Saturday, February 2, 2013
Question Answered: Disciplining a Romeo Reverend
QUESTION RECEIVED FROM ASIA:
What does the Bible say about a pastor having a mistress?
What should be done if a pastor commits adultery?
Exodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery”
Applies to pastors also.
First when you know the pastor’s adultery really happened you need to witness to him.
The man is probably not saved and in danger of hell fire.
Losing his job and or position is the least of the man's worries.
He is living a deviant and damning lifestyle.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
The Word in the New Testament says adulterers will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Here is the good news for fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers and extortioners.
1Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
God can save a sinning pastor.
You might ask “He is saved and just messing up.”
Scripture says the adulterer is doomed.
He must repent as the great evangelist Sam Jones said
“David was a great sinner, but he was a first-class repenter.”
God loves the sinner and really hates the damning sin no matter who does not like it.
Matthew 18:15-17 tells us how to deal with a sinning brother.
“15 “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.”
Your pastor, if he is an adulterer, has put his soul in jeopardy and has caused chaos in the house of the Lord, his own household and damaged his conspirators soul.
Go to him now!!!
Do not let his title keep you from being true to Scripture and helping him.
He is in great jeopardy.
Gain your brother.