Dr. Earl Carter Responses to Bishop Blake Apology

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Dr. Earl Carter Responses to Bishop Blake’s Apology

Re: The Gospel of Jesus Christ is an offence; therefore I come with the intention to offend when preaching the gospel … “skandalizo” (Matthew 24:10 Jesus said many shall be offended).
To the Beloved Saints of the Church of God in Christ:
earl_carterThis communiqué comes as an informative document. Included is my response to the apology video released by presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. Further, addressing the state of the church and finally, my duty as a gospel preacher. As you all know, I was the key note speaker for Saturday night during the 107th Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ. 147 souls were saved and set free! The glory cloud came into the sanctuary. Thousands remained after the sermon for hours as Bishop Brandon Porter stayed and prayed on the altar with them until they were delivered. On Monday while waiting to board my plane I called Bishop Blake to tell him that I enjoyed his message on Sunday and to thank him personally for the opportunity to preach on Saturday night. His response was, “I heard that the Lord really moved on Saturday night and the saints are going home blessed!” I thanked him again and said goodbye.

After arriving back home my phone began to ring off the hook; expressing that the Saturday night service had gone viral. By Tuesday evening I realized exactly what had transpired with the testimony of Andrew Coldwell. I had a missed call from Bishop Blake and I returned his call. Finally, we talked as he was getting off the plane in L.A. he stated that he would call me back in about 40 minutes. He indeed called me back in about 30 minutes. He stated that we had a ‘situation’ and I interjected with, “what can I do to help the situation and make it more palatable or acceptable? I’m willing to write a statement because I don’t want you to lose any sleep and placate your emotions because I love you and I love the church; whatever I can do to help”. Then Bishop said, “Thank you man for your spirit! Listen, don’t write anything yet-I’ll have my “PR” people to call you and help you with your statement to be sure we are all on the same page and so we don’t open anything up any further”. He thanked me for my kind spirit again and hung up. I never heard from Bishop Blake or his “PR” people. The next thing I hear is his YouTube webcast throwing me under the bus!

When Bishop Blake apologized on a national stage for the strong words of the “Prophet” he literally rejected the word of God!
Further, perpetuating and advocating the in- your- face actions of weakness and fleshly dominance! Now that he has done this un-godly thing, the invitation for those who practice such, has been re-instated; they are coming back with a vengeance and reprobate spirit to further invade the church even more. The first chapter of Romans says, “I will give you over to your vile affection;” which means morally despicable, physically repulsive and foul. Homosexuality is an abomination!
And you mean to tell me that our Presiding Bishop finds the message and language offensive, repulsive, disrespectful, violent, unloving and un-civilized? Well, I found bringing my son to a so called Holy Convocation and being inundated by sissies, homosexuals, gays, down-lows or whatever you choose to call them – offensive! These folk are standing in the way of sinners and sitting in the seat of the scornful. Also, a mother from North Carolina wrote me and said that her 7 year old saw so much from the homosexuals during some of those after hour services: crazy colored hair and hair styles, long stiletto nails, eyelashes and makeup and ridiculously tight pants with purses (so called pouches) till the mother had to explain to her that it was not Gods way and that their behavior was sinful and that God is against them. Can you imagine coming to the Holy Convocation and having to explain how the effeminate men or homosexuals get to serve, sing, shout and dance without any correction? Listen, Ungodly men have crept in unaware and have turned the grace of God into lasciviousness – which is nothing less than a license to sin.
Jesus said, “I didn’t come for peace but I came with a sword – I came for war”. The reason the real saints of God are so outdone and upset with the apology is because they understood the message that I preached. It sounds like Bishop Nimrod whose pasturing a Babylonian church with a Wal-Mart marketing system, which cuts the price to keep the folk coming. Because of the state of the church, the Babylonian church (compromise) pastured by mbcogic3Bishop Nimrod, the church today in modern America tends to be easy, upbeat, convenient and compatible with the world. It does not require self sacrifice, discipline, humility; a zeal for souls and a fear as well as love of God. There is little guilt and no punishment and the payoff in heaven is virtually certain. What we now have might best be labeled “consumer” Christianity. The cost is low and customer satisfaction seems guaranteed (remember the candy man makes the world tastes good). If we were only customers of Almighty God we could be selective in our faith and reject anything we didn’t like. But that is not the idea we get from Jesus. He (Jesus) pointed us to a cross and not to a spiritual checkout counter. He said if anyone desire to come after me let him first deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it (Luke 9:23-24). Christ died on the cross for our sins and not for our satisfaction. He calls us to trust in him and then follow him with a life of self denial. In a world where the customer is always right it takes radical obedience to God to keep from buying into “consumer” Christianity.

Holy-Convocation
THE STATE OF THE CHURCH
Read Isaiah 30 “Speak lies to us…” The Homosexual Agenda is Iconoclastic
Destroying the image of an icon and the veneration (reverence) of a religious movement or organization is the definition of iconoclasm. Don’t misunderstand me: the church is a hospital; anyone sick ought to be able to come. But please stay in your bed with your thermometer in your mouth and don’t take an unauthorized white jacket and go around taking other peoples temperature. That is to say: stay out of the choir, stay away from praise and worship, stay out of the youth departments and for heaven sake stay out of the pulpit, and please don’t even think about serving communion to the Lords people. There has been too many victims of sexual abuse in our church. The Church of God in Christ has been inundated with all types of sexual misconduct; from molesting boys and turning out young girls. The wicked struts when the vilest of men are promoted! The homosexual agenda is exactly what is happening – it is now working just fine in our church. They have slowly but surely changed our tolerance and now forcing our acceptance of their lifestyle; Thus, attempting to shut down the un-cut gospel. God forbid. The whole priesthood of the Church of God in Christ can be fired! For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, and the people shall seek the law from his mouth for he is the messenger of the Lord of host. But you have departed from the way. You have caused many to stumble from the way. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi says the Lord of host. Therefore, I have also made you contemptible and base before all the people for you have not kept my ways, but have shown partiality in the law (see Malachi 2:7-9). What you tolerate you perpetuate. Babylon means compromise; when you have hot and cold coming together it causes lukewarm-ness which creates an environment for germs to fester. God hates lukewarm! Listen, when the church creates an environment for wickedness such as whoremongers, pedophiles and homosexuals (including lesbians) that is a Babylonian church.

gay-comes-outThese homosexuals have invaded our convocation to the point where people do not even reverence or respect us anymore. They not only crept in but someone boldly invited them to come in and rule, reign, serve and participate in our holy services. Our church is now a “Lesbian Friendly” “Gay Friendly” “Bi-Sexual Friendly” “Trans-Gender Friendly” (LGBT) in other words “Homosexual Friendly” church! What do I look like going into a Gay Bar and forcing them to change their environment and behaviors to suit my heterosexual beliefs and lifestyle? My message was not to the world really; BUT an indigenous message to the homosexuals that are a part of or member of our church. They are claiming salvation and hold leadership roles, serve in our choirs and praise and worship – my message was inclusive of these. I loved them enough to tell them the truth. If I were headed over a cliff (hell) I would rather someone tackle me and even bruise me to keep me from falling to my death (hell). In Hosea 4:6-9 my people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge because you have rejected knowledge I will also reject you from being priest of my people. God fires not only by death-but you can be fired and still on the job. “The elder and honorable, he is the head; the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tale. For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:15-16)”.

Finally, God was so bad in the Old Testament until Jesus has to come in the New Testament to give him a better reputation. God is sick of this lukewarm recidivistic church! Men with Identity theft issues are stealing the characteristics of women and destroying the Identity of our once great church. But trust and believe me, God being my help and strength I will not stop preaching the un-cut gospel. Just as the writing of a martyr from Rwanda was forced to either renounce Christ or face certain death. He refused to renounce Christ and he was killed on the spot. However, the night before he had written the following commitment which was found in his room:
“I’m part of a fellowship of the unashamed, the die has been cast, I have stepped over the line, the decision has been made-I’m a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed vision, worldly talking, cheap living & dwarfed goals.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I won’t give up, shut up, let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up for the cause of Jesus Christ. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till everyone knows, work till He stops me & when He comes for His own, He will have no trouble recognizing me because my banner will have been clear.”

For the Un-Cut Gospel – NO APOLOGY NECESSARY!
In HIS Service,
Rev. Dr. Earl W. Carter Sr.,
107th Holy Convocation Saturday Night Keynote Speaker

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209 Comments on “Dr. Earl Carter Responses to Bishop Blake Apology”

  1. Shauna

    Wow! May Men of God continue to stand for the God of the Bible. I pray the Lords true word of Repentance comes before those who think they can sit in his house and be of the world.

  2. Jack

    In who’s service? , HIS! GOD Bless Pastor Carter for taking a stand. Why would a pastor need public relations people? He should say it and mean it. The WORD stands by itself, doesn’t need any sugar-coating.

  3. Rose

    I want to hug Reverend Carter, for speaking the unadulterated word of God at the conference (in and out of season) and for his response to Bishop Blakes apology. He standing for righteousness sake and I support him with my prayers. Amen!

  4. Ca'ren Faulk

    I am a pastor who has preached spiritual warfare for many years. The so-called men and women of God that preached the word of God ARE not the HOLY ONES. There are so many liars now false prophets everywhere! They have their hands in the cookie jar, the illuminati is paying them and they will not speak against evil! In these last days God is sending out the true Warriors it is those of us who preach the gospel that preach the cross! We love the Lord Jesus and we will continue to lift his holy and righteous name. Do not be discouraged this is the new way as the New World order comes into existence. Jesus is now preparing to come and rapture to the church it will get more and more evil but we must stay strong and keep the faith I pray for all of my brothers and sisters in the body of Christ to keep their mind stayed on Jesus God bless!

    Pastor Ca’ren Faulk

  5. Nathaniel Jordan

    I was very close to coming out of COGIC because I started seeing the same things Dr. Carter cried out against. I had grown sick and tired of not being able to tell the difference in the church from the world because many leaders have allowed any and everything to come in and stain holiness.

    Now that God has stood a prophet back up, who is bold enough to say just what the Lord has spoken, I feel better about things now. I will never give up on God. But I will hurry up and get away from anything and anybody who is not a clearcut representation of God.

