Jim Swilley: church on the rocks?

ATLANTA – False prophet and recent self proclaimed homosexual bishop Jim Swilley may need to rename his expensive religious meeting place “Church on the Rocks”. According to the Rockdale Times, foreclosure is staring the dwindling former mega church in the face.

Church In The Now, the large, non-denominational church in Conyers, is back into the foreclosure process for the second time this year after its mortgage holder placed a foreclosure notice in last week’s Rockdale Citizen.

Evangelical Christian Credit Union placed the legal notice in the March 10 edition of the Rockdale Citizen to announce foreclosure proceedings on Church In The Now, located on Iris Drive, west of the Salem Road exit on Interstate 20.

The notice stated plans to sell the church following default on $18.5 million in principal from a security deed on the property filed June 2007.

The foreclosure concerns the property and buildings located at 1873, 1875 and 1877 Iris Drive. The total value of 1873 Iris Drive was listed as $11.4 million for this year, according to the Rockdale County Board of Assessors office.

If the foreclosure proceeds, the sale is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 5, on the steps of the Rockdale County Courthouse on Bank Street. [source]

Its not clear whether Swilley made his guess-what-Im-gay announcement hoping to draw in the gay crowds in an attempt save his building or whether his guess-what-Im-gay announcement hastened the church’s demise due to fleeing sheeple.

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24 thoughts on “Jim Swilley: church on the rocks?

  1. Well its good to see the people are not as stupid as I thought! Good for them!!!

    Yes, Its as if he felt he would become some kind of a hero and that he would be backed by most, such was the arrogance of his announcement.

    This is good!

  2. It appears that many denominations and independent churches are suffering after embracing the gay theology. Glad to see this continue. They cannot promote their madness if they do not have money. May it all dry up for those that insist on preaching this stuff.

  3. No sympathy here, to be frank.
    From what I’ve been seeing and reading, his church has become essentially a shell of what it used to be. The sheep are scattering… and I’m not sure that’s a bad thing.

    Frankly, it wouldnt surprise me if the same thing happens to Bishop Eddie Wrong Long if and when he he settles with (i.e. pays hush money to) his accusers.

  4. Observer if sheep are running from a wolf to safety thats a good thing.
    I felt the same way about Earl Paulks church. They should have bull dozed that property and put a petting zoo there.

  5. Indeed, GCM, if sheep are running from the wolf, that’s definitely a good thing.

    Unfortunately, in situations like this you often end up with a lot of confused and spiritually wounded sheep, some of whom never fully recover from the spiritual damage & they suffered from being in such an unhealthy environment. I feel really sorry for those damaged sheep. Men like Swilley will have a lot to answer for.

    (P.S.
    Check your email, pleez.)
    :-}

  6. I agree with you. Two situations are going to impact them.
    1. There is a toxic church environment out there so they may or may not run to a better place
    2. Wherever they run to, they will need a detox of years of Swilley’s false teachings. That could spell a lot of WORK for some pastor.

    I do trust that God will lead them to still waters and green pastures. After all, they are his.

  7. Always a mistake to “come out” and believe you will keep the people attending–
    Case in point–that God-forsaken Episcopal Church USA.That’s ok though–Swilley can do the sodomite friendly churches/MCC circuit and earn a good living from that as well as make some new “friends” along the way.Does anyone know if he’s called Carlton Pearson yet?

  8. People of God: It is a good thing that, that church faces a total demise and sell off.
    No sympathy here. If those people were told of such contrary doctrine and still refused to study the Word for themselves, they have no one to blame but Swilley and themselves.
    It takes two to tango. They had itching years and did not rebuke contrary doctrine. I would rather see this “church” fall into the ground than continue and bring people into its midst with such biblical gibberish.
    If the gay crowd did not come to this place in droves to save this building from foreclosure, so be it. His plan backfired. Swilley’s only
    chance?……cry out for forgiveness and then go forth and bear works that reflect such repentance.

  9. There are good churches not far from CITN that can take in the traumatized sheep. Although some members may be to blame, the babes in Christ might not have fully known and will now need healing. There are pastors up for the task. This situation didn’t take GOD by surprise

  10. Looks like Bishop Silly I mean Swilly’s plan backfired on him. What a joke! What about all those people in his church on the video who were clapping and hooting when he was spewing his lies?

  11. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:1-5)

    Anyone who judges a gay man or woman, has sinned horribly.
    God loves us all, even the homosexuals. Homosexuality is a forgivable sin, and is no worse than any other. Unless you have never sinned, you are equal or even less to a homosexual in the eyes of God.

