I am aware of NO instance where Scripture condones the cover up of improprieties by those who claim to be leaders of God’s people.

In fact, the Biblical approach – both Old and New Testament – is quite the opposite.

Furthermore, truly repentant leaders will not try to hide their leadership sins, but openly confess and publicly repent.

Absent that …

They remain a danger to all.

Which is why 1 Timothy 5:19-21 specifically commands us to investigate and publicly expose church leaders who abuse their position …

As a warning to all.