Wednesday, November 08, 2006
In another thread, Blender Laurel pointed to an article in the Houston Chronicle about Pastor Ted's rehabilitation, a follow up to my post on Dobson dropping out of the recovery team.
Maybe this is a verbal Rorschach, but I think H.B. London, VP for church and clergy at Focus on the Family has more on his mind than saving a soul when he describes the kind of healing Pastor Ted is going to experience. BTW, they say Ted's "restoration" could take three to five years.
"I see success approximately 50 percent of the time," said H.B. London, vice president for church and clergy at Focus on the Family, the conservative Christian ministry in Colorado Springs. "Guys just wear out and they can no longer subject themselves to the process." Those who fail "end up selling cars or shoes or something, and being miserable and angry the rest of their lives," London said.Laurel's comment: wasn't it insertion and the 'laying on of hands' that started the whole mess for Ted? i recommend instead a laying on of hands by some godly women, boys, or poor Ted is just gonna keep comin, but never will come clean.
..."From the Christian perspective, we think in terms of prayer, we think in terms of what we call godly counsel, where godly men who are clean themselves insert themselves in the life of the one who is struggling," London said.
..."I'm sure there will be those who lay their hands on Pastor Haggard as an act of faith, calling on the act of God to restore and heal," he said. "The prayer can be therapeutic, the laying on of hands can be ceremonial."