Praise the Lord Saints.
1 Timothy 3:1-2 and Titus 1:4-6
These passages of scripture clearly define those seeking the position of shepherd, leader, pastor of a church of God.
I don’t know how many ways you can misunderstand this but for some strange reason it is epidemic throughout the body of Christ.
I can speak to this point that I know there is no way an unmarried man of God can help me become a better husband. You can’t teach what you don’t know, and you can’t lead where you won’t go. It’s that simple. The single pastor having private discussions with the single sister behind closed doors is dealing with the blameless part. I am not speaking to anything except what we read from the Bible. You have to stop and research these things and then ask God for the understanding if you have issues with what is written because again, it’s not my opinion, its Bible.
We can’t fix our neighborhoods and communities until we fix the church. No one family or person has a monopoly over God’s Church. If it’s that way then so be it, but when it comes to the things of God we have to do it God’s way if we want the blessings He promised. Yes it’s gonna shake the very foundation of some, no many churches, but we are talking about people’s very eternal destinies that are at stake and we can’t be so prideful that we ignore the seriousness of this subject.
I want to make this very clear that you can’t say that this opinion is mine because here are biblical scriptures to support this. Again, this is Bible.
- Genesis 3: 6, 12-13, 16
- 1 Cor. 14: 33-35, 40
- 1 Timothy 2: 9-15
- 1 Cor. 11: 1-3
- Ephesians 5: 22-24
- Titus 2: 3-5
- Matthew 28: 16-20 Mark 16: 14-18; Luke 24: 36-49; John 20: 19-23
- Mark 16: 1-8, 14-18
- Colossians 3:18