    Even on my job. The gay lifestyle seems to be forced, but it won’t be forced on me. Even if it means me quitting. It took me a long time to let the Lord rule in my life and I will not let anything come between My God and I.

    Thank you Dr. Carter for letting the Lord use you to snatch the covers off of those involved with Satan’s conspiracy!

  6. Dion

    This is a sad day when the Bishop of a leading denomination has to be rebuked for compromising the standard of holiness. God help us all! Eloquently stated Prophet Carter.

  7. Supermario

    I want to start off by saying that the message Superintendent Carter gave as the keynote was absolutely needed. He’s right, there is a clarion call from God to heed his voice. However, Dr. Carter missed the mark by calling them sissies and fagots. Further, praying ill-will to gay men by hoping they’d bleed out of their butts, for lack of a better way of saying it, is witchcraft. He would have been move effective if he’d said, “I hope the Holy Spirit empowers them to move out of their effeminate ways and to obtain total deliverance.” Now that’s a message of hope.

    Of course, someone is going to mention that Jesus left the position of Prophet in the Bible, along with how the Prophets had to give stern warnings. However, not one single book in the New Testament is named after a prophet. This is not to lessen the role of a prophet but to give reference that Jesus gave us example, after example on how to reach the people. He used parables to explain spiritual matters.

    Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sins just like his own. When Jesus met the woman at the well, not only did he tell her all her business, but he did so in such a way that he could reach her effectively. As a result of her encounter, she became whole and evangelized about meeting a Him and never thirsting again. Ultimately, her deliverance came without calling her the terms that we used in our society today. Jesus always met the people where they were.

    Again, his statement, “You need deliverance!”, was spot on the mark. He is absolutely correct and I would never contradict the prophetic side of the message. However, he’d have to admit that the words that he chose to deliver the message should not have been inclusive of negative name calling. He should have said, “I have a message for you, homosexuals…” This way he addressed the sin, but also showed the love of Christ all the same.

    Jesus already knew that this day and time would come upon us when He was on the cross. But the message is still clear today. He died for our sins and only He can set us apart from sin. He who the Son sets free is FREE indeed.

  8. Anointed Gospel Preacher

    ENJOYED YOU AT THE CONVOCATION!! ENJOYED YOU ON THE WORD NETWORK; TBN, AND HOPEFULLY I GET YOU TO ARKANSAS REAL SOON!!!! PREACH MAN OF GOD!!! I LOVE YOUR MESSAGES!!!

  9. walk23

    Un cut and uncensored. “16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, a for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” ‘ Romans 1

  10. Pastor Carlos Rodgers Sr

    I’ve know Dr. Carter for most of my life. He & my father have been close friends for many, many years. He’s always been a real “uncut” preacher who doesn’t hold back the truth. I do feel that there are alternative methods to getting just as much or more response. But the results of the message with all that we’re delivered & came for healing was a sign that it worked!!! I’ve been COGIC all of my life. I’m 4th generation COGIC (on both sides) & I’m very displeased with the outward display of sin being portrayed. I do believe that we should make sure we’re always ministering in love to those that are lost. I’ve talked with the young man (Andrew Caldwell) & he expressed to me his displeasure with the way he’s been portrayed. Knowing how Bishop responded to this somewhat disturbs me. The way it was presented is one thing, but apologizing for the truth is another!!! God bless

  11. Julie McLean

    Thank you Supt. Carter, Stand your ground it’s Holiness or hell! Bishop Blake is going to answer to God for his mess and not STANDING for righteousness! I don’t care how politically correct he is trying to be condoning this LGBT society, God said be Holy for I am Holy! God never said be apologetic because sinners are offended! Be encouraged man of God we are praying for you!

  12. Mike Williams

    Jesus came to bring a sword, yet when one of his disciples used a sword to cut off a man’s ear, Jesus rebuked the disciple and healed the man. After three-and-a-half years or teaching His disciples day in and day out, and leading by example, Jesus said to them, “How long must I be with you?” Because they simply weren’t getting it. Clearly many of His disciples today, even those in leadership, still aren’t getting it.

    Bishop Blake was correct in his apology. Supt. Carter’s response shows that he still doesn’t get it.

    1. Evangelist Mullins

      Bishop Blake was not correct correct in his apology he could not look up for reading off papers, so it had ro be another source behind his “so-called” apology and whoever say that Bishop Carter was wrong for speaking out against homosexuality must be gay themselves…even if it is the “National” Bishop….people are trying to live holy ….you stand on dangerous ground when you start compromising the word of God..what profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul…

      1. StillHere

        Amen Woman of God!! I thought the same thing when I saw the apology on YouTube. Nevertheless, He was wrong for doing so; and will one day have to give an account to God almighty, for His actions.

  13. Darla

    My Lord, my Lord, I nearly exploded after reading that uncompromising message to the True Church! I’m over joyed to hear true men of God take a stand for The Lord, and rebuke those who insist on tainting the gospel. Thank God for you Rev. Dr. Carter, and of course Exministries!

  14. Apostle Daryel S. Jones

    That’s a response cutting through the chase and dividing the “wheat from the tares” So eloquently spoken. Peace

  15. Ray W.

    Powerful Words and Great Truth! I applaud this Pastor for Finally Speaking the Truth in Love. Thank You sir for telling the truth, the whole truth so help you God!

  16. Michael Wells

    Sir,
    May God continue to bless you and use you to tell it like it is; to cry aloud and spare not; I greatly applaud you and concur with your stand for the Gospel of Jesus Christ; As a fellow laborer in and of the same, I am greatly encouraged by your writing and your stance as one of God’s true watchman. I appreciate your words and you have my utmost respect Man of God.

  17. Gerald Polk

    THANK YOU PASTOR EARL W.CARTER FOR YOUR BOLDNESS IN STANDING FOR GOD’S WORD. THESE ARE THE KIND OF PREACHER THAT WILL STAND IN THE LAST DAYS CRY LOUD AND SPARE NOT

  18. Theodore D. Haynes

    I pray Pastor Lewis that you continue to bring the truth and may The Lord continues to bless this ministry. Come quickly Lord Jesus!!!Amen!

  19. Stephanie Newman

    “It sounds like Bishop Nimrod whose pasturing a Babylonian church with a Wal-Mart marketing system, which cuts the price to keep the folk coming.” Absolutely perfect analogy. Woe unto them that partake in this consumer based Christianity!

  20. Cheryl Boomer

    Pastor, in this season please continue to preach the unadulterated gospel it may hurt & it may be painful , but at the end of the day Holiness is still right. I believe Bishop Mason meant for the Holy Convocations to be a time for the COGIC Churches to come together to here the gospel preached.TThis is not only my belief, but I have been rereading Mother Dabney’s book, “What It Means To Pray Through”. She spoke of the great & dynamic preaching, the souls that were saved & the healings that took place. No sir, continue to preach the gospel! Please don’t water your sermons down to please anyone.

  21. MrsJW

    Amen x 1,000,000,000!!!! I’m forwarding this one to my friends and family because this right here is pure, unadulterated truth with Scripture all over to support it!

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter!! ☺️

  22. Delight

    Praise our great and terrible God. I encourage you to stand and speak with boldness. I will intercede for you. From the handmaid of the Lord.

  23. Keith

    Well said and explained. I wonder if he said if true meaning that he wish child molesters will have their male member cut off would he had been called to harsh and wrong thinking

  24. Jermaine Boston

    ABSOLUTELY!!! Someone posted the video and tried to Blast the preacher and I was defending the Gospel while everyone else were making excuses about gentleness and blah blah blah!! My EXACT words were “The Gospel IS Offensive. The comments lasted for DAYS and I never backed down because I feel the same way as the sentiment in this article relays.

  25. Missionary Dorothy Mcgrew

    I saw the video of Bishop Blake, Evangelist Carter message was clear, God desire truth in the inward part, I was going to leave the church because I was tied of sugar coated messages, thank God for Evangelist Carter, stay on the wall, tell the truth, un cut Gospel Amen love it!!

  26. Pastor Roy Johnson

    I was there at the service and I said to my self FINALLY! somebody standing up for the truth the way I grew up on truth being truth. And you didnt just cut homosexuality but everything else and I was not outraged but rather blessed by the anointing that rested upon us that night. This was much needed especially in a day that we are living in. Im sick and tired of going a long the ways of the world in order to win the world, they are tired of it to. But I encourage you Dr, Carter to continue!!!!!! Because God is backing you up and I am in agreement with you and if no one says thank you I say thank you sir.

  27. Janice Hogan

    I love the truth that the kind of preaching I was raise , and that’s way I am saved today, they preaching the grace message, and leaving out the gospel of the Kingdom, my husband apostle Hogan is waiting together you in Detroit, we need it, I going to see if we can get some other pastors to join with us. I was there and dance and praised God, and have not dance in the spirit at the conflation since Bishop G.E Patterson preached the glory is gone out of our church but God is going to bring it back. Love youam of God that was a million dollar message

  28. Missy' Joyce Williams

    Elder I know where you are coming from. See all the saints see is that’s a soul. They right and in order for that soul to be saved you must preach the truth. Why use cute words or sweet words. If half of the church could seeMissy all the nasty vile acts that homosexuals be preforming they would through up. You can’t make sin clean. It’s not about the clothes they wear or the makeup. That all people see but if they saw the acts they would know why God had you preach the way you did. Keeping you in my prayer. We got to stand for righteousness and not the COGIC. It righteousness that exgalt the nation.

  29. terrica

    The word of God is quick and shaper than a two-edged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder of souls and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a dicerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart….Hebrews 4:12…..

  30. Doris Pitre-McMillon

    Thank you Dr. Carter for speaking so boldly for the standard of Holiness. when you have a corrupted head then the body can’t help but become corrupted. I grew up in the Church of God In Christ and what I see now calling it holiness, it makes me wonder where did these leaders come from? Once again, I truly thank you and will be praying for you.

  31. Estaben

    I really Supt. Carter would have waited as Bishop Blake asked him to wait before he gave his response. Even though the wait seemed like it was long. This situation is shaping up like when Samuel ask King Saul to wait for him to come to offer the sacrifices. King Saul did not wait for Samuel but he offered unlawful sacrifices with Samuel. In another thought, I agree with Supt. Carter, no apology was needed to apologize for the message, maybe some of the descriptions that Supt. Carter gave but certainly nor for the CONTEXT of the message. I still want Bishop Blake & Supt. Carter to discuss the disagreement in private and not have a public dispute.

