[Linux4christians] Baptists (was Re: Ex-Muslim's college, speech disrupted by arson.)
pastordavid at bibleseven.com
Wed Dec 16 08:12:37 EST 2009
Someone needs to post the specific verses from which they
argue that the text establishes a legal barrier to one who
has been divorced serving in leadership.
Once that is on the table we may then consider the context
of that text, and the teaching of the Bible (not mere
extra-Biblical human teaching), about grace and law as it
must be applied to every application.
> On 12/15/2009 05:13 PM, Billy Staggs wrote:
>>> There is some debate one what to do with the "one wife" thing --
>>> heard various exegetical arguments on it. I need to dig them up again.
>>> I think there is certainly a question as to whether divorce
>>> permanently mars someone in such a way that repentacne and full
>>> restoration into the body is impossible. I suspect most would want to
>>> say "no, it is not impossible to be fully restored into the body of
>>> Christ," yet a code prohibiting divorced pastors seems to do that.
>>> Food for thought.
>> Impossible to be restored to the Body of Christ, or to hold the office of
> Let me run 2 REAL LIFE situations that I personally know about. In the
> 1st case, the husband decided he like men better and paid for the
> divorce. What about her standing.....already know about him. 2nd case
> where the husband is abusive AND molests their daughter.....she had no
> choice but to divorce him. What is her standing now? I believe I know
> the answer(s) but I want to hear from the group.
> SOCIALISM is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance
> and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal
> sharing of misery. -Winston Churchill
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