Tullian Tchividjian Says Many Christian Leaders Often Disappear When They Fall from Grace, But the Gospel Allows Him to Be Seen at His “Most Embarrassing Worst”

Tullian Tchividjian
Tullian Tchividjian

Tullian Tchividjian, the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian church in Florida, has said in a message to his supporters that although many Christian leaders often disappear when they fall from grace, he believes the Gospel message allows him to be seen at his “most embarrassing worst.”

“What typically happens when a Christian leader falls is that they disappear and only reappear when they’re strong and shiny again. No one ever sees them in their broken and weakened condition. When we do this, we send the message that Christianity is only for good and strong and clean people,” Tchividjian said in a Facebook post.

“But believe it or not, Christianity is not about good people getting better. It is, rather, good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. The message of the Christian faith is that because Jesus was strong for us we are free to be weak,” he added.

In a follow-up post, the grandson of famous evangelist Billy Graham wrote: “The Gospel sets me free to let you see me at my most embarrassing worst.”

The pastor resigned from Coral Ridge in June after admitting to an affair, and said that his family have been overwhelmed by the ordeal. He has said that he will not hide from what happened, however, and has been open about his faults and the trials he is going through.

Tchividjian has admitted that he never thought he would be unfaithful, and realizes why some people commit suicide.


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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Stoyan Zaimov

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