Paula White & Divorce in the Church

Posted on September 10, 2007. Filed under: articles, Christian Leaders | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Today my co-host Lisa Darel and I talked about The Paula White story and divorce in the church.  Leadership leads by example, or so we have always been told. In this case the  leaders of Without Walls International is setting a very poor example for us to follow.

When leadership falls it causes others to stumble as well. Single women everywhere are questioning if a happy marriage is on the horizon for them. Many have lost hope because their Icon has fallen. That is why it is so important to not look to man. Because man will fail you everytime.

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Here is a quote from Christian answers concerning how the Lord feels about divorce.

God Hates Divorce
If anyone wonders whether there can be life and grace after divorce, it is worth meditating on a statement in Jeremiah. Often in the Bible, the main metaphor used to describe God’s relationship to Israel is a marriage. Likewise, the main metaphor for idolatry is adultery. So, through the prophet Jeremiah, God says,  “I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce, and sent her away because of all her adulteries” (3:8).Many people know that in Malachi God says, “I hate divorce.” But they may not know why: God has been through it. He knows the humiliation of rejection and betrayal—from hard-hearted people like me.God hates divorce because God is a divorcee. So he invented the first divorce recovery program. It started at a place called Calvary. The price was a cross. The program is still underway.     

2007 Candace House, All Rights Reserved.

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11 Responses to “Paula White & Divorce in the Church”

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May God help us to left up the Biblical
Standard of marriage to this generation.

And the sad part of this is there seems
to be a lack of disciplinary action in the church when
it comes to these types of issues and therefore a
stand has to be taken.
If there is one group of leaders that can do something
about this, it is those who control the christian
media. I would like to ask that there be a way to hold
those who use the christian media accountable for
their actions as servants of Christ.If ministers who
are being featured on networks and in magazines are
unwilling to meet certain basic moral standards, then
the privilege of public exposure through the christian
media should be withheld.
If the christian media does not take a stand, then by
its silence, it becomes an endorser of the erosion of
biblical standards and undermining of christian values
in the Church and society at large.
This is a cry from my heart.
THANKS FOR ALLOWING THE MEDIA TO HEAR, AND GIVE
ATTENTION.
ALEC D. PEABODY

Leadership is not with it’s flaws. Most forget that leaders are people and face such challenges on higher levels than we do. Rather than questioning a person’s leadership or failure at perfection we should pray. We should pray for them as they have for others.

JESUS CAME FOR THE SINNERS NOT THE SELF RIGHTEOUS. PAULA WHITE IS JUST A MERE WOMAN, AND SHE AND RANDY SHOULD NOT BE JUDGES BY US OR ANYONE ELSE ON THIS EARTH. BECAUSE WE WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THAT. THAT IS WHAT IS SO WRONG WITH PEOPLE TODAY THEY ARE TOO BUSY LOOKING A THE SPLINTER IN SOMEONES ELSES EYE THAT THEY DO NOT SEE THE ENTIRE FOREST IN THEIRS. AT THIS TIME WE SHOULD BE LIFTING THEM UP, NOT PUTTING THEM DOWN. SO THE BEST THING WE COULD DO IS JUST PRAY FOR THEM….. GOD JUST DOES NOT WANT US TO LOVE OUR FRIENDS, BUT OUR ENEMIES TOO….. SO LETS TAKE RELIGION OUT OF THIS, AND GET BACK TO THE BASICS. LETS SEE THE FIRST ONE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE.

Misty is right in every sense of it. Who are we really to judge another man by the way he falls and how he rises? It’s our duty to interceed for one another and not to add salt to the injuries other people face due to mistakes made in the present or past. We could have been God in our own selves, be perfect and all of righteous, but then its the mistakes we make that make us human. Thats why the Bible says ‘even if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts’. Let us love in words and in deeds and stop making the work of Jesus on the cross seem in vain… if afterall we have learnt we still cannot forgive and build up in love, then it’s us as individuals who have problems and not Pastors and their wives.

Sister and brothers,

I feel your hearts, and I know that your faith has been challenged, but that is what the bible said, “ having done all stand…..”

