[Linux4christians] [SPAM] Re: Baptists (was Re: Ex-Muslim's college, speech disrupted by arson.)
bstaggs at staggs.net
Wed Dec 16 15:37:42 EST 2009
It occurs to me that I failed to answer your real life scenarios, so let
me state my "opinions".
Case 1: I would say that the husband is guilty of abandonment and/or
possibly adultery (depending on how far he has gone with the "likes men"
thing), therefore I would not exclude her from an office based on this
Case 2: This one is easy for a redneck Christian like myself. Anyone
who would perpetrate a sexual crime on a child, let alone is own child
deserved to die. Therefore she is a widow and not excluded from the
office. :-) Seriously, this would also fall under the immorality clause
of Mat 19:9.
Paul gave several qualifications for the offices: blameless, one wife,
vigilant, sober, good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach, not
given to wine, not greedy, not quarrelsome, not covetous, etc. Someone
(whatever governing body that be) is going to have to make a judgment
call upon said candidate and should do so from a Biblical understanding
of the qualification in light of each individual case. Your point is
I have seen times when the "One that ruleth well his own house, having
his children in subjection with all gravity (1Tim 3:4)" should have
excluded someone, but that's a whole different subject....
> 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.
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