Wishful Thinking



Whoever wrote 1 Timothy 3:1-16 was a dreamer. He (sic!) was dreaming of a church leadership to his (sic!) liking. Probably because none of his phantasies ever came true. Maybe leadership in his (sic!) church looked more like this:

A church leader is full of fault; he a polygamist, a drunkard, lacks self-control, and is chaotic; he rejects strangers at his home; he is unable to teach; he is a drunkard and a violent man, never gentle and peaceful; he does love money; he is not able to manage his own family well and make his children obey him with all respect. He is a man who does not know how to manage his own family and he cannot take care of the church of God! He is not mature in the faith, so that he will swell up with pride and be condemned, as the Devil was. He is a man who is disrespected by the people outside the church, he is disgraced and will fall into the Devil’s trap

I can only imagine what their board meetings must have looked like.


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