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Minister arrested for indecent liberties with a minor

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a minister on multiple sex crimes, including five counts of indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of first-degree sex offense.

According to the church's website, Thomas Archie Wiggins Jr. is the superintendent and pastor of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Wilmington. A Facebook page shows he is superintendent of Bolton Church of God in Christ in Columbus County.

According to the Sheriff's Office Wiggins, 54, was arrested and charged today for crimes that took place back in 1998. He is currently being held in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secure bond.

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Bishop

Bishop of what? How does one become a Bishop?

What?

What do you care? You're not a believer anyway.

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Nanananabooboo I don't believe so I cant know. Truth is YOU do not know either.

I bishop is a pastor that

I bishop is a pastor that has more than one church that he/she persides over.

Sign off on this

Bishop with all due respect, you might need to schedule time to be at the court house today for Thomas Wiggins Jr. hearing @ 2:00pm before over zealously endorsing this pastor. In this case, our friends and colleagues ride the wings that we allow them to hold onto, but sometimes we must let them fall to prevent ourselves from falling with them.

Stop Judging

You people are ridiculous! Instead of judging this man of God we should all be praying for him! It's time out for all these negative comments. God is not pleased. He says "touch not my anointing, do my prophet no harm." For you see when you start messing with God's children, He WILL have vengeance!!!!! So it's time to stop going back and forth at each other and lets unite and pray for him!

I am praying for Pastor

I am praying for Pastor Wiggins and both of his congregations - Faith Temple Church of God in Christ & Bolton Church of God In Christ. God allow things to happen to us when He is trying to get our attention. We need to pray that whatever the outcome, that God gives the Pastor courage to go on.

Rom 8:31......... "If God be for us, who can be against us?

If this may have happened 13

If this may have happened 13 years ago, why are we bringing it up now ? Nothing has been proven against him. Let's just throw it out, like we have done for the thousands of child-raping Catholic priests, out there.

The police don't just take out these serious warrants for no reason. There has to be alot of reason, and we need to look strongly at it. If this man is a wolf in sheeps clothing, he needs to be locked away, for the rest of his life.

But I agree, he is innocent until it is proven he is guilty.

Why now ?

Well let me tell you why now, from experience. I am so much older now, it has been many many moons ago. I was single then when a church minister came over my home and pin me down, I was young, I cried, but you got to understand, fear came, I was told by him he would hurt me, I said I was going to tell, he had his pants down when I said that, and thank God he did not do anything, but again he told me if I told he would kill me. Still today in my 40s I won't say, I don't even live in that state, I think he is dead now, but I forgiven him and I am free, I don't even hurt by this, SO you don't know why, maybe they see now that they cam talk now, because of others coming out and telling on the wolf. Maybe it still hurts them at the age they are now. So yes still pray for your pastor, but pray and think about the VICTIMS! IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU OR YOUR CHILD.

We NEED to Pray for Pastor

It greives my heart to hear of this news! Most of us in the Wilmington, NC and surrounding area's know this he IS Truly a Man of God! It is ashame that someone would 13years later bring up charges like this. It sounds to me like someone is out to get some money or some type of revenge. You are 14years old but wait until you are 27years GROWN to open your mouth and report something like this?
I only pray for mercy for the ones lying on God's Man servant that they be not destroyed, because God will vindicate His own.
1 Chronicles 16:22 -

"mercy for the ones lying"

It is entirely possible that this allegation is true.
However, some people have closed their mind to that possibility.
If it happened, the feelings of a child (at that time) should be taken into account. The psychological damage, the fact he is a "minister" all have a factor in the decision to come forward now that they are 27.
A jury will hear the facts, and make a JUDGEMENT in accordance with the law.
When you denigrate someone, without knowing the facts, you have prejudged them.

It may turn out that this person showed great courage to finally step up and accuse this man.

Wait for the evidence, then form an opinion.
Just because he is a minister doesn't mean he cant sin.

I don't understand why after

I don't understand why after so many years do a person want to destroy a person life with allegations and remarks of something that's just not right. I pray that God will intercede with this situation, because Pastor Wiggins is a a Man of God and he is not to be judged. Only God can judge him and not man.

Don't be shocked

A person came forward after 50 years to report a congressman abused him. A family member. It occurred when the child was 15 years old, now 50 years later it is revealed!

http://www.wnem.com/story/16088148/congressman-dale-kildee-accusations?h...

Pastor we are praying with

Pastor we are praying with you. Everyone needs to understand that God is in control of everything under the heavens. The satan had to get permission from God before he was able to attack Job. Likewise the devil was given permission to attack Wiggins. It is just a test for him as well as the body of Christ. Are we going to turn our backs on him now we he faithfully brought the true word of God to us? Remember just because he is a pastor does not mean he is exempt for the devil tempting his flesh. Again, satan Tempted Jesus. Now is the time to show what prayer can really do.

Let's all pray for this Man of God!