    I could not understand why I was so upset at Bishop Blake for apologizing for the message on Saturday evening. The homosexual problem in the church is really becoming disturbing in my opinion. We are preaching a message of grace without any accountability. After reading and re-reading the statement in response to Saturday evening’s message, I thought that Bishop Blake could affirmed the CONTEXT of the message but maybe soften some of the rhetoric of how Supt. Carter referred to the homosexuals. I felt no power for righteousness behind Bishop Blake’s apology (if you will). Now I know that I was not by myself in feeling some disappointment in the national bishop apologizing for the message that was preached on Saturday of the Convocation.

  32. Tracie

    Praise God!! I am so delighted by your Holy Boldness Pastor Carter. I stand in agreement with you as I am standing on the Word of God. God is thrusting you into levels of greatness in this season because you are obeying His word……..”Cry Loud, spare not. Lift up your voice like a trumpet in Zion. Show my people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins” my family and I love you and have been following your ministry ever since you were a part of Central Florida under the late Bishop C D Kinsey. God bless you and keep glorifying God!!!!

  33. Missionary Renee Jones

    To Dr. Earl Carter:
    Peace be unto you. I had to respond to your letter in which I truly enjoyed reading which was already in my spirit. I thank God for you because you are standing on the battle field for The Lord. Stay encouraged Dr. Carter God will see us through this trail that the church has made. So walk on, preach on and live-right on. Our God will reign forever. I knew the reponse from Bishop Blake was wrong and we have to pray for him. I was so disturbed I had to go to my pastor about the response.

    My daughter died for 3 days and then God raised her up. She lives with me now and we do not play with the devil in any form. Gays and the like are all sin and an abomination before God.

    God bless and keep you.
    In His Service,
    Missionary Renee Jones

  34. A. McCants

    Wow! I don’t know what this is about but I’m thrilled by his response. To God be the glory as His true saints stand up and rise against the tide of wickedness in our culture. We had some homosexuals in our church that thought their lifestyle was welcome because their person was, until my Pastor made it clear that God was against homosexuality. At first it seemed as though they were gaining traction and acceptance without correction but my Pastor boldly spoke the word of truth from the pulpit and before long, they left. They wanted their sin more than Him but we weren’t gonna compromise their souls right into hell. My phone is so PC it didn’t even want to let me type hell it keeps changing it to ‘he’ll.’ God’s word stands true. May mankind humble themselves and repent, for the Kingdom of God truly is at hand!

  35. Kosmoe Malcom

    Cry loud spare not. Preacher keep standing for what is and always been right. Ordained before the world were framed.The Infallible Word Of God !!!! Be Blessed. Pastor Kosmoe Malcom.

  36. Rhonda Williams

    Dr. Carter,
    I wish to commend you on the sermon that you preached at the Convocation. I was born Disciple Of Christ but grew up fellowshipping with different denominations. I was so impressed with your expository delivery and commitment to preach the unadulterated word of God; as my mom referred to as “flat foot preaching”. That word was needed and I am sure appreciated by more than you know. COGIG has a reputation of being homosexual friendly for years. I do not believe that Bishop Patterson would appreciate the environment now under the new leadership but I needlessly admonish you to continue to cry loud and spare not! You were assign for that time and this season. For years COGIC was synonymous with good music, professional shouters, great singing, excitement, gay choir directors and choir members; truly a little leaven has leavened the whole lump but if watchmen like yourself were on the wall with a hammer in one hand and sword in the other, sin would not have infiltrated the House of God. The head can’t or won’t kill itself if it will be the end its own of life. You are being fought because you stepped on the foot of the clay. Fear of being outed will attempt to silence the messenger. I pray the angels of protection around you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

    With Warmest Regards.

    Rhonda Williams

  37. Peter Austin Jr.

    I’m with you Pastor Carter, 110%!!!! I enjoyed the Jesus in you that Saturday night when you 1st got up talking that Jesus is the best thing!! All this year I have been telling people I meet that Jesus is the Best Thing Going!! Yes Sirr!! Now, me & my family witnessed God’s Glory Cloud in the room that Saturday night, something that has been missing in our HOLY CONVOCATIONS for some time now!! Even after the benediction, leaving the service & walking down the halls, the people of God were still rejoicing, drunk in the Holy Ghost!! I haven’t seen this in our Great Church in a very long time!! Again , I haven’t seen a move of God like that in our Convocation in a very long time!! I thought the Bible told the preacher to REBUKE & CORRECT?? Cry Loud, show MY PEOPLE THEIR SINS!??!! I thank God for you & I pray his continued Blessings & Favor on your life & in You!! God Bless you Pastor Carter, keep on holding up the Blood Stain Banner for Our Lord!!

  38. Toylyn Vaughn

    I live in Decatur Illinois….I was watching the entire service that night… I agree with Bishop Carter’s message and there’s no need to apologize for preaching truth ! My father is an Apostolic Pastor so I knoe the Word ! You must stand on it and not take down. But I also feel that as a leader unless u said something that wasn’t in the Word then what’s the issue ? Sin is sin ….and God speaks against homosexuality !!! This is why we can’t get people saved because we as a church aren’t on one accord. If the Word is right….someone is is wrong. I encourage Bishop Carter to keep preaching the Word !

  39. Gabriel D. Bradshaw

    The COGIC is at a crossroads and through its passivity has put out a welcome mat for all manner of wickedness. Sin caused Adam and Eve to get expelled from the Garden of Eden; sin caused Sodom and Gomorrah to be consumed with the wrath of God; sin caused Saul and Samson to lose their anointing; and sin causes men to reject truth and embrace compromising, worldly agendas. Friends of the world are the enemies of God (James 4:4)! If we love the world, it is only because we don’t have the love of God in us (I John 2:15-17). The time has come that judgment must begin in the house of God (I Peter 4:17,18)! Men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are/were evil (John 3:19-21). I pray that the cry for holiness will be heard in the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere. God bless! The least of all Elders, Gabe

  40. DEA, HOWARD T. TYSON SR.

    Dr. EARL W. CARTER SR. MY SOUL SOMETIMES FEELS LOST. BECAUSE AS A MAN, WHO WANT TO SERVE GOD WITH EVERYTHING I GOT. BUT IT’S AS THOUGH THE DEVIL HIMSELF BLINDS PEOPLES EYES, AND THEY CHOOSE PEOPLE THAT YOU PREACED ABOUT, BECAUSE THEY MIGHTY BE A LITTLE MORE POLISHED, A LITTLE MORE SPOKEN AHEAD OF YOU. I WAS AT WORK ON THAT FRIDAY NIGHT. AND AT HOME, I DID NOT TUNE IN TO HEAR FIRST HAND YOUR SERMON ON SATURDAY NIGHT. BUT THANK GOD FOR FACEBOOK. WHEN I HEARD THE SUBJECT MATTER, I BROKE OUT IN TEARS BECAUSE THE TRUTH WAS FINALLY BEING TOLD. AND IT WAS DONE THE WAY GOD WANTED IT DONE. AND FOR THE APPOLOGY, AND THE CHASTISEMENT, I COULD NOT BELIEVE. AND AFTER READ ING YOUR REPLY, NOT FLIRTING WITH THE DESIRE,THAT IT BE NESSISARY, I APPLAUDE YOU SIR. GOD BLESS YOU.

  41. Frankie L Taylor Jr

    Praise The Lord Bishop,

    I am a young preacher from the UPCI, in Southern California.
    I just want to say thank you sir, my generation needed to hear
    every word you preached! We shouldn’t have to apologize for the
    truth and sometimes saying things with and glaze don’t get the job done.
    If the truth hurts, the wounds will heal. I thank God for elders like you
    And by the grace of God I will also preach with that same conviction, carrying that mantle until Jesus
    Comes. It is time for the kingdom of God to prevail, and the word says it shall. May God bless you!

    Rev. Frankie L Taylor Jr

  42. April Jones

    God bless you Pastor Carter. Im a transgendered woman that resides in the state of California and I heard your message on youtube .. your style and magnitude of anointing is very refreshing. it reminds me of the Old Church of God in Christ in which I grew up in. I agree with your message in reference to the homosexual lifestyle individuals about partaking in leadership in the church of God in Christ. I believe that your methodology, and the spirit in which that you relate the message was promoting hate. you can hate the sin and love the sinner. but the spirit in which you gave it promoted hate. I believe you would have been more effectively to yes preach against homosexuality. you made a statement about the sexual abuse that goes on within the Church of God in Christ but the reality is the flamboyant men and women that I open about their sexuality and live their lifestyle accordingly are not the ones that are abusing people. it is the ones that stand in the pulpit as you do are the ones that are abusing. they are those that the proclaimed the Office of the five fold ministry. not openly living LGBT people. I do understand the point in which you come from I for once once pastor of the Church of God in Christ pastor in my former gender so yes I do understand. but I do believe the Austrians Duncan the nostrils of God but not just homosexuals, but liars, gossipers, backbiters, whoremonger according to the book of Galatians will have no part in heaven. also with in the Church of God in Christ you have pastors bishops superintendent etc. has remarried more than once and all their wives and husbands are still alive. according to the law that in which you stand by that is also an abomination so that being said if you’re going to ask communicate the homosexuals from leadership I believe that the other people that are practicing that are heterosexual that lifestyle should also be excommunicated. but God bless you superintendent Carter. I do see elevation in your path not just only in the Church of God in Christ but in the body of Christ god bless you love you in Jesus name

  43. Tina Moore

    I must say that I wasn’t able to attend the convocation but I was able to hear the message that was preached from YouTube. I just want to say thank you for your courage to tell the truth of the matter. I was delivered because of messages like these and those who desire deliverance need a Word from the Lord of this magnitude… I say no apology necessary!!! For those of us that desire a closer walk with the Lord need this and even the more. The bible declares “Cry loud, spare not and shew Israel her transgressions!” You have done just that and the fact that so many are going against you is indication that you are doing something right… I applaud you and celebrate you as a fellow ambassador and pray God continue to allow you to be open and bold for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth… God bless and keep you in all of your endeavors!!!

