I want to expand more on the fact that more and more “church leaders are being disqualified from their positions because of moral failures.” My question is this, how can we stop that from happening? Can we? Do you think that the leader comes into the ministry with morals established from God’s Word but somewhere in their ministry they give into Satan’s trickery?
My take on this is simple. Just like any Christian, when leaders fail to read God’s word, pray, come to God with a contrite spirit, serve others, they fail to defend themselves against the enemy. So, when temptation comes their way, they are not prepared for battle, they left their weapons locked up, and unfortunately like David, they choose the temptation that Satan sets in front of them.
Now on the flip side, I also think as a church, we have an obligation to not cast these men and women out for Satan to finish off what he started and kill, steal, and ultimately destroy them. We need other leaders in the church that are devoted to the disciplines of God to be accountable and minister even to the pastors of our day. We are fighting an intense spiritual battle every day and it is so imperative that we, as Christians remain steadfast in our devotion and passion for the things of God and not the world. David had Jonathon to basically “slap his face” and get him focused on what is right and true again. Do churches today have that type of leadership established throughout the church?