A well-beloved pastor and friend to many people, Carl Lentz shocked the Christian world when it was announced that he was unfaithful to his wife. Both he and his wife were fired immediately. Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church, said that referred to his firing as a recent “revelation of moral failures.”
Should a pastor be fired from his job due to moral failures? The Bible says that we’ve all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Anyone that says they haven’t sinned should be the first to cast the stone. If everyone has sinned, why was this pastor terminated for falling into sin? Is this the way to go as a way of reprehending believers?
What does the Bible tell us regarding chastising believers? Is that the way God the Father treats us when we sin? In my opinion, although he had a lot of influence and a huge background, it was very harsh to let him go.
Let us pray for Pastor Carl Lentz and his family during this rough time. Not only does he have the emotional trauma of infidelity on both sides, but both have lost their financial stability, as well. Both have to endure the heavy process of either rebuilding their family or filing for divorce, becoming the next Christian couple that has separated with each other.