tirsdag 24. mars 2020

No. 1517: It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!

No. 1517:
It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!

Jan Hanvold and unfortunately thousands of others are really choosing Christ and his word to be re-married as believers and to proclaim the word of God.
A lot of them are expecting them sooner or later, the scripture says.
Heb. 12. 25 Be careful not to reject him who speaks! For do not release them, those who rejected Him who spoke on earth, how much less shall we let go if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven! 26 His voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised and said: Once again I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens. 27 But that saying, once again, announces a change of things that are shaken, because they are created, so that things which are not shaken shall continue. 28 Therefore, when we receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be grateful and thereby serve God for His good pleasure, with shame and fear! 29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Room. 15. 4 For all that is written before, it is written unto us for doctrine, that we may have hope in the patience and comfort of the scriptures.

We as New Testament Christians do not live as if we are the only ones who build our lives on the faith of God and His Word.
There is a "red" thread that tells us that God always has the same principles, standards, and opinions above all people.
God is immutable, Jesus is unchangeable, here there are no things that have really become new.

Heb. 13. 8 Yesterday and today Jesus Christ is the same, yes forever.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above, from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or changing shadow.

The only difference is, in short, that some have lived before Jesus came, and some live after Jesus' death and resurrection. And that there are different time-keeping households etc.
But God's standard, meaning and desires are always the same.
That's why I wrote in the headline the following:
It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!


The Bible says that divorce is against God's will. Jesus says in Matthew 19: 4-6: "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them man and woman, saying, Therefore the man shall leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and the two should be one flesh? Then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, a man shall not separate. " See also Mark 10: 6-9; Lk 16:18; 1 Cor 7: 10-11.


The Bible also speaks clearly in this matter. In Luke 16:18 it says, “Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery. And whoever marries a woman who is divorced from her husband commits adultery. "
Jesus' words in Mark 10: 11-12 are also not to be misunderstood: “He who separates from his wife and marries another, is guilty of adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. "
Paul writes plainly in 1 Corinthians 7: 10-11: “To those who are married, I have this commandment, not of myself, but of the Lord: A woman shall not divorce her husband. But if she is divorced, she must either continue to live unmarried or reconcile with the man. And a man should not divorce his wife. "
We notice that Paul is referring to a command from the Lord. There are only two options for the divorced wife: To stay unmarried or to marry her husband. The exception is if there is adultery inside the picture.
But the innocent party can remarry after a divorce builds on Matthew 19: 9 where Jesus says: “But I say unto you, He who divorces his wife for any reason other than fornication, and marries another, he driver hor. And whoever marries a divorced woman, he commits adultery. "

Service and remarriage

But even though one has been divorced as a believer and one holds a ministry, more stringent criteria are set. There are several places in Paul's teaching that one should be one woman's husband (see Pastoral Letters). What?
Jacob says in his letter chapter 3: 1: “My brothers! Not many of you must become teachers! Because we know that we will get the more stringent judgment ”.
The responsibility is very great to be a preacher. Being a regular congregation member and being a preacher makes a big difference.

This is not to say that one is more loved by God, but it has to be faith in the area of ​​responsibility God has given one. I believe that God will forgive every sin. But here are other things that need to be taken into consideration, which proclaims you to have a special responsibility.
Would anyone in a profane context allow a pedophile to work with children? No. Equally clear is the Scripture that we should not allow a married preacher to preach to other people with a Pastoral and Teacher responsibility. That one is an Evangelist such as Frank Mangs was after he got divorced, we can admit. But do not be ordained as Pastor, Shepherd or Elder. One should not be the leader of the flock og the herd, but be yourself under some kind of supervision.
But when one holds a ministry that proclaims, much is required. Therefore, Jacob says that not many should be preachers. Therefore, a preacher cannot take liberties only at his own expense; he has a special responsibility for God and his fellow human beings.
When it comes to marriage, it is not allowed for a preacher to remarry under any circumstances, as he disqualifies himself for the office he has been given. It's like an athlete cutting off his legs, he is no longer fit to be an athlete, if he so wishes. A preacher should be a woman's man we see Paul teaching time after time. (1 Tim. 3.2 and Titus 1: 6).
Should anything be unclear here, then I recommend posting a question to our blog or writing something there yourself. This should and should have been a common Christian understanding where unmarried people were allowed to go land and beach round. There are spiritual powers, demonic ones that follow in the footsteps of loose sexual and moral life.
1 Tim. 4. 1. The Spirit says in clear words that in recent times, some should fall from the faith. They will cling to spirits that lead astray, and to teachings derived from evil powers. 2 They are deceived by false hypocrites who are branded in their conscience. 3 These people refuse to marry and demand that they stay away from certain kinds of food, even though God has created this for those who believe and know the truth to accept it with thanks. 4 For all that God has created is good, and nothing is reprehensible when it is received with thanks. 5 It is sanctified by the word and prayer of God.

