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Can a Remarried Man be a Pastor

Could you please tell me you advise on this I have been married before when I
was Lost. I have 3 children by this Lady she is still lost. About 8 years ago I
was born again I totally surrendered myself to the Lord I have been remarried
now and have a child 4 years old named Elijah I have been married now for about
8 years to my lovely and a great gift from God I am attending Bible College at
CrossRoads Bible College in Indianapolis I have a great desire to Teach and
Preach. But, my question is can I according to Scripture be a Pastor of a
Church and if so who would have some one with a testimony like this and is
there any pastors out there pastoring that has similiar testimonies as this? I
have been struggling over this for years can you please help with some Biblical


Thank you for writing us. We are a team of men and women who work
together answering a large volume of email. You will probably hear
from one or two other members of the team.

First, when we become Christians the entire slate of our former sins
is wiped out.

"For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that
one has died for all; therefore all have died.  And he died for all,
that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him
who for their sake died and was raised.  From now on, therefore, we
regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once
regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no
longer.  Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.  All this is from
God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the
ministry of reconciliation;  that is, in Christ God was reconciling
the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and
entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors
for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on
behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to
be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the
righteousness of God." (2 Cor. 5:14-21)

Naturally you will always be concerned about your ex-wife and your
children. It would be very sad indeed if they failed to find the
grace and mercy of God in their lives.

If you are now walking with the Lord there is no reason for you not
to be exercising your gift of pastor-teacher. My mentor, the late Ray
Stedman, wrote some great material on the nature of the ministry and
the gifts of the Spirit. You'll enjoy his web site I am sure,

Take a look at Ray's book "Body Life" and also his book "Authentic
Christianity," both of which are online on his web site. All of us
Christians are called to the work of the ministry. Each of us has one
or more gifts and we are all called to serve. You can start simply
with a home Bible study or a small group and God will surely open
doors for you as you walk with Him and trust Him.