Josh Duggar in 19 & Counting – the end or Romans 8:28?
Some say it’s the end of the reality show 19 & Counting.
Some say it’s the end of Josh Duggar.
Some say it’s the end of Christians having credibility and a witness on TV.
Because the media made a 14 year old sin into a worldwide media event.
At 14, Josh committed a serious sexual sin. He confessed his sin to his parents and then to authorities. Josh and his family and a professional counselor worked through the issues.
He confessed. He asked forgiveness. He repented.
Jesus transforms sinners, and for that we can truly rejoice.
I Corinthians 6:9-11 sums it all up:
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Interestingly, Josh admitted guilt then – and still does. It wasn’t someone else’s fault…it was his responsibility. He wasn’t just “sorry”; he asked for forgiveness.
Josh was 14. He is now 27, married, has 4 kids. He told his wife what happened before he was married.
As a parent, I can relate to the grief of a kid’s sin. The intensity of this transgression, however, is huge. I can only imagine the rekindling of the grief as this family issue has become headlines.
Let’s pray for Josh and his wife and kids. For the entire Duggar family. Our God turns ashes into beauty, nightmares into good that can only be orchestrated by our true and living God.
Here are some videos that give you a foundation to respond to anyone, as this issue will continue to get headlines.
The most powerful are two of the five victims – his sisters Jill and Jessa.
- Here are Jill and Jessa as victims feeling ‘helpless.’ http://video.foxnews.com/v/4279216556001/exclusive-jill-and-jessa-duggar-on-feeling-helpless/?playlist_id=2694949842001
- Here are Jill and Jessa wanting to set the record straight on what happened. http://video.foxnews.com/v/4279347394001/exclusive-duggar-sisters-want-to-set-the-record-straight-/?playlist_id=2694949842001
And the media has been blasting the Duggars and – Christians – for hypocrisy. Watch:
- Double standard? Here is pastor Jeffress’ response. http://video.foxnews.com/v/4276729183001/a-look-at-the-double-standard-for-the-duggar-family/?playlist_id=2694949842001
- The media/liberal feeding frenzy. http://video.foxnews.com/v/4269734566001/a-closer-look-at-the-liberal-backlash-against-the-duggars/?playlist_id=2694949842001
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