From: David Moore (
Date: Wed Mar 06 1996 - 20:49:42 EST

On Wed, 6 Mar 1996, Nikolaos wrote:

> Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 11:51:57 -0500 (EST)
> From: David Moore <>
> To: B-Greek <>
> > These passages have been severally interpreted to mean (1)
> >"married only once," (2) "not polygamous," (3) "not a womanizer," or (4)
> >simply expressing that the person should be (or have been) married. The
> >emphatic position in which we find hEIS appears to rule out number 4.
> >IMO, I Tim. 5:14 rules out number 1, since it seems doubtful that Paul (I
> >realize not everyone agrees Paul is author of the Pastorals) would
> >recommend (BOULOMAI) to anyone a course of action that would not be in
> >keeping with character desirable in leaders of the church. Also, if it
> >were an expression forbidding remarriage in church officials, why do these
> >contexts not mention unmarried celibates as may have been the case with
> >Timothy himself?
> Simply means (1) and (2) and (3) together,
> and there is a tradition in the orthodox church in the canons that a
> clergy cannot be anyone with a second marriage, or with a wife who has
> him a second husband, orcan be married again after
> a first marriage or the first ordination or the acceptance of monks rank.

        That is interesting data, but, if that is really the meaning of
this passage, shouldn't we be able to find those things in the text
through a process of exegesis?

David L. Moore Southeastern Spanish District
Miami, Florida of the Assemblies of God Department of Education

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