I am truly hurt after hearing news about my mother church FOM. All to often now we hear that one of our well respected leaders have fallen under the attack of the enemy or self infliction. I want to start off my saying I was under this ministry, a mighty move of God, and it was very painful for me to hear this allegations.

Tell me, have God's people under false attack, or have we truly come into the last days where the bible tells us that many shall fall away.

Please help me out with this one.

Local church leaders charged with student loan, FEMA fraud
10:47 AM CST on Thursday, November 20, 2008
KHOU.com staff report


HOUSTON – Federal prosecutors have charged the leaders of a southwest Harris County church with student loan and FEMA fraud.

Prosecutors on Thursday unsealed the indictment against Eric and Sheila Washington, the pastors of the Fishers of Men Worship Center.
The secretary and treasurer of the church were also charged.

Prosecutors claim the accused would recruit church members who were students, file for student loans in their names and pocket the cash.

They're also accused of overstating the number of Hurricane Katrina evacuees who stayed in their church to get more money from FEMA.

If convicted, the suspects face anywhere from five to 30 years in prison.

(Please this is only meant to give insite. Negative comments or slander do not reply.)

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HELLO WOMAN OF GOD,
I LIKE YOURSELF HAVE TO WONDER WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON, BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE ,ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS WRONG IS THE PREMISE OF THE STATEMENT "BLACK CHURCHES" . THEY SHOULD BE CONSIDERED THE LORD'S CHURCH. REMEMBER DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME THUS SAYETH THE LORD.LEADERS AND NOT ALL MIND YOU HAVE GOTTEN INTO A CLOSED MICROCOSIM OF QUOTE MY CHURCH,BLACK CHURCH ETC. THERE IS NO MORE LORDS CHURCH. AND THE ISSUES MOUNT UP ON THE HORSE AND ARE WEIGHING IT DOWN. SEXUAL SCANDAL,MISAPPROPIATION OF FUNDS,GOSSIP MONGERING,ABUSE,GENERALY THE SPREADING OF THE FLOCK. FLASE TEACHERS AND PREACHERS.
ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE WRITTEN IN THE WORD OF GOD.
CONSIDER THIS. THAT THE BEST OF ASSEMBLIES ARE NOT FREE FROM EVIL ONES.
THE BIBLE SAYS "NOW THERE WAS A DAY WHEN THE SONS OF GOD CAME TO PRESENT THEMSELVS BEFORE THE LORD,AND SATAN CAME ALSO AMONG THEM ". JOB1:6 IT IS A WONDER TO ENQUIRE WHAT DAY THIS WAS. MAYBE IT WAS A SPECISL SABBATH KEPT BOTH IN EARTH AND HEVAN,A DAY OF SOLEMN CONVOCATION. IN THE EARLIES OF DAYS THE GODLY GATHERED TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP WITH THE LORD AS THEIR CENTER. BOTH IN HEAVAN AND EARTH THEY SO GATHER: THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS IS ONE. BUT HOW SOON THE EVIL ENTERED AMOUNG THE RIGHTEOUS! REMMBER THEIR WAS NO NEED THE DEVIL SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN HEAVAN.BUT LOOKING DOWN FROM HIS THRONE THE LORD SAW SATAN MINGLING WITH THOSE WHO WORSHIPPED HIM. AND HE HAD A WORD FOR THEM. IN A RIGHTLY-ORDERED CONGREGATION EVEN THE WICKED HAVE THEIR PORTION. FROM SATAN'S PRESENCE AMONG THE SONS OF GOD WE LEARN. THAT THE MERE ASSEMBLING OF OURSELVES WITH GODS PEOPLE IS OF NO VALUE , MEANING THAT THE ADVERSARY'S PRESENCE AMOUNG THE SONS OF GOD IS PRESUMPTIVE AND NOT REVERENCE. WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THE ADVERSARY IS THERE TO DO HARM TO THE SAINTS BY ANY MEANS NECCESSARY AND WE ARE NOT EXEMPT. HE IS THERE TO DO HARM TO UNCONVERTED BELIEVERS.BY DISTRACTION FROM THE TRUTH,RAISING DOUBTS,BY TAKING AWAY THE WORD WHICH HAS BEEN SOWN,JUST LIKE BIRDS PECKING AWAY AT SEED SCATTERED ALONG THE HIWAY. THE ADVERSARY IS ON HIS JOB AND HE DOES IT WELL..HE IS TRYING TO LEAD US TO REBELLION SO WE TURN OUR BACKS ON THE CHURCH BY ANY MEANS NESSARY.
1THE DEVIL IS IN THE MIDST OF THE SAINTS JUST LIKE HE WAS AMOUNGST THE SONS OF GOD.
2.LET US AS LEADERS NOT YEALD TO HIS SUGGESTIONS
3.LET US CRY TO THE LORD AT ONCE AND TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS WHO CAN PRESERVE US FROM THE EVIL ONE EVEN WHEN HE IS PRESENT.
WE ARE NOT EXEMPT!!! I THINK OF A STORY ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER HE WAS ONCE IN GREAT DANGER OF BEING STABBED BY A JEW BUT A FRIEND SENT HIM A PORTRAIT OF THE ASSASSIN SO HE PUT UP HIS GUARD.
WE SHOULD BE FORARMED BY BEING FORWARNED. THE EMEMY CANNOT POUNCE ON US UNAWARES WHILE WE PRAY.FOR WE ARE NOT IGNORANT OF HIS DEVICES. WE ARE TOLD TO WATCH AS WELL AS PRAY,AND TO WATCH BEFORE WE PRAY. ARE WE NOT THE WATCHMEN ON THE WALL? ALSO MAN CAN DO NOTHING THAT THE LORD DOES NOT ALLOW. WE MUST LEARN FROM THESE THINGS. GOD IS IN CONTROL.
SERVANTS HEART.
Black, White, Yellow, Brown and even Green. We are all made by our one creator. We are children of God. We were warned about divination. Dividing ourselves by race is not what God wants. IF we call our church a Black church does that mean we will not welcome a person who is not black?