  44. BISHOP FRED JONES

    Thank you for your biblical stance on this issue…The Leadership of the church had a choice as to stand behind the Word of God or to make excuses for it and he chose the latter. Thank you for this letter and I encourage you to stay strong…You have blessed me.

  45. Cassandra Dallman

    Amen, too the TRUTH PERIOD!! Its time for the Real People of God to Please Stand Up for Holiness!! Sin is of the devil and Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. Be encouraged and do what God says no matter what man says!! man can only destroy the body, but God can destroy the body and our soul!! I have been Church of God in Christ my whole life and it has not changed, nor the doctrine that God gave Bishop CH Mason!! THE PEOPLE HAS CHANGED……Judgement will began at the house of God!! lets wake up SAINTS….we cannot live, talk, walk after the world….either you are saved or your not, that simple!! ITS TIME TOO LIVE HOLY, SANCTIFIED AND SET ASIDE FOR GOD TO USE US!! WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE SIN, BUT IT HAS TO BE EXPOSED, SO GOD THROUGH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST CAN DELIVER US AND SET US FREE FROM ALL SIN AND SAVE FOR REAL….WE KNOW THEM BY THIER FRUIT….THE WORD OF GOD IS RIGHT, EITHER WE WILL LIVE IT OR WE WONT…CHOOSE YEA THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE…I PRAY GOD WILL HAVE MERCY ON US AND FORGIVE OUR SINS, TRANSGRESSIONS, INIQUITY. WHAT WE ARE CONFESSING WILL SHOW UP SOONER OR LATER. ITS PRAYING TIME, ITS PRAYING TIME.

  46. Kerry

    wow it’s good to see another preacher in afraid to preach the word. In 1998 I said the chruch would come out of the closet, and it has . In need to become relevant in the world they have become inclusive, allowing anyone to to come a preach. The spirit has left those the main stream chruch. And those who believe the word must come out.

  47. CoPastor Betty Johnson

    This was great I enjoyed reading it and I agree to every word, we see that the church has turned from the true word of God.Thank God for bold men, who are not afraid to tell the truth.

  48. JAMES W GOODEN JR

    ITS SO REFRESHING TO SEE SOMEONE SPEAK THE TRUTH., AND NOT BE MOVED BY OPPOSING LEADERSHIP. I’VE GOT YOUR BACK EARL CARTER. YOU BASICALLY PREACHED THE SAME THING IN SAN DIEGO ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO AT ST STEPHENS. WHEN LEADERSHIP WASN’T ASHAMED OR AFRAID OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.

  49. Mee

    Good for him.
    No need to bash Blake. Blake will be picking his face off the ground after reading this thoughtful and Christian mature rebuke that needed to be said publicly.

  50. j

    Yesss preach the word shame the devil
    Bishop Blake dont want to offend because he no they will come for him and expose the truth about him. Shame the devil you preached the the truth. He feels the heat those la queens will tell allll his t. BE BLESSED PREACHER YOURE THE TRUTH!!!!

  51. Elder Sean Eric Spearman

    Standing with you Dr. Earl W. Carter Sr. Didn’t know the openness of that vile spirit walked among the COGIC…Wow!!! Dr. Patterson must be wondering what in the world has happen to the Pentecostal church….your brother in Christ, Elder Sean Eric Spearman of Detroit, Mi.

  52. Prophetess Debra Moore

    Thank God for the living truth and the man of God that’s not ashame of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus said if you are not for me then you are against me. People fight when you step on there ground but those that are called by his name loves the truth. Because people go to church does not mean they are in the kingdom of God. He destroyed a nation once and he will again because of sin. I just want to thank God again for you. I preach the same gospel I will not go to hell for not preaching and warning the people of the word of God. Come from among them and be separated saith the Lord then I will be your God and you my people.2Corinthians 6:17 James 4:1 From whence come wars and fighting among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? verse 4 Ye adulters and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. And Roman chapter one will show you up. God bless you man of God, God be with you. And the bible tells up touch not my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm. And everyone is not a true prophet. Psalm 105:15 In 2John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this dictrine,receive him not into(your) house, neither bid him God speed: I close with everything you said is an A-men

  53. Deanna

    because of those discrepancies in the Church of God in Christ is the reason why many that I know will not join the church or stay with the church. I would love for someone to warn me before I walk into my hell. I sat right there in the Church of saints and watched them talk about me, point their fingers at me spread rumors about me continue to make me feel uncomfortable. all I wanted to do is just get it right and enjoy Jesus although I knew I was in my sin. Its been five years with trying to understand God’s will for my life. Where are the real saints? #Churchhurtisforreal

  54. GWENDOLYN DICKERSON

    WOW! THIS WAS A FANTASTIC RESPONSE. I AM SO SORRY THAT I DID HEAR REV. DR. CARTER’S MESSAGE COMING FROM THE CONVOCATION. ALL THOSE POINTS, SUBJECTS THAT HE MENTIONED, I THOUGHT, ARE THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE TAUGHT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE! I HEARD BISHOP’S APOLOGY VIA YOUTUBE AND I COULDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT HE WAS APOLOGIZING ABOUT.

    I GREW UP COGIC AND WAS TAUGHT ‘BY THE BIBLE’, YOU NEITHER ADD OR SUBTRACT FROM THE WORD OF GOD. I’VE RECENTLY COME BACK TO THE CHURCH, THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO BE; AND I DON’T THINK I’M THAT MUCH OUT OF THE LOOP TO THINK THAT IT’S ACCEPTABLE FOR UNGODLY LIFESTYLES TO BE ALL UP IN THE CHURCH.

    WE MUST TAKE A STAND, A STAND AS NEVER BEFORE. WE MUST BE THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST.

  55. Jeffrey brown

    there are no apology for the word of GOD, let TRULEY pray for our leaders and the church of God in Christ ,because the enemy is trying to come in and cause embarassment to the church, the don’t like that people was change in that service. PS elder carter just know that someone was change , because the devil was really mad and uncomfortable their. CRY LOUD CRY LOUD WITH NO APOLOGY

  56. Daron wheeler

    u sir are a true man of God thank u for staying true to the gospel of our lord and savior Jesus Christ ,and if u ever need extra security for road trips give me a call I will be willing to serve.

  57. sylvia

    ‘Oh My. Lord help us today , these are dark day, the word says preach, pastor preach, no matter who don’t like it or don’t want to hear it. lest we not forget, to preach in season and out of season. Pastor. Be Blessed, And continue to stay with the word of God.

  58. A M Columbus

    I ‘ve been to COGIC conventions going back 50 years and Dr Carter said nothing different what been said in many other conventions by the likes of the late Ladell Thomas, S.E.Mitchell, et al.

  59. A M Columbus

    I’ve been to COGIC conventions for over 50 years and Dr Carter said nothing from what has been said by other keynote speakers, ala the lates Ladell Thomas or S E Mitchell and many others.

  60. John Zion

    My God this man of God is 100000% correct. the COGIC is a haven for all types of demonic homosexual activity. If you’re a member and not homosexual. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE AND SOUL

  61. Antonio Lee

    I didn’t see anything wrong that you said. You attacked the spirit and true deliverance was able to take place. It’s sad that the church does not think deliverance is needed anymore. I applaud your boldness and tenacity to preach it straight and cut no corners. God bless you Doc!

  62. mailyn

    I was there and you preached the truth.The old saints preached against sin when I was coming up.This was my first time going to St.Louis and I could not believe what I saw.The Convocation was invaded with homosexuals.And they were parading all over the place.Very disrespectful while service was going on,talking on the phone and walking up and down the isles.My 85 yr old mother that came with us said she could believe what she saw,she is of the Church of Christ faith.I was ashamed for what we have let in our church.I love this church and praying that God will turn things around and give us another chance to stand for the true gospel that you preached on Saturday night.Keep preaching the truth.

  63. Safiyah Thompson

    Dr. Carter, I am in total agreement with you. I watched the taping of Bishop Blake and questioned his motives myself. Among many other things that greived my spirit that goes on in the Cogic church is why I finally left the Cogic church. It is so sad that this church and it’s people have come to this. A church which was so highly respected by all people has come to have lost it’s savor. God have mercy on the church.

    But, my brother in Christ, let us not leave out the lesbians in the church. For some reason because they are not so obvious we neglect to speak aganist them also. We do no that they (the gays and lesbians) marry each other to cover their ugliness.

    Thank you for being bold enough to come aganist this evil. May God continue to bless you.

    This sister Truly thank you for your stand for righteousness.

  64. CYNTHIA DUKE

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR NON-COMPROMISING WORD.GOD IS PLEASED WITH YOU AND HE IS THE ONLY ONE YOU NEED CONCERN YOURSELF WITH.YOU WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS…APOSTLE DUKE

  65. RM

    AMEN!!!! GOD is coming and soon, I was there and that word was needed. I love my Bishop and I feel if he felt a need to apologize to the nation, it should have been for if they were offended but not for the word of God and not throwing Dr. Carter under the bus. I felt that’s what he did too. Lord help us to go back to the time where we served you with no agenda of our own!!!!

  66. Marcia Bowe

    GOD BLESS YOU MAN OF GOD!! I remember you from a little town called Elizabeth City, NC. It was a a church called “Bread of Heaven Church of Deliverance”…where EJ Lillard pastored! I was only 16 at the time. You are the SAME today as you were 21yrs ago

  67. M T Blackmon

    This our Church need to Repent for this everything is alright. It is not alright, we called to holiness and if God say’s it abomination then that’s it is SIN and Death if repentance is not going fourth.

    Dr. Earl Carter, keep putting the message out there! The gospel was meant to change the sinner, not for the sinner to change the gospel to compromise their sins. Do what God has called you to do, sound the alarm day of judgment is at hand.

    Bless you! Sir.

  68. Evangelist Mullins

    I thought COGIC preached holiness or hell…why would the national bishop apologize to the public in reference to one of HIS preachers taking a stand for holiness I am baffled…..his apology came from another source, he was pushed into giving a public apology and attacking your message by someone who attends his church and whose son is gay and we know this source is very wealthy and Blake do not want to lose his support system…more will be revealed….Bishop Blake is a regular man just like everyone else. Leadership in COGIC seems they are afraid to speak up..it’s time to pray, the church do not need to take this lightly because it’s not over, God is about to clean house…..but thank God for boldness, please whatever you do, do not compromise the gospel for a position…..If God be for us, who can be against us..

