Why? I’m wondering. After all, Ted Haggard had to resign. But then back years ago Jimmy Swaggart simply apologized and that was that. So, why do some Pastors stay in pulpits with mere apologies and no signs of repentance while others are sacked?
What is it about certain churches which enable certain pastors to retain power even after they’ve been exposed for some deception or gross sin? Have these pastors such control over their congregations that they’re willing to ignore the biblical precept of repentance? Or have they mislead their congregations for so long, feeding them improper pseudo-theology that as long as the pastor says ‘I’m Sorry’, it’s sufficient?
Again, why are Mark Driscoll’s followers willing to give a wink and a nod to his plagiarism?