Scandalous Preachers with False Humility

Some preachers walk in that fake humility of “not defending themselves” against accusations of scandals  because they know that gullible Christians will keep following them anyway. The bible says that you can defend yourself with the Word of your testimony in Isaiah 54, and Revelations 12.

Often times the preachers that ignore these scandals or just pay for them to go away, and won’t repent, are the ones that actually are guilty of what they have been accused of. The only ones that defend them are their deceived followers. The sinful preachers won’t repent, they just wait till people forget about it and keep making money.

1 Timothy 3

1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

 

It is clearly a biblical qualification of an overseer to be free from scandal, above reproach, and blameless.

When you see a minister linked to multiple sexual scandals, or who is a novice, or who makes money off of fame… or makes a lot of money in ministry, but has no family. There’s a lot of red flags. If a preacher has scandals following him around, but he won’t even testify for himself… why should I believe him?

It’s VERY EASY to make a public statement on all the things that happened, and then satan would not be able to make any more accusations, and all the rumours would stop.

Preachers that won’t defend themselves from scandal or be honest about their mistakes and repent from them openly (all in the name of false humility) are very skilled at deceiving the flock. They are poisoning the flock and it will have a high cost for those that follow them. Because eventually, a little leaven leavens the whole lump (Galatians 5:8-9).

 

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