Sandi Patty leaving Anderson

Dec 10, 2008 Full story: Herald-Bulletin 195

Grammy-award winning gospel singer Sandi Patty will be leaving Anderson to move back to her birthplace: Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Wilson

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#1 Dec 11, 2008
Did Don Peslis get involve with Character Development at Anderson University and Character Counts of Madison County before or after his adulterous affair with Sandi Patti ?
How can you have character and trustworthiness when you cheat (adultery) on your married mate ?
Ironic isn't it !
Let them leave, Anderson needs a good moral cleaning.
Maria

AOL

#2 Dec 11, 2008
Thats right on the money good question.
Rosie

Zionsville, IN

#3 Jan 27, 2009
Jesus said anyone free from sin cast the first stone, no one could because none of us are free from sin. Jesus also said judge not for ye shall be judged! Look into your own closet!
David Cannon

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 May 6, 2009
Whoever you are, you don't understand repentance and forgiveness. Yes, there is a lot of greasy grace in the Christian world, with a lot of sloppy excuses. But not Sandy and Don. Sandy's broken-hearted repentance permeates her every comment. NOT MANY leaders who have fallen have faced up to as deeply as she has. When I read what a lot of fallen "leaders" and "starts" have to say about what they did, I see glib excuses. When I read what Sandy has to say about her sin, I see genuine repentance and true humility. Anyone who doesn't recognize that shouldn't recognize David's either. I wonder what you'd think of ripping the Psalms out of the Bible and tossing them in the bin.
When a Christian falls, it's a terrible thing, don't get me wrong. The wreckage is terrible. Sandy and Don know that in a way that you may not. I think they also know God's forgiveness in a way that you may not.

David Cannon (Moonlight_Academy_DC@hotmail. com)
Wilson wrote:
Did Don Peslis get involve with Character Development at Anderson University and Character Counts of Madison County before or after his adulterous affair with Sandi Patti ?
How can you have character and trustworthiness when you cheat (adultery) on your married mate ?
Ironic isn't it !
Let them leave, Anderson needs a good moral cleaning.
Erin

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Nov 13, 2009
They are still in adultery according to God's Word.
Sandi confessed her sin but she never repented of it.

If she repented, she would have given up her relationship with Don Peslis.

God does not allow you to commit adultery then divorce your spouse and remarry your adultery partner.

God's Word is clear.
God does NOT accept this remarriage.

http://www.cadz.net/tony.html
Free

West Chester, OH

#6 Nov 24, 2009
Just who are you Daniel Sidney Warners long lost niece or something ?? Get real ,,,do you no everything about Patty? Do you no what she does in her private prayer chamber with God... Didn't think so..so go sit down and shut up ...you have been rebuked. Christ is calling people into the Kingdom, not perfect people!
Wyn

Atco, NJ

#7 Dec 2, 2009
Don and Sandi lived in my hometown, Anderson, Indiana. I sang in choirs with their children. I also performed in the Character Counts tour with them. They are a wonderful family and wonderful people. So what if their relationship had a horrible start? They are both committed to one another and to God and no man has the right to judge. Their children were always nice, happy and polite and well taken care of.
Erin

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Dec 5, 2009
When a man and a woman marry having the scriptural right to do so...a union is formed and Godís Word declares that this union shall continue as long as both partners live.

Marriage, being originated by God (Gen. 2:18-24) cannot be broken by man (Romans 7:2-3). It is a divine creation and it symbolizes the union that exists between Christ and His Church (Eph. 5:31-32).

This Holy relationship must be respected by man, and therefore, is not to be looked upon lightly. Being of divine origin and being a Holy relationship, it is therefore, regulated by the laws of God.

A scriptural marriage, is one which conforms to God's laws governing marriage. Conversely, an unscriptural marriage,(homosexual or divorced persons) is one which does not conform to His laws.

Man can no more stipulate the conditions of marriage, than he can the conditions of becoming a Christian. God has set forth those conditions that make marriage right; therefore, man is forbidden to alter them.

What constitutes a sinful relationship in marriage?

Jesus taught in Luke 16:18...
"Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman, commits adultery and the man who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery."

Divorce and remarriage is a violation of God's law on marriage and constitutes an adulterous relationship. Individuals who continue in this relationship are living in sin.

Notice when the adultery kicks in...AFTER they are remarried. How can they be married in the sight of God if Jesus said their sexual relationship AFTER their wedding is adultery?

God saw them divorce their spouse and then come up to the altar again to make new vows to another person and then go on a honeymoon and commit adultery. If they are committing adultery on their honeymoon, how can they be married? I guarantee you, if you are committing adultery on your honeymoon you were not joined as a husband and wife at the altar.

