Monday, September 1, 2008

Michael Guglielmucci: An eye opener to us all

          The confession of Michael Guglielmucci last August 21,2008 was like a tsunami that affected not only Hillsong Church nor  Australia but also the whole Christian world. It affected me somehow when I heard about news, because I always play the song “Healer” which was composed by him on my cd player. So many questions surfaced on my mind: Why? How can he do this to us? What are his intentions to do such things like that and so on. It’s really sad to know Christian leaders being the front liners sometimes fall at Satan’s baits.

But after reading the reports and interviews of Michael Guglielmucci over the Internet, I have forgiven him. Let us also think that there are many Christians and non Christians who are encountering this kind of problem; you never know if your close friends and relatives may be suffering from this problem. Mike's confession has become an eye opener to all; and God is letting this happen for the purification of His people and as one of the preparation of His coming.
         Jesus said this: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” (referring to Mary Magdalene). The bible also says in Romans 2:1 “Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.” We are all human, therefore we’re not perfect and as a Christians we need the help of each other to grow with Christ. Being humans, our instinct is to hide and cover our sins; classic examples are Adam and David. Sin is like a wound on your skin; our skin needs to be sanitized in order to become wound free. If you will not pay attention to your wound, it can become infected and could create serious problem. You cannot cover your wound with a dirty gauze to heal it, or else it will worsen. Will is the first step to heal the wound on your skin. Sin, like the wound on the skin, needs to be exposed in order to be cleaned and healed by the blood of Jesus. Sanitizing us from our sin can be uncomfortable and hurtful but it’s the only way to make us spotless. Hallelujah!

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