    1. Barbara

      The son probably was exposed to the acts of the others in the church and in turn chose their lifestyle.. Amen Dr. Carter you spoke what others are scared to speak, in fear of losing members. Speak the truth and shame the devil.

  69. Tim Kurtz

    The gospel must be preached. Those who are offended reveal their weakness and propensity for the sin being dealt with. This issue is not just in this particular church – it is flowing throughout all of Christendom. Truth must be preached against populist theology. One person implied that Dr. Carter promoted hate. The reality is, whenever you confront a sin – the sinners often declare the message ‘hate’ in order to justify their sin. Messages like Dr. Carter preached serves to expose where church leaders really stand. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Massive shaking is beginning in the house of God (Ezekiel 9:6; 1Peter 4:17; Revelation 9:4)

  70. Elder Bob Carroll

    Judgment must begin at the house of God the bible says, also before there’s a great falling away no flesh will be saved. Can we see the signs of the times! There’s a song that goes like this “Stand up for what is right join in the fight be soldier for Jesus”! The transitions that was prophesied about the COGIC is here, get ready because more is coming. It’s preachers like this one Elder Carter (Prophet) is among those that are real and making a difference. I hear another song “Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary pure and holy tried and true and with thanksgiving I’ll be a living sanctuary for you. Father in the name of Jesus in such a hour as this help us to stand as my brother and make a difference in this season that you have appointed we stand against the wiles of the devil in Jesus’ name we win.

  71. William

    Thank you…..Thank you….Thank you! I’m glad to know that there are still people who stand boldly by there righteous convictions.

  72. george harrison

    God bless you for telling and preaching the truth of God’s holy word. Now Bishop Blake should be confronted by the board of bishops and question about some of his stances on holiness and leadership issues, COGIC leaders should pray and seek God on whether this man is worthy to continue as head Bishop of COGIC.

  73. John Beeler

    To Dr. Early Carter
    Truth needs no agreement. For the sake of support, your message and this wonderfully state response is totally on point in every aspect. You have every authority by Jesus Christ himself who is the head of the church, contrary to the Presiding Bishop, for Jesus is the only Presider of His Church, to say what you said. You were not addressing the World but the state of the Church Like a modern day Paul when he rebuked the Corithians for there bind eye to the sexual immorality of the day. Keep up the fight. You are in our prayers. God of heaven backs Himself. Though joined hand in hand they shall not go unpunished (the so called church world, hypocrites, devils, generation of vipers, blind leaders of the blind, vile pastor that will not kept their preisthood). Depart from me ye that work iniquity I never knew you

  74. Sally

    Matthew 7:13-14New King James Version (NKJV)
    The Narrow Way
    13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    The Truth will not have many followers anyhow … this is a narrow road that we travel. Praying for you Dr. Carter that God will continue to give you the boldness needed in this day and time!!

    God Bless !

  75. Sam

    The message is clear, you were elected in the offices of God’s Church and you ALL can be Impeached and Fired! The stand for Christ in the Convocation of 2015, when our so called priest with his staff and his Gold Hat and the procession of Catholicism is proceeding,
    The whole congregation of the Real Church of God In Christ, silently and respectfully, and quietly should dismissed themselves. LEAVE THE AUDITORIUM as a displeasure of the admission and acceptance of the Alternative Lifestyle.
    THANK GOD HE DELIVERS AND SAVES. IT IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE. IT IS IMPARITIVE FOR US NOT JUST GET SAVED, BUT LIVE A SAVED LIFE. ELD. DR. CARTER IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT GOD IS GOING TO GET YOU

    JESUS IS COMING BACK, WHO WILL BE SAVED. JESUS IS COMING BACK.!!
    2nd Chronicles 7:14.
    IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVE, PRAY, SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN FORGIVE THEIR SINS AND HEAL THE LAND.
    We quote this it is time to live it. Raise Banners, Believe it and “WE WILL NOT BE ASHAMED OF THE GOSPIL OF CHRIST.”

  76. Apostle Le'Brine

    ITS ABOUT TIME THE HARD-CORE TRUTH WAS TOLD. I was and still being taught the same Hard-Core Truth at my church, this sermon got all up in the face of the homo’s and the truth isn’t suppose to be sweet its suppose to be bitter and hard GOD BLESS ELDER CARTER

  77. DK

    I must agree with you Supermario, though it is clearly welcomed to hear a minister call out the perversions that unfortunately have infiltrated what we know as church, we have to still be very careful that all things are done in love in winning men and women to Christ. And I do make this clear– the love that is of God comes to purge and it will be extremely harsh, but does not need our derogatory terms. I certainly and entirely agree that there has been a drought of true preachers of holiness, but we should understand that we are to fulfill all righteousness so that the ministry of Christ be not blamed. The gospel of Jesus Christ is sufficient.

    1. Betty Thomas

      AIN’t nobody mad but the devil, if heaven can rejoice over one soul , what are they doing over the 147 souls that was saved that Saturday night. May God continue to bless Evangelist Carter with power and strength to preach the gospel so more souls can be saved. We are saved by the preaching of the gospel .

    2. Shelly Lawson

      The Bible uses terms as sodomite, whore etc. What was derogatory about calling a spade (sissy) a spade. It is only an opinion of some that this is not love. I am of the belief that what Elder Carter did was love in action being led by the Holy Spirit. I am so glad that Bishop Blake was not there to be an obstructionist to what God ordained that evening.

      Based on the weak leader’s apology we can assume that the Holy Spirit no longer has His way as to who speaks at the convocation. That convocation is becoming worthless. The main thing is the Word of God. There are probably many speakers who should not be at that podium, and right now Bishop Blake is at the top of the list.

      I suppose those names that Jesus and John the Baptist called those leaders was wrong also.

  78. Lisa Sconiers

    Thank you Dr. Earl Carter. Believe me there are a lot more saints who support you, your message and are true followers of Jesus Christ!!

    Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by thier means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

  79. Kahtleen

    Bless Jesus you should receive a standing novation for standing up for that which is right. People have no reverance for God anymore and I applaud you for taking a stand as you have continue to fight the good fight because God is on your side. Blessing to you a true Preist and man of God.

  80. Alma

    I’m proud of this preacher. He told the absolute truth. Question.
    Can you still buy his message in its entirety. Or is Bishop Blake
    not releasing it b/c of Dr Earl Carter hard hitting sermon.?!?!

  81. Taylormosley

    NO MATTER HOW THE devil TRY TO TWIST THE TRUTH GODS WORD WILL NEVER CHANGE…THE REAL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE TRANSFORMED BY GODS WORD AND DEMONSTRATED AS GOD HAS SPOKEN IT EVERTHING ELSE IS A LIE….THE BODY OF CHRIST CALLED BY GOD IS HOLY AND ACCEPTIBLE UNTO GOD…THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOT A SHAMED OF LIVING AND SPEAKING HOLINESS NOR FEARFUL OF THE enemy AND his haters SHALL CONTINUE CRYING LOUD AND SPARING NOT THAT WITHOUT HOLINESS NOOOOOOOOO MAN/WOMAN SHALL SEE GOD…PASTOR CARTER CONTINUE BEING OBEDIENT TO THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS LEADING BECAUSE OBEYING GOD IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE….I BESEECH THE CHURCH TO WAKE UP FROM COMPROMISE AND LIVING CONTRARY TO GODS WORD BEFORE THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD BE UPON YOU FOR NOT LIVING GODS TRUTH AND HINDERING THE UNSAVED…

  82. Denise

    Bless you man of God. The message was strong and clear, and straight to the point. We didn’t that for such a time as now. You never should apologize for the gospel. That might not have liked how you said it because it pointed out the ugliness of the sin and those effected was angry, however, it was the truth. I praise God for you speaking out. I would be ashamed and afraid for my son to even attend the convocation as it is now. Continue to stand for righteousness.

  83. Minister Geraldine Nickolas

    Dr. Earl Carter

    Thank you for you obedience to Our Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ it was a
    Anointed Fresh Word and of course any exposure of satan would come
    With backlash and retaliation as you brought the message you said you
    Probably wouldn’t be asked to speak again in that arena once that word was
    given some felt like you stole there thunder but not so he just wiped the frost off
    the windows that had been frosted. You did not go there to be elevated you spoke
    as you were given instructions from the Holy Spirit the church is out of order
    and judgment is only what we see. Keep looking and watch what will take place
    you spoke to the masses and lives were changed and many chains of bondage were broken
    I will Pray for you continually again keep fighting there is a army coming just
    as Zacchaeus stood so shall you Stand this is not your battle Our God is
    Looking for a Few Good men. Thank You Restoration is in order.

    Blessings,
    Evangelist Geraldine Nickolas

  84. Denise

    I am so happy for speaking out. I am ashamed of how our church handled this. They should have stood by you for speaking the truth. It may have been ugly, but sin is ugly. You can sugar coat it pretty. Speaking against sin is going to be offense. So should we be quiet. NO!!! People are dying and on their way to Hell. Thank you Pastor for speaking out and standing up. God bless you.

  85. Rev R Bailey, Jr.

    The uncompromised word has to be spoken if not there will be many that will not be able to escape the consequences of Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

    These words from our Savior put us at the crossroads of our Christian faith. These words of Jesus search out and challenge every one of us today………These very words force us to make a decision that we absolutely must make, but then, that is the way our Lord is. He does not play games with people. He does not pass on information to us in order to entertain or even flatter us. To be honest, I think this passage has been one of the most difficult portions of the Bible any preacher could ever preach from – not because it is hard to understand, but because it contains things that are hard to hear. These words from our Savior put us at the crossroads of our Christian faith. These words of Jesus search out and challenge every one of us today………These very words force us to make a decision that we absolutely must make, but then, that is the way our Lord is. He does not play games with people. He does not pass on information to us in order to entertain or even flatter us. Therefore, we should know that these words preached by Him were neither idle or empty. He preached to those who were under the judicial condemnation of death; and preached as the One who was going to rescue those who are condemned to die by dying on the cross in our stead…..