A divorce does not free you and new vows do not join you, if you are still committing adultery after you have done all that.

Satan wants to take advantage of peopleís lack of knowledge of Godís Word. Does anyone read the Bible these days?

What is legal in manís eyes is not always legal in Godís eyes. Our Responsibility is to teach the Truth of God's Word.

May God Wake Us All Up!

http://www.cadz.net/mdr.html
Erin

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Dec 5, 2009
50 years ago the majority of Christians would have been livid if someone would have suggested that marriage was not permanent.

The world has now fallen for one of Satanís greatest deceptions.

"Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce. Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good society; and women do likewise. There are thousands of supposedly respectable men in American living with other men's wives, and thousands of supposedly respectable women living with other women's husbands." -- R. A. Torrey

R.A. Torrey (1856-1928)
Pastor and graduate of Yale University
Superintendent of Moody Bible Institute for 19 years

In the 1800ís, when the churches taught the truth, that marriage was permanent, the divorce rate was 10% and that was considered an epidemic!

"A wife is married to her husband as long as he lives." 1 Corinthians 7:39

http://www.cadz.net/mdr.html
Bob

Arlington, VA

#10 Dec 5, 2009
Right on. As "Christians" today we exscuse the behavior because they are a friend or our favorite celeb.

Erin wrote:
50 years ago the majority of Christians would have been livid if someone would have suggested that marriage was not permanent.
The world has now fallen for one of Satanís greatest deceptions.
"Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce. Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good society; and women do likewise. There are thousands of supposedly respectable men in American living with other men's wives, and thousands of supposedly respectable women living with other women's husbands." -- R. A. Torrey
R.A. Torrey (1856-1928)
Pastor and graduate of Yale University
Superintendent of Moody Bible Institute for 19 years
In the 1800ís, when the churches taught the truth, that marriage was permanent, the divorce rate was 10% and that was considered an epidemic!
"A wife is married to her husband as long as he lives." 1 Corinthians 7:39
http://www.cadz.net/mdr.html
Bob

Arlington, VA

#11 Dec 5, 2009
People need to stop excusing her behavior. You say she is committed to this relationship? She was to her last one as well...on second thought apparently not.
She can be forgiven but that does not mean that there will not be consequences for their decision and she should step down from any leadership or ministry roles. "Christians" worship their celeberties just like the world does. As far as not judging her because we do not know what goes on in her "private chambers", well neither do you.
Wyn wrote:
Don and Sandi lived in my hometown, Anderson, Indiana. I sang in choirs with their children. I also performed in the Character Counts tour with them. They are a wonderful family and wonderful people. So what if their relationship had a horrible start? They are both committed to one another and to God and no man has the right to judge. Their children were always nice, happy and polite and well taken care of.
Just Me

Seymour, TN

#12 Dec 18, 2009
What Sandi did was wrong in the eyes of God according to scripture. Whether she has made things right or not is between her and Jesus Christ. It's not for us to know... however if you feel uncomfortable listening to her music, don't listen. I have my preferences. Nothing is impossible with God and it's all in His hands not ours.
Free

West Chester, OH

#13 Jan 3, 2010
God sent all of you to judge Sandi... get real I don't think so
Erin

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Jan 22, 2010
American evangelicals are brainwashed that it's a sin to "judge" -- meaning, it's a sin to competently tell the difference between truth and error, and right vs. wrong. "Grace" has been corrupted as a doctrine to mean a license for sin, and "love" is so unconditional that we are expected to say nothing against overt transgression.

The worst sin in our churches is to be "unloving", which means, to enforce Biblical standards of morality and personal ethics. When was the last time you heard a sermon about divorce and remarriage? When was the last time you heard that divorce and remarriage = sin, adultery and treachery?

The church is SICK and full of deception. The world is able to see the sickness and perversion of the church but the church walks in a veil of deception.

Marriage = A Covenant between One Man and One Woman...Until Death

Divorce + Remarriage = Adultery

Divorce + Remarriage = A sexual relationship with someone who is not your spouse in the eyes of God.

"A woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes."
1 Corinthians 7:39

http://www.cadz.net/tony.html
Erin

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Jan 22, 2010
"Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery and the man who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery."
-- Jesus Christ

Step 1: Divorce Your Spouse
Step 2: Remarry Another Person
Step 3: Commit Adultery

Notice AFTER the wedding they are committing adultery with each other.
Are they husband and wife?

Remember--it is impossible for a husband and his wife to commit adultery--with EACH OTHER.

