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RALEIGH, N.C. - Tammy Faye Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then watched it collapse in disgrace, has died. She was 65.
Messner had battled colon cancer since 1996 that more recently spread to her lungs. She died peacefully Friday at her home near Kansas City, Mo., said Joe Spotts, her manager and booking agent.
A family service was held Saturday in a private cemetery, where her ashes were interred, he said.
She had frequently spoken about her medical problems, saying she hoped to be an inspiration to others. "Don't let fear rule your life," she said. "Live one day at a time, and never be afraid." But she told well-wishers in a note on her Web site in May that the doctors had stopped trying to treat the cancer....
John Yurich, Do you confess Jesus is Lord? Do you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." I'm confused with your theology, because you say a true church is one which confesses the trinity and Christ's deity, but for an individual to be a true Christian, you require many works: prayer, avoiding "unscriptural" parts of a worship service, etc., in addition to confessing the Trinity and Christ's deity. Salvation is not of works, but of faith. If prayer alone saved, why did Jesus die for us? Or why does he say "Not everyone who says Lord, Lord shall enter heaven." If prayer to Jesus was a 100% guarantee of salvation, why did he warn not all who say Lord will enter heaven? Your definitions of a Christian and a church contradict one another. Which will it be: the Trinity and Christ's deity or is there more to it to make a true Christian and thus a true church? Trust the Lord Jesus, not your own works, and find a church which teaches this also. I think you'll be much happier and at peace and know there are many more Christians out there than just those who pray a prayer to receive Jesus. Prayer is great and acceptable, but that's not what makes us heaven acceptable.
Why do you state that I am a Protestant when I do not fit the definition of the word Protestant which is according to Webster's Dictionary "A member of a church founded on the principles of the Reformation"? Why do you state that I have a religion of one? I have not started my own religion because I still attend the RCC and I am on the membership roll of the local RC Church and thus I am an RC. Alright fine don't repent of and renounce the unscriptural RCC doctrines and the unscriptural parts to the Mass. But when you stand before Christ after you pass away and He tells you "Depart from me you worker of iniquity into the Lake Of Fire prepared for the devil and his angels" because of not having received Christ as your Savior then you will wish that you had heeded my warning.
Repent of and renounce the unscriptural RCC doctrines and the unscriptural parts to the Mass and embrace and receive Christ as your Savior by praying to Him and asking Him to become your Savior. Or else when you stand before Christ after you pass away then he will tell you "Depart from me you worker of iniquity into the Lake Of Fire prepared for the devil and his angels". You have been warned.
Psalm 25:6-7 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
Tammy Faye gave a most appropriate favorite Bible verse several days ago. Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Also she said she knew she was going straight to heaven.
It's pretty sad that a Christian celebrity (isn't that a contradiction of terms? hmmmmmm) is known for wearing makeup and having bilked gullible people out of millions of dollars, and not a circumspect life of service and humility. The good thing about it is that her "christianity" (and that of her ex-husband Jim Bakker) is so obviously phony to any thinking person that their legacy is beyond bringing infamy to God's Kingdom among men.
As a old Minnesotean, I saw Tammy Faye on the Larry King Live Show last Thurs and it was just a matter of time. But, surprised that Jim Bakker is alive and well with his Jim Bakker Show (online) I have always felt abit negative on these kind of TV shows. Any thoughts about her or these TV shows?