Last week a person posted on FB of a female pastor, presumably in NYC, that got pregnant.
Not by her husband but by her fornicating lover.
The Bible is clear about fornication and adultery, yet, we’ve learned to live a delusional life to the point where certain Scriptures do not apply.
Therefore, we do not comply.
While there are many instances of male pastors impregnating females in the church, and outside the church, this is the first story that I came across where a female pastor sinned against God and became pregnant.
The child is not “punishment,” but the result of, not an untimely pregnancy, but because of a lack of self control in the area of sex.
There is no such thing as an untimed pregnancy. If that were the case then the sex was untimely. Sex within the boundaries of holy matrimony is permitted and the producing of a child is the expected result, whether you are ready for a child or not.
Now I know that there are many that hold true to Paul’s teaching about women in ministry that they are not to have authority over men in the church. There is no question about what Paul said, however, looking at the total counsel of God, we remember Aquilla and Pricilla who were companions with Paul that ministered the gospel. This husband and wife team were responsible for bring Apollos up to speed with the NT.
So before we discount women pastors, let’s be careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water. I am not justifying this particular female pastor, just adding balance to women preachers that most opponents do not add to their argument.
In the case of this female “pastor,” she attempts to justify her sin but listing what goes on in the church. Let’s be clear. What people do in the church reflects either they are born again or they are not. Or at the very least, they are sense or flesh ruled believers.
Paul alluded to this in the book of 1 Corinthians and wrote this epistle as a scathing epistle to get them to repent with godly sorrow.
And that’s the case these days.
Very few messages preached today has the convicting power of the Holy Spirit where the fear of God is evident, but what is also evident is that the people love God more than sin. They’ve learned to love the Lord God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
The combination of the fear of God, and the love for God is the true place where people worship the Lord in “spirit and in truth.”
There is no justification for sin and to excuse it is very deceptive teaching that Jesus talked about in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus spoke of Jezebel being allowed to teach fornication. Not in the OT Jezebel, but the NT Jezebel. When you have females that become pastors and live a life of fornication, while they may not specifically teach that fornication is good, their lives teach that it is good.
As Paul said “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”
This is what takes place more often than we are willing to admit.
That even female “pastors” are susceptible to commit sin in the pulpit and preach the next Sunday like male “pastors” do.
This act will not go away quickly and disappear and women in the church better take notice. The holy women of God need to step up and teach chastity to the younger women.
Sadly, the members of this church didn’t call for her to step down from ministry. They did not demand accountability. Instead, they rallied around her to give her “emotional” support.
While it is very easy to be condemning, we must first of all, return to the standard of the Word of God. When you honor your sons above the Lord, that’s the spirit of Eli in 1st Samuel. We are so quick to call sin a “mistake” that we fear offending people and don’t mind offending God.
Second, there must be true repentance out of godly sorrow. If you are not sorry about sinning against the Lord, you will commit that same sin again. The offense against God will be committed over and over again.
Third, if the leader sinned before the people, Paul said the elder that sins rebuke before all that you would be in fear. Exposure is the last resort when we insist and persist in sin.
There used to be a time when there would be shame when sin is committed. There used to be a time when you would rebuke others in front of others that there would be a genuine fear not to sin.
Fourth, it is not the child’s fault that the female and male fornicated, so the child should not be punished. The child is an illegitimate child. I’m not saying that the child is of lesser value as a person. The child was conceived in sin, outside of wedlock.
Fifth, there must be a consistent spiritual health check in the fellowship because no one is immune to temptation. Paul said to “take heed, lest we fall.”
We need to actively engage in preventing sin from swallowing alive every believer. If this female pastor fell, no one is exempt.
Again, I suspect that there are many other cases along these lines that went unreported because of the shame, but now that this female pastor put this out and excused herself, other female pastors will follow suit.
This is the climate that we are in that lawlessness is the law in the world and has invaded the church. There is no tears and there is no fear of God before our eyes.
This female pastor need to know that the standard is more important than your feelings. What we done by this female pastor is give every other male and female permission to do the same, expecting the same support and no conviction.
We must never mistake conviction for condemnation.
Remember what Paul said, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
You see. That’s what’s needed to be exemplified, taught, lived, and shared as admonishment, instruction in righteousness, and correction.
You do not have to fail into the sin you love the most. You can obey the Lord and live in obedience to the law of spirit of life in Christ Jesus so you can remain free from the law of sin and death.
You can read this “pastor’s” blog about her sin….https://notcinderella.com/2016/10/18/on-being-a-pastor-and-pregnant-and-why-i-cant-carry-your-weight/