What to do when you know a preacher who flirts with girls?


Please, explain to me how a preacher can be considered a child of God if he is dating more girls, holds their hands, hugs them, kisses them on the cheek and then he leaves them for a reason or another one. Is this adultery before God?

Right now my daughter told me the news about the case of a monk from the monastery Capriana who was arrested by the police after he had severely beaten his concubine. This is something unimaginable. But I want you to know that corrupt ministers manage to sneak in every denomination.

I think the preacher you have written about is a hypocrite who managed to deceive many people and mislead them. In the Bible it is also written about such alleged servants. In the III Epistle of John it is written about Diotrephes who became the pastor of the church where Gaius was, the recipient of this letter. Diotrephes was a bad man, who sought to have preeminence and he neither listened to a higher authority nor to the apostle John. Apostle John wrote that Diotrephes never knew God, that means he was not born again and his evil deeds were an evidence. I think it is the same for this preacher about which you wrote and I assume that those who have ordained him or have entrusted him this ministry do not know his secret life. That is why Paul said to Timothy about ordination the following principle:

Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourselffree from sin. (1 Timothy 5:22)(NASB)

Now, since you know these things, and if there is another girl who had such experience, you should go to confront this preacher and tell him to go and to recognize his behavior before the church leadership. If he does not go before the leaders of the church to admit his behavior, then you should go, you and other girls, because against an elder (and I assume that this is the preacher you have written about) one can receive an accusation on the basis of two or three witnesses, as it is written:

Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses. Those who continue in sin,rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning. I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality. (1 Timothy 5:19-21)(NASB)

If you do not go to say to the church leadership about the behavior of this corrupt preacher, you are part of his evil deeds and you will share his punishment when you will present yourself before the Judgment Throne of Christ. God help you to be strong to give you boldness to confront this evil.

Translated by Felicia Rotaru