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Most of you are so young you don’t know who I am, and that’s good.
– Jim Bakker
You know, I try not to look back, because looking forward is so much better than looking backward.
In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did, we are pure. We are without judgment on ourselves. And only through him can we do something like this.
I think – there’s always going to be a percentage of people who maybe aren’t as good as others.
I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up.
The box got bigger, the outside, the buildings. And all that we were doing. I had to raise about $1 million every two days just to stay alive.
To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?
I don’t know, examination I guess. And then they put the jump suit back on me again. I went through the compound – I remember somebody shouting, Jim don’t let them break you.
I write about it in the book and, you know, explain that. But that was the technicality that actually got my sentence reduced – that Alan Dershowitz used to have my sentence – it came down eventually to eight years.
And God knows I needed to be forgiven. So I had to forgive everybody. And then God – as I read in the word, you’re supposed to pray for your enemies. Try that one on.
You can’t fake it when you’re alone with God, you know.
When you put your total faith in God, no matter what happens, to a person who’s a true believer, if you die, you know you’re going to heaven to be with God.
It was dripping and, you know, and there was a whole line of cameras and microphones. I felt like – you remember the honor guards, only it was a dishonor guard.
They’ve all been through bad things. So bad things happen to people. They happen to all the great men of God.
Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer.
I feel like God has forgiven me of so much, that I will forgive everyone who has hurt us.
God’s forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do.
I called the doctor, during writing the book, the psychiatrist who treated me at that time, Dr. Jackson. And I said, Dr. Jackson, whole pieces are missing. I don’t understand what happened to me.
They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn’t even – there’s whole pieces missing.
As I see with Lori’s testimony, you say what good could come out of all these abortions and all what she’s been through? But she has been a part of a new Bible for women, a mentoring Bible.
It’s not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.
Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?
So you can’t lose serving God, and that all things work together for good.
My dream became bigger and bigger. And the box got bigger than the message, than the Gospel.