Biblical Qualifications for Evangelists

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by OnfireforJesus, May 19, 2006.

  1. OnfireforJesus

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    I would like to know does the Bible give qualifications for Evangelists as it does for deacons and Pastors?
     
  2. MRCoon

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    I don't know of any verses that address requirements for an evangelist specifically. Though I would call an Evangelist a "travelling preacher" and as such I think that he should fulfill the same qualifications as one who fills the pulpit to preach God's truth...sounds like a Pastor to me!! ;) [​IMG]
     
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    You probably don't even need to be human.
     
  5. NateT

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    I would warn, with respect to the OP, that Paul lists evangelists as a gift that God has called. But he does so within the context of a local church. I don't think he's talking there about "lone ranger" evangelists, but rather those sent out by a church.
     
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    Well here's a question then: Should there be evangelists that have not been sent out by a church?
     
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    I think that the lack of specific requirements for the office of evangelist makes it distinct from pastor or deacon. The last two have a symbolic role in leading the church and, as such, might have specific requirements such as "husband of one wife" which did not apply to the evangelist.
     
  8. Tom Butler

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    menageriekeeper said--asked:
    This question might be worth starting another thread, but it's a good question.

    Nate, I think you can make a case for your position.
     
  9. NateT

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    Well think of it this way, if you are an evangelist sent by FBC Whosville, and you start preaching that Jesus was just a good man and not God, then your church could discipline you. Yet, if you are out there on your own, you can say whatever you want, and the only "discipline" you might suffer is from some churches not calling you to lead a revival.
     

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