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If a faithful pastor has unbelieving children who are engaged in immoral lifestyles, should he continue in the ministry?



      

1 Timothy 3:1 - 7

NKJV - 1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach.

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Summary e2cfa3d8db1f51554b1a48f46a26cccd Dele Jude Johnson

May God have mercy. I assume that the pastor should be conversant with the Word of God as contained in the books of Proverb 13 vs 24 & 1st Samuel 3 vs 11-14. We are in the period of The Grace of God. He can retrace his steps very quickly by asking God for forgiveness and mercy. If it is the will of God, no doubt he will be spared.

February 08 2014 Report

Mini Jim New

The answer is found in 1st Timothy chapter 3

February 08 2014 Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado

Wouldn't celibacy solve this problem?

February 10 2014 Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado

I agree celibacy is a choice. I am proposing it as a solution to the problem.

February 10 2014 Report

Summary e2cfa3d8db1f51554b1a48f46a26cccd Dele Jude Johnson

No mixing the Word of God with the idea of man. God has set a standard as recorded in the book of Timothy and He has so graciously warned of the implication as in the case of Eli. Apostle Paul may have decided to serve and work for God as also recorded in the book of Act and the Epistles.

February 10 2014 Report

Stringio Vincent Mercado

Which one would you prefer to lead a church? A celibate pastor or a pastor with unbelieving children, possibly drug addicts?

February 11 2014 Report

Summary e2cfa3d8db1f51554b1a48f46a26cccd Dele Jude Johnson

A celibate that has the old fire burning in him like Apostle Paul; not the end time type whose stock in trade are in shamelessly chasing after innocent children with their lobido, engaging in sexual immorality. Frankly, there are very few celibate out there.

February 11 2014 Report

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