Roberts Liardon Leaves Ministry
Over 'Moral Failure'

Charisma News Service

Friday, December 21, 2001



Pastor and writer Roberts Liardon is stepping down from ministry after admitting to "moral failure." He is taking a three-month leave of absence to seek "professional and church counseling related to a recent short-term homosexual relationship," according to a statement issued on behalf of his Embassy Christian Center in Irvine, Calif.

Liardon, 34, announced his decision this week citing "several situations, both personal and health related," the statement said. He had been advised by doctors to take time off to deal with an ongoing heart condition and further recuperate from recent surgery, it added.

Liardon said: "As a minister of the gospel, I realize my moral failure has been inappropriate and wrong. I have asked God's
forgiveness, and for the past month have sought professional counseling and other help. I ask anyone affected by my actions to forgive me and to pray for both my spiritual and physical recovery."

The statement said that Liardon will re-evaluate his situation in three months' time, together with those offering "accountability,
counseling and authority...and determine the appropriate time for his return." Liardon is the author of "God's Generals," a history of Pentecostal pioneers. He founded Spirit Life Bible College, and his Roberts Liardon Ministries has offices in England, South Africa and the Philippines.

Depection in the Church Commentary:

According to sources the above is not the whole story.  Roberts Liardon was having a long term homosexual relationship with another member of his church, as well as others.  It is also interesting that he is the one who will be "reevaluating" if and when he will return to "ministry".  Is this accountability?  No.  This is the kind of lack of accountability we find often in the Third Wave, yet they are always the first ones to point the finger at discernment ministries for pointing out facts such as this.  The fact is that most decent discernment ministries are far more accountable than those we expose as false teachers like Roberts Liardon.  This ongoing homosexual affair is just one more proof of the apostasy of the Third Wave.