Thursday, November 9, 2006

Ted Haggard

"I am of the flesh, sold into bondage to sin. . . . Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?" (Romans 7:14, 24)

"The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?" (Jeremiah 17:9)

It's sad to say, but we ought not be so surprised and shocked at the Ted Haggard ordeal. Appalled, yes; grieved, yes; desirous of change, yes; but surprised, no. You see, the real problem with Haggard lies within every one of us: it is ME and my sinful nature, as Tim Challies so stingingly observes here. Ave crux unica spes mea--Hail, O Cross, my sole hope!

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