Marriage Vows and Marriage Breaking Spirits
Worship leader Terry MacAlmon announced in May that he was stepping down from ministry after having had an extramarital affair. “I don’t have a timeline as to if or when I will return to ministry, but I know I cannot go forward with my soul in this condition,” MacAlmon wrote in a letter to ministry supporters.His wife, Greta, said she planned to file for legal separation, saying counseling and a restoration process had failed. “At this time Terry has chosen to leave his family, these [counseling] relationships, and the ministry,” she said, adding that she believes MacAlmon will one day be restored.We are wise to heed this warning. Unless the church shakes herself awake where seducing spirits are luring her away from a "first love" for the values of marital commitment and moral fidelity, a false definition of God's Person will supplant the pure glory of His real presence and give place to destructive delusion.
Don't Marriage Vows Matter Anymore?
Friday, 23 January 2009 05:30 PM EST by Jack HayfordCharisma Channels-Marriage
The recent rash of marital failures among high-profile Christianleaders is forcing a showdown in the church. It isn't a showdown between those whohave failed and those who might criticize them--it's a confrontation needed to face downa mind-set that, if left unchanged, will bring an onslaught of hellish delusion.It's time we take a hard look at why so many marriages--especially of those inleadership--are being torn apart. We need to know how to respond and what theconsequences could be if decisive action is not taken now.There simply is no way to describe the present situation in lesser terms: We are at apoint of crisis.Failure has been evident across the entire spectrum, from renowned evangelical Biblepreachers to charismatic evangelists, and from noted national youth leaders toascending Christian TV superstars. Though the unprecedented increase in the number of broken marriages and moral failures occurring in general among church leaders is tragicenough, the crisis is amplified when high-visibility leaders go in and out of marriages.