More and more it seems the blind are leading the stupid. We have T. Dexter appearing on Oprah’s show. The Preachers are out there imitating the world. And now, Paula White appears on the Steve Harvey Show to give marital advice.
A couple of weeks ago Ms. White was a guest on the Steve Harvey show. She was there to counsel a couple who are having difficulties that revolve around religious differences. She is a “minister” (whatever that is) and he refuses to go to church.
First, let’s remember that Paula White has been divorced twice and married three times. While I am tending to give her a pass on her first divorce (she was a teenager and probably as dumb as most teenagers), her second one is more problematic. We wrote an article on her here. last year. You can see it here . Her counseling a couple on making a marriage work wouldn’t be such a big deal except for the fact that she advertises her church as the place where she is delivering spiritual truths that transform lives.
Her life does not seem to be overly transformed (two divorces and three marriages; both of the later marriages to previously divorced men).
Steve Harvey keeps insisting he is saved. While I can’t see the man’s heart and no one wears a label saying “SAVED” stitched to their forearm, I can hear his mouth and the sexual innuendos he continuously throws out during the show. The latest one, for instance, had a male stripper giving a member of the audience a lap dance. I guess I should be glad that at least the audience member was a woman. These actions completely negate any confession of faith he may wish to present. Last week he taught a woman how to tell people to kiss her behind (expletive cleaned up).
Finally, what about the couple having the problems? There’s the husband, York, who doesn’t want to waste his time in church. He’s an agnostic. Either that or he is incredibly immature as a Christian. I can see him agreeing to come on the show. As an agnostic, he just doesn’t know any better.
On the other hand, the woman, Yvette, professes to be a Christian, a woman who loves God, who is so serious about it, in the words of the show’s producers, she became an ordained minister. Why in the world would she go to either Steve Harvey or Paula White for advice? The one good thing is her expression when Paula talked about having love and having God. But we’ll get to that in a minute.
So we’re going to have Paula White, the woman who left her second husband because of “irreconcilable differences,” counsel them on reconciling their differences? Really? Why not have Bill Clinton counsel a couple on the need for faithfulness and monogamy?
While Paula was “counseling” the couple, she said: ‘If you have love, you have God.”
What? Maybe she meant if the love of God dwells in you, then God dwells in you. Because only those who have God can have the love of God. Maybe that’s what she meant. The Bible says: He who has the Son, has the life. He who does not have the Son does not have the life (1 John 5:12).
Steve Harvey’s behavior is really inconsistent with his profession just on the most basic level. James, chapter 3 tells us:
9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; 10 from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. 11 Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.
But he again shows his lack of understanding by inviting Paula White to speak.
For years, Steve Harvey has been professing Christ. But I have to say he seems further away from that confession as each day goes by.
Paula White? She is simply showing herself to be one who will do whatever it takes to have her fame, even if it is at the expense of those who tune in and take for true the swill she dispenses.
Stay away from these people. Warn your Christian friends about them. Talk to your unsaved friends for as long as they will listen.