I am uneasy about this Man of God being arrested. I heard him preach before. We must not judge, but pray for the truth to come out, for this Pastor, his congregations, and family. So far these are allegations. Again this is very unsettling to know. I hope that the allegations are not true. However instead of Gossiping about him. Pray for him and everyone involved in these circumstances.

Man of God

We are all children of God. One is not above another. The law of man will decide legally what will happen. As a pastor there are commandmandments and biblical doctrines to follow. God's will be done above all else.

The Enemy is Out To Get Us (Christains)

O M G....... I been knowing this man from my childhood and he truly is a MAN of God! The enemy is here to attack the christain body of Christ like never before.....its in the word of God. All we got to do is pray, pray, pray! I love U Pastor and we all praying!

Declare It Done

I really am in shock as a child of the most high I can only pray for you Pastor Wiggings, I love you and you are in my prayers. I can only remember the good things as a child following the ministry and being on fire for the Lord!!!I will lift him up and P&F...your loved and supported no matter what!!!Don't know too much on the story don't care to know I only know that God has all power!!!Declare it Done!!!

WHY???"

WHY??? HERE WE ARE JUDGING AGAIN!!! WHAT IS THE LIMIT!!! WHY IS THIS BEING BROUGHT TO THE PUBLIC NOW. HE IS TRULY A MAN OF GOD, ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE. ANOTHER PERSON CHARACTER DESTORYED BY A PERSON WHO PROBABLY NEED MONEY, OR WANTED AN AFFAIR WITH THE PASTOR. IF THIS WORLD DON'T NEED ANYTHING ELSE, WE ALL NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND PRAY THAT THE DEVIL STOP ATTACKING THE GODLY PEOPLE.

Here you are...

Judging again. you can pray all you want, this man admitted he commited his sins. God will judge, the people still get to have their say, and laugh at his stupid choices and afflictions.Look at it this way, The NCDOC needed another preacher to teach all the thugs they have recently incarcerated, his way of God.

To that comment: Crimes are

To that comment:
Crimes are crimes and GOD set in place laws to abide by in the physical form. No matter who you are and what religion you are, you are to follow the law. The bible isn't a book to hide your crimes and that has nothing to do with the devil attacking. God gave people the ability to make choices and freewill and this sounds like he chose the wrong thing to do. What's done in the dark will come to light. If someone commits a murder 30 years ago, and then gets saved later on in life, is he not suppose to stand up and face that crime?

Is it a wolf in sheep clothing?

I agree! This man has never been married, and the victim lived with this man for years. I'm willing to bet his followers will defend him even with substantiated evidence. That is call BRAINWASHING similarly to church cult behaviors.

Jeremiah 17:5-10 5 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Church or Cult?
http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/200Questions/article_10.aspx

"More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way." His church members should be thanking their lucky stars that someone finally had the COURAGE to speak out rather than living with the falsehoods of hypocrisy from our leaders. Having authority over the assemblies of God is a major responsibility, and “if” unethical acts have been committed, an example should be taught by the punishment of the predicators who guide.
http://www.childhelp.org/pages/statistics#abuse-criminal

Assumptions

Last time I checked, in this country, a man is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The Bible says to not bear false witness against your neighbor. We don't know at this time if the information is false or not; so, as a Christian, it's always better to not form an opinion about his guilt or innocence until all the facts are known.

There is an old proverb that says, "What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth."

Brainwashed?

If I may politely demonstrate my point. You overlooked the entire post, "if" is a conjunction that was used in the latter to phrase a supposition.

James 1:19
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

Victim's orientation

The alleged victim was a male child at the time this happened!! It seems gay bishops, pastors, ministers, and priest want cease.

Amen!

Amen!

What about the victims?

A man in power often takes advantage of those who have none. Wait and see who is guilty and who isn't. A child or several childrens' lives may have been ruined by this man. What about justice for them?

Yeah, he sounds like a real

Yeah, he sounds like a real Saint.

More To Come

ALL WHAT YOU SAID IS GOOD, BUT DENIAL WILL NOT MAKE THIS GO AWAY. ITS JUST TIME TO PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH. GOD IS UNCOVERING ALL UNREPENTED SIN. Say what you want GOD, THOMAS WIGGINS AND THE FIVE KNOW THE TRUTH. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR PRAYERS.REMEBER SAMUEL AND GODS RESPONSE TO HIM REGARDING SAUL. Stop blaming the devil for poor decision making. His job is to discredit followers of Jesus Christ and we help him.

Adrienne, your comment is

Adrienne, your comment is valid on one side of the coin, however there's a flip side...what if this is true? How would you feel if you were the victim? What if the victim was your son, daughter, or loved one? While we should not judge the innocent, the guilty shall be judged here and in heaven. When/If you arrive in Heaven and find that one you thought was righteous on earth is actually cast away to hell, are you going to stand there and debate with God and say, "How dare you judge"? You're bambozzled and speak like a foolish woman...he's not God, he's Human and if he's guilty, my heart is towards the victim not the guilty. Lord, help foolishness...