Stain That Stays: The Church's Response to the Sexual Misconduct of Its Leaders
Armstrong, John H.
"Eschewing both legalism and apathy, Armstrong points a biblical way forward to protecting God's sheep and recovering fallen shepherds...he has provided us with an extremely valuable, wise and balanced discussion."See All
Christians United for Reformation
"The lack of serious self-criticism and sustained biblical analysis on this issue plagues the Christian house. This book by John Armstrong takes a sober look at this problem and endeavours to shake us into something radical - that is to engage the Bible obediently."See All
"As the epidemic of moral failure among church leaders shows signs of worsening, the church must carefully re-examine some hard questions in the clear light of scripture. John Armstrong has done this, and here he offers a thoughtful, biblical response - surely the finest book to date on this difficult subject."See All
John F. MacArthur Jr
Grace Community Church
"Armstrong has considered the issue in Biblical, theological, and historical terms. He has left no stone unturned and yet he has thrown no stones at fallen brothers. The book reflects a properly pastoral tone and a broken heart."See All
President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"This book is a needed corrective to the growing trend to restore fallen ministers into pastoral leadership. Whether one agrees with all John Armstrong's conclusions, he makes a case that desperately needs to be heard."See All
"This is a pastoral letter from a sinner to sinners, composed with gracious humility. Above all The Stain that Stays is biblical. John Armstrong has done his homework. It deserves a wide reading by pastors, denomination leaders, church elders, and all who love the church."See All
R. Kent Hughes
College Church, Wheaton
What should happen to pastors who fall to sexual misconduct? Should they return, repentant, to their pulpits within weeks or months - or should they return at all? Around the world sexual misconduct is knocking ministers from their ministry. As the numbers grow it is crucial to know what should happen to them - for their good and for the good of the Church.208 Pages
Author Information: John H. Armstrong, president of Reformation & Revival Ministries since 1991, serves the church in a variety of ways - conferences, pastoral care, teaching resources, books, editing a theological journal and a magazine. John also directs area groups for pastors and preaches widely in the United States and abroad. He was a pastor for twenty-one years, the last sixteen at Trinity Baptist Church, Wheaton. John has been married to his wife, Anita, for nearly thirty years and has two adult children and one grandchild. He lives in Carol Stream, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.