May 29, 2007

How Heretic Jamal-Harrison Bryant Eroded the Rules for Bishops in the AME Church.

by @ 10:22 pm. Filed under Nuts on Parade

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

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.

Below is a video of John MacArthur speaking about men being godly. This is how a man (MacArthur) treats the duties of men in the church, versus a politician (Bryant) who assumes a pulpit.

Act like a godly man

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.

2 Responses to “How Heretic Jamal-Harrison Bryant Eroded the Rules for Bishops in the AME Church.”

  1. MACROY Says:

    But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
    At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
    The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
    and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
    In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”
    They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.
    When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
    Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
    At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.
    Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
    “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” John 8:1-11

    I made a comment about me being disappointed in the pastor about his recent situation. And I sat down and thought about it and God came to me and said that, of all the things that he has forgiven me for…. It would be unfair to feel this way about him. I have been divorced twice and I also have done somethings that aren’t right in the eyes of God. And yet still he forgave me and continues to bless me and guides me everyday. There are somethings that I’ve been through that if it wouldn’t been for the lord on my side I would be gone or in trouble. Nobody is perfect, because if we were the would be no wars, there would be no constitution, there would be no weapons of mass destruction, there wouldn’t even be separate governments, countries or religions. It would be one God, one name, and only one worthy of our praise. We would all live for God and God alone. But yet we have all kinds of religions teaching different beliefs and what not. While I was putting the topic together I had to stop and ask the lord for forgiveness because I was wrong for getting on the ban wagon. I went online the day I found out what was going on with my pastor and there was all kinds of blogs about how bad he was and this and the next. There was even links to the State of Maryland website that tells in detail about his current situation. So everyone seems to condemn this man for his imperfection. So now let me ask you all this….If any of you are without sin, then cast the first stone. If God had the conditional love we have for each other, I promise you and I bet my own life that there would be no human race. We would have been wipe out of history thousands of years ago. But because God’s love is unconditional, we are still alive and are able to cohabitate with each other. He obviously has a plan for our lives. I think that we as believers should never have such judging hearts, instead embrace those that fall short. He brought to understand what true faith is. Its easy to have faith when you have everything. But what about what you don’t have a dime in the bank and your on the brink of self destruction, then what??? The only one you can call on is Jesus. Yeah its disappointing to hear what happened. Instead of smearing his name all over the internet and all over Maryland, pray for him. Because this is the big picture, when people (meaning unbelievers) hear things like this happen, they don’t just criticize the pastor but everyone including the members of his church and everyone that lifts up the name of God. The call us hypocrites and frauds. Lets stick together with our people and lets not let him go through this time on his own. Whether he asked for forgiveness or not, is up to to him and God. Only God can judge him. And if he continues to live his life the way he has been, then he will have to deal with God. And in my opinion, I rather deal with the punishment that Man will give me, then deal with God’s anger. And thats the truth. Be safe and take care of each other.

  2. IndependentConservative Says:

    MACROY – Your efforts to prevent judgment of that pimp are nothing less than sick.

    You go read 1 Corinthians 5 and see if you can come back here still talking that nonsense you’re speaking above.

    And if you ever see me tossing a stone at anyone, please call the police. Nobody is trying to kill the man, so all that effort you put into talk about stones is BOGUS.

    I highly recommend you leave Jamal’s assembly permanently and not look back.

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