We are reading in the news about CEO’s and upper management personnel resigning by the dozens because of sexual allegations made against them. Resigning themselves or being asked to resign a well paying high level job position because of a couple of complaints? This does not make sense. Something else has to be driving this phenomenon. Adultery, fornication, cheating, lying, stealth, manipulation, has been going on for some time in upper management personnel. Why the change now? What is happening to cause this. Is there something more about these high level resignations that is being kept quiet? It almost seems this is so. We are living in an age where there is very little privacy and very little that is not known or can not be known about individuals or groups of people. What could they have been doing that is so egregious that they are willing to step down for the most part without much protest? Devil worship and the (death sacrifice0 of children is what comes to my mind. Another thought is that the child sex trade is rampant in the USA. The average age of a child sex slave is 13 years old. This makes more sense to me in requiring resignations as it is illegal to have sex with a minor.
In my community in Canada an MLA stepped down from his political office during the last week stating his reason for doing this was so he could spend more time with his family and that he had been hunting illegally and was caught. In the newspaper at my grocery store today this MLA’s name and picture was released in the press (front page) stating that he has been charged with sexual interference and sexual assault of a minor child. He lied earlier to the press and the public about why he was resigning his position.
We may end up seeing something similar happening to leaders in the church. Leadership either stepping down or being required to step down because of their misbehavior, their apostasy from Christ, their mismanagement/ mistreatment of God’s people, other problems, etc. We have an obligation as a church congregation in our day to judge the leadership, to test the spirits, to hold leaders accountable to God. Leadership in the church must be pure, must be without reproach in their private and public lives. They must hold to very high values, have a determination to follow the word of God, to shepherd faithfully even if this costs them dearly personally and professionally. This is the example of the quality of early church leaders shown and taught to us in the NT scriptures.