It is sad to see these things in print about Leaders or churches falling for the Devils tricks, But it happens everyday. Unless we stay strong in both word and prayer giving thanks at all times then we too can fall for the devils many tricks. Come on people.....Do you think Satin is going to come up to you and say "hey, I am the bad guy that you were warned about, listen to me and suffer in hell forever" Yeah that wouldnt work on many. Some maybe.

So he comes at us for each one of our weakness. He knows where you are weak, and he will exploit you. Especially if your one of Gods elect. Think about it. He even tried to tempt Jesus. He thinks he can move us all. So now he wraps his lies in not just sex, money, love, drugs, now he takes our truth and distorts it. Creates divisions amongst us believers. He whispers lies into our ears. Slowly taking us from the truth to this other place that kinda looks like the truth. And yes I do believe we are at the end of times. Look at the book of Daniel. It was widley miss understood about its prophecy. The years were not matching up. Until they applied the 1day = a year. Then they all matched up perfectly. What did the book of Daniel say at the end. The meaning would be sealed until the end of times.

Now we understand it. So we must be in the end of times. Anyway on a personal note. I am sorry to hear that your friends MAY have been drawn away. However, they must have been a big threat to Devil, and I believe that with your love and prayer they can be welcomed back. Its never to late as long as we have breath in our lungs.
Your words of encouragement were comforting, and when I say that they were a threat to the devil, believe me they were. I know that he comes to kill, steal, and to destroy, and that we as believers must be ready because he is the master deceiver.

Now on the Black Church I'm putting that separation only because as of now, the last three or four church scandals here in Houston all just happened to be Black Church Leaders. Some had a mix concegration, but for the most part they had a predominently african american membership. Maybe I should have said Black Church Leaders.

Again I do so apprepriate your words of wisdom, and I ask that you would keep me and my pastors in your prayers. Stay Bless.
See it would probably be better to just say "Church Leaders" Why does color have to come into it? I know by your words you are a women of God. I only point this out not to take away from you, but to show you how others may see it. When a white guy says "yeah that black guy" then offense is taken. I know you did not say it to draw offense. We all come from the same people. We all were created by one creator, some sexier than others but still from the same creator. We as believers and followers of Christ must be careful in all we say and do. I know I have stood corrected by many. Im glad someone cared enough to correct my words. I look at it as to build me up not tear me down. You sound like a strong believer, you will overcome this and much more. Just keep praying and believing. The rest is small stuff. Many have written "dont sweat the small stuff" Yes I know not in the bible, however, It is written that we should not worry about tomorrow for it will take care of itself.
Well My Sister,as We all Know,No Man / Woman,Boy,Nor Girl on the Face of this Earth is Perfect or Flawless,so the Odds of this Type of Situation Happening,is Possible by People that We Know,or Depending on the Situation They are in,We Thought We Knew. Don't Worry About it,Just Pray for them and Stay on the Right Path towards Heaven as You can.

Brotha Paydae'

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