a mistake is loosing your temper and taking it out on yer wife... or speeding etc. the guy isn't making mistakes when he intentionally lies about his military service, or takes advantage of the willing to buy a 500,000 race horse...Look here's the deal.
It's not a problem for Christians. Pat, is not some god... he will make mistakes, just like other Christians and non Christians alike.
I appreciate the stereotype label that Christians are somehow impervious to mistake and sin, but you are wrong. And Christians who believe that are wrong too.
Not an easy pill to swallow seeing Pat do such a thing. But, a problem? Hey Pat will be dead and buried, and there will be plenty more people who call themselves Christians, who will make plenty of more mistakes, just as there was before, and just as many as non-Christians.