Sin versus the timing of one's Salvation is something that I see often today. The question was raised indirectly in a survey on this forum, and I would like to ask what the Theological interpretations of others are? Is sin before salvation different than sin after salvation? The proposition has been stated regularly on this board that a divorced man can be a pastor (deacon) if he was divorced before his salvation, but not if he was divorced after his salvation. What Biblical difference is there in sinning before one's salvation and after? Yes, I do realize the apparent - we should not sin after salvation, and I pray that you the reader realize the apparent - we do sin after salvation. Yet, what is the Biblical standard about sin before salvation versus after salvation?