Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” Galatians 6 :1 -3 ESV 

Upon waking up today morning, I was deeply shocked by the news of Pastor Tullian’s resignation. He is my favourite preacher and his ministry helped and crystalized the gospel of Grace in my life and ministry.

Pastor Tullian has admitted to having an “inappropriate relationship “. He released the following statement to The Washington Post:

“I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues. As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on my marriage and family. As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself. Last week I was approached by our church leaders and they asked me about my own affair. I admitted to it and it was decided that the best course of action would be for me to resign. Both my wife and I are heartbroken over our actions and we ask you to pray for us and our family that God would give us the grace we need to weather this heart wrenching storm. We are amazingly grateful for the team of men and women who are committed to walking this difficult path with us. Please pray for the healing of deep wounds and we kindly ask that you respect our privacy.”

I’m not surprised by the news, because the gospel of Grace has helped me to understand that each one of us, irrespective of our experience or knowledge of the things of God, WE ARE PERSISTENT PROMISE BREAKERS, AND ONLY GOD IS THE PERPETUAL KEEPER OF THE PROMISE.

Now is the time for the grace of God to do its job, now is the time for believers to practice and walk the grace talk. Pastor Tullian’s sin isn’t greater than the grace of God. I pray for restoration and forgiveness. I love you TULLY, I am hugely indebted to your life and ministry. LET HIM WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE!