dorcas said: And while I'm here, you really are saying, are you, that all this is investigated before a man is invited to offer himself for eldership.... no matter what kind of good character he has demonstrated over his years as a Christian?philologos said: Did I say that?
Cindy, thank you. I will leave our exchange there, now.ChristianS
Some of those leaders names sound familiar?
But why then, did God not insist that one of David's sons who was born from one of his other wives, became king?
Someone sent me this link, which brings to light a little more scripture and clear thinking, to add to what we've already got. I think the part which I find most liberating in this article, is the idea that GOD HIMSELF has given us certain liberties, and, we as people do not need to let other people take them from us. We have choices, even under God's direction.[url=http://www.safeguardyoursoul.com/html/divorce___remarriage.html .]http://www.safeguardyoursoul.com/html/divorce___remarriage.html .[/url]
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I chopped off it all until ".com" and found it, but haven't read it yet.http://www.safeguardyoursoul.com/html/divorce___remarriage.htmlBut the Site itself has those three Heretical "D" words on it ....Doctrine - Deception and Discernment ... :evil: .Thanks Dorcas - That about covers my Desktop completely now with Shortcuts - Ha :-) .
Dorcas:"So, the question is, [b]if a man [u]has remarried[/u][/b], (and also under Old Covenant law it was an abomination for him to go back to his first wife after divorcing a second wife), [b]how can either he or his ex (first) wife return to their 'marriage'[/b].