This is a follow up to a story I covered about a month ago. Pastor Jack Schaap, the former Pastor of the Hammond Indiana First Baptist Church plead guilty yesterday to having sex with a minor and transporting a minor over state lines for the purpose of having sex with her. This is both a sad story to cover and one that should be a serious wake up call to the church in how they choose their leaders and why church leaders fall.
Here is a video broadcast of plea agreement from Channel 2 News in Chicago
We still need to keep praying for the girl, her family, our brothers and sisters at First Baptist Church Hammond Indiana, and the family members of Jack Schaap
It is part of human nature to revel in the failure of someone famous or big. However that is not a good part of our human nature, so I implore all of you to take a moment and just be thankful for His grace towards you because as much as this is a horrible sin and has damaged many people, we all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.
At least Jack Schaap is owning up to the crime and not trying to cover things up. At least he has shown enough of a shepherds heart to consider the lives of the people he has hurt.