    We must, view all that He has to say as being of the utmost importance. We must determine every day of lives am I going the be in true obedience to Gods words and His way for His chosen to live out the rest of their lives….Jesus desires that none be lost but we do have our portion to play in this decision…

    So matter how harsh the words may sound the Word of God has to go forth as alive and powerful. Sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow, where the word can expose our innermost thoughts and desires and bring our souls to upright holiness that can only be found in Christ Jesus our Lord & Savior!!!

  86. Elder Twone Flowers

    Honorable Supertendent Carter… Please continue to “CRY LOUD AND SPARE NOT!!!” Lord have mercy that was a much needed message from heaven for such a time as this. Brother Supertendent, you left nothing undone Doc. And you as a Supertendent had a right to minister to the Pastor’s and Elders the way y
    out did. a whopping hundred and forty seven people or save and delivered after that message, that’s confirmation of God’s approval according to Mark chapter fifteen… The power of the Gospel you ministered that Saturday night was phenomenal. Listen, if the COGIC puts you out, the FULL GOSPEL HOLY TEMPLE CHURCHES INC., a few church who came out of the COGIC over sixty years ago welcome you. We are still preaching the un-cut gospel of Jesus Christ (Holiness) without compromise. Founded by the late Apostle Lobias Murray World Headquarters based in Dallas, Texas. Our current Presiding Prelate is the renowned Apostle Herman L. Murray, Jr. You can watch him every Monday night on the word Network. God bless you and your ministry Supertendent Carter. Please upload some of your messages on YouTube or something!!!

    Your fellow yoke labour in the gospel,

    ELDER TWONE FLOWERS
    Calofornia Full Gospel Holy Temple Inc.

  87. jack

    A homosexual act is already derogatory to GOD, critical and disrespectful to HIS plan of creation. A pastor is a critic of morals. He is not suppose to make you feel good about any sin.

  88. Minnie Clayton

    Its amazing how people (christians) feel about certain sins. Don’t get me wrong I feel preaching against homosexuality is needed and should be done. However we serve a God of love the words and verbiage that was chosen showed hate. Christians must remember to always show love in all we do. Even when we chastise our children we should show love. We like to pick and choose which sins are worse than others but the reality is they all equally stink in his nostrils. Over eating is just as bad as homosexuality, lying is just as bad as homosexuality. We must do better.

  89. cheryl banks

    GOD KNOW HOW TO CLEAN THE HOUSE, THE BISHOP HAVE GONE HOLLYWOOD FOR THE DESIRED THE PRAISES OF MEN, WHEN YOU WANT PRAISES YOU LOWER YOUR STANDARDS

  90. Almarie

    I’m so grateful to know that we still have preachers who will preach the uncompromising gospel. I was there to hear the message first hand and most surely enjoyed you. Keep preaching to whole gospel!

  91. Shelly Lawson

    No Sodomites Allowed in the Land (Deuteronomy 23:17-18).

    “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abominations unto the LORD thy God” (Deuteronomy 23:17-18 with emphasis).

    Elder Carter’s remarks were no different than these! If it is good enough for the Bible, then it should be good enough for our church. Who is Bishop Blake to censor or restrict a person’s speech so long as it is in line with what the Bible teaches???? Being the presiding bishop is no excuse.

    Bishop Blake gave a pretty good message against homosexuality – I have the message.

    For years the church has allowed this and other ungodly behavior. That is why the church has paid out millions of dollars in lawsuits. If the church fails to take a stand against what God in His word has condemned then they may as well turn off the lights and shut the door. Many of our modern day “pimp” preachers only care about making a name for them.

    The COGIC is polluted with a lot puffed up egotistical folk. The general church is nothing more than Babylon revisited. There are too many stars trying to outshine Jesus. The church is becoming powerless against sin. The church knows how to shout, sing and dance, but there is little to no power as it was in the beginning. We have a form of godliness, we know routine, pomp and ceremony, but that is all.

    Bishop Blake’s apology shows us the side of a weak leader, someone who is more concerned about being politically correct. His apology is about acceptance – NOT LOVE! Love is being feigned as a means to pacify people who want acceptance of their sinful behavior. Sadly, there are so called Christians following along with apostate apologetic preacher. Elder Carter was right to warn them that unless they repent they will die in their sins. THAT IS LOVE! As long as weak leadership is allowed to continue along the path to apostasy the church will become more and more powerless.

    I listened to Bishop Blake’s statistics about all the great and wonderful things he says happened at the convocation, but then he buttressed it with needless apology. His apology places a darkening over the entire convocation. A split in the church is sure to happen, and that is the way it should be.

    I hope 2016 will bring about a change in the leadership of the COGIC. We need a Holy leader – we have church stars. We need more leaders like Elder Carter who will stand up for righteousness and truth, people who fear God, and not men remembering that the wicked shall be turned into hell and all nations that forgot about God. Jesus told us that we are not to fear those who can only kill the body, but to fear the one who has the power to destroy both the body and soul in hell.

  92. William

    I don’t care about the message anymore. I think that people have a right to believe what they want. I just find it very strange that all of us church folk can be ok with the language used in this rant. To speak to anyone in that manner, be it in private or public, is ungodly. Just for the sake of the truth. Truth is what it is and that doesn’t change. Then, to call our presiding Bishop a nimrod is totally disrespectful. Its further solidifies that you are a loose cannon and have no regard for being decent and in order. Take it as you may, say what you will, but, given a platform like that, I would have thought you would try to bring people to Christ instead of running them away or even shaking someones faith. With love and kindness have I drawn thee. Remember this before you try to rewrite the Bible. You should be a mouthpiece of GOD, and I could not imagine GOD speaking in such a manner to those who are lost. The standard has already been set by GOD. You will not make the BIBLE, it’s done. Leave your personality out of GOD’S work.

    1. will

      You don’t care? Well WE know were you stand spiritually then! The evangelist R.W. Shambach used to always say the many people want a “Burger King religion, have it your way.” Well I was taught in the sanctifed church “Go through the gates, prepare the way, LIFT UP A STANDARD FOR THE PEOPLE, AND THEY SHALL CALL THEM, THE HOLY PEOPLE, THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SOUGHT OUT, BE YE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY, BE YE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY, HOLINESS WITHOUT, NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD!”

  93. JUDITH GRIFFIN

    THIS WHAT OUR HOLY CONVOCATIONS ARE TURNING INTO IF Bishop Gilbert Patterson WAS ALIVE WE WOULD NOT SEE THIS FOOLISHNESS GOING ON AT THESE CONVOCATIONS THEY LOST THE SAVOR HOLINESS IS RIGHT !!!!! THANKS TO THE LEADERS OF THE C.O.G.I.C THIS IS THE MESS THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T STAND FOR HOLINESS OH ZION WHATS THE MATTER NOW !!!! C.O.I.C TAKE A STAND FOR HOLINESS AND STOP COMPROMISING FOR MONEY $$$$$$ STOP THROWING THE PREACHERS UNDER THE BUS BECAUSE THEIR PREACHING WHAT IS RIGHT THE WORD OF GOD LET GOD BE RIGHT AND EVERY MAN A LIAR !!!! HIS WORD SHALL STAND SORRY YALL I GOT MAD ALL OVER AGAIN BECAUSE THE BISHOP SAID PASTOR CARL HAD A EVIL SPIRIT I DIDN’T KNOW WE GET A EVIL SPIRIT WHEN WE TAKE A STAND FOR THE WORD OF GOD. THE QUESTION IS WHAT SPIRIT BISHOP Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake HAVE WHY HE THREW THE PREACHER UNDER THE BUS AND NOT TAKE A STAND.DOUBLE MINDED MUST BE THE MONEY $$$$$$$ TO PASTOR CARTER PREACH THE WORD IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON CRY LOUD AND SPARE NOT I WITH YOU. THE QUESTION IS BISHOP BLAKE WHAT ARE YOU HIDING DO YOU HAVE A STRAWBERRY SPIRIT WHY YOU THREW THE PREACHER UNDER THE BUS AND DEFENDED THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFE STYLE HUH HOW DO YOU NOT BISHOP BLAKE DEFEND THE GOSPEL OR THE PREACHER PUT YOU DEFEND A MARSH MELLOW WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE CHURCH OF TODAY WOE UNTO THIS GENERATION !!! THERE WILL BE A SHAKING UP IN THE BODY OF CHRIST PEOPLE OF GOD GET READY !!!

    1. Evangelist Blanche Siler

      I love this Grand Ole C.O.G.I.C. We must remember this church was birth through one unperfect man, who set out to keep it Holy according to the word of God. Sister Griffin you are right, there are things that Bishop Patterson did not put up with especially if it came between God and man. We must get back to CHURCH! Bishop Blak has a heart for the people..let remember the Lord in everything we do..even how we treat others. We have all fallen short of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some one had to come and show us the right way. I love every one including those who choose to think other size!! The Bible is being fulfilled everyday!!!
      Question: Choose ye this day whom ye will serve, will it beGod or will it be___________?

  94. Dr. Joseph Johnson

    Everyone in the blog needs to conduct a research on the word “Abomination” then read the verses before Leviticus 18:22 and the verses after. You will find that these verses in the scripture relates to sexuality immorality as adulterers, men lying with men as with woman and having sex with family members along with having sex with animals is considered as perverted. But the real abomination that God hate that is mentioned in the bible are liars, adulterers, idolaters, sexual immorality and having a proud full spirit such as self-indignation …. interesting discovery of what is taught by preachers that don’t want their members to known because they understand that 98.5% of church members don’t study the word of God for themselves!! The phrase or word, “homosexuality” are not found anywhere in Genesis or Judges or anywhere else in the Bible referring to Sodom and Gomorrah. What is found is refer to as sexual immorality of all types of sexual sins is considered to be perverted and is an abomination according to the bible. To get a better understanding of the word God is to study the bible through extensive research and then you will have a clear understanding on how to interpreted the scriptures. Just a food for thought!!

    1. Jack

      With all due respect Dr. Johnson, the unction of the Holy Spirit tells us what is right and what is wrong. But you don’t even need that to understand that these were males asking Lot to hand over the angels to them, so that they may “know them” i.e. sexually. That Dr. Johnson is homosexual act, if the word itself is not written.

