Sunday, January 29, 2012

What Ever Happened to...Bob Harrington?

Most of you may not remember Bob Harrington. He was a very famous evangelist who, quite frankly, became a crook. He says so in his testimony. You can read it here.
I enjoyed listening to him when I was young in the Lord. He was bold with the Gospel and his sermons were anything but boring. But, like many who succumb to fame and fortune, Bob let his ego become his god. He toured with Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the atheist, and would "debate" her on stage. It was a sham. You can read about it in "My Life Without God", by the atheist son, William J. Murray - now an ordained minister.
His daughter has written a very interesting piece entitled, "The Prodigal Father". You can read it here.
I post this for your consideration. I hope to God he has truly returned. What do you think?

14 comments:

  1. There is joy in heaven over one sinner who repents. it does not matter what we think. In the final analysis the Lord knows our hearts and we follow Him individually. remember Peter was told to follow Jesus and not spend time looking and speculating about the future and lives of others. We must follow Him and be concerned about Him and His righteousness.

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  2. Agree with Anony! I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

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  3. Here is testimony from his website:

    "After having served God for many years as Chaplain of Bourbon Street, I began to leave my "First Love" for the Lord. Fame, fortune and frolic got me off the track. I had been on all the major talk shows such as Donahue and Oprah, as well as having my own syndicated TV show across the country. Money got to be no object as the dollars flowed in, and the making of money began to be my focus. I began listening to the young women who bragged on how good I was and looked, and became addicted to their ego boosts. I finally left preaching altogether and went strictly into very successful years as a motivational speaker--finally leaving God completely out of my life. I was miserable; living (existing) on fun and thrills. Little happiness, no joy.

    One night while in Los Angeles, CA, I was considering jumping out of a window, when the phone rang and my friend Rex Humbard asked me, "Bro. Bob, aren’t you ready to come back?" I cried, "Yes, I’m so ready!" He then lead me in reading the 51st Psalm and praying David’s prayer of restoration. Suddenly the burden of guilt was lifted and I knew that God had other plans for my life. These years since then have been a growing and rebuilding time for me, and I’m thrilled to say: "I’m back and It’s Still Fun Being Saved!""

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    1. all have sinned and come short of the glory of God..includng Ron Hubbard As Jesus said.."let him w/out sin cast the first stone

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    2. It's fun being saved? How in God's holy name did he(bob)come up with that speel. T hat is a lie straight from hell. T here may be joy in the. Lord but I challenge anyone to find the word fun..pouring that lie"it's fun being saved it is exactly why his ministry went off track. It took me forty years to realize it wasn't truth..thy word is truth.........

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  4. I actually saw this guy in person several years ago. He was a visiting speaker at a church in my town. He spoke a message of a humble man. He confessed his shinanigans of earlier years. It was all very believable. The message wasn't doctrinally profound but it was effective because he was showing God's grace as it had applied to his own life. Is it real? Only God knows.

    One thing I will say for him is that, assuming he is real, what a place to minister. Bourbon Street would be in the heart of hell, spiritually speaking. This is one of the best places to get access to lost folks in all of the US...

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  5. I gave my life to Christ as a sergeant in the Marine Corps, September 8, 1972 at a Christian Servicemen's Center where I heard Bob Harrington's testimony from a reel-to-reel tape. The Lord used his story to speak to my need of Jesus. I have since served the Lord as a Navy chaplain (retired), and presently am the pastor of a church in California. Praise the Lord!

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    1. Praise God for YOUR testimony as well! I had several of his albums, including the testimony one, My Life Story.

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  6. I read his book and heard him in person in Pueblo, Colorado.
    I didn't forget him he's such a wonderful person.
    I'm so glad he's doing well.

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  7. HE PREACHED HE'LL FIRE AND BRIMSTONE AS YOU CAN TELL BY THE REMARKS ABOVE WE NEED MORE LIKE HIM !

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    1. No,we don't need more like him,we need more men who are willing to totalidge for about five years under established pastors just like the disciples before they became apostles.
      I rejoice that bob has repented,but he needs to sit in the pew and not stand in the pew as how he went about having fun or did he...........

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  8. Thanks Bob for surviving the onslaught of human nature to destroy you! I love you brother!

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  9. I listened to Bob Harrington's testimony album, "My Life Story," as a 9 or 10 year old kid and when it was finished i went out back of house and told Jesus I would do whatever He asked me to do. I knew I was called to preach that day. I preached my first sermon when I was 16 and have been preaching for the past 38 years. I wept when I heard Bob had fallen away and I wept when I heard he had come back.

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