On June 2, 2008 David Wilkerson (DW) gave a teaching on enduring faith entitled, The Most Important Issue of This Hour, which seemed to be an indicator that he is changing for the good from his many years of teaching a license for immorality and misrepresenting true Christians. Unfortunately, such is not the case as we continue to read his other articles.
Just one month later, on July 14, 2008, he reverted back to a license for immorality again. Below is what Wilkerson wrote about a “pastor” addicted to pornography, who supposedly “loves God” and is “in Christ”:
In my years in ministry, I have seen that few Christians believe such a supernatural work could occur. In fact, you may say, “I have tried this, and it didn’t work for me. I prayed in faith, and I believed. But my prayer wasn’t answered.”
I think of a young pastor who came to me confessing his addiction to pornography. This young man loves God and loves his wife, and they enjoy a good marriage. But he got hooked on pornography and was unable to shake himself loose from it. Now it had begun to rob him of all his spiritual strength. He had prayed earnestly, but he hadn’t been delivered.
As I explored the issue further with him, he told me something from his earlier years. As a young man, he had been given a wonderful promise from the Lord for his life. But that promise had never been fulfilled. The pastor told me, “God let me down. He made me a promise, but it never came to pass.” He had become bitter toward the Lord about it. Now he couldn’t stand before God with faith for any kind of deliverance.
This young man’s problem wasn’t just an addiction but unbelief. He did not accept that God answers prayer. And now his unbelief stood before him like a looming mountain, impassable and unmovable. It was hindering the fullness that is his in Christ. (David Wilkerson, Moving Your Mountain, July 14, 2008).
What Wilkerson should have told that adulterer on his way to hell is you must repent. (All people addicted to porn are adulterers and unsaved, based on Matt. 5:28,29.) Since God is not a respecter of persons, if that young pastor (or anyone else) would repent (turn from wickedness) God would have saved him and set him free from his sin addictions.
DW also writes of that so-called pastor as though he was a Christian—one in Christ—when he isn’t in Christ at all. Furthermore, it is clear that he didn’t really love God as he claimed because of his sin (John 14:15,21). Notice how graphic John 14:23,24 is about who loves God and who doesn’t love God:
Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.” (John 14:23,24)
If DW would consistently teach sound doctrine, we will totally remove the Skull and Crossbones Award we gave him. Such, however, is sadly not in sight.
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