There is no talk of A and B Christians. Marriage is a God-given arrangement that also shows the relationship between Christ and the church. That is why it is in nature itself that such great demands are made. God stands behind his word, therefore this is an example of something even greater and richer. Our relationship with Jesus and his relationship with us.
Therefore, be careful about both the one you are marrying and not wasting your life here. Living in accordance with God's Word here is the best condition for you to grow as a believer.
1. Thess. 4. 1. By the way, brethren, we pray and exhort you in the Lord Jesus: You have received and learned from us how you should live and be God-pleasing, and thus you are already living. But you must make even greater progress in this! 2 For you know what commandments we gave you from the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God - their sanctification: ye shall abstain from fornication; 4 Everyone should know how to win his own wife in holiness and honor, 5 not in sensual desires like the heathen; they do not know God. 6 And no man shall wrong his brother, nor deceive him in these things. The Lord punishes everything like that, we have said before and put it on your mind. 7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but to a holy life. 8 Therefore whoever rejects this does not reject a man, but God, the one who gives you his Holy Spirit.

It goes like a "red" thread throughout the entire Word of God, that no one who is married should be a member of the leadership of God's congregation to bear responsibility!

We read that scripture gives a clear testimony of the pastor in the old covenant how to live, who stood in the same relationship of responsibility to God and his fellow men as the preacher and overseer in the new covenant. Leviticus 21:14: “A widow, or a divorced woman, or a dishonorable woman, or a harlot, he shall not marry such a thing. Only a virgin of his people shall he take to wife. "
We read that God gives the same testimony and demands the same of the Pastor during the coming 1000 year Kingdom to serve the people of Jerusalem in Israel, where law and justice are to be assumed. Ezekiel 44:22: “A widow or a woman whom her husband has divorced, they shall not take to wife, but only virgins of the house of Israel. But they can take a widow who is a widow after a priest. "
When Scripture is so clear about the pastor in the Old Covenant and during the 1000's, it is no less clear when it comes to the church's timekeeping, we who live under the most glorious and greatest privilege of all; "One woman's man".
Just as Scripture states that it is demonic and seductive to refuse a preacher and overseer to marry (1 Tim. 4: 1), to come under the same negative circumstances is to accept and allow preachers to marry. new while the spouse is alive. It is only upon death that it can be right for a supervisor to remarry, and then with one that is not divorced!

Final Comment:

We read in Joshua 7 that God held a judgment upon the children of Israel when they had brought in cursed goods.
This is a very instructive and true story. Where God cannot and will not tolerate the slightest disobedience to him and his words.
We are reading.

Joshua 7. 11 Israel has sinned and broken my covenant which I have made with them; they have taken the banned goods, they have stolen and hid the stolen, they have hidden it among their own things. 12 Therefore the children of Israel cannot stand against their enemies, but must flee before them; for they are see lv come under curse; If you do not completely separate yourself from the curse, I will no longer be with you.

Notice what the Lord says so clearly:
“Israel has sinned and broken my covenant that I have made with them; they have taken the banned goods, they have stolen and hid the stolen, they have hidden it among their own things. Therefore the children of Israel cannot stand against their enemies, but must flee before them; for they themselves have been cursed; If you do not separate yourself completely from the curse, I will no longer be with you. "

The Lord does not see through the fingers of sin that we have so easy to do. He's dealing with it. Attack, reveal and judge it, which we read later in the chapter.

Joshua 7. 19. Then Joshua said unto Akan, My son. Give glory and praise to the Lord God of Israel and tell me what you have done, do not hide it from me! 20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, True, I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel; Thus have I done: 21 I saw among the spoil a precious Babylonian robe, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a gold pole weighing fifty shekels; I wanted these things and took them; they are buried in the ground under my tent, the silver underneath. 22 Then Joshua sent some men there, and they ran to the tent; and there they found things buried in his tent, the silver underneath. 23 And they took them out of the tabernacle, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and presented them before the LORD. 24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Ahan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the robe, and the rod of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his cattle, and his oxen, and his flocks, and all his goods, and brought them up to the valley of Akor. . 25 And Joshua said, What a misfortune thou hast brought upon us! Today the Lord is going to cause harm to you! And all Israel stoned him, and they burned them with fire, and stoned them. 26 Then they threw a large stone rose over him, which is there to this day; and the Lord turned from his fierce anger. Therefore this place is called the valley of Akor; that name has it today. /

Need to say that God was completely "merciless" here, why?

With his own, who is to represent and be His ambassador and his "advertising" in this world, only His limits apply.

To be a preacher, priest, bishop, evangelist, pastor, master, elder, singer or whatever one calls himself. There is no human right. That is why it is so important that no one is married to a divorced. Or divorced, and the remarriage is given the opportunity to be entrusted with a responsibility in the church of God.
I'm talking about remarriage as believers, or married to a divorced as a believer.
Then you are disqualified.
However, one is not married but lives either as single or married.
Then you can and may be allowed to take on a preaching assignment or to hold an advanced position in the church of God.

Jakob. 3. 1. My brothers! not many of you become teachers, since you know that we will receive its heavier judgment!

1 Tim. 3. 1. It is a credible word: If anyone takes a supervisory office, he wants a good deed.

The criteria that God had for the priests in the GT and for those who will serve him during the coming 1000 year kingdom. That no one should be remarried or married to a divorced. It is really the same God has for His servants under the new covenant - in the church's timekeeping.
Whoever chooses to disregard this really denies when God and His Word with their lives and what one chooses to do!

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