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Historia de Patrick's Adulterio

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Patrick Means escribió en su libro, guerras secretas de los Hombres:

Él dijo: hace 9 años mi mundo se derrumbó. Yo estaba en una conferencia de Líderes de Ministerio en Europa Central cuando mi supervisor me llamó a media noche. ¡Necesito que vengas a mi cuarto inmediatamente, es importante! Le ordenó. Durante las siguientes 4 horas comenzó la peor pesadilla de mi vida, después de que descubrieron que había estado engañando a mi esposa con otra mujer. Este asunto me llevó al desastre inmediato del ministerio, que había tenido durante 20 años, y finalmente el divorcio de mi esposa y la pérdida de mi familia.

Este escritor cayó en adulterio y lo perdió todo. Mas el sabía de antemano que estaba jugando con fuego cuando sucumbió a la tentación. ¿Cómo es que llegó ahí?

Nadie cae ACCIDENTALMENTE en el PECADO de adulterio, sino más bien, como en la mayor parte de casos de trasgresión, hay un lento descuido espiritual o decadencia, que conduce a la realización del este del Pecado.

El mismo reconoce que por momentos no se dio cuenta y se pregunta: ¿Cómo es que llegué ahí?

¿Que hizo que este escritor quien era conocido por todos, un Ministro por más de 20 años, arriesgara todo hasta la pérdida de sus niños, su carrera y su reputación?

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PATRICK'S STORY OF ADULTERY

Patrick Means wrote in his book, Men's Secret Wars:

"Nine years ago my world collapsed. I was at a conference of leaders of the Ministry in Central Europe when my supervisor called me at midnight. 'I need you to come to my room immediately, it is important!' he ordered. Over the next 4 hours began the worst nightmare of my life, after I found out he had been cheating on my wife with another woman. This issue took me to the ministry's immediate disaster after 20 years, and finally divorce with my wife and the loss of my family."

This writer fell into adultery and lost everything. But he knew beforehand he was playing with fire when he succumbed to temptation. How do I get there? No one accidentally falls into the sin of adultery, but rather, as in most cases of transgression, there is a slow spiritual neglect or decay, which leads to the completion of this Sin. He acknowledges that at times did not notice and wonder: How I got there?

Why did this writer who was known by all, a minister for more than 20 years, risk everything to the loss of your children, your career and reputation?

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