Sin will take you farther than you ever intended to go, it will cost you more than you ever expected to pay, and it will keep you longer than you ever intended to stay.— Ted Haggard
The most wonderful Ted Haggard quotes that are little-known but priceless
Don't punish people who repent; heal them. I don't believe that private sin requires public rebuke or removal from office if repentance is taking place. However, when no evidence of true repentance exists, then discipline is in order.
The third big idea is that we confess our sins to someone close to us--a friend or our spouse. I don't mean a public declaration of our shortcomings; I mean confession in the security of a trusted and living friend.
The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality.
And I take responsibility for the entire problem. I am a deceiver and a liar. There's a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I have been warring against it for all of my adult life.
There is no such thing as a secret among our leaders;
communication is very open and honest, and if it's not, then it can become seemingly brutal. You've heard my arguments for love, friends, and authenticity, but there are the deceivers, the manipulators, the control freaks, and the self-appointed teachers in the Body who would love to use our system for their own selfish purposes. We all know the realities of the old sin nature.
You know all the surveys say that evangelicals have the best sex life of any other group.
Today's biggest headlines are stories about people who thought they were doing something that was secret: Jesse Jackson's secret girlfriend and child, Monica Lewinski's private meetings with the president and confidential girl talk with Linda Tripp. Just think of the news stories we've watched on television.
I want a church I can stay in for years.
I don't want surprises, scandals, or secrets from my church leaders.
I am a firm believer in living as if there were no such thing as a secret.
If we hide our sins and live in darkness, we will never get the healing we so desperately need; in fact, if it is hidden so well that we don't even recognize it, we may never even find forgiveness.
The importance of the Bible to a church is to keep the church on track.
The role of the Constitution in government is to keep the government on track.
I was referred to Mike Jones from the concierge at a Marriott hotel when I asked for a masseur... It was during the massage that it started to become sensual, and that led to him masturbating me.
I am steady with my wife. I'm faithful to my wife.
How much is your sin going to cost me?
We don’t have to debate about what we should think about homosexual activity, it’s written in the Bible.
I did not have a homosexual relationship with a man in Denver.
I think that probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual.
If the evangelicals vote, they determine the election.
I've never known anyone who has fallen into sin and been successfully restored by the formal church structure. Nor have I ever seen a formal church structure wisely deal with sin, enabling ministry to continue without interruption.