“But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more” – An beautiful example with Da’ Truth’s restoration

Posted: October 1, 2010 in Christian Living, Music
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Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall (1 Cor 10:12)

But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13)

Lately, God has been making it more and more apparant to me that even though doctrine is VERY important, we must get a balance between that and the practical side of things, having more compassion towards those who have been a victim of this fallen world. The bible constantly warns us about being proud, arrogant or self righteousness, even in our theology. I like the quote below

The sin of pride and always wanting to be right can be hid as a desire for ‘biblical understanding’ if we use our theology to exploit our ends

I strongly recommend listening to Michael Patton touching on this in his post ‘Im not judgemental, I’m discerning’

The message summary is: Often it is the case that the more you understand and know, the more you fall on your face before God. Well, this is ideal. However, knowledge “puffs up”.Sometimes we just become more arrogent. Sometimes our zeal shapes our personality to a point where we are the last people that others want to be around, much less be like. Theology is a wonderful thing. Belief is a wonderful thing. Conviction is a wonderful thing. But when out beliefs cause us to well up with pride, our witness can be counterproductive to the Gospel.

Well after the Ambassadors fall into sin and his official statement afterwards regarding his recovery, Da Truth who also repeated the same error, has discussed his fall in an interview some months back, together with his wife which is very insightful. To download/listen to their interview, click here. Please listen to his wife’s response.

Below is his official second apology:

Greetings Family of God & Friends,

I’m coming to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a brother, a friend and co-laborer in the gospel. I’d like to start by thanking you all for your love, prayers and support. For every one that has been wondering where I’ve been, I say with all sincerity that I have been at the foot of the cross, seeking the heart of God, reprioritizing, realigning myself with Him and reuniting with my wife, family and friends.

I have sought forgiveness from my wife Nicole Lambert for breaking my vows and the covenant that I made before God, abdicating my responsibility as the priest of my home and forsaking my responsibility as a husband and a father.

I owe more than an apology to my two daughters Carlise Jackson and Summer Lambert. I would never want a man to do to them what I did to their mother. In this area I have been an example of what not to be. I am saddened and deeply shamed by my actions.

To my personal ministry team, I realize that my actions have compromised the integrity of our mission and call but I am so grateful that you have forgiven me and I am looking forward to how the Lord is rebuilding us as a community and will use that to minister healing to His people and the world at large.

I also want to apologize to every pastor that welcomed me into their pulpit, every youth conference that I’ve participated in, every attendee at every rally and/or concert, to every young person that looked up to me, to every parent that told their child to listen to what I say, to every one of my colleagues that represent in the ministry with integrity.

To say I’m sorry is insufficient and inadequate. When you let down your God, your family and the kingdom more has to be said:

For the that last 6 months I’ve said nothing because I needed time to hear from God, my spiritual advisors and those that are closest to me. During that time, my wife and I have been submitted to a Christian marriage counseling team who have led our restoration process through weekly sessions, along with support from other key individuals. Although we have come to completion of our official restoration plan, my wife and I will remain tightly connected to our counseling team.

I’m grateful unto God that even though I don’t deserve it the Lord has forgiven me. I’m overjoyed beyond words that my family is reconciled. God has shown me the power of forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration—indeed He does make all things new!

I cannot begin again, without now seeking your forgiveness as my kingdom family. My behavior was inexcusable, but with God’s grace and mercy I pray you find it forgivable. It is my sincere prayer that not another person would be ravaged by the sin that nearly destroyed my family at my own hands. The bible says we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. Through the testimony of my deliverance, I pray that not another marriage is jeopardized, ministry leader compromised, and young person demoralized.

In the same way that Paul felt like the least of the Apostles because he persecuted the church of God, I feel like the least of my contemporaries because of my sin. However, much like Paul, I am what I am and am called to do what I do by the grace of God. After Peter failed, Jesus said to Him “once you have been converted turn and strengthen your brothers.”

Therefore, I am now eager to once again proclaim the excellencies of He who pulled me out of a season of darkness and translated me back into His marvelous light. My passion for preaching Jesus has been restored and I just want to glorify Him with my life and my lips. My testimony has changed and I wish to share it in sincerity and truth. I am a man on fire and I am coming to you with the belief that what God has placed in my wife and me will greatly impact this generation. It is my prayer that you will allow me back into your hearts, back into your pulpits and back before your young people again.

I am not the man I used to be. I have been broken by my sins, humbled by His grace and I am committed to the gospel that has forever changed my life.

Amazed by His grace, Emanuel (Da’ T.R.U.T.H.) Lambert

But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more (Romans 5:20)
 
What a wonderful display of God’s grace!!
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Comments
  1. Bible Study says:

    Grace will abound, but shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid. We who are dead to sin, how can we live any longer therein?

  2. Christian says:

    Bible study, you are right, but do you think you are righteous within yourself?

  3. Don says:

    We are only righteous through Christ.

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