The Lying Seal
By Rick Boxx
May 27, 2011
Jim Moats, a pastor in Newville, Pennsylvania, bragged about his Navy Seal experiences for years. His amazing stories, included tales of being waterboarded and receiving the Trident gold medal.
Unfortunately, according to a Yahoo News story, Pastor Moats never was a Navy Seal. He recently confessed his sins when several retired Seals challenged his public claims.
Proverbs 6 teaches about seven deadly sins, “Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”
Seeking glory for himself led Mr. Moats into multiple sins. I pray that I remember Mr. Moats’ humiliation, rather than experience it on my own.