Men in the ministry are faced with sin that is evident to members of the curch. The problems are dealt with, sin is forgiven and consequence remains, but can be accepted as a part of life. When the man of God is affected, the problems become a concern of those in the congregation. When the problem is of a member, the pastor can deal with the issue along with those in relation to it. Often, though, sins that we don't see can be the real problem. Sin that is hidden may not be noticed by others, save a few. It can remain secret. Tkae for instance, pornography. A sin of the flesh, taken into the mind through the eyes, can become one of the most dangerous and undealt-with sins in a church. It can be secret, known only if happened on by someone who sees this as sin, and may never be found out. If allowed in by one who ministers, the effects can be present,but who would know the cause? If one is part of a ministry of the church, can this sin affect others if he keeps it to himself? I do not wish to be descriptive in pornography, or what it is or isn't. Please keep this thread clean. I am looking at this as sin and it's affects on the church. I believe this is a problem that is more prevelent than we want to believe it to be, and that we may know more about the people who lead us than we want to admit. The problem comes when we turn our backs and make it to be a minor problem that the individual should deal with. What are your thoughts?