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How Heretic Jamal-Harrison Bryant Eroded the Rules for Bishops in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Posted by Job on March 16, 2008

Independent Conservative » Blog Archive » How Heretic Jamal-Harrison Bryant Eroded the Rules for Bishops in the AME Church.

First, if you don’t know who the heretic named Jamal-Harrison Bryant is you can check out this previous post.
He’s one of the many who pimps the flock for money and then ends things
with a quickie confession to Jesus. He has also been known to make
demands of God as if God is his personal puppet. One instance was
captured in a comment in this post over at Pulpit-Pimps.org.

A Word About “Apostolic Arrogance”

Dear Melvin & Community:

This morning I turned on the TV to BET and the Right Reverend,
Elder, Doctor, Bishop Jamal Bryant was preaching in Uganda, Africa. The
place was overflowing with hurting and hopeless people. In his usual
way, Bryant began to promote himself to the folks by saying,

“It’s time for me to demonstrate Apostolic Arrogance, and declare
that I’m giving God until 2010 to make the Country of Uganda one
people, one mind, one Country, and that there will be only one God.”

Notice, he declares as if he is greater than God and can give God
time limits. This is NOT a man ministering the true gospel of the Lord
Jesus Christ, but a true heretic. You can read plenty more posts by Melvin Jones about this man.

Now, that you fully understand how dangerous of a heretic
Jamal-Harrison Bryant is, it should not surprise you that he asked to
lead a campaign to have a female given the title of bishop in his AME
denomination.

Scripture makes it clear that it was never intended for women to
assume titles such as bishop/elder/pastor and are not to assume
spiritual headship over men.

Titus 1:5-11 (New King James Version)

5) For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order
the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I
commanded you—

6) if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination.

7) For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not
self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not
greedy for money,

8) but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,

9) holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may
be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who
contradict.

10) For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

11) whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households,
teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.

Now for some, they feel that just does not make it clear enough.
They make up titles like co-pastor and such, which are not biblical and
not valid, because it is still an effort to put women in spiritual
authority over men and that’s not how God wants things to be.

1 Timothy 2:11-13 (New King James Version)

11) Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.

12) And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.

13) For Adam was formed first, then Eve.

Now some like to claim that since Acts 2:17
shows that God would pour out his spirit on all flesh in the last days,
that women should now be allowed to assume any role in the church, this
is wrong. The verse of scripture specifically says that “daughters shall prophesy”
and so they do. Women were even prophesying to Paul, the one who
explained that women do not have leadership over men. They would
council him, but never were they in a position of authority over men. (In
the New Testament prophesy is to give words that edify, not something
on the level of fortune telling or like the Old Testament prophets, see
1 Corinthians 14:3.)
And
keep in mind, even the apostles said that they were in the last days
themselves and they did not violate the order of duties for women and
men.
They were in the last days themselves and never forsook
sound order as God had commanded, we should not either. Women have
helped make men aware of a great many things, but this does not mean
that women should be granted positions of authority over men.

Paul also notes to Timothy as inspired from God in the name of the
Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, that men who wish to be
bishop should be good leaders of their own household.

1 Timothy 3:4-5 (New King James Version)

4) one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence

5) (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);

Women are to be the homemaker, not the one who assumes rule over the house.

Titus 2:3-5 (New King James Version)

4) that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

5) to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

So as the man heads his house, a good man is to be selected as the
one in positions of leadership in the church. This is not a small
matter or a trivial point, but the sound order and structure as
ordained by God. And despite how many people claim otherwise, there is
never a record of Jesus ever having a female as an apostle. Women offer
invaluable discernment regarding some matters and share that with
others, but it is not to be done from a position of leadership over
men, period.

