Should I tell the pastor?

Should I tell the pastor?

Created by Not Sure on Sep 20, 2012

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Yes, he/she should be outed for who they are!

No, let GOD deal with it.

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Not Sure

Vilonia, AR

#1 Sep 20, 2012
I just found out that someone that attends my church is doing something very ungodly. This person had me convinced they were a good person volunteering time and services and going home and working for the devil. Should I tell our pastor or just let it go? I thought if I told him he may be able to intergrate the subject at hand into a sermon so this person would feel convicted and change his/her ways. I don't kno what to do.
If you ask me

Wooton, KY

#2 Sep 20, 2012
Define ungodly, because most ppl in church these days are ungodly LOL.
just

Hyden, KY

#3 Sep 20, 2012
Not Sure wrote:
I just found out that someone that attends my church is doing something very ungodly. This person had me convinced they were a good person volunteering time and services and going home and working for the devil. Should I tell our pastor or just let it go? I thought if I told him he may be able to intergrate the subject at hand into a sermon so this person would feel convicted and change his/her ways. I don't kno what to do.
forgive the person and say a prayer for them.that wash your hands of the madder.then god will deal with that person.
well

Cynthiana, KY

#4 Sep 20, 2012
Not Sure wrote:
I just found out that someone that attends my church is doing something very ungodly. This person had me convinced they were a good person volunteering time and services and going home and working for the devil. Should I tell our pastor or just let it go? I thought if I told him he may be able to intergrate the subject at hand into a sermon so this person would feel convicted and change his/her ways. I don't kno what to do.
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! And while you are going to Church try to stop judging people. Your just an old troublemaking bitty.
haha

Hyden, KY

#5 Sep 20, 2012
Not Sure wrote:
I just found out that someone that attends my church is doing something very ungodly. This person had me convinced they were a good person volunteering time and services and going home and working for the devil. Should I tell our pastor or just let it go? I thought if I told him he may be able to intergrate the subject at hand into a sermon so this person would feel convicted and change his/her ways. I don't kno what to do.
First of all, most pastors will not gossip about or listen to gossip concerning a member of their congregation.
Second, pastors get many calls from troublemakers concerning church members, they usually ignore these.
Third, the Bible says to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Your own. Not everyone else's. In other words, attend to your own soul and mind your own business. God is perfectly capable of handling everyone else, let HIM do his job.
Fourth, go see the Pastor and ask him to pray for you, that you will be delivered of that lying, gossiping, troublemaking spirit that has got a hold of you.
Now does that answer your question?
no well

Hyden, KY

#6 Sep 20, 2012
Sounds to me like whoever started this is looking for justification to make trouble for someone. It's arrogant to assume you know what is right for someone else's life. Let he/she go on with their life and live accoding to their own consciounce. They are volunteering time and service, which is more than most of us do. Let god decide who's a "good person" and stay out of other people's business.

Crazy that so much gossip exists in churches under such a thin veil of justification. People pretend it is for someone's good supposedly, but I think most of the time it's based in jealousy. Someone trying to prove they are holier than their peers.

Not saying that's what you are doing, but that's how it comes across most of the time.
Not Sure

London, KY

#7 Sep 20, 2012
I've been praying about it. I'm really in shock about it.I don't want to cause trouble, but this person needs a wake up call. I think I'll just let it go.
the fact

Hyden, KY

#8 Sep 20, 2012
Not Sure wrote:
I've been praying about it. I'm really in shock about it.I don't want to cause trouble, but this person needs a wake up call. I think I'll just let it go.
that you put this on Topix shows that you do want to cause trouble and you want everyone to know about it. Disgusting!
well

Cynthiana, KY

#9 Sep 20, 2012
no well wrote:
Sounds to me like whoever started this is looking for justification to make trouble for someone. It's arrogant to assume you know what is right for someone else's life. Let he/she go on with their life and live accoding to their own consciounce. They are volunteering time and service, which is more than most of us do. Let god decide who's a "good person" and stay out of other people's business.
Crazy that so much gossip exists in churches under such a thin veil of justification. People pretend it is for someone's good supposedly, but I think most of the time it's based in jealousy. Someone trying to prove they are holier than their peers.
Not saying that's what you are doing, but that's how it comes across most of the time.
well the thing is most people not all but most only attend church to be seen not worship. While in their private lives they are nothing but troublemaking old nosey idiots who's not only making fools out of theirselves but their families as well. Who cares who's going out with who? It's none of your business not unless you want that person for yourself. I know a well known citizen whom surprised everyone in the community for judging a certain young person for going out with a single man. Both were single. But she continued to make her little comments about this person and has lost everyone's respect. Well nobody likes this person anymore cause they didn't know when to shut up. But the tide has turned now and you know who looks like a fool? Guess it easy to figure it out. The moral of this story is if it don't concern you stay out of it. Don't be so quick to judge someone. It could cost you a lot including your reputation, integrity and respect. You are the one who will answer to God for this cause you brought it all on yourself.
Not Sure

