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Who Said That?

"I am convinced: people with pure hearts live better lives!  Actually, one of the things I look for in a staff member is innocence.  I love it when a person is not full of malice or unforgiveness or is not wrestling with secret sin.  You can just tell by their countenance-they are wonderful people to be around."

Please leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please no google searches or cheating.  Answer to follow in one week.

Reader Comments (26)

George Steinbrenner
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatt
I am puzzled. How does one know someone else is wrestling with _secret_ sin? This reminds me of the Minster (Rev. Dimsdale) in the novel "The Scarlet Letter": He wrestled with secret sin all through the novel until his death and all the while his congregation thought it was a sign of his holiness. I think rather than worrying about other people's sins, I prefer to think that mine (and I hope their's) are laid on Jesus by a merciful God. I know my heart isn't pure enough to qualify as a staff member for this guy.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDB
Ted Haggard.

Just looking at who the most ironic person in Unitedstate-ian protestantism right now would be. As to how he finds out about secret sins, maybe that's a "word 'o knowledge" charismatical type special revelation thing. Church board meetings must be fun.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Sounds like tht local hero of ours, Ted Haggard. If it is, I know what that "pure heart" of his has done to his family.
I wonder how his health is now?
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Holst
lee n. field sniped my guess.

Ted Haggard
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
Joel Osteen
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandy
Ted Haggard
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
Billy Graham? Sounds like something from the "later" Graham, not so much from the younger fire-and-brimstone Graham, who wasn't afraid to give a Jonathan Edwards sermon in California...
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle
I would guess Ted Haggard just because of the irony of it.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Bill Bright
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
Haggard was my first thought also.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarry
A non-guess: Ex-gov of the Illinois People's State and "Friend of 0", Rod Blagojevich.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I can just hear Osteen saying it, although it's only in me heid. Osteen, of course, is he of the "I don't associate with people God isn't blessing" mentality; apparently, it breeds negative thoughts and negative thoughts mean Bad Stuff Happening. Christ-like to its core, that.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
Haggard pre-fall. He would not say such a thing anymore.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKyleinWI
I like DB's answer the best. This could be any number of people. Inspired no doubt by John Wesley's A Plain Account of Christian Perfection. As Rod Rosenbladt loves to say Wesley is the Father of all non-denominational Churches where the possibility of Christian perfection abounds.

Joel Osteen was the first to pass through my head. I suppose it could have been Ted Haggard too. Obviously, it was not anyone who had a good understanding of the Doctrine of Sin.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Y
Robert Schuller?
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Meredith
Joyce Meyer
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger
James Dobson? J/K - sort of...
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPB
James Dobson. not kidding.
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdag
Teddy HAggard
February 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertiminator

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