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  • Writer's picturePastor Tony Pierce

JULY 10, 2024 ~ A WALK THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT




JULY 10 READING…1 CORINTHIANS 5


It seems almost every day we hear, or see, of a pastor committing sexual sin. We also observe how the church deals with their pastor who has committed these sins. Very rarely do we see the church removing the pastor because of his sin making him unqualified from serving as a pastor of the church. Usually, we either see the pastor going through some sort of restoration, or being ministered to be other pastors, or I even read today of a church that is going to give their sinning pastor a “time of rest”. Let’s be very clear here…all sin is able to be forgiven, even that of a pastor who has gone off into sexual sin. But, that pastor has disqualified himself from serving as the pastor of any church. The forgiveness of sin and the ability to lead the church are not one in the same. The Bible is clear concerning the qualifications of the man who would serve as pastor. The church that restores a pastor who commits sexual sin to the role of pastor is in disobedience to the Word of God…and they are setting themselves against the Lord. This kind of sin is not benign…it is like a cancer that will continue to grow and eventually kill the church. A pastor who commits sexual sin not only hurts his family, he hurts the victim and he hurts the church. Precious souls are turned away from following Jesus because of these sins…and they are made worse when the church/denomination do their “rehabilitation” in order for the man to become a pastor once again. While the Bible tells us to carefully confront a brother in sin, that they might be brought to repentance and be restored to the fellowship…there is no Scripture that speaks of restoring a pastor who has committed sexual sin back to the position of pastor.


Please share your thoughts.


TOMORROW’S READING…1 CORINTHIANS 6

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