sexta-feira, 23 de dezembro de 2011
PASTOR MAY BE SINGLE?
I Tim 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9
"It is necessary, therefore, that a bishop must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober, modest, hospitable, able to teach, not given to wine, not violent but gentle, enemy of contention, not covetous; and ruleth well his own house, raising children in submission with all reverence (for if someone does not know how to rule his own house, how to take care of the church of God?) is not a novice, lest they become conceited and fall into the condemnation the devil. Rather, he must have good testimony from the outside, so as not to fall into reproach and the snare of the devil "(I Timothy 3:1-7).
"... Someone who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or are insubordinate. Because it is essential that the bishop must be blameless as the steward of God, not arrogant, not quarrelsome, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy of filthy lucre: but hospitable, a lover of good, sober, just, pious, who has self-control, attached to the faithful word which is according to doctrine, has so much power to urge the rectum teaching and to convict those who contradict "(Titus 1:5-9).
I remember very well about this issue that has occurred in the ministries and churches, or rather when I began my career as a laborer, was co-worker, deacon and priest. I received the instructions that have been designated by Pastor Joseph B. Wellington Coast that the worker should be married. But going over some of the Bible created other means to ignore it, or better, using things to appease the facts.
Some wanting to escape the reality of the Bible texts used as an excuse to argue that pastors can be single. However, there is in the Bible to support such arguments, or fleeing a true hermeneutic and exegetical analysis of a point of view teológico.Vejamos the excuses that some speak in support of their interests as the separation of unmarried pastors. Here's what Dennis Allan wrote:
1 - "Paul was not married. Paul was faithful in his work as an apostle and minister (servant) of Christ (Acts 26:16, Colossians 1:1,23), but in Scripture it is never called a bishop, priest or pastor. The other apostles were married (1 Corinthians 9:5). Therefore not surprising to discover that some of them also served as elders (1 Peter 5:1, 2 John 1, 3 John 1).
2 Timothy and Titus were not married. There is no reference to these evangelists as married, but there is no passage that called pastors! The custom of calling cards to these evangelists "pastoral epistles" creates some confusion, because it escapes the biblical language. In the Bible, neither the author nor the recipients of these letters are called shepherds;
3-Paul said that singles can serve you better. (1 Corinthians 7:1-7). Paul's advice was given for "all men" (7:7) specifically because of a "hardship present" (7:26). It should not be interpreted in a way that contradicts other passages that encourage marriage (I Timothy 5:14) and that specifically require that priests be married (1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:6). "
Since we treat the issue with much property, and seeking clarification of many who are unfortunately in the spiritual inertia, and know nothing about such matters discussed in the light of the Bible. Or rather, let's see some points that are important to the pastoral role.
I-O Married pastor, besides being the Biblical requirement is important because the function that does justice received from God.
II-The single pastor, even though it has good intentions, does not meet the Biblical requirements for the function in which it is entitled. So, why want to disobey the Bible, I believe that being single is yes then get ready to enter the ministry God has called you.
III-Pastor Married, has a role dignified by the Bible, that is, good husband, good father, and raise their children according to what the Bible says. While the single has no Biblical support for the ministry in accordance with what God has appointed.
IV-The pastor married, the Church has the confidence to solve any social problems within the community that pastors. Or rather, in dealing with family issues, marital problems or, sin of unmarried people (fornication), etc.. Now when the Bible says it is unacceptable that there are people who twist the texts only to further their personal interests.
V- O single pastor can not deal with matters related to marriage, or advise single people or married. For this reason, the Bible is not able to exercise the pastoral ministry. Who approves such thing disobey what God has appointed in His Word - I Tim 3:1-7. Some support for the practice, or consecration of single people in the ministry say that you can not force such workers to get married, because such a position may be precipitated. So if this is so, or better, since it does not want to marry, to stay unmarried, Thus, no single ministry can have.
So our position here is to defend what the Bible tells us, because there are no arguments against facts. I say to the unmarried who appreciate the ministry and who feel the call of the Lord, seek to do what the Bible says, because out of it is disobedience to God. Pray to God and ask a partner who understands the meaning of ministry in the life of a man called by God. Case and constitutes a home, then everything you see is sure to be a blessing from Christ. Or rather, single pastor does not meet the requirements that are written in the Bible, is true God and every man a liar ... Reiterate what is above, or rather, those who advocate the consecration of pastors unmarried, they allege that there can be no precipitation as to marriage, or rather, that does not happen that some get married and fail. But where is it written that because of this problem is to enshrine the singles ministry? Something that I see as an imposition unfounded and that it is better are the personal interests and mitigating familiares.Outras as the consecration of single people is that the consecration is valid only for "Those" who are "children" or relatives of ministers, that is , which is even more serious because it sets up a practice of "Ministerial Nepotism." The accompanying you to our blog, do not be sad with this situation, because the most important is that God has his "Chosen" or Callings and aiming - Jer 3:15, Ephesians 4:11-12, Hebrews 4.5.
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Postado por Bolg Cristão às 05:20