The author of a book on fighting pornography addiction announced that the foreword that was written by Joshua Harris will be removed from future publications.
The removal from Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace is due to Harris’ recent announcement that he is separating from his wife, is no longer a Christian and now supports same-sex marriage.
“I reached out to Zondervan and asked that Joshua’s forward be removed from future publications of my book,” said Heath Lambert, who leads First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, in his blog. “They have agreed, and are taking immediate action to accommodate my request.”
It was in 2013 when Harris, author of the best-selling I Kissed Dating Goodbye, agreed to write the foreword to Lambert’s book. Lambert was “ecstatic” because he was a fan of Harris’ Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is). He was grateful that the popular author would take time to contribute to his book.
But earlier this month, Harris told the public that his marriage would be ending due to “some significant changes” in both him and his wife. A week later, he shocked the Christian community again with the update that he has experienced a “massive shift” in his faith and is “not a Christian” anymore. He also said he regrets opposing same-sex marriage and not affirming those in the LGBT community.
Saddened and shocked, Lambert said he “knew there was no way for me to continue to have his forward be associated with my book.”
“In Finally Free I am trying to be clear about a Christian approach to sexuality. Joshua’s recent actions and statements only confuse that attempt at clarity and will lead others astray,” the Jacksonville pastor stated.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Sheryl Lynn