|The red carpet at T.D. Jakes' 35th|
The Christian Post reported on 8 June:
At the time, we commented thatA black-tie gala featuring a surprise star-studded guest list will be held Friday night to celebrate Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35th anniversary of ministry service. The event titled "Triumphant Journey" will be held at the AT&T Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas.In addition to celebrating 35 years since he entered into ministry, Jakes will be marking several other milestones, including his 30th wedding anniversary to Serita Jakes, his 55th birthday, and 15th anniversary of The Potter's House of Dallas, Inc.(Source)
apparently the phrase "star-studded guest list" was not an exaggeration, depending upon one's definition of a "star." Rev. James Meeks, who pastors Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, was among the many invited to attend this "Triumphant Journey" down Jakes' memory lane. Meeks spent the evening tweeting out updates to his Twitter followers, thus revealing who were among the "stars" at this celebration of T.D. Jakes. The presence of the three most well-known names who graced the stage ought not surprise: Oprah Winfrey, pastrix Paula White and Bill Hybels. (Source)Nearly one month later, however, we no longer have to rely on the tweets of James Meeks or on reporters or the media. T.D. Jakes Ministries recently uploaded onto their Facebook page 184 pictures (as of this writing) detailing the "35th Anniversary Weekend." These photos tell a story of glitz, glamour, fame and exaltation. In fact, one would barely recognize the event as one designed to honor an under-shepherd of the Lord Jesus Christ. But then, perhaps that is because the Christian should seek to honor Christ Himself, and not men.
|Left: Bishop T.D. Jakes and wife on the red carpet.|
Right: Pastrix Paula White gets interviewed on the red carpet.
|Oprah Winfrey and Bill Hybels take turns paying homage to Jakes.|
|Jakes welcomes Pastrix Sheryl and Bishop Joby Brady.|
|Kathy and James MacDonald|
|The MacDonalds pose with Pastor and "First Lady" Meeks.|
Now, there's no need to detail again the events leading up to, during, and following the Elephant Room 2. Suffice it to say that James MacDonald's support of "trinitarian modalist" and Word Faith preacher T.D. Jakes does not appear to be waning.
In T.D. Jakes, HGAAA and the Lingering Questions of ER2, it was asked of James MacDonald:
Do you continue to embrace as orthodox T.D. Jakes and his ministry, even though he has shown no repentance of the Modalism that he supposedly has rejected? ... Does it disturb you that Jakes has not yet repented of nor ceased preaching the heretical prosperity gospel? Is it acceptable to you that this man, whom you have celebrated, supports and affirms female pastors who are in direct violation of the Word of God?Well, perhaps we have our answers.
Further ReadingEveryone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. (2 John 1:9-11)
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