In the Word of God, it says this, "The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife (I Corinthians 7:4)." It said nothing about allowing our bodies to be shared with other people outside of marriage. Therefore, having an open marriage is a sin. So, how could Bishop Eddie or Vanessa Long think God would understand his sexual affairs outside of their marriage.
You would think only people in the world like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith would be involve with such a sin, but sensing that pastors and first ladies could be doing this sort of thing regularly is not good for the body of Christ. An open marriage committed by a so-call man or woman of God damages the souls of his or her members and if these followers are not prayed up, they too could ruin their own marriages, because they will start doing what their spiritual leader is doing without realizing the demon entered into their soul while supposedly being spiritually fed the Word of God and prayed for by that particular pastor. It's dangerous and if Bishop Eddie and Vanessa Long had an agreement to have an open marriage, this could have messed up a lot of marriages among their flock.
Understand this very fact, spirits travel, whether demonic spirits or angelic spirits and if there were demonic spirits that entered into the church members who sat under the ministry of Bishop Eddie Long, they need to seek God and leave New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
Hopefully, if Bishop Eddie and Vanessa Long had an open marriage, they should have repented by now and sought marriage counseling, because if they do not, those spirits of other people Bishop Eddie Long slept with will remain inside of them and they will have difficulty in their spirits communicating with each other and even their children.
Of course, they both knew the scripture quoted above, so there is no way they would think God would deal with an open marriage, if they are guilty for their own discreet lustful reasons.
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