Why Do We Find It A Difficult Task To Question The Morals Of Our Pastors?
Even when it is obvious that pastors are mortals like the rest of us, we have discovered that they are beyond queries. Why do we find it a difficult task to question the morals of our pastors?
Are pastors infallible? If we agree they are not, then why do we make excuses for their inadequacies? If they are fallible, why then do we treat them like demigods that are beyond questioning?
We are inundated with all kinds of shocking stories about pastors committing sodomy and doing the unthinkable every day, but the society shivers when it comes to asking for answers?
Could it also not be uncommon for such a pastor to operate in massive narcissistic self-importance and incorrectly thinking of himself as a “Moses” who is receiving instruction directly from God and therefore is not to be questioned or disobeyed.
I had discussions with fellow Christians sometime ago and it amazed me how they also preferred not to talk or discuss about their pastor actions at times. Even as I write this article, I find myself asking for forgiveness and also saying a quick prayer just in case I am over stepping my boundaries. But is it really wrong for us to question the morals of our pastors?
So don’t you think a pastor like this will almost invariably be closed off to what you have to say or might not even have the opportunity to get to meet him or speak to him one on one.
Well,I guess the big question is not if we should question the pastor but how and why we do so. There are questions that should be asked for clarification. There are questions that should be asked for correction. There are questions that should be asked for our own personal growth. But, the key might be to ask these questions with positive intentions in mind.
What is your take on this?