I know a man who was saved and called to Preach. During his ordeal he came to me to talk about his situation. His wife claimed to have also been saved, but had a very weak testimony and produced no fruit. The man took a small Church. He built it from about 10 regular attendees to over 50 in just a couple of years. His wife attended in the beginning, but later stopped going. She told him that if he didn't quit the ministry she would leave him, and he would be forced out due to divorce. When I learned she did this, I really began to doubt that she was saved. He told her he could not quit the ministry because he felt that would be quitting what God had called him to do. She divorced him. He tried to fight it but the legal system said she could have her divorce without any cause. I know that he tried all he could to keep her from filing the divorce. Once she filed the divorce he was forced to step down from the Pastorate and the Church has since closed. He has tried to find a place to serve, but no one wants him once they find out he is divorced, and he does not feel it is right to hide that. 1 Corinthians 7:15 says he is no longer under bondage concerning this marriage. Now, as Christians, should we shun this man from Pastoring as seems to be happening, or should he be commended for keeping to the call God placed on him. To me it seems that if he is shut out of the ministry we Christians are saying that satan has won (since his ex told him she would do this to get him barred from the ministry, and apparently that has worked), and also that we are giving a spouse the ability to decide whether her husband can be a Pastor or not. If his wife had died would he be qualified to Pastor? And, if so, why not if his unbelieving spouse divorced him through no fault of his own? Matthew Henry says in his commentary that this is comparable to a spouse that has died. Your thoughts? PastorMark.