Monday, November 06, 2006

Letters from Ted and Gayle Haggard

This morning in church services at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado two letters were read, one written by Ted Haggard and the other by his wife Gayle. You can view these letters by linking here onto Justin Taylor’s blog. I decided to link to these in part because it provides some sense of closure since this moral failing involves not only the pastor of a large Evangelical church, but also the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals.

My heart and prayers go out to all those who are suffering because of this situation. Though this has been a terribly painful situation, the confession of sin is the first step to healing. This situation serves as a wake-up call to all believers. Are we the same person behind closed doors in the dark as we are out in the open? As I have told my children over and over again, “your sin will find you out.” I pray the suffering and carnage left in the path of this situation will remind us all of the cost of sin, and hopefully prevent many from going down the same path that though sweet for the moment, leads only to destruction.
Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Hell. Proverbs 9:17-18

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