    2. will

      So then “men liying with men” in the Biblical text is forbidden…right? What many are literally doing is compromising the Holiness of God for what is expedient/contemporary. Remember God sanctied Moses and Aaron for their respective tasks and dually prepared them to “face the Giants” both without and within the then Covenant people of God. The nation was “not to sin” (Exodus 20:20) in the light of the Holiness of God and His Word and that would include “what did you call it?” sexual immorality. Some would call it the big four, adultery, fornication (pre-marital sex), same-sex behavior (since many are quick to point out the word homosexuality is not in the Bible) and bestiality. What we have created in our day is a vicious attack on the Word of God under the banner of human/civil rights and masquarading certain behavior as normative. What did the Psalmist write “if our foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (11th Psalm, third verse). The Holiness of God is not to be compromised whether in ancient Israel or the Christian Church in the light of Christ’s redemption. To “tolerate” sexual behavior in the Church outside of what we call today traditional marriage is an affront to the work and cross of Christ, who came to save (Luke 19:10). And whose precious Holy Spirit and LIving Word has been provided for spiritual trasfromation (new life from above) to all who believe and trust Jesus for salvation. In the professing Christian Church as a whole, we need to move away from this slippery slope of expediecy in the marketplace to the power, authority, rule and reign of Jesus who the Apostles (under the Holy Spirit) said is Lord and Christ (Acts 2:36) commanding those in any type of sexual immoral behavior to repent. Any symposium, conference, convocation, meeting when the same-sex issue comes up should start and finish within one second with one word…NO! Remember the Spirit of God depared from Israel when they compromised the Holiness of God. In other words, they played church without any open vision/Word from the Lord. And when they did receive the Word it was repent. Many denominations are like that today for they “wist not the Spirit of God has departed” siding with contemporary expediency and behavior that is an abomination! Oops…can I use that word?

      1. Jack

        Great , love the passion, you are so right, the meetings should be short and end in No! ( Oops, that was great still laughing. Thanks Min.)

  95. Eve J. Scott

    If there is dissension, dispute, discord, you name it…. Please, please forgive one another. If each of you believe in God’s Word….Do what you know Jesus Christ would want both of you to do that it may bring UNITY! in the Body of Christ. I pray for you Dr Carter, and for Bishop Blake. I am For Real! Amen!

  96. Eve J. Scott

    Lets not add more to what has already been said and done. Let’s Get right with God, and man. Saints we need to pray, for the body of Christ, and the world. And please, please forgive one another. Together we will stand, and divided..we will fall.

  97. Supt G A Echols, Jr

    If I must, for the last time, let me begin by saying that I also agree with Dr. Carter accept for a few felonies:

    1). Instead of ‘wishing God would make them bleed from their but’, should have been replaced with ‘I wish above all things that they would repent of this abomination!’

    2). Instead of calling every Bishop in the COGIC ‘Bishop Nimrod’, should have been replaced with ‘some of you bishops and pastors have the spirit of Nimrod!’

    3). Instead of indicating that the whole COGIC has gone into idolatry, should have been replaced with 1 Kings the 19th chapter

    It’s very important to understand that some things are just and righteous to say and some things are not … I must interject, however, that God was indeed glorified in the 107th Holy Convocation services, until the flesh took the stage … Let’s remember that Moses glorified God until he smote the rock… And it is from this we continue to notice and learn valuable lessons from the book of Proverbs …

    Proverbs 14:33a
    Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding:

    Proverbs 15:2a
    The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:

    Proverbs 15:7a
    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:

    Proverbs 15:14a
    The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:

    It takes a Godly heart of wisdom to lead God’s church into any century of a mixed multitude. I pray that God continue to guide us through this and every other challenge this society presents. May the peace of God help us all to look deeply into the word of God to really understand that sin is a reproach to any nation and give us the wisdom we need to carry this gospel…

    Ephesians 6:15
    And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    Also, to say that the leadership of the COGIC, co-laborers in the gospel (Philippians 1:9-18) is ‘ungodly’ is like ignoring 1 Corinthians the 13th chapter altogether. If you believe you have been wronged then take the wrong and leave it in the hands of God and/or exercise your kingdom rights (Matthew the 5th chapter).

    When we ‘add’ more than necessary, we ‘take away’ the full affects of this glorious gospel.

    Blessings to all (2 John 1:3)

    1. RWL

      I agree with you Supt.Echols as preachers we have to deny self, and seek wisdom from God, be wise as serpents but gentle as lambs……really stick with the Word of God and not add our own words for correction, reprove, and rebuke.

  98. StillHere

    Can I be honest for a moment?. I really can’t believe some of the comments I’m reading about how Dr. Carter wasn’t walking in “LOVE” with some of the things he was saying…so I took it upon myself and went to Youtube and actually watched the whole video. And to my surprise, I didn’t see anything wrong with what he was saying. He was preaching to the CHURCH, not the lost or the world. But to those who claimed to be saved- who was blatantly living in sin or with it(sin) in their hearts. Am I the only one who thought of the scriptures in Matthew where Jesus called some of the leaders in his day “brood vipers, murders, liars etc…..and I know the prophets of old were just as harsh when confronting SIN.Now, I Am by no means an advocate of COGIC: my husband and I have seen firsthand the underhanded things that some of their leaders do, However, I do know that God will always have a few Good men who have not compromised and will still preach the unadulterated TRUTH of God’s word so that someone might be delivered or saved. And I believe Dr. Carter is one of them. God Bless you Dr. Carter for preaching the truth. It’s very RARE in this day and time.

  99. Ev. Charmaine

    I am in total agreement. I brought my 21 year old, senior in college, to AIM in Baltimore. Well,he had not been sitting on the row FIVE minutes before a group of HOMOSEXUALS attempted to sit WITH HIM. I observed what they were attempting to do and quickly moved toward them. I found my Pastor and asked if my son could sit with him and his wife. It was an awful demonstration of how they have invaded our church conventions with the intent of taking over. Thank you Superintendent for your outcry!

  100. Jack

    As of 3:06 EST 153 ayes, 2 nays, 10 lukewarm and 3 I could not tell. Pastor Carter wins by mercy rules and the WORD of GOD! I was a fair judge, I did not count my 2 posts. And we all win when the truth is spoken.

  101. Missionary Mary Pratt

    Thank God, If the Person or Person’s that does have interest in the word. What interest do they have in that little
    boy or boys that are being molested now, that will turn into gay men. The Church gas accepted for so many years, and straight mens has hide behind door and skept with them. Now thes Gay Men want to put on Ladies Clothes to outdress real Women. ,,IF GOD DONT FIX IT WE ARE LOST

  102. DR. MARY H SAUNDERS

    I BELIEVE THAT THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH HAS FOR GOTTEN WHO REALLY CALLED HIM. GOD IS SUPPOSE TO BE OUR SOURCE AND ALL OTHER THINGS WILL FOLLOW.. FILTHY LURKER IS NOT SUPPOSE TO BE A PART OF THE CHURCH.. IF THE HEAD FALL WHERE WILL THE BODY BE?. IT IS HIGH TIME THAT WE GET NEW LEADERS WHO WILL STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH AND NOT SUGAR COAT THE WORD. IN REVELATION THE WORD SAYS THAT I WISH YOU BE HOT OR COLD FOR LUKE WARM I WILL SPUR YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH SAID THE LORD. THIS WAS NOT A ANSWER THAT THE CHURCH BODY NEEDED TO HEAR FROM OUR LEADER. DR. EARL CARTER WAS 100% CORRECT TO CALL THEM OUT. THE WORD SAYS THAT WE ARE NOT TO FORGET FROM WHENCE WE CAME. GOD CAN AND DO CHANGE MEN AND WOMEN. WE ARE TO PREACH THE TRUTH AT ALL COST. I LOVE THE LORD WITH ALL OF MY HEART AND I WILL STAND FOR HIM FOR REAL. WE CAN PRAY BUT THERE IS TIME TO STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH. THERE COMES A TIME YOU HAVE TO SPEAK FOR THE SAINTS AND NOT LET SOMEONE THROW ANY PREACHER WHO SPEAKS THE TRUTH UNDER THE BUS FOR BEING SCARED MY CONGREGATION WILL NOT FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING ME, OR THEIR CHILD OR CHILDREN MAY BE GAY. THERE IS NO GREAT SIN AND A SMALL SIN ALL SIN IS SIN. GOD IS THE HEALER AND THE CHANGER OF MEN AND WOMEN’S MIND AND HEARTS. WE SHOULD NEVER FOR GET THAT PEOPLE VOTED YOU INTO OFFICE BELIEVING THAT YOU WERE A TRUE MAN OF GOD. WHEN YOU APOLOGIZED YOU REPRESENTED SATAN. THOUGHTS TO MAKE IT RIGHT FOR MAN TO LIE WITH MEN AND THE WOMEN TO LIE WITH WOMEN WE HAVE TO TELL THE TRUTH BECAUSE THE WORD SAYS SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU AND GOD DELIVERED YOU. WHY MAKE A BIG DEAL OF A MAN SAYING THAT HE IS SAVED. THE ANGELS DO AND I BELIEVE WHAT THE WORD SAYS WE ARE TO REJOICE ALSO. . THE DEVIL IS A LIAR AND ALL OF HIS IMPS ARE DAMMED ALREADY WITH HIM. GOD’S WORD AND HIS PEOPLE WILL STAND FOR THE TRUE WORD OF GOD AND ITS STILL THE SAME FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD.

    GOD BLESS
    DR. MARY H SAUNDERS

  103. Michael Gooden

    The way the message was brought was nasty to tell gays..i wish God put it all on ya having you bleeding outta ya butt…..really?????…..im not going against the bible yes it is wrong!!! To sleep with the same sex…..yes THAT was very wrong and nasty to say…..so what if somebody that’s gay get up and praise God…God woke them up just like you….im so glad that my pastor in Houston Tx….lets you know your sin is wrong…but not nasty with it…..its more then just gays in church! You got pastors,missionarys ect…sleeping together when they are not married…but i dont see you bashing them…telling them i hope God gives you Aids….Hmph!!!!….

  104. Kenneth

    With all due respect. I am in agreement. The gospel is offensive to a modern culture. But it was OUT OF PLACE and disrespectful in all forms of Christianity to wish bad on any group. Gay people having periods? Really? That’s like wishing HIV on adulterers and fornicators.

