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Could John the Baptist, Paul or Jesus lead a fundamental or evangelical church?

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    What do you think? Not one of them, including Paul himself, meets the requirements laid down in the New Testament.

     
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    Non-issue. Neither of these three would want to lead a church and yes, they do not meet the Biblical requirements.
     
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    What makes you think none would want to lead a church?
     
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    Because they took scripture seriously. They wouldn't want to violate it.
     
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    Specifically what scripture are you referring to?
    About a pastor must be the husband of one wife ?
    Which means a pastor could not be single?
     
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    We are told in no uncertain terms why a pastor needs to be married. I would not attend a church with a single pastor.
     
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    Does that include a pastor who becomes a widower?

    Not trying to be sarcastic, but this is an honest question.
     
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    If that widower demonstrated that he ran his house in a Godly manner. I even believe if he eventually re-marries, he would still be qualified.
     
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    Serious question……


    How many solid bible fearing pastors do you know, or suppose, that have become widowers ?
     
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    "Pastor" is a spiritual gift, and there is not one single requirement in Scripture concerning this gift, it is given by God.
     
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    Whatever. :sleep:

    Anyways, Jesus, Paul, and John the Baptist were all Jewish priests.

    Lots of us think J the B was a Nazarite, from youth. His vows would have prevented him from biblically pastoring a New Testament church.

    Paul was most definitely a Pharisee.
     
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