I’ve received e-mail inquiring whether or not I’ve heard about the announcement from Marcus Lamb, founder of Daystar Network, where he admits to having an extramarital affair. I’ve read the detailed accounts and the statement released by Daystar. From what I’ve been able to gather, Joni Lamb stated that once she found out about the affair, the Holy Spirit told her that her husband was worth fighting for. Marcus Lamb stated that he and his wife have been able to heal their marriage and had hoped to keep the affair quiet. That all changed when extortionists attempted to blackmail the couple for $7.5 million. So now they find themselves in an interesting situation where they were forced to go public. What is my take on this?
The statement on Daystar’s website says:
After Joni told her husband the Lord convinced her he was worth fighting for, together they submitted to an intense process of repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration through pastoral counseling and personal accountability under the leadership of an expanded church-based spiritual authority team.
What I’m reading here is something you would expect to happen when someone who claims to be a Christian leader commits adultery. He confesses, repents, and seeks reconciliation. Repentance is good, yes? But, I’ve yet to see Marcus or Joni Lamb repent of flooding the church, and the world, with charismatic heresy. Daystar is the second largest religious broadcaster in the world, coming in second to Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). While repentance for adultery is necessary, I would also like to see Marcus and Joni repent of promoting, teaching, and enabling heresy. After all, they air such teachers as Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Joyce Meyer, etc. Daystar is a bastion of Word of Faith heretics!
What effect will Lamb’s admission have on Daystar? Who knows! Still too early to tell. With these being the endtimes, they will more than likely survive to deceive another day. Business will go on as usual and people will continue to be exposed to the false doctrine they broadcast over their airwaves.
While adultery on any account is tragic and sinful, so is heresy. Are we supposed to be relieved that Lamb has repented of adultery and his marriage has been healed when we know that his television station broadcasts spiritual cyanide? I’m sorry… I don’t see it that way.
Please pray for Marcus and Joni Lamb – pray that they would come to repentance in not only their marriage, but also that they would repent of poisoning the church with false doctrine.