Sherri Shepherd: In Need Of Our Prayers
Posted by Job on July 22, 2008
Of course, none of us are perfect and we all need prayers. Still, it would be great if after all this woman has been through were she to discover sound doctrine.
In an eight-page feature story in the Christian women’s lifestyle publication, the 41-year-old comedienne shares candid revelations about her faith, including her conversion from being a Jehovah’s Witness to Christianity.
“Before I converted to Christianity, I was a Jehovah’s Witness. In 1993, my mother was dying from diabetic complications. My sister was heavy into drugs, and we would have to go and get her from crack houses. I was in a very physically abusive relationship. I was sleeping with a lot of guys and had more abortions than I would like to count. I had very low self-esteem and just wanted to die. I felt if someone killed me, it wouldn’t even make a difference. But God showed me that it would make a difference,” she told the glossy.
The Chicago-native, who is currently embroiled in a divorce and custody battle with her husband Jeffrey Tarpley, (incidentally, according to the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew, Ms. Shepherd is blameless in this divorce and it is lawful for her to put her husband away in this matter) also confessed that it is hard being taken to task about her faith on the live ABC talk show.
“Oh sometimes I say, ‘Lord, Juanita Bynum or Joyce Myers would be so good at this table. (At using a large mainstream platform to spread their false doctrines?) They could lay hands on Barbara Walters and get her saved,'” she declared. (We need to pray that Sherri Shepherd the celebrity entertainment Christianity and the false Word of Faith/prosperity doctrines that Bynum and Myers represent. Also, Bynum and Myers have three divorces between them, not to mention many credible allegations of financial impropriety, so their ability to help someone else is highly questionable. Even were that not the case, this idea that we have these spiritual supermen with so much more “anointing” than everybody else that they can just work a miracle by speaking and laying hands on someone to “get them saved” is absurd. First off, God determines who gets saved. Second, the Bible makes it clear that salvation comes by virtue of hearing and believing the gospel preached to them, not by some spiritual superhero bewitching people with his “anointing.” If all it takes is some spiritual Spider – Man, Wonder Woman, Superfriends, X – Men, etc. to just display some of their Holy Spirit super powers to get someone saved, then do people even need to repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as Lord? If so, why, when it is clearly the magic of the spiritual superhero that they are responding to instead of the Holy Spirit and God’s Son?)
“I ask the Lord, ‘Why am I here?’ I have to trust God when He says, ‘Because I said so.'” The former ‘Less Than Perfect’ star, fresh off a hosting stint at the ‘Daytime Emmy Awards,’ has lost more than 30 pounds after being diagnosed as a diabetic.
“One day on ‘The View’ I noticed that we had a lot of big girls in the audience,” she recalled. “I told them to stick around because we were going to have a large woman fashion show. They looked at me and said, ‘Sherri, you are not a big girl.’ I was so embarrassed. However, a lot of women look at me and say I give them hope. I really want them to be healthy. We carry sixty extra pounds on our joints when we’re overweight. Some things are just not okay.”
In addition to hosting ‘The View,’ Shepherd will voice two characters in ‘Madagascar’s’ sequel, ‘Madagascar: The Crate Escape.’ She also appears in Lee Daniels’ forthcoming film, ‘Push,’ which stars Mo’Nique, Lenny Kravitz and Paula Patton.
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