I was recently talking to a person who shared with me why a man we knew was not qualified for pastoral ministry because he was divorced several years before becoming a believer. That got me to thinking about how we apply the qualifications in 1 Timothy 3. I have heard numerous accounts of men who were drunks, cheaters, liars, etc before salvation and after God saves them He calls them into ministry and they are faithful servants for the remainder of their lives. Yet if the same men were divorced before salvation many would consider them disqualified. My question is why is there an inconsistency there? If we hold up divorce (which is not even mentioned in the text) in such a manner, why do we not hold up all of the qualifications in the same way? Why is a man that was a drunk before salvation qualified, but a man who was divorced before salvation disqualified?