When we look at incidents such as those with Juanita Bynum, Paula White, the Catholic priests and others, the question comes to mind "Do we place more faith in the messenger rather than the message?
The Bible is full of prophets and other other individuals who were used by God even though by societies standards they were not "worthy". Our messengers do not preach themselves nor can they because they cannot provide you with salvation. Instead, they prech Jesus Christ the only one who can save you.
No ministry should become the object of your faith. Foolishly we place our messengers (or they place themselves) on pedastals rather the One who has already atoned for our sins. Rather, it should be God in whom your faith is place.
Our messengers are human; made of flesh and blood. They will in some way or another let you down. Their role is not to model for others what a real "man or woman of God" should act like. Their primary role is to proclaim the finished work of Jesus Christ for salvation…in spite of their inability to always behave in a "godly manner!"
No individual described in the word of God, never mind any who have come along since then, ever attained righteousness through their behavior. There is only one man that can give us salvation and that man is Jesus Christ. So the question remains today where does our faith lie? What do you think?