It’s foolish to trust a man.
Yesterday I was sitting in my workplace lunchroom, minding my own business, munching on some or other healthy high protein frozen meal. There was a group of guys sitting at the table next to me discussing the daily news in one of the newspapers, when someone suddenly yelled out. “I don’t care, I don’t believe in God anyway!” My mouth was filled with spicy lean chicken at the time. I had two choices: spit the chicken onto the floor, 1 second delay. Or swallow quick, 2 second delay, possibly longer after choking. I chose option 3, no delay in time, I spoke with my mouth full of food. I have learnt from past experiences, NOW is Gods time, no delays allowed. “Whoa, whoa, whoa, what’s wrong, why don’t you believe?” I called back. “I there was a God, then he wouldn’t allow this to happen!” He replied. I realised that he was referring to another priest exposed doing something bad. I did answer this man, and I would like to share my answer with you here, please add a comment about how you would answer this question so that I can add this to my arsenal against the devil, because this type of question will be asked again and I/we need to be ready to reply. 1 Peter 3:15
Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect.
We live in a fallen world
The earth was perfect in all its ways in the beginning, but Adam and Eve disobeyed God and did the one thing that would ruin them. They gained the knowledge of good and evil. This curse has passed onto all generations, that’s why evil people exist today. God doesn’t want these priest to commit evil, it’s the world we live in that do wrong.
There are evil people scattered amongst the good people
Although most people in the church are trying to do good, the devil has his agents amongst these, spoiling the good works of good people. Many of these evil people seem to of made there way into leadership positions. Jesus told a parable for this about a farmers enemy scattering weeds amongst his good crops. Matthew 13:24-
The Priest is not Gods ambassador
Don’t ever look at a human as God, or even close. Humans are all sinners and will never fully represent God. We can only look at Jesus as Gods true identity, for as we have known Jesus, we have know the Father. John14:9
Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.”
Just to add, should priests have to live a celibate life? Certain powerful desires, unsatisfied will lead to temptation, then sin, then death.