Eddie Long: “Halleluja, Hocus Pocus, Praise the Lord!”
ho·cus-po·cus /ˌhōkəsˈpōkəs/ : noun meaningless talk or activity, often designed to draw attention away from and disguise what is actually happening – (source)
“Bishop” Eddie Long, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch outside of Atlanta, told his congregation the truth for once. The well-known preacher of the false Prosperity Gospel was seen telling his followers about God “moving,” but “until he moves, you’re still responsible for handling your business.”
Drawing applause from the audience, he then follows up with what appears to be a slip of the tongue, accidentally telling the truth about everything he’s ever preached … “Hocus-Pocus!”
“Halleluja, Hocus Pocus, Praise the Lord,” he says.
In this case, the meaningless talk he regularly gives his audience is designed to draw attention away from the fact that he’s fleecing them for cold, hard cash. But even when he slips up, his audience doesn’t seem to catch it, as they continue to applause. This should tell you something about how powerful human depravity and sin is over the lost.
Watch the hilarious, but sad video below.
[Contributed by Pulpit & Pen]