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Baptist Pastor Told Lies

How can I help my son? My son used to go to a Baptist church,and the Pastor started telling my son lies,My son has lost his faith in God. Now when I look in my 14 year old son's eyes they are empty. What can I do, how can I complain against the Pastor? please help

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 ---Wayne on 12/20/07
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to pam - pastors give only abstract, vague teachings. when discussing a topic they would point to sin & if you talk to this pastor & his teachings, from my experience, he will defend himself & not admit his sins or mistakes but blame it on the person seeking help bec they are not man of god but only a man.
---mike on 1/2/08

It will be advisable to go see this teacher first and talk with him..sometimes, our kids tell us only what we want to hear..I dont believe this pastor would lie ..He is a servant of God..Lord have mercy
---pam on 1/1/08

malachi 2:7-8 For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people[d] should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. 8But you have turned aside from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts
---mike on 12/24/07

This may actually be a good lesson for your son. Take him through the scriptures about false teachers etc, and show him too we are living in the age of apostasy.

Try to strengthen his faith by letting him know Jesus wants us to believe HIM and not man, and we will be personally rewarded for our personal faith and personal relationship with the Lord.
---kathr4453 on 12/21/07

Unfortunately, there's a lot out there that do this and they are of all faiths. Pray for God to guide you the church he wants you in. If you are faithful, he will be faithful. I've been lied to also, unfortunately for that pastor, I knew he was lying, and he never saw me darken his door step again.
---Flo on 12/21/07

When I was 16, we left a church due to lies the pastor told about my mother, because she dared to question something his wife had done. How could he be so cruel? Though we found another church it took a very long time for me to heal from that. But then I realized somethingthough that pastor was a man of God, he was still A MAN. It was not GOD that had failed me. Pray for your son, and dont push him.
---Lynn on 12/21/07

You can take him before the Elders of the Church. If they don't want to do anything about it, you can go to a different Church.
---Anon on 12/21/07

It is very important for everyone to remember that we have to keep our focus on God. As new christians, we tend to put alot of faith in man. Man will mess up and hurt us. God won't ever let us down. This minister will be held accountable for his actions on Judgement Day. As far as filing a complaint against the pastor, your church should have a board to go to. If not, look for the District leaders of the church. Pastors do have people to answer to, he is not above reproach.
---denise on 12/20/07

Please tell your son to foces his eyes and attention on Jesus and His words thru Matthew and John. (John 14:26) Too many times people are led astray by a wolf dressed up like a sheep. You tell him that Jesus even prophecied this would happen with the story of the wheat and the tares. Good luck!
---Dr._Rich on 12/21/07

Don't complain at all. The word says speak evil af no man. The best thing for you to do is continue to pray fervently to the LOrd. The efectual fervant prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Talk to your son and tell him that no one can put their trust in any man, I don't care who it is. the bible says let every man be a liar and God the TRUTH.
---jody5986 on 12/20/07

THE Journey of a 1000 miles,begains with one
step.But....there are many steps in between
that must be taken.Its like......a flower.
Don't look for the flower as soon as you plant the seed.Steps must be taken.
In every step there is something that must
be done.Focus on knowledge.And then.....
not just any knowledge.But seek the Almighty Himself.He wants you to know Him.
It shall come to pass and now is,...that
knowledge shall be increased.Press toward the mark
my friend.
---Jack_Fossett on 12/20/07

How do you know the pastor lied? Was what the pastor said a lie or just his ignorance? If it was a lie, all you can tell your son is, "He's not perfect, just forgiven - just like everyone."
---wivv on 12/20/07

Wayne, my heart hurts for you and your son.
As a mom of 4, I know that, as a parent, we
try to protect our children from the "wolves", and yet they are out there...
and sometimes those wolves are the very ones that should be nuturing the flock. The Lord knows your pain. Rest in the assurance that their is NO situation out of His grasp. I will pray for your son and for you. Read Matthew 18:6-7
---kim on 12/20/07

I'm sorry to see that. Truly there are ravenous wolves in sheep's clothing out there robbing some of the blessings of the cross while having no love of the flock.
Keep him in prayer and trust in the Lord to point you towards the right church with an anointed man of God to preach the truth.
Trust in the Lord and remember that the smoking flax he will not quench!
---Frank on 12/20/07

If I lost faith because of evry clergyman who lied to me, I'd be an atheist hundreds of times over.

Fortunately, I've always been able to separate "church" from the people who are running the earthly part of her.
---Jack on 12/20/07

Take your son to a new church, but do some research before you start going.
Pray first, and ask God to place you in the right place.
Ask Him to send you strong Christians that you and your son can trust.
---lovable_linda on 12/20/07

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You're son made a choice, and you can't make up his mind for him.

Personal accountability is all you have at this point, you have to be accountable to pray for him, to show him a risen Christ in what you do.

You're words won't fix this, but your actions have a shot. Salvation is the work of God, and we KNOW he is faithful. God Bless you
---Pharisee on 12/20/07

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