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Aug172011

Zachery Tims' Members Say "Don't Judge" the Deceased Pastor

Speculation fueled by police reports that drugs were found in Zachery Tims' pocket at the time of his death, have garnered mixed reactions. Some have been harsh in their commentary, saying this proves that another hypocritical leader has been outed. But some, namely members of the deceased pastor's New Destiny Christian Center congregation in Florida, say, don't judge their former pastor since the investigation into his shocking death is incomplete.

On the church's Facebook page, his followers often quote Matthew 7:1-2, which reads "Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

Still, others are witholding any remarks about Tims out of respect to the grieving family he is leaving behind.

Bishop Darrell Hines tweeted a bit of advice which was re-tweeted by Bishop TD Jakes. He said:

 

RT : I know every body has heard of Zachary Timms untimely death,let remember his family & children in our remarks,be kind!

 

Being kind would also be helpful to the thousands of broken-hearted Tims supporters who believed in his ministry are understandably grappling with confused emotions. Once the investigation is complete, however, if Tims indeed had drugs found on his person, quoting Matthew 7:1-2 won't be appropriate. Everyone will be forced to look at the situation for what it is and draw applicable lessons from the unfortunate event.

Our prayers are with the family and grieving congregation.

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Judging has nothing to do with it at all. I get tired of people throwing that scripture around every time a Christian gets caught doing something they shouldn't.

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Parker

The people will never find any man or woman that is blameless of sin. The Bible says, Romans 3:10 It is written: "There is not one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God,. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit." "The poison of vipers is on their lips." "Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness." Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know." "There is no fear of God before their eyes."

This is what the world, including myself, is like 'today'. Even the people who talk about Zachery Tims as though he were some 'god' or something, those people forget to "Take the plank out of their own eyes before they try to take the speck of sawdist out of someone else's. Matthew 7:3-5. With the measure that we judge the Lord will judge us in the same way. So, as far as Zachery Tims goes - people please, watch your step. The timing, the quickness and the surprise could be on YOU next. So judge not lest ye be judged (and remember: with the same measure that you judge others). Amen

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Pawton Lawton

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