Example: unholy alliance
Pastor of successful church neglecting congregation by doing other jobs to build himself up. Aligning with others to promote self in an attempt to gain a greater position. It has not ended well.
Yeah, unfortunately I have made this mistake. We were in a very small church, less that 50 in attendance most Sundays. The church had elected a Pastor and he was a great guy. Scripturally sound with a caring heart and a great family. The problem was his style, he brought no “energy” to the church. I think he felt that if he preached God’s word quietly and calmly everything else would happen. Perhaps it should have but it didn’t. Outreach suffered, fellowship suffered and even giving. Meager attempts were made to convince the Pastor to put more “umpf” in his approach but it did not happen. The church finally had the dreaded “after service meeting” and we voted for the Deacons to ask him to resign.
Now for the unholy part – The Deacons did not just ask him to resign. Instead the told him what a worthless Pastor he was basically unfit to be God’s man. Naturally he was crushed and he knew I was part of the lynch mob. (Though unwittingly on my part.) He resigned and was so crushed that he has never attempted to lead a church again. Though I was not a ring leader God never gave me any peace with this situation. Two years later i had show up at his door to beg his forgiveness. He shared how difficult this had been for him and that earlier he could not have forgiven me but God had worked in both our hearts and we prayed together. Years later we served together joyfully as Deacons at another church.
Though forgiven by my brother it was several years and many spiritual “pot holes” before God blessed me again with an effective ministry. I am sure this was the impact of my “unholy alliance”
I once knew a pastors wife who thought every woman in the church was after the pastor, all it did was make her ineffective with trying to lead to women min. no wanted to be around her.
Myself personally was a part of an unholy alliance. As a result, I began to fall away from God a bit, but once I realized that I was aligning myself with unequally yoked people, I separated myself from them and I began to align myself with those who encouraged me to follow God.
The Bible say don’t let your good be spoken evil of. I’ve seen a good minister of the gospel align himself with people who were popular, rich, and and sometime ungodly. People has a godly view of the minister before he made this alliance, but now whatever the other people do ungodly his name was included as well. We never want our name aligned with ungodly people because it could ruin our witness.
Yes. It impacted the person’s personal life, his spiritual life and he lost the confidence of the majority of the people he was leading and he eventually resigned from the church.
I do know anyone personally who has ever been part of an unholy alliance. In mainstream culture I hear about groups of people that are involved in “unholy” activities but I am unaware of how these people are personally impact. I can only imagine that over time, one’s involvement in unholy alliances would have a negative impact of their overall life.
I do know anyone personally who has ever been part of an unholy alliance. In mainstream culture I hear about groups of people that are involved in “unholy” activities but I am unaware of these people are personally impact. I can only imagine time, one’s involvement in unholy alliances would have a negative impact of their overall life.
No one personally, but I notice how famous Worship Leaders align with Rappers known for their vulgarity and sinful lifestyle just to sell more records or get more recognition. Only to realize later that they have put a bad mark on their ministry.
This has occurred in my family a few years ago. It caused a heartbreaking split as relationships became severed and the leadership roles were stripped from some and redirected from others. Sadly, the patriarch of our family, my father – a pastor – passed away November 2020 before any of these issues could be resolved.
Yes, this young ladies decision to link up with this unholy person caused people to look to view her differently. The person made several bad decisions that affected her co-workers and even her family members. This person knew the Lord but chose to partner up with someone who had ill intentions for the sake of going along to get along.