London, KY

#10 Sep 20, 2012
the fact wrote:
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that you put this on Topix shows that you do want to cause trouble and you want everyone to know about it. Disgusting!
I did not mention anyones name. I was wanting ppls opinions! Guilty conscious? lol!
here we go again

Wooton, KY

#11 Sep 20, 2012
some whacked out holy roller on topix again causing problems. gee whiz, when will they ever learn??
well

Hyden, KY

#12 Sep 20, 2012
the bible says if your brother offend you to confront them with a witness present and if they still do not turn from sin to shun them. not exact wording but you can look it up in the bible. it also says you are your brothers keeper. so its your christian duty to let them know what they are doing is wrong but have solid proof. dont go on gossip alone
excuse me

Hyden, KY

#13 Sep 20, 2012
Not Sure wrote:
<quoted text>I did not mention anyones name. I was wanting ppls opinions! Guilty conscious? lol!
Excuse me? Why would I have a guilty concious? It was/is just a matter of time until you mention the persons name and list their "sin" for everyone to see. YOU put this on a public forum known to be widely used by those who want to slander others. IF you are really concerned about this person you would PRAY, not about whether or not you should interfere, but you would pray that God would guide and help the person in question. Did it ever occur to you, that if you actually wanted advice, to call a Christian hotline? Most major ministries have them. You could have called TBN, the 700 club, Rod Parsley, etc. and spoke to a prayer warrior who would have listend and given you advice. This could have been done ANONYMOUSLY IF you really and honestly wanted advice. But no, YOU put it on Topix. Spin it any way you wish, IT IS WHAT IT IS.
Helping

Hyden, KY

#14 Sep 20, 2012
I say pray for the person and turn it over to God for he is truly the only one who can help this person!
Not Sure

London, KY

#15 Sep 20, 2012
excuse me wrote:
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Excuse me? Why would I have a guilty concious? It was/is just a matter of time until you mention the persons name and list their "sin" for everyone to see. YOU put this on a public forum known to be widely used by those who want to slander others. IF you are really concerned about this person you would PRAY, not about whether or not you should interfere, but you would pray that God would guide and help the person in question. Did it ever occur to you, that if you actually wanted advice, to call a Christian hotline? Most major ministries have them. You could have called TBN, the 700 club, Rod Parsley, etc. and spoke to a prayer warrior who would have listend and given you advice. This could have been done ANONYMOUSLY IF you really and honestly wanted advice. But no, YOU put it on Topix. Spin it any way you wish, IT IS WHAT IT IS.
I didn't mention anybodys name. I came here for opinions on what I should do. I didn't kno there was a christian hotline so no i didnt call. I am doing this ANONYMOUSLY arent I. Id say ive got a few christians squirming in their seats.
Not Sure

London, KY

#16 Sep 20, 2012
well wrote:
the bible says if your brother offend you to confront them with a witness present and if they still do not turn from sin to shun them. not exact wording but you can look it up in the bible. it also says you are your brothers keeper. so its your christian duty to let them know what they are doing is wrong but have solid proof. dont go on gossip alone
Thats what i was told by another Christian whos not affiliated with the church. I didnt not tell who the person was but i explained the situation.
id say

Hyden, KY

#17 Sep 20, 2012
Not Sure wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't mention anybodys name. I came here for opinions on what I should do. I didn't kno there was a christian hotline so no i didnt call. I am doing this ANONYMOUSLY arent I. Id say ive got a few christians squirming in their seats.
you don't have anyone squirming in their seats. You might be though when you start slandering people and someone busts your big lying mouth and repents later. Because if it were me (and it is not) that is exactly what I would do to a lying troublemaker. Bust their big lying mouth all over their big fat ugly face. lol!!
id say

Hyden, KY

#18 Sep 20, 2012
then I guess when you went to church with your mouth busted everyone would know that you were the one making trouble on Topix.
opinion

Hyden, KY

#19 Sep 20, 2012
Well, i would like to know what they are going that is ungodly? I mean, ungodly can mean ungodly to you but not to others. some think cutting hair is ungodly. Some think wearing makeup is ungodly. Are they coming to church wearing a dress and no makeup then going home and putting on pants and makeup and listening to rock and roll? what are you calling ungodly is what i want to know.
Shame Shame Shame

Wooton, KY

#20 Sep 20, 2012
And sometimes pastors are more ungodly than the ones they preach to. lol

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