"We want our ministry to continue to flourish" is a quote from some members of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville. It was discovered that the current pastor covered up the molestation of several children by the previous pastor, Bob Gray. Watch this film clip for the full story.
The current pastor, Tom Messer, admitted that he knew 15 years ago the molestations were true. And now the big question is should Messer resign.
Do people not read or study the scriptures anymore? Obviously, some pastors don't! He should resign from the ministry because he does not love truth. He does not love scripture and he does not love children...the least of these. He should resign because he has been living a lie. He has lied by deception and omission for 15 years. He is a hirling with a title.
But he has not resigned from ministry yet. A liar, who happens to have the title 'pastor' is not resigning after living this lie for 15 years. Yet, some members and the current pastor want their 'ministry to continue to flourish'.
The truth is this church has NO ministry. They are fooling themselves and God is not mocked. I pray that they will fall on their faces in repentance and will seek out the victims and beg for forgiveness. Beg these victims to forgive them for NOT believing the truth all these years.
The fact this church thinks it has a ministry at this point only proves how blind they are to the truth of God's Holy Word.
There is plenty of forgiveness for repentant molesters and those who lie for them. But that does not mean they can stay in ministry and deny the truth of our Lord and Savior with their perversion and lies. They are no longer qualified for ministry.
I just weep for the children who have been molested by those who are in positions of trust. These men pervert the grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Trinity, Wake UP! Clean out the temple. Seems you are more worried about a guy losing his job than you are about the innocence of children. Sure sends the wrong message to children who may think twice about not 'keeping that secret' their molester has told them to. Why bother? The adults are more worried about the adults.
God help us.
3Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.