A Pastor and Divorce - The Poll

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, May 12, 2014.

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Which would automatically disqualify a man from being a pastor of a church?

  1. If a man was divorced before his salvation

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. If his wife was divorced after her salvation

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. If a man was divorced after his salvation

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. If a man was divorced after his salvation

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. If a man has been divorced more than once

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  6. If a man has been divorced more than 5 times

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  7. A man divorces his wife (both first marriage) then re-marry each other

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  8. A man who has had more than one wife at a time

    5 vote(s)
    50.0%
  9. A man who AFTER SALVATION, has cheated on is wife (but no divorce)

    5 vote(s)
    50.0%
  10. Other - please specify

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Salty

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    Two good threads on Divorce - Here is the poll -

    You can select up to TEN choices.

    If you choose "other" please expound

    Vote early, vote often
     
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  2. annsni

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    Each one of those could disqualify someone - or not disqualify them. It depends on what caused the divorce, what has happened since the divorce and where the man is now in his walk with the Lord.
     
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    This, and so many other things, must be decided on a case by case basis.

    I clicked other because of this. I do believe that if a senior pastor, following his licensing and ordination (or installment if you don't believe in either of those) falls morally (married or unmarried) he is disqualified from assuming the senior pastor office. He might, after a period of discipline and restoration, may assume an associate level position but never again the office of senior pastor. Because the church is too special.
     

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