E Morales reacted to jeff_student_of_Jesus in Divorce, Re-Marriage, Adultery, and the Ministry
No, that is not the KJV Bible meaning of blameless at all.
it does not matter if someone is caught or not , they are not blameless ... (in the KJV).
If they went along with (even silently approved or did not hate) any sin - divorce, re-marriage, adultery ,
then they are not only not blameless, they are guilty.
Jesus says even if it was only in the thoughts in their heart they sin, then they are already guilty.
So then , who else is blameless ? I think there's about 12 verses specifically in the KJV on biblegateway dot com that tells who else is, or more about, being blameless.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:2 | KJV
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life.
Philippians 2:14-16a | KJV
E Morales reacted to Ukulelemike in Divorce, Re-Marriage, Adultery, and the Ministry
I agree. In fact, for many years I thought, following the standard IFB position that divorce disqualifies one for the position of a pastor, I sought and prayed for where to serve, but I had extremely clear direction to the pulpit where I still serve. And even here, I have prayed that if someone else was more suited to it, if the Lord would bring them and make it clear to me, that I would gladly stand down, yet that hasn't been the case. In fact, thus far, after 18 years as pastor here, the only options I have are to step down and shut down the church, or remain, and I won't just let the church close as long as there is anyone being helped and guided and saved through that ministry. I won't leave them with a Southern Baptist or Assembly of God as their only options.
E Morales reacted to Invicta in Ethiopia
Our Pastor is going to Ethiopia on Wednesday to support an Ethiopian friend Pastor xxxxx who has a church about 100 km (abt 63 miles) from Addis Ababa. Pastor xxxxx has had at least two attempts on his life and been threatened many times. We are praying for the Gospel that our pastor will preach and for the safety of both pastors.
Pastor is also going to the midlands here on Monday, to preach at a funeral of his former boss who was not a believer. He accepted as long as the family knew that he would preach a message from the bible.