If your Pastor committed adultry would you leave the church?

United States
May 26, 2009 10:02pm CST
The scripture teaches us to forgive, so ofcourse we should forgive him but should we continue under the leadership of a Pastor who has committed adultry?
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@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
27 May 09
Yes, we forgive him but as pastor he is in leadership and has resposibilities towards the flock. What usualy happens in a case where a pastor goes through a bad time, eg devorce, adultary, or some knid of sin or personal problem that can cause problems, he then goes of the pulpit for a certain time. Usualy the district commitee launch an investigation in the matter and the pasto recieves counselling. If the matter is resolved, the congratation is notified and all is forgiven, then he returns after about six months. If the damage done to the congregation was too big, he might have to take up another post somewhere else. A pastor cannot lead a flock if things in his house is not in order. Paul wrote to some churches regarding curch leaders and their families. A leader must have his life in oreder to be able to lead the flock effectively. People are very critical and if the pastor has a dark side, people will even go as far a sturning their backs on God. A pasor has many responsibilities and willbe held accountable for more than other believers, that is what Scripture says. Blessings
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@mtdewgurl74 (18126)
• United States
27 May 09
Well it does state that we need to forgive. And no body is perfect and without sin. So I would dig down deep and try to put to reason why it happened but I would probably have a hard time dealing with it at first since they are supposed to be leaders in church. And also it would depend on if the other person was married also.
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@lupin0302 (137)
• Philippines
27 May 09
no i will not leave the chuch if believe in its teaching eventhough the pastor dont do what he preach it is not a reason to abondoned your faith. after all the pastor is also a human but if he will repent im sure GOD will forgive him so why cant i? but if he do it over and over again i think he is the one who better leave the church for the sake of the other member.
• United States
27 May 09
I always try to follow the teachings of the Bible and not a person but I admit, this situation would be extremely difficult for me to deal with as they minister in the pulpit.
@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
27 May 09
When I was a child I vividly remember the story of our pastor committing adultery with ANOTHER MAN!! And yes, there were many members that left the church after that. The problem is that people focus on another human being that has faults and is liable to sin just like anyone else, instead of focusing on GOD!!
• United States
27 May 09
You are so right! and thanks for the proper spelling of "Adultery" LOL
• United States
18 Jun 09
I don't go to church for the priest or pastor, I go for God, and I leave the judging To God
• United States
5 Jun 09
Most definitely not...Pastors, Priests, Ministers, they are human just like the rest of us, and sin just like the rest of us. God called the most unlikely people to spread his word. I do not go to church for the Pastors, Priests, or Ministers...I go for God.
• Germany
27 May 09
Leadership to my Jesus can't come from a church or a priest. Not even my Pope in Rome can lead me there. Priests have done worse things than just adultry, but the Bible's message stays. In medieval they even hid the Bible from their sheep.
@med889 (5958)
27 May 09
I go to the church to pray to God and not to judge someone's action even if the person is the Pastor and has committed adultery. I will be stun but I will always remember that this is God's house and He alone can decide what He wants to do. So I will continue to go to the church to pray as I am not praying to the pastor but to the Almighty.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
27 May 09
I don't really think it is any of our business. He shouldn't have done what he did, but a pastor is human too, and we should forgive. If it keeps him from being able to do his job then that isa different story. Of course my opinion might change if it happened at my church.