quote:Originally posted by semiannualchick:quote:Originally posted by outspokenjerk:
Here's the deal. Someone who is a believer screwed up and people have to see how quick they can call him a hypocrite, blah, blah, blah.
Would you want to sit on a church pew & listen to this man preach love & forgiveness, not judging our fellow man, when he spewed the nastiness that he did?
It wouldn't bother me as long as it wasn't a regular behavior and he really wasn't an "uncaring p r i c k". If he is that way on a regular basis, I would definitely have a problem with it and I would address him. But I do not know this man. All I know is that he lost his cool. He asked for forgiveness. That is that. He is a human and he messed up. There will be consequences to his behavior and that is rightly deserved but to say he should not be in the pulpit is not for you or anyone else to decide. (Bearing in mind he is not regularly that way or unless his authority at church deems it necessary for him to step down). Outside of that, if God so leads him to step down then that is fine. However, I am sure this man is not the only ordained man to get mad and say or do something stupid. The good thing is that God is a forgiving God. It would just be nice if His people would follow that example.