This is a letter to all Pastors.
You may be wondering, “who cares if a pastor has an affair?” Well, we all should. Why? Because our leaders are held to a higher standard than the rest of us. Because the world looks at pastors as examples of Christ-likeness. Because Paul said follow me as I follow Christ. That means, if we look at Paul and his life, we should see someone living out what the Bible says. Because they are teaching us how to behave and react to this world –and when they stumble, it sets us back. Because we, as believers, need our pastors to be strong for us.
Pastors, please understand the role you play in our lives. Please realize that we need you to be strong in the midst of overwhelming temptation. Our very lives –and nations– depend on there being good, strong, Bible-believing, leaders to guide and direct us. When you fall, we all fall. When you stumble, the world not only looks down at you but also second-guesses the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Pastors who cheat on their wives has become a pandemic that has to be stopped. It has to be reigned in or we will be crippled, as a Church Body, for years.
Yes, God is still sovereign and can overcome any stupidity we, as believers, throw out there, but He relies on us to be His hands and feet, and we can’t do that if non-believers can’t trust us to do what we say we will do.
A believer who desperately wants to see the role of Pastor be restored to God’s original intent.