Former Pastor Charles Carfrey Sentenced for Sex Abuse

Pastor Charles Carfrey, of the Lord’s House Church in Buckeye, AZ, was sentenced to two years in prison and lifetime probation under a plea agreement sentencing related to charges of sexual conduct with a minor.

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5 Responses

  1. He only gets TWO YEARS in prison? Are you kidding me? As if probation is going to keep him from hurting other children. This is really appalling!

  2. i SAY LEAVE THE JUDGEING UP TO GOD. HE IS MORE FAIR, ANYWAY!

    • I’m afraid you are operating under several common misconceptions in the church.

      First, all allegations of physical or sexual abuse against a minor are required by law to be reported to authorities.

      Second, the Word says in I Peter 2 that we are to submit to every ordinance of man — so it would be a violation of the Word to fail to obey this law.

      Third, the Word says that someone who is guilty of sexual sin in the church is to be confronted, and if unrepentant, they are to be excommunicated (I Cor. 5).

      Fourth, the Word says that pastors who are in sin are to be reproved before all so that others will see and learn (I Tim.5:20).

      Fifth, you have a misunderstanding of God’s judgment and the way He has set up authority. God gave authority on earth to man. He does not jump in and meddle where he has given us authority. And man – both the civil authorities (I Peter 2) and church authorities (Mt. 18, I Cor. 5, II Tim 5) – have been given the authority to judge sin such as this. Meanwhile, God’s judgment is not being passed upon mankind under the New Covenant. It is reserved until the end of time. And at that time, the only thing people will be judged for is whether or not they accepted the sacrifice of Jesus.

      It is our responsibility to judge. To “leave it in the hands of God” is both unscriptural and irresponsible. And it leads to further unrestrained sin of this type.

      — Danni

      • YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN. GOD IS A FAIR JUDGE AND I WOULD RATHER BE JUDGED BY HIM THAN MAN. MAN IS CORRUPT IN THEIR THINKING AND FOR THE MOST PART JUDGE BY APPEARANCE THAN BY WHAT IS IN THE HEART. READ FIRST SAMUEL 16. NOT JUST THAT CHAPTER; READ THE LIFE OF DAVID WHOM GOD SAID WAS A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART! THE OTHER THING THAT GOD SAYS IS “VENGENCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” THEREFORE IT IS NOT “UNSCRIPTURAL” TO SAY LET GOD BE THE JUDGE. YES, WE NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE, BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THE ABOVE STATEMENT MEANS. SOME PEOPLE MAKE JUDGEMENTS BEFORE THEY SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE AND THOSE ARE THE ONES WHO NEED TO LEAVE IT IN GOD’S VERY CAPABLE HANDS. AND INSTEAD OF JUDGING, PRAYING THAT THAT ”OFFENDER” REPENTS AND DOES AN ABOUT FACE AND RUNS ACK TO GOD. FOR GOD’S LOVE NEVER CHANGES. READ THE STORY OF THE PRODIGAL SON (LUKE 15). THAT’S THE GOD I LOVE AND SERVE!

  3. Danni….sounds like YOU are an idiot

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