Ted Haggard to start new church in Colorado



Over three years ago we witnessed the fall of one of the most prominent Christian leaders in the world. The entire world found out that former pastor and head of the National Association on Evangelicals, Ted Haggard, had a sexual relationship with a male prostitute and was involved with drug use.

Today, Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle announced that they will be starting a new ministry called St. James Church.

The Haggards stated that St. James Church would be a place where all people will be welcome no matter what their race, sexual orientation or political views are.

I have absolutely zero problems with this, and here’s why.

I can’t find any scripture in the bible that says that God automatically takes his anointing away from us when we sin. I can’t find scripture that says that God automatically stops talking to us when we sin.

Ted Haggard is just like the rest of us. When we sin, God forgives and restores us.

Now, after having experienced God’s love and faithfulness in a completely new way, the Haggards will be able to carry this experience into this new ministry.

As a side note…I don’t know Gayle Haggard, but I’m assuming that she is an extremely special woman. No one would have faulted her if she chose to leave her husband. In spite of all the turmoil, she stuck with him. I’m sure it was not easy.

I encourage you to remember Ted and Gayle Haggard in your prayers. Let’s also pray that God will do great things through St. James Church.

What do you think about all of this? Could you attend a church where Ted Haggard was the pastor?

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