I cheated on my wife

God could also be forgiving, however Hillsong Church could also be much less so.

A day after it was revealed that movie star pastor Carl Lentz was fired from star-studded Hillsong for “management points and breaches of belief,” the specifics of his “ethical failures” have come to mild: Lentz cheated on his wife.

“I was untrue in my marriage, an important relationship in my life and held accountable for that,” Lentz wrote of his affair to his 680,000 followers in an Instagram post of his household Thursday, which had already accrued over 43,000 likes as of this writing. “This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full duty for my actions. I now start a journey of rebuilding belief with my wife, Laura and my youngsters and taking actual time to work on and heal my personal life and hunt down the assistance that I want.”

On Wednesday, Religion News Service first revealed the scandal by way of an e mail to members of megachurch Hillsong relating to his dismissal.

The founding pastors, Brian and Bobbie Houston, took Lentz’s termination as a church “hypepriest” personally, with Brian writing in his email “While I have little question in my coronary heart that that is the fitting plan of action, I should point out Bobbie’s and my private disappointment, as now we have recognized Laura her total life and Carl for properly over 20 years.”

The e mail omitted any adulterous particulars; Brian said that specifying the act could be improper.

“Please perceive that it might not be acceptable for us to enter element concerning the occasions that led to this determination. However you could be assured that this determination was made with the intention to honor God and pastorally look after you, our East Coast household, Pastor Carl and his household,” Houston wrote.

Lentz, 41, is known for dressing like a hipster and baptizing Justin Bieber within the house of former Knicks participant Tyson Chandler.

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Our time at HillsongNYC has come to an end. This is a hard ending to what has been the most amazing, impacting and special chapter of our lives. Leading this church has been an honor in every sense of the word and it is impossible to articulate how much we have loved and will always love the amazing people in this church. When you accept the calling of being a pastor, you must live in such a way that it honors the mandate. That it honors the church, and that it honors God. When that does not happen, a change needs to be made and has been made in this case to ensure that standard is upheld. Laura and I and our amazing children have given all that we have to serve and build this church and over the years I did not do an adequate job of protecting my own spirit, refilling my own soul and reaching out for the readily available help that is available. When you lead out of an empty place, you make choices that have real and painful consequences. I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that. This failure is on me, and me alone and I take full responsibility for my actions. I now begin a journey of rebuilding trust with my wife, Laura and my children and taking real time to work on and heal my own life and seek out the help that I need. I am deeply sorry for breaking the trust of many people who we have loved serving and understand that this news can be very hard and confusing for people to hear and process. I would have liked to say this with my voice, to you, in person because you are owed that. But that opportunity I will not have. So to those people, I pray you can forgive me and that over time I can live a life where trust is earned again. To our pastors Brian and Bobbie, thank you for allowing us to lead, allowing us to thrive and giving us room to have a voice that you have never stifled or tried to silence. Thank you for your grace and kindness especially in this season, as you have done so much to protect and love us through this. We, the Lentz family, don’t know what this next chapter will look like, but we will walk into it together very hopeful and grateful for the grace of God..

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Source: nypost.com


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