Recently, a number of media outlets in several countries have reported on a controversial event involving a 60-year-old pastor of the Evangelical Church in Chaco, Mexico. Jorge Federico Rico Villareal, who has long held the cults of this institution in the region, is supposed to marry a girl named Karla (right), who is 12 years old. As if that were not enough, this man was married for 14 years with a woman who supports him in his decision
According to the newspapers, the pastor justifies this future marriage with his faith. He says that God told him that his previous wife had been unfaithful to him and that he gave the order to marry Karla. The wife, Miriam Linda González Aceves, believes that it really was the order of the "Most High" and says she does not oppose what was ordered. He also clarified that he, the pastor, is a God-enlightened one who has always cared for her regardless of his behavior.
Not surprisingly, on August 31, the press published this story and thousands of messages from people all over the world invaded the pastor's Facebook account with insults and insults of all kinds. Not only was he accused of pedophilia, but so was his wife. However, both Jorge and Miriam defended themselves against these offenses and explained that the pastor does not think about marrying the girl until she reaches age 18 and expects the girl to wait for him and still accept him.
Jorge Federico told the press that he was not proud of his marriage and communicated the truth of the union announced on July 2 on his Facebook, which was already excluded this weekend and almost nothing else can be found. "The newspaper pointed out as if I had married her, but I want you to understand that she is not yet my wife. She will be only when she turns 18 and if she chooses. Stop talking in vain and understand this. Gossips have come from all sides, and they have made many gossip about me since forever. "
"Please be mature people and give your life to Christ so that you can judge others with just judgment, as He tells us in John 7:24: Judge not according to appearances, but by righteous judgment." - With these words the shepherd ended up responding to a rather offensive comment about him on his Facebook page. There are still no reports of the minor on the subject and it seems that the media has decided to ignore the subject. Many websites have taken pictures of the pastor as well as news stories about this story, whether for fear of reprisal or court order.
Reading the comments left by both the pastor and his ex-wife, they apparently believe that God made Karla fall in love with him at church meetings because the pastor's main intention was to marry a "clean, educated, impure acts, according to the values of the church. " In this way, Jorge believes he has the responsibility to instruct the girl throughout her adolescence and not allow her to be influenced to have bad attitudes.
Many church members consider him to be a righteous man and "after the heart of God" and that perhaps everything was a "misunderstanding." Cases occur every day in several churches and also outside. The worst of all is that many people blinded by faith do not see what is done by their leaders, for if he is there, leading the church, it is because "God wanted, God appointed him, and if God did that, the man is really trustworthy. "
But God said in Jeremiah 17: 5 "Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in another man, and maketh flesh his arm, and turneth away his heart from the Lord." Surely this pastor does not preach this to his followers because if he did, none of them would trust this man who most likely will not be punished and walk freely in the care of his church and maybe pick new wives like Karla, 12 years, as long as you can.