Many have tried to do pastor’s bidding – to be restored to their families. They come and go with more burdens placed upon them. His judgments are capricious, unknowable, unjust. He stands in the pulpit, protesting his own goodness and mercy. But in private, he derides, divides, defames and destroys those who come seeking his pardon. He mocks the pawns (people) who slavishly offer up their adoration and loyalty. He has made himself accountable to no man and above the Word of God.
But God says, “And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers” (Luke 11:46). “Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights? For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth…For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people” (Micah 6:11-12,16). “And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you:whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not” (2 Peter 2:2-3).