I think the reason as to why pastors put some disobedient people in leadership is so as to help them better themselves. It could also be as a way of making them see what they do is bad and that they should correct their behaviors.
Just to see if they can handle the responsibility. Also it's a way of them to realize that they can't act like a jerk all the time because someone no they will be snapped at by someone and realize that it's not easy
What do you mean by 'disobedient'? If you mean in the Biblical sense then have you actually READ the Bible? Have you THOUGHT about the men God chose as His leaders throughtout the Bible? Noah had a drinking problem and was an idiot when drunk. Public nudity. Abraham pimped out his wife twice to save their lives, Sarah and Abe laughed at God when He said theyd have a baby in their nintys. Jacob lied and cheated and later played favorites with his children. Joseph was an spoiled, arrogant brat as a kid. King David basically had a man killed so he could have his wife. Moses killed a man and was blatantly disobedient several times. Every man God chose as a leader was blatantly flawed in some way. There was only ONE perfect man without sin. Jesus. A human pastor has no choice but to hire sinful, disobedient men because there is nothing else to choose. All humans are sinful and if obviously flawed men were acceptible to God in that day and age then surely they are equally acceptible today to lead His Church, esp since perfection is impossible.
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Margaret, from the way you phrase the question, i think the previous answers are missing the point, and that is Churchgoers want to be led by Spiritually mature believers. And youre describing Spiritual immaturity. And you can get that kind of leadership out in the world, who needs that in church? I think that Satan is at work everywhere right now. And he uses all kinds of ways to use all kinds of people to "smooth the way" for sin to continue. And the best we can hope for right now is that God will use His Ways so they'll turn away from their sins, and change their ways. I do understand your disappointment tho, it looks like you may know more about Godliness than your pastor...I'm just saying.