Researchers have discovered the number one cause of divorce: marriage. Yes, the legalistic nature of this religious institution is being torn apart by the freedom that is permeating western culture. Obviously, we are all free to do what we want to do, and believe what we want to believe. However, since marriage is now primarily a result of two people loving each other (as opposed to the formerly pre-arranged marriages), when one takes what starts out as a love or heart-to-heart relationship and turns it into a legally-binding business contract, it is bound to be harmed by the infusion of legalism into what started out with love.
And another one bites the dust. As was reported today in the Tampa Bay Times, “Megachurch pastors Paula and Randy White stood before a saddened and stunned Without Walls International Church and made the announcement that many in their flock had been coming for months. They are divorcing.”
While we who have experienced divorce may feel compassion for the Whites and their friends and followers, we feel even more compassion for the untold millions of people who via their multi-media empire have been condemned to an eternity in hell and a present of emotional torment because of the White’s misrepresentation of God and the way He views the law and sin and us. However, while the Whites have a Without Walls Church of 22,000 people in Tampa and millions of dollars to help them through this “sin”, many of the people their teaching condemned had nothing but the four walls of their home and a TV or radio blaring more of the “law of sin and death” from Paula’s and all the other antichrist preachers.
Michael and I will be dealing with the whole issue of divorce and exactly what the “spirit of antichrist” actually is on the next webcast heard Wednesday night live from 9-10:30 Eastern or at your convenience on the archive @ www.glennkleinonline.com.
Next week’s program will be Round 2 of our 3 weeks of the Summer Pledge Drive as we head toward our goal of raising $7,500 and 21 new monthly givers over the next 21 days for the Gospel Revolution’s operating budget for the next three months. If you haven’t heard August 22nd’s offering yet, please log on and go to the archive. We had many great questions, comments, and an awesome guest in Mike Matsie from California. We raised $560 toward our goal. However, please know whether you listen to last week’s cast or not, when you go to www.gospelrevolution.com and donate there or snail mail a check, it will count toward this last week’s goal of $2,500. Please fire off an e-mail to us at email@example.com to let us know what you did (or are going to do) so we may count it toward our goal. Also, your pre-sent questions and comments to that address will be dealt with in the coming shows, too. So, write briefly, include your name and where you listen from, and then wait to !
hear your letter on the coming shows.
Please note: for any and all gifts of $100 or more, you will receive FREE AND POSTAGE PAID the poignant new CD “Dead to Sin”. BTW, if you have not received ANY CD OR DVD previously promised or ordered, please e-mail us at the above address with your mailing address and it will be filled post haste, no questions asked. On last Wednesday’s show, Michael talked about the past challenges of filling orders and why this should not be a problem again in the future. Listen for all the exciting details, too, about upcoming meetings in Texas, Wisconsin, and Canada.
Have a wonderful weekend and always remember, and never forget, that whether divorced or married, male or female, Jew or Greek, bond or free, gay or straight, white, black, brown, yellow, or red, or any combination thereof: God loves you, has forgiven you, and we ALL are already at peace with Him (even Paula and Randy White and even if they don’t know it, yet).