“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ (Revelation 3:1–6, NKJV)
There has been a lot of controversy over the message Evangelist Earl Carter preached at the 107th Church of God in Christ Convocation. Many letters have been written, many opinions have been expressed. Bishop Blake apologized because “one of the more than fifteen speakers used terms and spoke in a way that was offensive and inappropriate”.
The only opinion that matters is that of the Most High God.
I have included the apology as well as all the letters I have found on the internet concerning this issue. You can view the apology and click on the links below to read the letters.
There has been a call for a forum at the Leaders Convention January 2015 concerning this controversy. Bishop Talbert Swan has written a letter refuting the need for a forum on this subject. Click on the link provided to read that letter, then you decide.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” ‘ (Joshua 24:15, AV)
“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22–23, AV)