    Bishop Jim Swilley is a wonderful man, who has helped me understand the love that the lord has for me. He is probably a better man than any of you homophobic, close-minded, ignorant people could ever become. I will pray for you all.

    You need to beg God for forgiveness. For it is not your job to judge this man.

    I love you Bishop Jim Swilley always! I miss you dearly. See you in heaven.
    xoxoxoxo

  12. Jasmine,
    God Loves Bishop Swilley and I love Bishop Swilley; I use to attend the CITN. However when Carlton Person came and said everyone was saved and everyone was going to heaven. I had to leave because the bible teaches me that the soul that sins shall die. Ezekiel 18 It also teaches me that whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21 It gives us a commandment that we have to believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that God has raised Jesus from the dead and “THEN” we shall be saved. Romans 10:19 But that was not what Carlton Person taught. So my family and I left the CITN.
    Jasmine you just said it yourself that homosexuality is a forgivable sin. I am glad to know that you do know it is a sin. The problem is that Bishop Swilley is asking us (the body of Christ) to accept his sin and that is the problem. I am a married woman and if I were a pastor and told my congregation that I am an adulterous. I sexually like multiple men and I was born that way and I ask my congregation to accept my life style, it would be wrong.
    I am not saying that Bishop Swilley was not born that way. We all have been born with challenges of the flesh but that doesn’t make them acceptable if God says they are sin. It broke my heart when Bishops Swilley said he was homosexual. Not because he admitted he was homosexual but because he wanted it (what God has called sin) to be accepted. I cried and I prayed for him because I do love him and I don’t want him to be lost.
    All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 Jesus came to set the captive free. We all fight so many things in our flesh which are sinful. And at the rate the world is going, soon there will be pedophiles wanting their sin to be accepted because they were born that way.
    Jasmine when are we going to draw that line? You yourself judged everyone who voiced their opinion when you called them” homophobic, close-minded, ignorant people”, what is the difference? Would you call God a homophobic too because he calls what a homosexual does sin? God loves the homosexual, the adulterous, the pedophile and all who sin but God hates the sin and the wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is eternal life. Romans 6:23.
    Love to you my Sister.

  13. We really are living in the last of the last days. I am grieved in my spirit, the struggle that there seems to be no answer for because the lines have become so crooked over the years. How could anyone entertain the idea that the sin of homosexuality is acceptable in the ministry of a Holy God. How could so many support such warped leadership for so long. Judgement is coming first to the House of God.

  14. Robbie, I am also grieved because I know people who still attend CITN and they try to justify Bishop Swilley’s action by saying that I should not judge him and that God is a god of love. It really hurts but all we can do is try to give them the truth and pray for them.

  15. I readily concur with the comments of Genine. What a great Biblically based response.
    Oh, how it grieves me to see the lack discernment in the church today. It seems like Christians have decided that what the world promotes and encourages and approves of is what is important-not what the Word of God plainly says and teaches. Judging homosexuality to be sin is not judging someone wrongly-but judging them rightly according to the standards in God’s Word.
    What has happened at CITN reminds me of what happened in the Corinthian church.(I Cor 5) You see, their is really nothing new under the sun. They had a member who was living in open sin with his stepmother. The church not only approved of the conduct-but took pride in their approval (trying to be politically correct for their time). (V.2)This resulted in the stern correction from the Apostle Paul who commanded that this wicked man be put out of the church. A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough! Indications are this man repented and was restored to fellowship. But he had to be banished to realize the enormity of his open sinning in the church.
    I would admonish leaders of CITN to take the example of the Apostle Paul from I Cor 5 and apply it to this situation. Except we are not just talking about a member here-but a man in a pastoral position-leading the church. They could also proceed to chapter 6 and read V.9 which makes it clear that the sin of homosexulaity is unacceptable conduct in the church for members-how much more so this should apply to church leadership!
    Now I understand why Carlton Pearson spoke at his church. As people begin to follow the impulses of the world and make compromises with it-the temptation to believe everyone will be saved-regardless of their sin-is to difficult to pass up. Why worry about lifestyles the Bible condemns when everyone will be saved anyway!
    I will be praying for CITN-that Pastor Swilley will recognize His sin-repent and step down and allow what is left of the church to pursue godliness based on the Word of God-not the ideas of the world. As Christians-we are to overcome the world-not be overcome by it.(I John 5:4-5)

  16. I do not agree with Jim Earl but I did live under his word for 10 years (a great ten years)I DON’T believe he has been gay all his life.I have talked to people very close to Jim Earl they said NO WAY.It is sad. Jim, you really messed up. You had a Beautful wife a wonderful church why did you do that???? Did you lose your mind? You messed up other peoples lives mine included. I loved CITN!!!!! you are a joke.

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