James Taylor was a professor of preaching. This veteran teacher of preachers held forth in classrooms at New Allen Baptist Theological Seminary for many years. One day, in a room filled with young preacher boys, Dr. Taylor cautioned us about the temptations we would be facing.
“The day will come when a woman will sit in your office and proposition you. She will make herself available to you sexually. If your marriage is in trouble or if you are not up-to-date in your relationship with your Lord, you could get in big trouble fast.”
I raised my hand. “Dr. Taylor,” I said, “do you really believe that every one of us in this room will face this?” My mind was incapable of imagining a scenario in which a woman–any woman–would sit in a pastor’s office and try to seduce him.
I didn’t know untill “Feb 14th” Valentine’s day, one of my female member visit me at home while i was resting after a very long power packed all-night against valentine’s day. She came all dressed up in the usual white and read dress code for valentine celebration, but her’s was an expection because she was putting on white singlet, which let out all her b**bs out and a transparent scarf to cover the displays, alongside a short mini red skirt displaying her thick fair thigh and her long legs too with a gift packaged for me too.
I let her in, offered her a seat. we talked a little, but she made me feel uncomforted because she too off the scarf the moment she sat down. i tried offering her a drink but she declined and unwrap her gift and brought out a bottle of “Vodka” i rebuked her, but she was like its only for this occassion and i later acceded to her opinion, we opened it up made a toast to the celebration and drank.
Thirty minutes later, i started feeling a little dizzy and kindy shaky because i was kindda new to strong drinks.. While there she moved close to me and started undressing me and placing my hands on her b**bs. This was a bit awkward for me and i was uneasy for a moment and because i was kinda drunk, that made me weak too. She told me to feel free with her and relax. I found myself being kissed, undressed and touching places in her body. At that moment, I felt like a young teenager who was experiencing something my mind couldn’t fathom.
After a few minutes, she asked that we go to the bedroom. She again said ‘feel free Pastor.’ And again, she kissed me and i staggered and was walking towards my room.
Let’s just say, It felt as though my mind had paused. I am not saying I was jazzed, (although it’s possible I was in some trance like state and didn’t know it but I just was so weak that I couldn’t say or think otherwise.) This was the beginning of what . “Dr. Taylor,” talked about.
I can hear somebody’s mind thinking, ‘well, you were enjoying it right.” And then I remember “Dr. Taylor,” teachings I was forced to push her aside and raised my voice on her, shouting “Get thee behind me SATAN!!” when I couldn’t take all the alchol influenced games asking if I was about to be seduced. YES, !
What I couldn’t reconcile the whole time, was how the same person whom i preached to against the very things we were doing (i.e drinking in pubs, fornicating, committing adultery) was the same person trying to endorsing and encouraging it.
That was how she made for the door and i escaped being seduced, all thanks to “Dr. Taylor,” and God Almighty…