March 26

Using God’s Name for Sinful Acts: Truth About Jimmy Swaggart

But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.” – Proverbs 6:32.

The same happened to the “Pentecostal preacher”, Jimmy Swaggart.

Using God’s Name for Sinful Acts: Truth About Jimmy Swaggart 1

“Ministering” his Favorite Prostitute

In 1988, Jimmy Swaggart was implicated in a sex scandal. The scandal involves a prostitute which resulted initially in his suspension and ultimately defrocking by the Assemblies of God. After three years, again, Swaggart was implicated in another scandal involving a prostitute. As a result, Swaggart’s ministry became non-affiliated, non-denominational and significantly smaller than it was in the ministry’s pre-scandal years.

The Confession

February 21, 1988, without giving any details regarding his transgressions, Swaggart gave his now-infamous “I have sinned” speech. He tearfully spoke to his family, congregation, TV audience, and finally said:

“I have sinned against You, my Lord, and I would ask that Your Precious Blood would wash and cleanse every stain until it is in the seas of God’s forgetfulness, not to be remembered against me anymore.”

The Louisiana presbytery of the Assemblies of God initially suspended Swaggart from the ministry for three months. After that, the national presbytery of the Assemblies of God soon extended the suspension to their standard two-year suspension for sexual immorality. His return to the pulpit coincided with the end of a three-month suspension originally ordered by the Assemblies. Believing that Swaggart was not genuinely repentant in submitting to their authority, the hierarchy of the Assemblies of God immediately defrocked him, removing his credentials and ministerial license.

Another Scandal

On October 11, 1991, Swaggart was found in the company of a prostitute for the second time. He was pulled over by a police officer in Indio, California, for driving on the wrong side of the road. With him in the vehicle was a woman named Rosemary Garcia. According to Garcia, Swaggart had stopped to proposition her on the side of the road. She later told reporters, “He asked me for sex. I mean, that’s why he stopped me. That’s what I do. I’m a prostitute.” This time, rather than confessing to his congregation, Swaggart told those at Family Worship Center, “The Lord told me it’s flat none of your business.” Swaggart’s son Donnie then announced to the stunned audience that his father would be temporarily stepping down as head of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries for “a time of healing and counseling.”

A documentary about Swaggart’s sins was actually made for his wrongdoings watch below.

This man used the name of the lord to commit sinful acts. I really can’t figure out how this kind of person sleeps at night. He talks about following the words of God but he goes against the right path. So don’t believe this or in this man.

“But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” – Acts 5:29


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