Sandy Patty

Dial the Truth's Allegations against Sandy:

Following the footsteps of Amy is Sandi Patti. Sandi Patti is the highest paid Gospel entertainer in the world,averaging $75,000 for a two-hour performance (Don Cusic, Sandi Patti, (New York, 1988),pp. 211-212) (not to mention profits from T-shirts, records, etc). At $37,000 an hour, who is Sandi Patti really serving? God or mammon? Jesus Christ said in Matthew 6:24, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; . . .Ye cannot serve God and mammon."

Sandi's album, LeVoyage, is so rock oriented CCM Magazine (May 93 p.40) says ". . . old-line Patti fans are either going to be seeking refunds in droves, or be so flabbergasted at seeing an entirely new side of her . . . ." And of course, the wonderful name of Jesus is nowhere to be found.

Out of over 2000 words the name of Jesus is nowhere to be found! What do these so-called CHRISTian stars have against the wonderful name of Jesus? You would think a real Christian would want to tell the whole world about Jesus!

What a difference from the disciples (some REAL Christians) in Acts 5:42 says, " And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ."

My Response:

I must sound repetitious, why don't you take my Christian Hymn test before criticizing artists who do not actually say the name of Jesus?!

Sandy's hit "Breathe On Me, Breath of God" is about as Holy Spirit inspired and old-line Sandy as you can get.

By the way, do you notice that I show her the respect she is due by spelling her name as she now wants it spelled? Why don't the critics do the same?

Dial the Truth's Allegations against Sandy:

According to Christianity Today (September 11, 1995 pp. 72-74) Sandi Patti was committing adultery with Don Pesli as far back as 1991! And the article (p. 72) also stated that, "According to several independent sources who at different times were aware of Patty's activities, she took part in two extramarital relationships, in both cases with married men." A large part of Sandi Patti's career she was committing adultery with married men! How could the Holy Spirit possibly bless her music!

Rather than do what the Bible commands (after all, what's the Bible got to do with it...) and get her previous marriage right with God, as her first husband wanted, Sandi's adulterous appetite "wrecked" two families. And on August 6, 1995, after divorcing her first husband, she married Don Peslis. No wonder the name of Jesus wasn't on her last albums! Anyone living in such gross sin would have a hard time singing about sinless Jesus! 2 Timothy 2:19, ". . . Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

"I know this is going to sound a little WEIRD, but many times when Iím onstage I feel that Iím kind of a THIRD PARTY to the whole thing, just standing back and watching whatís going on. I feel that the Lord is singing through me . . . " (Don Cusic, Sandi Patti, 1988, p.214)

That is not the Holy Spirit Sandi Patti is talking about!

People say, "Yea, but look at David's sin". Yea, but look at David's repentance! Just read Psalms 51, 51:1-3 "Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Compare that to Sandi Patti having not one, but two extramarital affairs for several years, and after "getting caught" rather than putting her previous marriage back together, she marries her "partner in crime". And English forsaking Christians and opening for secular-lustful Foreigner!

My Response:

God is not mocked. Sandy has paid DEARLY for her acts of adultery. A fire destroyed her Dove awards for that music.

Dial the Truth persists in bringing up her acts of adultery on their site. This is not appropriate, because Sandy has REPENTED of her adultery! The following is excerpted from Christianity Today regarding Sandi's confession/repentance:

Last month on ABC's PrimeTime Live Patty said, "I don't want to pretend. I want to set things right. I don't know if there is even a way to make some horrendous wrongs right."

In an interview with KSBJ, a Houston radio station, Patty observed, "The owning, naming, and confessing of the sin in my life was the beginning of experiencing the freedom that only comes through Christ. I know I let my marriage down with John [Helvering] in huge ways. I have tremendous regrets about that." Patty said she had used her ministry career as a substitute for a spiritual relationship with God. "You think that's a replacement for a relationship, and it is not; that is a lesson I have learned the hard way."

Sandy is also actively involved in an accountability group through her church in Anderson, IN. Therefore, the emphasis of the body of Christ ought to be on RESTORATION of Sandy to fellowship, not of bringing up old acts of sin that Jesus himself has forgotten and removed from her. I call on Dial the Truth to revise their page, and remove their accusation against Sandy for adultery. Otherwise, are they placing themselves in the role of satan - accusing her of sin before the throne of grace for sins already covered by the blood of Christ?

Is Sandy a Catholic "Spy"?

Some of the Christian rock critics get so ridiculous as to suggest that Sandy Patty(i) is part of an ecumenical movement the goal of which is to make us all Catholics, and a Catholic herself. I am sorry to disappoint the critics, but her song "Upon This Rock" totally denies the authority of the pope! The whole basis of papal authority is Jesus statement:

18. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. --- Matt 16:18

There are some problems with Peter's "papal authority":

  1. Two different words were used for "Peter" and for "rock". They are different things:
    18. |2504| I also |1161| And |4671| to you |3004| say, |3754| - |4771| You |1487| are |4074| Peter, |2532| and |1909| upon |5026| this |4073| bedrock |9999| {statement} |3618| I will build |3450| of me |3588| the |1577| community |2532| and |9999| {the} |4439| gates |0086| of Hades |3756| not |2729| will prevail against |0846| her.
    Strong's Ref. # 4074
    
    Romanized  Petros
    Pronounced pet'-ros
    
    a primary word; a (piece of) rock (larger than GSN3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle:
    
    KJV--Peter, rock. Compare GSN2786.
    
    Strong's Ref. # 4073
    
    Romanized  petra
    Pronounced pet'-ra
    
    feminine of the same as GSN4074; a (mass of) rock (literally or figuratively):
    
    KJV--rock.
    

    Incidentally, you AV1611 KJV folks complicate this issue by translating both of them "rock". You actually give the Catholic church some credibility in their assertion of papal authority based on this passage.

  2. Look at Peter's first papal encyclical!:
    21. From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. 22. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!" 23. Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men." --- Matt 16:21-23

    IN THE SAME CHAPTER, just a few verses down, Peter was saying "NO!" to Jesus' death on the cross - and our salvation! And Jesus addressed "the first pope" as SATAN!

  3. Three more of the eariliest "papal encyclicals": "I don't know Him", "I don't know Him", "I DON'T KNOW HIM!!!"

  4. Peter was bypassed as the pre-eminant scholar of the early church and Author of much of the New Testament by Paul - who was appointed by Jesus himself!

I don't say any of this to diminish Peter or his role in the early church. He was great. He is indeed worthy of praise, having died a martyr's death. His limitations, however, kept him from being greater.

So - for the critics to say that Sandy(i) is a Catholic is absolutely ridiculous! She sang about this passage "upon this ROCK OF REVELATION" - making her an anathma to the Catholic church.

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