  105. cheryl banks

    WE THE SAINTS THAT AGREE WITH THE MESSAGE MUST CARRY THE SAME MESSAGE WE THE SAINTS MUST CRY OUT ALSO.THE SAME SPIRIT THAT HAVE TAKEN OVER THE BISHOP CAN TAKE OVER OTHER LEADERS. WE THE SAINTS MUST COME OUT THE CLOSET HOLY BOLDNESS THE SPIRIT OF JOHN THE BAPTIST I PRSY BE RELEASED ON ALL BELIEVERS

  106. Minister Donna James

    Amen and thank God for a prophetic Word from the Lord! Body of CHRIST, know that while the forum for this prophetic Word was the COGIC Convocation, and was delivered through a man of God, Dr. Earl Carter, who clearly demonstrated the office of the Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist, and Teacher; the message was to every Christian denomination, church, five-fold ministry, believer, and saved and unsaved church member. Those who had an ear to hear, heard what the Spirit of God was saying to the Seven Churches. Believers, will we allow this man of God to be the voice of “ONE crying in the wilderness?” Or will we lift up our voices in unity, not with a man, but with the Word and Spirit of God? Let us not take the mark of the beast in this fight, because we are afraid to offend. Let us stand as David stood against Goliath, an uncircumcised Philestine who defied the armies of the Living God. Thank God for every Pastor and leader who has not been ashamed to lift their voice and stand on the uncompromising Word of God. Know, that just as Rosa Parks was by no means the first person to defy the ungodly laws of her day, she was the vehicle that the Lord used to galvanize and unify all the independent movements and voices of the day. We will intercede mightily for Dr. Earl Carter and plead the Blood of Jesus over him, his family, and the assignment to which he has been called. Cry aloud and spare not, for souls are in the balance. In Jesus’ name!

  107. Lebogang

    Oh for goodness sake! We are having to apologise for preaching the unadulterated word in the gathering of believers now? Not even out among the unbelievers? I suppose that os exactly it. Our gatherings are now awash with unbelievers that think the body is there to validate their cancerous lifestyle instead of cutting rejecting the diseased cells. Since when is it love to allow cancers a comfortable environment to grow in a body?

  108. Ms. Mary Creech

    Dr. Earl Carter, my hat is off to YOU!!! I’m not saved, but I grew up in the “Old School” Church Of God In Christ. As a sinner I am saying this “Birds of a feather, flock together! Bishop Blake you were totally wrong for the broadcast that you made. Some of us are wondering about you Bishop. Dr. Carter Please keep preaching the word of God, you have made a stand for the church of God in Christ, and I (as a sinner) thank you for that. Bishops, Pastors, Supt. Deacons, and saints, LETS START TELLING THE POEPLE THE TRUTH, TIME IS SHORT FOR ALL OF US.

    Now, I need to know where Dr. Carter is located, because our church would love to get him for a revival.

  109. latanya

    #completely agree. No apology needed you were obedient to God. People may be upset but It is what it is. #what does it profit a man to gain the who world and lose his soul
    You will be rewarded pastor for speaking out truth. If no one else is bold enough to call it as it is i encourage you. Im learning to br bold and because if you i gtta spark of motivatuon. Thx

  110. Timoth

    I took a couple of young men from my church to the convocation years ago. They were aspiring musicians. I went on to tell them that the national church had some of the best musicians around and they were going to hear some fantastic music. They were excited because they were poor and had never been outside of their state. I paid for everything for them. We got to thr convention and were so put off by the amount of homosexuals in the convention and young rappers rapping in the church that they were immediately ready to leave. I was so disappointed in the COGIC that I personally have never went back to a national convention since that time. These young men werent even saved but knew better than what they were seeing. Now im older and have my own sons that are aspiring to be musicians and I wouldnt dare take them around the sissy festival. Some of the General Board look very suspect. Lets not even get on the music department. And why did Blake go out of his way to condemn this message as opposed to any other. He cant afford to lose all of the Hollywood actors and actresses that he Pastors. Case in point Magic Johnson. His son is a flaming homosexual and Magic is with it, but he allowed Magic to speak in one of the banquets. That is outrageous!!!

  111. Shay

    I agree with the the spirit of the message.I also agree with the comments left in regards refraining from additional descriptions or verbiage that could be misconstrued; when bringing the word. However, when people do not want to live according to scripture, they look for any loophole available.I don’t care who he didn’t include at that moment.Homosexuality is wrong.Rarely, have I been chastized and enjoyed it. As a Christian, I feel that society has begun to discount the rights of the majority, to protect the rights of the minority. If you do not believe in the teachings of Christianity, you should not seek to be called a Christian. The scripture will not change to fit you. Your life and living should evolve to mirror Christ. If that werected not the case; living by the precepts given in the Bible would be futile!

  112. Robert P Mahoney Sr

    What a mess. Prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes, yet many remain blind. Wilful ignorance. There’s no new thing under the sun..

  113. Trina

    Finally someone who’s not afraid to preach against sin, even if it is most politically correct in our current society. God help us all. Keep on preaching Dr. Carter!!!

  114. Charles Henderson

    Dr Carter’s message was direct and to the point. The danger of limiting our message to God being only a God of love opens the floodgates of sin to enter into local churches and denominations is a direct insult to the WHOLE COUNCIL OF GOD. GOD is love but He is also eternally set against sin and there is no where in the bible where He has changed. To apologize for what is in the Scripture is like saying to the Holy Ghost ‘You made a mistake.’ The Disciples of Christ is in a War Zone and not a church nursery. The enemy is using all of his weapons of war and we apologize fighting with Bible truth. LORD HELP US!!!

  115. Elder Al Perryman

    Lev 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

  116. DJ Moore

    BOOM! That sums it all up! Listen people, DID YOU GET THE MESSAGE? All of the other adjectives, metaphors, etc. that were offensive to some are minor issues in comparison to the volume and weight of the message delivered! Stop nit picking with the things that really don’t matter, the message was biblically sound and spiritually infused with the power of God. I have been in the church for many years, seen many leaders and their method and mode may differ. I’m quite sure many people would have had a problem with Ezekiel’s dramatic technique of conveying prophecy, or Jeremiah’s sharpness or even Apostle Paul’s sarcasm (if you study you will know what I am referring to) but the point of the matter is the Message far exceeds all of the analogies and vernacular used! Side note: Sometimes God chooses potent and strong methods to get the attention of the people. It is apparent that what the Body of Christ has been doing IS NOT WORKING! Homosexuality like some forms of cancer requires an AGGRESIVE and targeted form of treatment and with the rapid up rise of this spirit, we need more prophets of this sort with even STRONGER MEDICINE! Keep preaching man of God! 1 John 3:8 FOR THIS PURPOSE WAS THE SON OF GOD MANIFESTED, THAT HE MAY DESTROY, DESTROY, DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL! This doesn’t include creating a comfortable environment that breeds, integrates, and further empowers evil. Our enemy is strategic, our opponent is aggressive, and in order to conquer and dominate his kingdom we must counter act and counter attack. GET OVER IT PEOPLE! He that have an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the church! KEEP PREACHING Dr. Earl Carter! I got a good mind to move in order to join this man’s church!!!! be blessed saints of the most high!

  117. Lynn

    The premise of the message was correct, but the delivery with the name calling was offensive. Let’s talk about the root cause of the problem. As I watched the video, I wondered how many of those pastors were perpetrators? How many of those Elders, deacons, ministers of music, leaders, etc. had molested and abused many of those same male and female Dr. Carter was referencing. Shame. Maybe along with the name calling Dr. Carter should have also offered an apology to the homosexual attendees. Apology for the abuse some of them suffered that caused their sexual confusion. Apology for the leaders they allowed to remain in a position of leadership when they (other leaders) knew their character was questionable. Apology for turning a blind eye to the accusations, causing the accusers to be further victimized. And finally, apologize and repent for ignoring the Holy Spirit when he impressed upon their hearts to remove these perpetrators from positions that granted them access to these young people.

    1. ThomasK

      Very well said Lynn, your perspective in this matter is very much inline with the biblical text that says:

      Ephesians 4:29-32 (KJV)

      29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

      30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

      31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

      32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

      There was definitely a better way to deliver that message that would have provided healing, conviction, deliverance and less TABLOID-type gossip.

      1. DJ Moore

        Well I have heard the ENTIRE message now and I have yet to hear evil, corrupt, or derogatory speech in this message. Sure, some of the analogies that he used were quite strong and sharp, but it painted a vivid picture of the depths of the sin being analyzed. Have you ever did an expository study on the prophetic books? Like in Ezekiel 36 God tells Israel that they were like a menstruous woman. Or when he tells them that they are like WHORES going after idol Gods. And we all know what a menstrual cycle is and the implications of what it entails. I wonder if Ezekiel and some of the major and minor prophets would have been accused of corrupt communication. I can further verify in the scripture where a lot to these analogies were used. Jesus called them “hard sayings” These were words that Jesus knew would offend some but they were the Truth. Then we have to learn to see things in the spirit realm, through the eyes of the spirit and not the flesh. These were not direct attacks on the individuals! God loves the homosexual but hates the sin! and we have to develop and cultivate the same love for what God loves and hate for what God hates. We have to be skillful enough to deal aggressively and intentionally with the spirit that is influencing the action. AND THAT HE DID! IM JUST SAYING

      2. Jordi

        Here we have Jesus himself speaking, calling out the scribes and the Pharisees. He called them a generation of vipers (hows that for name calling). In other scriptures, he told the so called men of God at that time, “ye are of your father the devil”. You see, this generation is so weak and spoiled that it cannot tolerate the truth. The fact is, sinners need deliverance. No difference from sick people needing a doctor. Sometimes the problem so bad and cancerous that surgery has to be performed immediately. Surgeries are bloody and can be painful but it is designed to help fix and heal the problem. God has his prophets in place, like doctors. When the prophet speaks, he’s not just a man speaking, he’s a messenger of the Lord. Historically, in the bible, prophets often had to deliver a hard word to a rebellious nation. Sometimes, the prophets were killed just for being the messenger. But God instructs Jeremiah by telling him:

        7But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

        8Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

        9Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

        10See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

        Here’s what Jesus said:

        29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

        34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

  118. Debra Robinson

    I thank God for u. Continue to let God use u. Holiness is God Standard. Many Saints of God enjoyed your message.
    Hope you can come to Texas.

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