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Friday, September 5, 2008

A Reminder To Be Holy

I visited a blog, recently and discovered that a Christian songwriter cum Pastor by the name of Michael Guglielmucci from Planetshakers confessed that he was a porn addict, since the age of 12 years old. Of course, the Christian world was shocked, surprised, saddened, betrayed and etc. by that admission.


He even falsely admitted that he had a terminal cancer.


Many people have joined the bandwagon in criticizing him. Not surprising. Very often that is the first thing Christians do. When they see a brother or sister hurt, they stand by the wayside and starts throwing stones.


I am not saying that this Pastor should not be disciplined or reap some consequences. But sometimes we are so judgemental that nobody dares to come out in the open and be vulnerable enough to ask for help.


I personally do not condone what Pastor Michael has done but I salute him for confessing and repenting to his family, the church and the world at large of his sins. Since nobody knew about his sins, he could have easily checked himself into a rehab centre, churn up another story to say that God has healed his terminal cancer and everything would be fine.


Why did he allowed himself to be judged by the whole world by confessing?


Well, isn't that what real repentance is?


He was not caught, like many people. And then, having no choice... change.


The bible has numerous times reminded us to be pure and holy. Why? Because we are NOT!


This is a great timing and reminder for all of us to check our individual lives.


John 8:7:
They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”




1 comment:

reanaclaire said...

I feel he shouldnt be criticised for confessing.. each of us have our secrets unrevealed, only God knows... we cannot say he is rightfully wrong, but who are we to judge, lest we be judged, as mentioned in the bible. Well, it is not easy to confess to the world that he has this in him, I didnt follow much of that, only thru yr post, but then I, for one is not 'holier than thou' image too. Each of us need to encourage one another, to edify but not to press and pressure.
Just 2 cents of my thoughts :)