James MacDonald finds hitman loophole in 6th commandment
James MacDonald (or James McDonald if you think that’s the preferred way of spelling it), pastor and Harvest Bible Chapel founder, has found a loophole in the sixth commandment: thou shalt not murder.
Mancow Muller claims that James MacDonald (McDonald or whatever) asked him at least twice in 2018 if he knew a hitman. Whereas deacon and bodyguard, Emmanuel “Manny” Bucur, claims that MacDonald asked him in 2015 to kill MacDonald’s former son-in-law.
Both of them challenged the Harvest Bible Chapel lead pastor about his behaviour but were convinced when he explained that it was only wrong if he actually did the killing.
When Muller brought up the David and Bathsheeba incident, MacDonald pointed out that was “in the Old Testament, whereas we’re now in a new covenant of grace.”
“At first I was like ‘what?’ but his explanation made perfect sense,” says Muller, “Although I guess he’d have to ask without hate in his heart to satisfy Jesus’ statement in Matt 5:22.”
Bucur added, “Many pastors talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. When MacDonald offered to help me dispose of the body I realised he was just like the Good Samaritan and not like those hypocritical Pharisees.”
Despite his sound theology, James MacDonald was fired from Harvest Bible Chapel in February after it came to light that he made his first hitman request during a visit to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. The Board issued a statement saying, “We are shocked that any pastor could find something more interesting to talk about than the God-inspired museum. It showed us that his priorities were plain wrong.”
Reporter: John Spencer aka Not the Bible