If they were really joined as a husband and wife at their remarriage--Jesus would never have called their sexual relationship AFTER this wedding--adultery.

"Look at the legalized adultery we call divorce. Men marry one wife after another and are still admitted into good society; and women do likewise. There are thousands of supposedly respectable men in American living with other men's wives, and thousands of supposedly respectable women living with other women's husbands." -- R. A. Torrey

R.A. Torrey (1856-1928)
Pastor and graduate of Yale University
Superintendent of Moody Bible Institute for 19 years

"A wife is married to her husband as long as he lives."
1 Corinthians 7:39

http://www.cadz.net/tony.html
Erin

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Jan 22, 2010
Do people even know what is happening in the churches today? How dare any of us protect adulterers who are living in remarriage adultery--is anyone praying for them to get out of their remarriage adultery?

I have read thousands of stories like Sandi Pattyís and the story below is from a woman in Washington State.

"My husband was a church elder and business leader. We have 12 children together. Amazingly, I discovered how many adulterers were in our church as a result of his betrayal of me and our children. He gave communion, counsel and prayer during his 4 year affair with his secretary.

My husband has now married this woman and the people who profess Christ are the LOUDEST voices that cheer them on. My husband divorced me to marry this promiscuous woman and the assistant pastor has also done the same.

Both men divorced their wives of 20 and 35 years in the fall of 2008 and remarried their other women in the spring and early summer of 2009. The senior pastor even stood as best man for the assistant pastor in his European wedding!"

Didnít Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, Wayne Watson, Jaci Velasquez, etc., etc., etc., do the same thing? This is whatís happening in our churches people. Wake up!

Over and over the world is appalled by people who have dishonored their marriage covenant. But not in the church, they are not appalled--they are the greatest defenders of such actions. Remember, we are told you canít judge!

http://www.cadz.net/tony.html
Amy

Stillwater, MN

#17 Jan 25, 2010
Wilson wrote:
Did Don Peslis get involve with Character Development at Anderson University and Character Counts of Madison County before or after his adulterous affair with Sandi Patti ?
How can you have character and trustworthiness when you cheat (adultery) on your married mate ?
Ironic isn't it !
Let them leave, Anderson needs a good moral cleaning.
WOW,Little Miss Perfect.I would like to be a fly on the wall of Heaven when you die.What will God be your Judgment Day.Ironic isn't it !
lynne

Oklahoma City, OK

#18 Mar 9, 2010
erin since you seem to be an all knowing authority what do you say about men who beat their wifes or ladies that are married to a pedophile and didn't know it, are you suggesting that god wants someone to stay with someone else that may kill them? i'm not saying adultery is right, since you seem to know exactly how god will deal with this, so bring the hammer down, what say you? i divorced my husband years ago and have chosen to never marry again, jesus said not to judge unless you want to be judged and he who is without sin let him cast the first stone, jesus had a right to cast the first stone and did not, you are throwing them as hard as you can. Are you remarried or are you going to be alone the rest of you're life?
joseph

Levittown, PA

#19 Apr 27, 2010
She has followers who erroneously and ignorantly pull the ďjudge notĒ card. Most commentators are not judging Sandi Patty or Amy Grant, or anyone else, but people have to answer to their own conscience as to whom and what they will patronize, and how they will teach their children about the behaviors of high profile christian personalities.
Sandi Patti, et. al., are lost souls. She and many other ĎChristianí celebrities absolutely need the grace of God, but she, and they, need to get real with the Word of God, pull their fingers out of their ears, and genuinely seek His help. And it is the same for so many in the churches.
Johnny Hot Cakes

Orange Park, FL

#20 May 9, 2010
Hmmm.... Marrying the person you left your spouse and then STILL being in a place of leadership.

Some call it being judgmental... some call it adultery... some call it forgiveness and reconciliation... some call it violation Gods plain written laws...

This isn't rocket science here. Too me it looks an aweful lot like Having your cake and eating it too.

Ya see... it's not about the initial adulterous relationship... it's about the remarriage of the two involved. They obviously fell in love while they were still committed to other people and getting married somehow makes it okay.

Here's the message that sends out... "Don't worry about what Gods word says because in the end He'll forgive you anyway" Two people married to two other people decided they wanted to be together no matter the Bible said and still are in a place of position. That's the point here.. not whether or not the children are nice... or if they pray every night... can she still sing...

If they really wanted out of their first marriages because they were that bad and wanted to make things right... they would have never saw each other again. They had no business being in love with each other to begin with. But somehow this political correctness has filtered its way into the church. "JUDGE NOT" they cry from the roof tops as they let the moral laws slide into the toilet. This isn't about judging...

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