from the top, and these top people are creating this really bad situation for a lot of people.’

Source: Shawn Cohen, Daily Mail

Daniel Whyte III, Who Warned Liberty University Leadership to ‘Forcibly’ Shut Down Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Graduation Party at His Farm, Says Glory Be to God! Jerry Falwell Jr. Cancels Liberty University Graduation Party – “The Party Is Over”

Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons
Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

This is what Daniel Whyte III wrote on Thursday, April 30:

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on


(RNS) — The party is over.

Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has reportedly canceled a graduation party he planned to host Saturday (May 8) on his family farm, which, during a spontaneous appearance at an event last week, he called the “real Liberty graduation.”

The cancelation comes after Falwell reportedly was hospitalized over the weekend for testing related to the blood clots in his lungs he was diagnosed with last year.

“As a result, we regrettably must cancel the picnic this weekend,” he said in a statement his wife Becki Falwell provided Monday to local Lynchburg, Virginia, news station ABC13 News.

Falwell had announced the party onstage at an outdoor comedy show that was attended by Liberty students.

He later told Religion News Service he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation and called the event “my way of saying thank you” to students at the evangelical Christian school, who, he said, have supported him through the past year.

He did not comment on plans for the party at the time, though his latest statement characterizes it as a picnic.

Falwell resigned last year from Liberty — which was founded by his late father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. — as he weathered a series of controversies, including a questionable post on social media he claimed was “meant in good fun.” He also faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

He told RNS last week the party was on as long as his health didn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots in his lungs, something he has said his mother also battled.

But, his statement to ABC13 News reads, “Unfortunately, this weekend I encountered another bout of symptoms resulting from the respiratory emboli that were first diagnosed last year. For the fourth time this year I was admitted to the hospital for a series of tests to address my labored breathing and other effects of the emboli.”

Falwell said in the statement that canceling the party was “a major disappointment to us since we wanted to celebrate the success of the graduating students and show them our appreciation.

“To them, our entire family extends our sincere congratulations and fond farewell,” he added.

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service

This Is Not Good; Parents Will Start Pulling Their Students From Liberty University if This Is Allowed to Go on: Jerry Falwell Jr. Invites Liberty Students to ‘real’ Graduation Party at His Farm Despite Lawsuit and Scandals; Daniel Whyte III, Who Is a Proud Parent of 7 Liberty University Graduates and Students Says That if the President Jerry Prevo and Chairman of the Board Allen McFarland Do Not Forcibly Do Everything in Their Power to Stop This So-called Graduation Party From Happening, Liberty University Will Be Destroyed by the Very President They Fired Because of the Evil and the Hypocrisy That Jerry Falwell Jr. And His Wife Becki Have Done Before God Which Includes Adultery, the Watching of Adultery, Homosexuality, Swinging, Lusting After Students, Taking Pictures With Students and Assistants in Sexually Suggestive Ways, and on and on

(RNS) — Former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who left the school last year in the wake of multiple scandals, made an appearance at a gathering that included students over the weekend where he invited attendees to the “real Liberty graduation” at his own house next month.

Religion News Service has obtained footage of the moment that matches a shorter video circulating on Twitter claiming to show Falwell’s invitation.

In the videos, Falwell, who resigned in 2020 as president and chancellor of the evangelical school, can be seen standing on an outdoor stage beneath handmade signs that include a cross, as a crowd attending what several people have identified as a comedy show look on. Holding a microphone, Falwell invites seniors to an event at “our farm” on May 8, saying, “We’re going to have the real Liberty graduation.”

“If you’re not a senior but you’re dating one, you can come, too,” he added, according to the video obtained by RNS.

In the longer video, Falwell said he and his wife, Becki Falwell, were out to dinner when they heard from their daughter, a junior at Liberty, that she was at the show. He had only come to extend the invitation, he said.

He noted his daughter was “probably so pissed at me right now” and encouraged students to spread the word “as fast as you can” about the event on social media.

“We gotta move quickly,” he said.

Reached by RNS on Friday (April 30), Falwell said he was joking about the party being the “real” Liberty graduation. The planned event at his 500-acre farm, where his family has lived for 33 years, is “my way of saying thank you” to the students, who he said have supported him through the past year of controversy.

“I just want to thank the students because they’ve shown me so much love through all this ordeal. Everywhere I go, they’re so forgiving. They’re so loving. And I want to reciprocate by having them out to my farm,” he said.

He said the party is on as long as his health doesn’t take a turn, noting he has been receiving treatment for blood clots, something his mother also battled. He did not comment on plans for the party.

Asked about those who have questioned whether it is appropriate for the former president of the university to host such a party, Falwell said, “I live right here, and I’ve got a big farm, and I got a bunch of students that I love and that love me, and I’m going to do it.

“I don’t care whether anybody likes it or not,” he said, laughing.

The reaction from the student body is not immediately clear. In one video, an onlooker can be heard whispering excitedly as Falwell makes the announcement, saying, “Let’s go.”

But Save71, an alumni group that has been critical of the former university president, expressed concerns about Falwell’s behavior, given past scandals involving him and his wife.

“Leaders of a university are obligated to do their best to protect students, but Liberty’s leaders have not investigated or even acknowledged allegations of sexually predatory behavior by the Falwells,” said Dustin Wahl, cofounder of Save71.

“Now Jerry Falwell Jr. is taking advantage of their inaction.”

Liberty University officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Falwell has appeared at some recent events on Liberty’s campus, although he has since tweeted that he and Becki Falwell have been banned from campus.

He also has reappeared on social media recently after a hiatus.

Falwell had been silent while receiving medical treatment for his blood clots, he told RNS, which has included blood thinners and a trip to a New York University hospital at the advice of a doctor he said was introduced to him by conservative talk show host Sean Hannity.

But, he said, “I’m slowly getting better, and I’m ready to fight again.”

Falwell caused controversy last August by briefly posting a photo on Instagram of himself with his arm around a woman who is not his wife, their pants unzipped and midriffs bared. Though Falwell said the photo was meant “in good fun” and was taken at a costume party while on vacation, he soon took an indefinite leave of absence and later resigned.

He has faced allegations that he and Becki Falwell had a yearslong sexual relationship with a business associate, which the Falwells have disputed.

Politico also has reported allegations by a former Liberty student, who claimed he had a sexual encounter with Becki Falwell — who the student described as “the aggressor” after she allegedly continued to pursue him later — while staying at the Falwell home after band practice with the Falwells’ eldest son in 2008. Jerry and Becki Falwell responded at the time by calling the allegations “false and mean spirited lies.”

Jerry Falwell Jr., is currently being sued by the school he once ran, with Liberty’s lawyers demanding $10 million from him, citing conspiracy and breach of contract involving the recent scandals.

Falwell told RNS it was “evil what some of these people at Liberty are doing just to try to grab power.” At age 59, he said, he’s done his work and is fine if that happens.

“But the world needs to know I didn’t do anything wrong. The world needs to know it’s just a power grab,” he said.

“And I’ll probably tell that to the students.”

Source: Emily McFarlan Miller, Jack Jenkins, Religion News Service