Every preacher has his or her fair share of people waiting for him or her to slip up.
And Bishop T.D. Jakes is no exception as he personally responded to a “critic” who questioned a diamond ring he wore in one of his Instagram photos.
Taking to Jakes’ Instagram page, @photo_syn_the_sis, provided the following commentary, complete with scriptural references:
“I didn’t know that preachers wear diamond rings, preachers are supposed to be humble Like Jesus was and preach the real truth. You are not even close being like Jesus, you flash your ring, but the truth is you say you know God but do you really. God wouldn’t flash Jewelry around you really need to read your Bible. Acts 2:38 everything in the Bible is the truth, people need to open their eyes and read there Bible not listen to the things you want them to hear. Their BLOOD is on you @bishopjakes The things you say is sad you teach what you think they need to hear, But do you teach on how the Hair is a women’s Glory no you teach what you want them to hear. Man I feel sorry for you on judgment day. The Blood that is on your Hands, all these people that will burn in Hell with you and they will say WHY ??????? JOHN 8:47”
Upon seeing what his critic/hater had to say, Jakes took it on himself to respond in kind as he checked @photo_syn_the_sis for not doing his part in delivering a thorough observation of something that he obviously has a problem with.
“@photo_syn_the_sis Only cowards throw such rocks and then block their site for comment! My Diamond ring is my wedding ring. I’ve been married longer than you’ve been alive!” Jakes stated.
“The ring is not nearly as opulent as the jewels on the high priest’s vest that God designed. It had diamonds also Exodus 39:11 Incidentally, heaven is paved with gold so don’t go there either. It is people like you who have taught what they couldn’t explain. Pharisees indeed! I hope one day you will move from thinking women having uncut hair is more important that bridling your tongue. I love you nonetheless and I pray that all that water you were baptized in would soften your heart! Don’t follow people you don’t believe are preaching truth and you won’t have to lock your page! God bless you and goodnight!”
So there it is. So where do you stand on preachers wearing bling? Sound off below on whether you agree with Bishop Jakes or his Instagram critic.
(Photo Source: AP)