Are Abusive Pastors “Saved”?
Is a person walking in “holiness”?
Are there signs of “sanctification”?
If not…has this person been truly “born again”?
I bring this up especially in regard to “Christian” leaders…pastors and priests who indulge in decades long spiritual, sexual, and emotional abuse of congregants.
Could the problem be that these people are simply unsaved and utterly devoid of the Holy Spirit?
Let me fill this out a bit…
I’m not a very “nice” person.
I’m cynical, irritable, and introverted as can be.
I don’t suffer fools gladly…I don’t suffer fools at all.
However…I’ve often had to backtrack and apologize profusely to clerks and others when the Spirit informed me that I was a jackass.
I’m accountable…when the people who hold me accountable demand repentance, I repent.
Let’s just say that this has happened more than once.
I’m better than I used to be, but I still sin and still have to honestly repent.
When I don’t repent, the Lord steals my sleep and my peace until I do.
I truly do not understand how some of the people we’ve written about here sleep at night.
If I chose not to hear the Spirit or couldn’t hear the Spirit…if I sinned for years without repentance…would I be “saved”?
Is the ability to give a “Christian” sermon and draw a crowd proof of regeneration?