divorce

Do you think, under some circumstances, a divorced man can serve as pastor?

No, a divorced man is disqualified from being a pastor.
25% (5 votes)
No, even if he is not divorced but married a woman who was
5% (1 vote)
If he was divorced under certain justifiable circumstances but is now remaining single
5% (1 vote)
Only if he divorced and didn't remarry and his ex-wife is now dead.
0% (0 votes)
If he divorced for an acceptable reason (your interpretation of what is acceptable) and has remarried
35% (7 votes)
Only if he was divorced before he was saved and either remarried then or later
10% (2 votes)
I am confused, therefore I am. I don't know.
5% (1 vote)
A divorced man can serve as pastor through forgiveness without regards to how he came to be divorced and remarried.
5% (1 vote)
Other
10% (2 votes)
Total votes: 20
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Ways to Help With Abuse Victims

So in one of the SBC threads this week, I was asked to try and present some solutions or tools that could help our churches and parachurch organizations with the topic of abuse.  I found this article earlier today and wanted to share it with you all for input and discussion.

8 Ways SBC Churches Can Strengthen our Response to Domestic Abuse

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What is your marital status?

I am married and neither I nor my spouse have been divorced.
95% (41 votes)
I am married, but one of us has been divorced.
2% (1 vote)
I am married, and one or more of us was a widow(er) and never divorced.
0% (0 votes)
I am married, and one or more of us was a widow(er) and one or more of us was divorced.
0% (0 votes)
I am single and never married.
0% (0 votes)
I am single and divorced but not remarried.
2% (1 vote)
I am single and a widow(er) but not remarried.
0% (0 votes)
I am single or married but have a annulment in the past.
0% (0 votes)
I am engaged and never divorced.
0% (0 votes)
I am engaged and divorced.
0% (0 votes)
We are separated but still legally married.
0% (0 votes)
I am in the process of divorce.
0% (0 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 43
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For thinkers: Can a person remarry a former spouse after having married another?

Yes, this is Law and not relevant to the Christian
17% (3 votes)
Yes, this was never intended for gentile believers
6% (1 vote)
Yes for other reasons
6% (1 vote)
Unsure. Applications of the Torah to the believer today are tough.
28% (5 votes)
No, the principle applies and is part of God's moral Law.
33% (6 votes)
No for other reasons
11% (2 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 18
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Do you believe divorce is a sin?

Divorce is always a sin.
24% (7 votes)
Divorce is a sin except for adultery.
10% (3 votes)
Divorce is a sin except for desertion.
0% (0 votes)
Divorce is a sin except for either adultery or desertion.
17% (5 votes)
Divorce is a sin except for certain cases of abuse where a spouse or child is at risk.
0% (0 votes)
All four of the above.
31% (9 votes)
Divorce is not usually a sin.
3% (1 vote)
Other
14% (4 votes)
Total votes: 29
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