Yes! We have to stand because our faith is not in the wisdom of men, sentiments or the craftiness of the evil one. Yes! The enemy would always try to attack all of our kingdoms institutions, e.g. marriage, leadership, our lives, etc But we are victors on every side because we know is his age long tactics of striking the shepherd in order to scatter the sheep. The issue is not what the evil one did or is doing but our response to him.

Paula & Randy, Juanita & Weeks are our family. Yes! We are one great and big family and right now they need our love and support and not our sermons and condemnation. You and I know that living the life of faith is challenging enough, talk less of living at the eyes of the public. You see brothers and sisters, love conquers all things even this one.

I sincerely believe that we have an opportunity here to validate to the world and ourselves – whose (who) we really are. We are daughters & sons of Love and we know how to protect and nurture our own. If you are around them show them 1 Corinthians 13, because love is our nature and it is time to act it out. I know that they have the Holy Spirit in them and he would lead them to all truth. Remember fruits or acts or love is for the matured and the strong, and if you must judge please give righteous judgment.

Let us stay on our faith, each one practicing “excellence in expression” the word of faith in every area (marriage, leadership, living, etc) because we would be rewarded for how we dealt and made profit with the word of life.

I love you all

Owusi Jerrie

I think most of you who think that she(paula) has “disappointed” the “church” are a bunch of hypocrites. Is there anyone free of sin? What you do behind close doors or in the “secret” of your closet-heart is not better. Christ said he came for the sick and not the so-called healthy. We do not know the ins and outs of paulas relationship and what their problems were.I’m sure she never intended to divorce just for the fun of it. Instead of holding them up in our prayers we want to crucify them.Shows where most peoples hearts’ are.Paula and Randy are just servants of the most high and asuch are in no way perfect.If you decide to keep your eyes on the messenger instead of the Message then you need a huge reality check.Obviously the bitter lessons of the eighties concerning Jimmy Swaggart/Jim Baker et al were not learnt. I am not saying that they dont have accountability (afterall to whom much is given much will be required) but I think prayers would be of greater help here than mischievious backbiting.

The enemy uses leaders to deceive. Paula, by all accounts, including her own words, has a rich, overflowing life. Yet, she intends to divorce? When followers see that the leader, who has everything, can make a mockery of His most sacred institution, then the followers will follow and do the same. Don’t follow a deceiver.

RE: A Book Recommendation

I’m a relationship expert and the author of a controversial Christian book entitled “Bitch Mentality.” It’s a powerful tool of ministry written to equip and empower women who are struggling to overcome sexual promiscuity and self-defeating behavior patterns on their way to becoming anointed women of God. If your women’s ministry, single’s group, or book club read books that challenge and empower in a radical unorthodox way check this one out at http://laveetaivoryministries.com

La Veeta Ivory
Author & Revelatory Teacher

Of course we shouldn’t judge anyone in the church! The Apostle Paul should have been run out of town for subjecting that poor man in Corinth to the scorn and derision of the church. Paul even went further than that, he told the church to put the poor man out! That man couldn’t help who he loved. Thank God we have come far enough that we leave such things for God to decide…….No really, God have mercy on us.

God is our Judge and only Him. Pray for Sistr paula and Randy white. mercy ! stop this / murder. LOVE YOUR BROTHER AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF

Read 1 Corinthians 5, Where Paul is talking about sexual sin in the church. Paul speaks harshly to the church that is indifferent to all the sin that is taking place in the church by some of the elders. He previously said we shall judge the angels (the fallen) but also says in Corinthians 5:12 (The message Bible) GOD will judge the outsiders, but we need to decide if our brothers or sisters are out of line, if necessary clean the house. I dont mean that we should cast her out, but there needs to be a period of being sat down. I am currently separated form my husband and in ministry… I was sat down when it happened and it was the best thing that happened to me .. though I have been restored back into ministry.. That period was used to really seek God and hear His voice and to work through all the hurt and pain. This period of “sitting down ” also alert other believers something is seriously wrong and gives leadership a chance also to seek God about what to do with that member- so it is very vital not just to carry on like nothing happened. Currently while I am waiting on God to restore my marriage.


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