Pat Mesiti, former Hillsong pastor (now ‘income acceleration coach”), put the following post up on his Instagram feed and within a few hours, it was taken down. He wrote:
“This shameless lying reporter who is a child pornographer attacked hillsong church with lies and deceptive gutter journalism … Ben Mcormack accused of course !!”
Source: Pat Mesiti, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/BSsrQChBZGs/, Published 10/04/2017. (Accessed 10/04/2017.)
We appreciate Pat Mesiti’s decision to remove the post given its inappropriateness. However, is he any better than Ben Mcormack?
It’s important to remember that we’re all sinners in need of a Savior. We must also understand that the darker the sin, the harsher the consequences are. That doesn’t mean that Christ cannot forgive someone who has committed the worst act imaginable – Christ died for all of our sins, even those unspeakable ones. The question is, are we repentant of our sins and trust that Christ died for us?
Pat Mesiti’s attitude towards Ben McCormack is quite unforgiving considering what he himself has done in the past. Pat Mesiti ought to revisit the Bible and meditate on God’s grace towards him and be willing to forgive as Christ has forgiven him and be willing to pray for those who have fallen into sin to repent and be forgiven.
Luke 7:41-50: “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
After this article was published, the following two posts were put up by Pat Mesiti:
Source: Pat Mesiti, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/BSuKaP-hLvl/, Published 10/04/2017, Accessed 10/04/2017
Source: Pat Mesiti, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/BSuJhzMBr6p/, Published 10/04/2017, Accessed 10/04/2017
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