Well, as I have said a very short time ago, pastors and adultery is not the surprise issue. We all get highly upset about it and treat it with disgust, but look deeper and you will see that porn and masturbation in a pastor’s life is the foundation of all adultery. There are two kinds of adultery.
- Sight Adultery. Matthew 5:27-28.
- Physical Adultery. Exodus 20:14 & 1 Corinthians 7:2.
To top it off, this pastor takes church funds ($22,000.00 over time) to pay for the high end of sexual addiction of acting out his fantasy.
Yes, married pastors that sin sexually will take things to the next level in the world of sexual sins.
According to Dr. Patrick Carnes’ this is the “cycle of sex addiction,”
1. Thoughts or fantasy.
3. Acting Out.
Level one sexual addiction involves porn, masturbation, prostitutes, and adultery with mistresses, and fornication should a professing believer or sinner isn’t married.
Not everyone is a sex addict, but when you are only controlling and managing your sexual appetites, you are determining the frequency, time, and preferences to act out sexually other than with your wife.
After the fantasy of masturbation gets old, the next line to cross is illegal sex with another man or woman.
As I have said before, the lines that people say they wouldn’t cross are crossed eventually.
There was one comment in the article that was interesting. Words to the effect…….“Aren’t there more important things for Charisma to report?”
When it comes to pastors and adultery in the church, the Lord is exposing the leaders that profess to know Him with their mouths but their hearts are far from the Lord (see Matthew 15:8). There is no question that this is a serious issue in the house of the Lord. It brings into question their relationship with the Lord and with their wives.
This is not the last report because we know that there are ongoing incidences even as we read this and other articles.
These are the last days and sadly, many will pay the price for walking away from the Lord. Then again, there are others that commit this sin who were never saved to begin with. We don’t know what’s in the heart of this pastor, but clearly Hebrews 13:4 and Revelation 21:8 is in play unless true repentance and faith toward God is made.
Another thing that the Lord told me was that satan hasn’t brought out his best.
IF you are a pastor and you are struggling with porn and masturbation, and you have been tempted to take things to the next level. Meaning that you haven’t crossed the line into prostitution and committing adultery with a mistress, this is the time to rein in your sexual appetite and get help from the Lord.
You are about to get exposed and the Lord loves you enough to reveal the dirt in your heart so that you can get things right with Him.
No man commits adultery, watches porn, or masturbates without first divorcing himself from his relationship with the Lord.
And let us not forget that another wife and family is destroyed. The wife will undergo many seasons of despair, anguish, embarrassment, and pain as this is publicly laid out. And the mistress who is in need of deliverance. She played a crucial role in the downfall of this pastor. While it is possible that she is unsaved, she too, is in need of the Savior.
The article about this pastor taking $22,000.00 to pay for his adultery could be read here.