Tuesday, September 1, 2015
REPENTANCE RATHER THAN PROMOTING AN AGENDA OPPOSED BY GOD AND HIS CHURCH
Our state representative has been outed too. It appeared in the Macon Telegraph. This is his response:
“I’m deeply, incredibly sorry to the people I’ve hurt,” “I was a complete idiot to go there in the first place.”
(The representative) went through “a very difficult period in my marriage” several years ago. About two and a half years ago, he said he told his wife, “about every detail of my involvement” on the website.
“Through tears and heartache, much pain and anguish, and with intense professional counseling, we made the decision to work to save our marriage. Her powerful and merciful gift of forgiveness helped us make it through some very dark and lonely days,” it read in part.
“This was a private matter that we thought we had resolved,”
“I fully realize I have disappointed many people,” “There is no excuse or justification, what I did was wrong, and I am truly, deeply sorry to all those I have clearly hurt.”
MY COMMENTS: I suspect what you read above is true repentance. In no way is the state representative trying to change the Church, the bible, or the fidelity that husbands and wives owe one another. He is not in our faces saying his moral choices or immoral choices shouldn't be judged. He has sinned and acknowledged it. He isn't asking his colleagues or his constituents to accept his adultery as a legitimate way of life to be sanctioned even by churches. No one is giving him a party for trying to push the envelope in getting people to accept adultery and he doesn't expect a party or to be treated as a hero pushing forward an agenda.
He's acknowledged his wrong; he doesn't have a social agenda to make adultery acceptable; and he is going to make amends and already had done so with his wife.
The way of repentance and a desire to avoid the sin in the future is the way to go in the world and in the Church. In your face attitudes about adultery or any other immorality as having to be accepted because this is how a person is born or the way society is going is simply ridiculous.
Pray for people caught up in all of this and pray for the conversion of the USA and the world! Kudos to our state representative for his frankness and repentance!