It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News. Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me. But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice.
Philippians 1:15‭-‬18 NLT

There are some who minister the gospel of Jesus Christ with pure motives and some with impure motives. When impure motives in ministers are discovered, the devil persuades people to give up Christianity all together. He’ll deceive people into thinking every minister is the same. They’ll leave or not enter the church thinking all ministers are the same.

It’s disappointing when impure motives are discovered, but at the end of the day, does it really matter? Paul says it doesn’t matter. Before their impure motives were discovered, they could have led 1,000 people to Christ. Christ is all that matters. Of course we would want ministers of the gospel to have pure motives, but sin and deception impacts us all.

Instead of throwing Christianity away because of a couple of people, pray for those with impure motives and applaud those with pure motives.

Ministers with impure or pure motives still are preaching and leading people to Christ. Motives don’t matter, Christ does.