Now that you are fully aware of these things, I want to show how
Jamal-Harrison Bryant intentionally pressed to see a woman be given the
title “bishop” in the AME church. On 8/4/2000, the Baltimore
Afro-American newspaper ran a story titled The politics of ordination: Rev. Jamal Bryant’s insider account of Bishop Vashti McKenzie’s election.
Vashti McKenzie was a woman who had been working in the role of head
pastor of a church. She had become popular because she is a woman and
because she totally played the politics of the political Left from the
pulpit. She has always been much of a political spokesperson and of
course never should have been given the role of pastor over a church. (She
is the type that runs with folks like Jesse Jackson. Always crying
about justice via politics, until the discussion is on babies being
killed in the womb. Leftists never cry for government to end murder
there.)
So she woke up one day and decided she just had to run for
“bishop” in the AME organization. She claims it was inspired by God,
but we know even her role as “pastor” was not God’s will, so she had
already started down a road of spiritual deception way before trying to
become a “bishop”.

Here are some short excerpts from that article I mentioned, that
details how Bryant helped a woman assume the title of “bishop” in a
church organization.


It also took a mega-campaign, replete with behind-the-scenes
dealmaking, slogans and theme songs, security forces, and a small army
of enthusiastic volunteers-all coordinated by her campaign manager, the
Rev. Jamal Bryant.

JB: It was … warfare is the best way I can put it. Uh, Vashti McKenzie
is not only young and a woman, but it was also her first run.

SY: Her first attempt …

JB: Her first attempt. Most people have to run at least twice. My
father [Bishop John Bryant] didn’t win his first time, and had a larger
church, and a large family name, reputation as well. But, the church
saw something in her. You’re dealing on the floor with people from the
deep South, who still have some baggage of sexism. You’re dealing with
trying to convert people from the Continent who are not used to seeing
women in positions of leadership and authority over men. You’re dealing
with other women who love themselves but would rather be under a man
than under their own peer. So, we were running the floor having to
combat and to fight all of those arguments. I don’t know if it was like
a day like Vietnam, to say it lightly.

SY: So, obviously you have nurtured a relationship with Bishop McKenzie
over the years, but when did she formally come forward and say I want
you to be my campaign manager?

JB: Well, no I went to her.

SY: Oh, you went to her?

JB: I went to her and said, um, `We’re getting close. There are some
things I think that you can win, but I think there are some things that
I can help you do.’ And she in faith gave me the reigns and said, `Run
with it.’

Notice the disdain that Jamal-Harrison Bryant has for the South and
his disapproval of desires to adhere to proper instruction. He speaks
the language of secular humanism and political correctness, not the
scriptures and gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This shows where his
true foundation is. Bryant has a political science degree and although
he also holds degrees in theology, it is apparent that he moves in
terms of politics, not the will of God. That’s why he was eager to
assume the role of McKenzie’s head cheerleader. 2 Thessalonians 2 speaks of the coming of strong delusion
and how Satan will prop himself up as God and many will fall for it.
People like Bryant, via his heresy and dismissal of sound doctrine are
paving the way for the coming Antichrist.

What will you do when someone like a Benny Hinn comes along
and has false doctrine but can actually heal people and doctors confirm
it? Will you say he’s anointed? Will you claim he’s got a gift from
God? Or will you realize they are the Antichrist or a warm-up act for
him, that was foretold would show signs and lying wonders? Jesus warned
it’s coming

Matthew 24:24 (New King James Version)

24) For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

That’s right, fakes will come and have plenty of physical signs to
show those who put their trust in emotion rather than sound doctrine. This is why adherence to sound doctrine is so important.
Allowing in twists of scripture allows in a lie. Twists of scripture
allowed some to claim the faith in America and hold slaves. Twists of
scripture are why not just women, but gays are seeking to head
churches. Twists of scripture are why people are carrying on in all
manner of disorder at church meetings and blaming it on the Holy
Spirit, ignoring that one of the fruits of the spirit
is self control. Another is faithfulness and we must remain faithful to
the truth as recorded in scripture. Otherwise, we will fall for
anything.

Christians are going to have to decide if they wish to be politically
correct or holy. The two are not the same and don’t come from the same
source.

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