Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Qualifications for an Elder, Bisop, Presbyter, and Maybe Pastor

Combining and comparing I Timothy 3 - and Titus 1...

Blameless - Blameless, as the steward of God

The husband of one wife - The husband of one wife

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?) - Having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly

Vigilant -

Sober - Sober

Of good behaviour -

- Not self-willed

- Just

- Holy

- Temperate

Given to hospitality - A lover of hospitality

Apt to teach - Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers

Not given to wine - Not given to wine

No striker - No striker

Not greedy of filthy lucre - Not given to filthy lucre

But patient -

Not a brawler -

- Not soon angry

Not covetous -

Not a novice -

Of good report of them which are without -

- A lover of good men

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