Divorced DOM

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  1. ChuckS

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    I just have a quick question, we all have our opinions about a divorced person as a pastor or deacon, but how about a Director of Missions?
     
  2. rlvaughn

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    I vote for NO Director of Missions at all. That would eliminate one extra problem to worry about. But if I were in a group that had a Director of Missions, and if I had a vote, I would not vote to elect as a Director of Missions a divorced man. Don't know what scripture I would base it on, since I don't find a DOM in scripture.

    [ October 22, 2001: Message edited by: rlvaughn ]
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    Is the DOM equivalent to being a pastor or functioning in the role of pastor? If yes, then follow the same guidelines for a pastor. If not, it is a bureaucratic position like the regional director of CocaCola and we don't ask whether he or she is divorced or not.
     
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    What if you have a man who came to the DOM position as a married to one woman guy (and most of the churches are "No Divorce" stance. The DOM divorces his wife on who knows what grounds, and remarries. His first wife never moved to the Association with him, so no one knows his first wife.
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SaggyWoman:
    What if you have a man who came to the DOM position as a married to one woman guy (and most of the churches are "No Divorce" stance. The DOM divorces his wife on who knows what grounds, and remarries. His first wife never moved to the Association with him, so no one knows his first wife.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    The association recently selected a new DOM, this DOM fills the role of a pastor in several churches that are currently without, because he fills this role on a regular basis it was important when selected to meet the biblical standards of a bishop/pastor as set in 1 Timothy 3:2. Now the application of that passage is up to the local assembly, but that is another argument entirely.

    Sin is Sin lets call it like it is.

    -- Theological Neophyte
     
  6. TXVET58

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    Divorce is not sin.
     
  7. Maria

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    QUESTION? A pastor who is divorced cannot re- marry while the ex-wife is still alive?
    :rolleyes:
     
  8. Maria

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    TXVET58
    I was divorced before I was born again in Christ my ex- husband remarried. Now as a Christian all I know in my heart and base on the book of God that Divorce is a sin. :rolleyes:
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Maria:
    QUESTION? A pastor who is divorced cannot re- marry while the ex-wife is still alive?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Of course he can. But some say he cannot get divorced at all and still be a pastor (even if the divorce followed exactly what Jesus/Paul taught).

    Go up to the Theology Forum and check the past month - been 3-4 threads on this subject. No need to debate it here. Then jump on in, gal, and defend your position!
     
  10. kev

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    what a person does before that person is saved shoude not matter.because God put his sin's as far as the east is from the west and will not rember them agin. LOVE kev
     
  11. TXVET58

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    I keep hearing people excuse their sins by saying "that was before I was a Christian..." If pre-conversion sins don't matter, why did we need to get saved, then? Why did Christ have to die?
    Some say a pastor/preacher/deacon can't divorce, remarry, sleep around, etc unless "it happened before they knew the Lord, etc."??
    Hypocrisy! I refuse to believe God's grace is greater towards "unbelievers" than it is to the "elect."
     
  12. mountainrun

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    Texvet, you said
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    If pre-conversion sins don't matter, why did we need to get saved, then? Why did Christ have to die?
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    Christ's death is the very reason that our preconversion sins don't matter.

    MR
     
  13. Dr. Bob

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    Christ's death is the reason sin doesn't matter at all. Remember, it was ALL "future" when He bore it on the cross.

    It is not a matter of "sin". It is a matter of "qualification".

    Example: Let's say you like Peter Jennings, the ABC news anchor. He is a good man and wants to run for President of the USA.

    He can't. He is "disqualified". Why? He's a US citizen like me. What did he do? Is he a felon? Is he under age?

    No, nothing "he" did. He was born in Canada and that disqualifies him EVER from running for President. Sorry. Do not pass 'Go'. Do not collect a chair in the Oval Office.

    A man's pre-conversion/post-conversion life MAY likewise disqualify him for service. How many years did Paul have to wait after he was miraculously saved before he was qualified to serve?

    Can some even pre-conversion sins be so heinous that a person will never meet the qualifications of "above reproach"?
     

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