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The Uproar Among Television Preachers

April 05, 1987

Jerry Falwell, Oral Roberts and Billy Graham appear to know our Hebrew/Christian Bible better than Jimmy Swaggart whom I have until now also admired. He apparently ignores our teaching about Christian love and forgiveness.

Our God hates sin (adultery) but loves the sinner. Does Jimmy love and forgive Jim Bakker as God does?

Is Jimmy motivated by compassion or wrath? In the book we read, "Vengeance is up to God." So Jimmy doesn't have to save his Assembly of God denomination from embarrassment by Bakker. God does this.

Jimmy, as a fellow minister with Bakker, can visit Jim and pray with him, confirming him in the divine forgiveness Jim has already accepted through repentance.

ROBERT W. YOUNG

Glendale

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