Click here to read an excellent article by John MacArthur on pastors who disqualify themselves from serving as a pastor or elder. MacArthur offers his normal biblical clarity to this important subject. As most of you know, I am one who falls into the category of men discussed in the article. I offered my agreement to the article in the comments section.
I did this because of the disagreement and questions expressed by other comments. Often, those in my position that offer comments usually play the forgiveness card as justification for a return to a pastoral role. With them, I cannot agree. Being “above reproach” is not something that can taken lightly. Adultery in the life of a pastor is like the proverbial bell that you cannot unring.