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  1.  I Timothy 3 states that one of the qualifications of a, "bishop," is to be," the husband of one wife." In 2016, does that relate sole to the pastor of a local church or does that apply to those on the pastoral staff such as, "youth pastors/ directors?"

    Second question I would have, as Baptists , what does the Bible have to say on the process of finding a wife. What would you say to a marriage minded young man who believes he's called to ministry on this topic of finding a wife. I also would ask because, as someone who is a first generation Christian, this is not something I have really been able to gain solid Biblical counsel on, so few are willing to touch it as its controversial, dating/ courtship, etc.If you were a youth pastor, college/ singles ministry director working with someone who didn't exactly come up in the Christian school/ Bible college/ Baptist church to pursue what I have heard preached many times as, "the second greatest blessing after salvation?"

    I ask this because, in the evangelical world, such as boundless.org (Focus on the Family) and other sites, men are being shamed for not dating, etc extended adulthood, I believe Cary Schmidt wrote a book on this topic of extended adolescence. And with the trends of co-habitating, homosexual "marriage," fornication, divorce, single parenthood on the rise, etc. Census showed a while back that singles are now a majority of this country, how can we as the church, not only defend the institution of marriage, the family, and the home for those who already have it, but help young people who desire those things to get ready for those thing and provide them opportunities to meet, mingle, and serve and serve others with one another?


    Not trying to cause controversy, but these are things that, as a young man having a burden to work with young people, how could I be a help to them in this area, and also some practical principles in godly communication, etc. that would benefit my own life as well. I appreciate all the wisdom I've found on this site, that's why I've been asking these complex questions like I have. Thank you brothers and sisters.

  2. What is the difference between the fundamentalists and the evangelicals of today. My understanding of evangelicals were those who compromised with the Catholic church and liberal christians, like Bill Graham and were not willing to separate over Gospel related issues? Could someone explain what evangelicalism of today stands for? What exactly is it that fundamentalists stand for today, as we mostly have our circles, they have theirs and really no interaction between the groups anymore?

  3. What I meant to ask here is things on etiqurette, scripturally based standards, as I said, I've come from extreme fundamentalist churches that were so strict that they kept guys and girls separate and tried to keep us on a leash when were around each other, so now with me going off to college, I'm very shy and nervous around people, especially having come from a non Christian background.

    Perhaps the question could be restated as , what does scripture say about shyness and how to defeat it?

  4.   Hello brothers and sisters in Christ. I am attending my first on campus semester at Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI this Spring. I was saved at 16, I'm 24, I have 3 years of schooling left. I came from a non-Christian, inner city home, was raised as a Catholic, without a father in the home. I wasn't a social bird when I was growing up. What advice would you have for a young man when it comes to interacting with ladies while at college. Is it ok for guys and girls to be friends with each other (I've been in churches where they kept the guys and girls separate). How does dating/ courtship work in our circles? How does one get to the process of getting ready to be married? If you could, please provide Scripture with your answers so I can study these things out. Thank you for your help. Sorry to be to asking a sensitive question, but this is an area I have struggled with as I can be shy sometimes.

  5. Hello brothers and sisters in Christ. My name is Jordan Haskins, I am 24 from Saginaw, MI. I am a member of Community Baptist Church under pastor Dough Jackson. I am a Pastoral a Studies student at Maranatha Baptist University in a Watertown, WI and cannot wait to arrive on Camus for my first semester this Spring. God has done a lot for me in my life and I thank Hom for His grace, Ephesians 2:8-10. I'm joining this forum because I want to get to know other Independent Baptists from areounf the country and to grow in knowledge and wisdom. Thank you for allowing me to join, God bless you all!

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