Monday, June 17, 2024

The Inevitable Disappointment of Following “Celebrity” Pastors

 Once again news has broken regarding the “sin” of a well-known, influential minister. This news hit me particularly hard as this is a man I’ve listened to and learned from on hundreds of occasions. Here are four reminders to take away when you hear this kind of news.

1. God is no respecter of persons.

Indeed, “there is no partiality with God.” (Romans 2:11 NASB) Another popular translation of this Scripture states, “For there is no preferential treatment with God.” (Romans 2:11 PHILLIPS) It is easy to idolize and glamorize effective pastors and even men’s ministers. They often speak before large crowds. They ooze charisma and charm. They write books, produce podcasts, and oversee radio or television productions. Over time it’s easy to slip into the belief God somehow favors them, or

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