“God can take a mess and turn it into a miracle.”
On December 3, Noble did a status update on Facebook, featuring his very first Second Chance sermon. It’s entitled: “So I Screwed Up, Now What?” If you’d like to know what he said, you can watch the video below.
Perry Noble is obviously excited because at this writing close to 60,000 people have viewed his video. (Remember, yours truly is numbered among those who tuned in). We can’t help but wonder about the breakdown between the sycophants, the curious, and the critics.
As Perry Noble discusses ‘second chances’, he uses the book of Jonah as his text. He says “storms do not discriminate”. No doubt, he is comparing himself to Jonah. He also says that when we have lost all hope, we still have a Lord that provides.
Here’s the serious problem… the elders at the church that Perry Noble started, New Spring, have determined that Noble has disqualified himself as a pastor. It is absolutely stunning that Noble is ignoring their admonitions to get help and stay far away from the pulpit.
In his message, Perry Noble makes the following remarks:
“He [God] can take a mess and turn it into a miracle. Jonah got a second chance.”
“How long should it be that we step into our second chance opportunities?”
Noble is quick to say that Jonah was given a second chance after three days. He then admits that he has been struggling for the past 18 months, and obviously he believes God is giving him a second chance.
Then Noble goes on to say that Second Chance Church is being launched digitally. He hopes to have a physical location in Anderson, South Carolina sooner rather than later. And yes, he is already soliciting donations in his first sermon. As some of the comments on his Facebook page indicate, Noble definitely has his followers.
Our advice to them is:
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Perry Noble believes God has given him a second chance. We find it incredible that he is refusing to stay out of the pulpit (virtual or otherwise) at least for an extended period of time.
Then there’s Tullian Tchividjian, who once served as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You may remember that this was the church that D. James Kennedy pastored.
Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham, has had multiple affairs and was defrocked by his denomination – the Presbyterian Church of America. He has gone from being a highly regarded pastor to one of the worst religious leaders in South Florida in less than a decade. (see screen shot of Dee’s Tweet below)
Several weeks ago Tullian Tchividjian, who identifies as a ‘Sinner & Saint” on his blog, write a post entitled “Broken Christmas”. Here are two excerpts (see screen shots below).
Dee hit the nail on the head with the following Tweet:
These two men need to step away from the pulpit. They have disqualified themselves as pastors and should choose another profession. It is stunning to see how quickly they have returned to the limelight in order to teach and preach to others.
We are praying that those who have an ear to hear what these two fallen Christian leaders say will wise up and realize that these are not leaders to be followed. Noble and Tchividjian need to humble themselves before Almighty God, seek forgiveness, and stay out of the public eye. Of course, it’s not gonna happen because they derive their income and image from their public persona.