Mike Guglielmucci’s TV Apology

I just heard about this. It’s a 9 minute video of Mike Guglielmucci’s Apology.

I’d like to hear your thoughts of what you think of it.

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15 thoughts on “Mike Guglielmucci’s TV Apology

  1. I find it very annoying how some christians are so keen to cast the first stone.
    Everybody has sinned.. we should pray for healing now more than ever for Mike, and we should learn to forgive. I think many christians may find it hard to forgive him because they are taking it personally (in a manner of speaking). He may have sinned against the christian community, but most importantly he has sinned against God, and if God has forgiven him, then what is preventing us from doing so?

    Just my 2 cents.

    Sae x

  2. I totally agree at first i did not believe it but i read more about it my heart broke firstly for mike and secondly for the people who chose to judge instead for forgive and pray for him…we are very quick to throw the first stone sin is sin big or small

  3. To Sae:: I do agree with what you said about how some christian are so keen to cast the first stone. I think alot of christians are very accusatory in their words. It may not be as intentional as it is a shock to them when they’ve looked up to someone who was such a leader in the christian community. I believe we should forgive as God in Christ has forgiven us. Thanks for the post.

  4. To Phillip:: I hear you. It seems wrong when people are so quik to judge. I bet if we were in his shoes we’d be praying that people would show mercy, love, and kindness to us. Because as the old saying goes, “But for the grace of God, there go I.” Thanks for taking the time to post a comment.

  5. I recently bought the CD and DVD, here in the United Statesm, in which Mike appers because we sign “Healer” at our church. The song has been an inspiration to me because I am going through some health issues. I am both shocked and relieved regarding Mike’s deception. I pray that he receives help with this issue in his life. I pray that he is forgiven by those he has decieved, including myself. I want to thank you for posting this video and allowing me to see and here Mike’s confession. After all that I have read in the past several hours about this the video allowed me to open my heart to Mike and ask that he be forgiven by others.

  6. Paco:: Forgiveness is so important here. When we’ve blown it we know all-to-well how our spirit cries out for it as well. “Give and it shall be given…” could very well be applied in this situation too. Thanks for posting. Blessings. RG

  7. The healer song is still valid. Mike needs healing more now than he ever did. That song is still a declaration of Jesus the great healer. Mike says he did all that he did for attention then I think we should no longer give him or this issue any more public attention. Lets just learn our own lessons from it and move on

  8. Mark:: Thanks for posting a comment. I agree that, “Healing” is still a valid song. As much as we would all like to move on, and we will by God’s grace, with him being such a public figure it’s going to take time. We pray for him, his Church, and his family during this difficult season.

  9. What amazes me is how Christians turn a blind eye to the magnitude of the situation and use it as an opportunity to show how loving and forgiving they can be. I’ve known Mike G for many years and he was often in my home. After his revelation, I was told he was on suicide watch – but only a few days after that he is on national television with his apology. Come on, get real. He has lived a lie for many many years and he still is. Even the weak attempt to cover his deception with the porn revelation should fall flat. Christians, (and I include myself) by all means forgive if the circumstances require it, but don’t be deceived in the process. I hope he has to deal with the law just like any other fraud does.

  10. Thanks Feed the Fire – I hear what you are saying – but I distance my comments from those of judgement. It’s not for me to judge – my desire is for justice and I don’t see why Christian justice should differ from that outside Christendom. I think often the church will close ranks in these situations (and I’ve seen a few) and overdo the mercy and forgiveness aspect while turning a blind eye to the old fashioned idea of there being consequences for our actions.

    I also believe that the focus can be too heavily placed on the perpetrator and not enough on the actual victims – in this case a very large number of innocent believers. Mind you, a bit of insight and discernment by those close to the situation may have been beneficial for all involved. For what it is worth I also think Mike is a product of the Pentecostal system. But that is another story!

    I know I sound cynical and probably am – never mind…..that’s my 2 bob’s worth..

  11. That should have read, “the situation Mike finds himself in is to some degree a product of the system”.

    Not

    “Mike is a product of the system” Apologies.

  12. Steve:: You said, “…my desire is for justice and I don’t see why Christian justice should differ from that outside Christendom.” In many cases it is very different. Here’s a few scriptures why…

    1. 1 Cor. 6:1-7 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? 5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! 7 Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated?

    2. 1 Cor. 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

    3. Matt. 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.

    As Christians, the heart of what the Bible teaches is, “Mercy”. Jesus only came down real hard on those who were self-righteous. I desire to receive mercy on the Day of Judgment, and therefore I try my best to show mercy towards others.

    Hope that helps.

  13. yeah sure – rave on – so you obviously don’t believe one should accept the consequences for ones actions when they (the actions) are not righteous!

    I take it from your last paragraph that you are calling me self righteous?

    Also I would have thought you would be aware that accepting the blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ are the only things that will assure you and I mercy on the Day of Judgement – that very same thing will assure Mike G and myself, of all the mercy we will be needing at the time. In the meantime, when we stuff up “we are in the world but not of it” and therefore we abide by the laws and penalties of society. I stuff up regularly and no matter how trivial or serious the matter, I expect and deserve whatever consequences society dictates.

    Having been a personal aquaintance of Mike G I certainly desire mercy for him. You totally misunderstand where I am coming from……..I won’t be posting again…..good luck with your theory of earning your way through the pearly gates…..

  14. I just saw the video, I didn’t know about Michael G, wow, i think its just that some sin causes more collateral damage ie” hitting someone as opposed to raising your voice at them.

    Just cause your a Chrisian doesn’t mean you shoudn’t be subject to the law or to the moral law.

    We are all accountable for our deeds but what this pastor had done is not just a “human” slip up but a web of deceit and lies that has caused confusion, hurt, pain, anger, pity, resentment, frustration, ……..alot of damage.

    I hope he gets sound professional help and that others learn a lesson from it, God’ sees into our hearts. Yes eventually he should be forgiven but it’s a process, not just a band-aid fix

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