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  1. 3 points
    No Nicolaitans

    Pensacola Bible institute

    I feel that your definition of "rule" denotes only the negative aspects of a ruler. Not all who rule are bad, evil, unfair, or serve their own self-interests... Romans 13:3, Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24 God himself has commanded that the wife be in subjection to her own husband. If you want to know how a husband is to rule over his wife the correct, loving, and godly way, perhaps this will help? Ephesians 5:22-33 To "rule" involves more than laying down the law and enforcing it. It involves taking care of those under you, loving them, tending to their needs, protecting them, nurturing them, guiding them, and much more. So yes indeed...if a husband can't rule his own house well (wife included), how can he take care of the church of God? See...God even says what he meant by "rule" in the same verse... (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
  2. 2 points
    DaveW

    Pensacola Bible institute

    1. I never said definitions were unimportant. I implied that definitions need to be correct. 2. The Greek supports the definition of the word. Just like any dictionary gives definitions. 3. Your proposed definition of wife, given with no reference as to its origin, does not align with the official definitions. To be honest, I am not interested in becoming further involved in this discussion, but as you say, definitions are important, but it is also important that they are correct definitions.
  3. 2 points
    DaveW

    Pensacola Bible institute

    It seems to me that much is being made of certain definitions, but those definitions for not appear to be true. For instance, the greek word from which is translated the word "wife" has a primary meaning of "woman", and a secondary of "specifically a wife", which makes the word a descriptive rather than a "title". Secondly, a bishop is absolutely required to rule his house well, the reference to children being an addendum to that, but a wife is absolutely a part of that household. Finally, the rules on divorce must be considered, as Biblically not all divorce is the same. One thing is certain about divorce though: Matt 19:8 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. Hey friend, why don't you pop across to the intro section and introduce yourself properly.
  4. 2 points
    Alan

    Pensacola Bible institute

    Brethren, My reply to SAB76 is written in red. No matter how a person uses "to" or "of" or uses the word "wife", 1 Timothy 3:4-5 is very clear that a divorced man cannot be the pastor, or bishop, or elder, of a church because if he cannot take care of his own house well than he cannot take care of the church. As a personal note. Throughout my years in the ministry I have noticed that many men, who will not accept being denied being a pastor due to being divorced, will try every reasoning, every excuse, in order to force the interpretation that SAB76 is presenting and will ignore the clear words of 1 Timothy 2:4 & 5," "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) If a man is the pastor of the church and cannot rule one wife well than he does not have the ability, or calling from God as according to the scriptures, to take care of the church of God. Alan
  5. 2 points
    HappyChristian

    Egg in an Egg

    This morning Randy had a boiled egg for breakfast. As he was peeling it, he noticed something hard at the top of it. He took of the very top and saw...a mini egg! In the first picture it looks almost like the yolk is peeking out. But it was no yolk. In the second picture, Randy put the mini egg by the regular egg so a sense of size was given. He took the mini egg to church tonight. In picture 3, one of our members put his finger in the picture for sizing. In the fourth picture, Randy peeled the egg. Yes, indeed - the mini egg had a shell! As you might be able to see, there was no yolk in the mini egg, but it was definitely egg white. Has anyone ever experienced this? A friend linked an article for me to read about this. The link is below, but it's the second title in the article that explains this. Interesting stuff! https://backyardpoultry.iamcountryside.com/eggs-meat/how-a-chicken-lays-an-egg-inside-of-an-egg/?fbclid=IwAR39pR0QzI5nkCUZ5bXXM-xFJKMqGNZopgdWa5lP9XdxZO_MbHhq7-dPmvY
  6. 2 points
    Alan

    Pensacola Bible institute

    John, Thank you for your fine interpretation of the office of the bishop, the qualifications of a bishop, or pastor, or elder, of the local church and the responsibility of Paul the Apostle. Excellent exposition and giving the proper scriptural interpretation of 2 Corinthians 11:28 Also, it is a shame in our day and age where the office of the pastor, or bishop, or elder, is not considered a HOLY office and the man who assumes that office should be BLAMELESS in all aspects of the word; including only being married to ONE WIFE (NOT ONE WIFE AT A TIME NEITHER), The scriptures, not quoted by SAB76, that explains very plainly why the bishop should only have one wife (not one wife at a time but only one wife), is clearly brought out by the apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 3:4-5, "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) If a man is the pastor of the church and cannot rule one wife well than he does not have the ability, or calling from God as according to the scriptures, to take care of the church of God. Alan
  7. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    Pastor's Wednesday Eve. Teaching

    I can't imagine why you would think you would be there a while. Ya think??????
  8. 1 point
    Alan

    Pensacola Bible institute

    So, since you consider me more wicked, and ungodly, than Pilate and in your eyes I am a Pharisee. And, you despise me, I will heed the admonition of Solomon, "Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words." Proverbs 23:9
  9. 1 point
    Jim_Alaska

    The Local Church.

    Well done Alan. Acts 1:22 can also be considered as a proof verse for the office of an Apostle. I submit this as an "aside" only, I don't want to take away from your teaching in this verse in reference to baptism, but thought of it as a reminder that there were indeed certain qualifications or the office of an Apostle. Although written specifically to the local church at Thessalonica, this verse also shows and affirms Paul's office of Apostle to the Gentiles.
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