Would you?

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Would you?

  1. Yes, I would.

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  2. No, I would not.

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  3. I would have to pray about it.

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  1. Cutter

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    If you were a Pastor, or if you are a Pastor, would you put a man up to preach at your church that has been married before or has two living wives? Why or why not?
     
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    What do you mean? Married before?
    And what?
    No longer married? Divorced or widower?
    Or has just been married?
    I think every pastor I have known has been married.
    What is your point?
     
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    Is he the husband of one wife? My point, to discover others opinions on the matter.
     
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    Did you add the two living wives part? I didn't see that at first.
    In general I am against it. However I do not see it as a cut and dried case.
    I know of a pastor that was married and divorced very young before he was saved.

    I believe the husband of one wife is talking about polygamy.
    That said I don't believe a divorced wife can typically be considered blameless or to rule his own house well.
    So while I do not believe that a past divorce is an automatic disqualification, I do believe that a divorced man will rarely be qualified for the ministry.
     
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    Is there such a thing as preachers who are not pastors? The qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 are for overseers. Not all preachers are pastors (overseers, bishops, pastors, etc.), so why not have a man who may have been divorced?
     
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    Might have more replies if it were moved to the Pastor's Forum.
     

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