Galatians 1:8  - But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!

Brief Background

Traci Blackmon is the "pastor" of  Christ the King United Church of Christ located in Florrissant MO. The church website is http://www.christthekingucc.org/. Also very important to note is Traci Blackmon was "ordained" at the African Methodist Episcopal Church (A.M.E). The A.M.E is not biblically sound and does not hold to the sufficiency of scripture
in all things for God's glory . Read more here - http://www.stand4thelord.com/2016/04/the-african-methodist-episcopal-church.html






Refuting false teacher Traci Blackmon and biblical reasons why her church is false


Christ the King UCC is a false church and "Reverend" Traci Blackmon is a false teacher that will lead you to hell apart from God for eternity. A quick examination of this false church's beliefs shows this. It is very vague and is not a proper doctrinal statement when compared to scripture in light of 2 Timothy 3:16-17 .
The doctrinal statement is found here - http://www.christthekingucc.org/about-us.html
It does not give clear concise statements on the deity of Christ (being God & man at the same time), there being one God, salvation by grace through faith alone NOT works e.g baptism etc, the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and especially the gospel. These are essential beliefs that one cannot deny in order to be a Christian.
In addition to that, Traci Blackmon promotes apostasy and the perversion of God's word by occupying the office of Pastor.
For more on essential beliefs (beliefs that a Christian cannot deny) read this - https://carm.org/essential-doctrines-of-christianity

Are you surprised that a "church" that promotes vague teachings also twists the word of God on how his church is to be run?

"1 Tim. 2:12-14 is where Paul explicitly states that he does not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man but to remain quiet ("quiet" is hesuchia, not complete silence but respectful quiet)--because Adam was created first. In 1 Tim. 3:15 we are told this is how we are to conduct ourselves in the household of God. When a woman is a pastor and/or elder, she is in a place of authority over men. Paul clearly tells us this authority in the church structure is not the place for a woman because Adam was made first. This is not a cultural issue. Remember, Eve sinned first; but sin entered the world through Adam and not Eve (Rom. 5:12) because Adam was in the position of authority. This is why husbands are the head of the wife even as Christ is head of the church (Eph. 5:23). The place of authority in the church and family is not the place of the woman.

In Titus 1:5-6 it says that the elder must be “the husband of one wife.” The Greek is literally “man of one woman." This same phrase is used of the Bishop in 1 Tim. 3:2 and the Deacon in 1 Tim. 3:12. Remember, Paul is speaking of church officers - not servants (diakonos) in homes (Rom. 16:1, 27). So, the pastor/elder is to be a man of one woman.1 Tim. 5:17 tells us that the elders are to receive honor - especially those who preach and teach. Therefore, the pastor is an elder by definition, and the elder is to be a “man of one woman.” The word “elders” here is masculine in the Greek. So, Paul is telling us how the church is to operate (1 Tim. 3:15), and that the place of ecclesiastical authority is based on male eldership because Adam was created first (1 Tim. 2:12-13). This is doctrine - not culture.


Women pastors is not an essential issue but we should still worry about it. If you do think we should not worry about it then why did God tell us women are not to teach or exercise authority over men (1 Tim. 2:12-13) in the church (1 Tim. 3:15)? Why did he tell us that an elder is to be a “man of one woman,” (Titus 1:5-6) if we are not to worry about it?
Galatians 3:28 is not about women pastors and elders. It is about salvation - in Christ, not church eldership, so it doesn’t apply. Deborah (Judges 4, 5) was an Old Testament Judge - not a New Testament elder. Prophesying women (Acts 21:8, 9) are not elders/pastors. Priscilla (Rom. 16:3, 4), a fellow worker in Christ, is not said to be an elder/pastor. Phoebe (Rom. 16:1) is a servant (diakonos) of the church - not an elder/pastor. Note that Jesus came not to be served but to serve (diakonos) (Mark 10:45). The government is called a minister (diakonos) of God (Rom. 13:4). Junia (Rom. 16:7) may have been a female apostle (not one of the 12) though this is debated. Still, even if she were, apostles are not for today; and an apostle is not a pastor/elder. The Chosen Lady of 2 John 1 is an honored woman - not a pastor/elder. Basically, the standard verses cited by people to support women being pastors and elders do no such thing."



Also to note, I emailed her church directly with the carm.org email https://carm.org/email-churches-women-pastors for churches that affirm women pastors on May 11, 2016. I received no response. On May 13, I exposed her false teachings publicly on twitter. The conversation can be seen below -












Traci Blackmon uses no scripture in context to justify her rebellion and perversion of God's word. She also scoffs at Jesus's instruction in Titus and 1 Timothy. Why would anyone disobey the Lord and follow a woman who has a low view of scripture and thus God himself on what the gospel is and how his church is to be ran and set up? It is accurate to say Jesus gave instructions on how his church is to be run because Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit through us believing the gospel -Ephesians 1:13-14 and God's Holy Spirit moved Paul to write Titus and 1 AND 2 Timothy. All scripture is God breathed - 2 Tim 3:16-17 . God is one and three distinct persons at the same time(triune).

I do not encourage any Bible believing Christian or anybody who desires to worship Jesus Christ in spirit and truth to attend this false church in light of 1 John 4:1 and Acts 17:11. Traci Blackmon is a false teacher who perverts the gospel and twists the word of God.

If you attend this church, leave and find a church dedicated to the true gospel and the order of his church according to scripture if indeed you truly know Christ. Here is a link on what a biblical church looks like based on scripture - 
http://carm.org/look-for-in-a-church




Written by Cash Willis