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||Saturday, July 17, 2004 9:12 AM
yesterday when we were leaving the Cracker Barrel, You referred
to your relationship with the dr. and said, "the crime doesn't
merit the punishment". The truth of the matter is, it does.
Think about it. Thousands of people looked to you and me
as the Perfect couple. You gave your heart to another man. But
because you hadn't had s*x with him as far back as Feb, you seemed
to think everything was innocent.
To the contrary, when you bought a secret cell phone and bought
prepaid phone cards, you had already crossed the line of violating
your marriage. When I told you your long conversations with this
man were wrong and had to stop, you said no. When pastor John
pulled his chair directly in front of you in early March and
said, "Linda, if you don't stop this relationship with this man,
it will destroy your marriage and ministry", you ignored him
too. In April, when the Nazerine counselors told you to stop
this relationship with this man because you were commiting spiritual
adultery, you ignored them too.
You tried to make me and everyone else involved believe that
as long as you hadn't had s*x with this man, everything was ok.
Of course it was not ok. After you began having conversations
as long as 4 hrs. and 9 minutes, in the middle of March, (which
I still have the phone cards to prove it), you were no longer
taking the "Higher Road" as the song you wrote, says to do.
None of your actions with this man, were acceptible based
of the fact that 1. You claimed to be a Christian following the
bible promise that you made during our wedding vows, to forsake
all others, for me. This man had you under his complete control
from the time you came back from Norway and taped your now famous
intro, looking into the camera and saying, "I've met this person
who has become my burden barrier.....".
2. The fact that as a Christian having a TV program exemplifying,
a happy family and marriage relationship, you could not afford
to let another man come into our relationship. Everyone had a
right to expected that you or I would never allow a relationship
with another person to come in between each other or our marriage.
... Linda, as you look back your own words ought to be screaming
out that this relationship came about as a result of the Devil
wanting to destroy our marriage and 3ABN.
The fact you continued this relationship against everyone's
counsel, made it impossible for you to stay in your position
at 3ABN. Had you stopped and truly repented of what you had done,
everything would have been forgiven, I told you that many times.
But you continued out of control planning numerous vacations
with this man while we were still married. The phone calls became
more frequent and the planned trips together became more frequent.
Yes, I foiled some of them, but the point is, your heart wanted
to be with him all along.
No, the board nor I ever had any other choice but to let you
go. Me, out of the marriage, and the board out of ministry.
The several days and long into the nights, spent with him
during 3ABN campmeeting was totally unacceptible. As you no I
have video tapes to prove all of this.
There is no way you can justify this continued sinful situation.
Even Mark Finley has counseled you, that even if you were unhappy
with me, you had no right to go to another man, with your emotions
All professionals agree that spiritual adultery end with physical
adultery if not stopped in time. It's not a matter, if it will
happen, it's a matter of when.
After two vacations with him in Springfield, the second one
without Johann tagging along, and now a several week vacation
with him in Scandinavia as well as possibly here in the USA,
you will, if you have not already, end up in bed with him. That's
all he's been after since the beginning.
He too, has defied all counselors. Somehoww you to seem to
think everyone buys your story of justifying sin. They do not.
You told me yesterday, that after people hear your side of
the story they all take your side. This is absolutely not true.
There are several people fairly close to both me and you, who
after hearing your side of the story, came back to me and questioned
me. When I tell them the truth about how this relationship quickly
went from Nathan to you and your "friendship" with the dr. they
have all understood that a husband or wife cannot have that kind
of relationship with another person of the opposite sex and still
have a happy marriage.
God knew you were going to fall into this temptation with
this man and gave you several songs to minister to you to keep
you focused on your marriage and ministry, but instead you didn't
take the "Higher Road" as the song that the Lord gave you, says
to do. Also, the song he had write just for me that you entitled,
"You Are the One", the devil made a mockery of you on that one.
That song had the potential of blessing millions of people and
Satan knew it. Now everyone knows, I am not the only one, and
have not been for well over six months.
Linda, it's still not too late for you to turn your life around
and begin restoration of the marriage with the only man who really
loves you, and reconciliation with 3ABN, so that you can do what
the devil has tried to rob you of doing, Minister to a lost and
dying world on 3ABN.
Please don't take this trip with this man and please quit
taking the advice of fools. Hooking up with person like Derrell
Mundall that we both know is [disputed allegation against ex-son-in-law omitted],
is a grave mistake for anyone wanting God's blessings on their
new ministry, such as you.
Hiring a non Christian attorney, to handle you spiritual affairs
for you is a mockery to God. This man will only be used by Satan
to destroy any chances of restoration. Planning a business venture
with the dr.(the other man) will never succeed. It will only
keep you more under his control. Please ask God to help you by
giving you real Christian people to help you make decisions surrounding
your life and ministry.
I was awake much of the night last night, worrying about your
future in the next couple of months, while traveling. The devil
will try to take your life. He would love to take my life. He
does not want to see reconciliation, because he knows we would
be a stronger team than ever before.
I told you that I am uneasy about your traveling all over
the world. I will continue to pray to God to put a legend of
angels around you to keep you safe.
Linda, I love you so much, yet in our present circumstances,
I know it doesn't seem like it to you. I know you think I brought
all of your problems on you. But the bible doesn't say we reap
what someone else brings on us, it says we reap what we so. I
only wish you could take some responsibility for your actions
rather than blaming them all on me or anyone else.
Forgiveness comes by first acknowledging our sin and then
giving it to God. We can't ignore wrong doing in our lives. Yes,
I know I'm not perfect either. I'm seeking God to show me truth
Any way I love you very much. If you do go on this vacation
with this man, I'm praying God will open your eyes to see him
for what he really, a man who knowing cost you your marriage
and ministry, just to satisfy his own selfish lust of wanting
to get you in bed!