Posts in 1 Timothy
Is It Wrong For A Woman (Wife) To Lead A Prayer With Her Husband?

We must understand that the roles of men and men apply to both men and women (whether both spouses are Christian or non-Christian). [NOTE: Please consult our question: “Do God's Instructions On The Roles of Men and Women Apply To Christians Only?” for more information].

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What Is The Role of Biblical Doctrine In The Life Of The Church?

The role of doctrine plays a very important part in the life of the church in various aspects. The word “doctrine” simply means “teaching.” Christianity is a teaching religion (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2). Elders (1 Timothy 5:17; Titus 1:9), preachers (1 Timothy 4:6,13,16; 6:1,3; 2 Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:7,10), and all Christians are to teach (Titus 2:1-10) and practice true and sound (healthy) doctrine.

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Why Did Paul Write 1st Timothy?

1 Timothy 3:15 states: “These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar, and ground of the truth.”

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What Is the Scriptural Procedure to Appoint Elders In A Local Church?

God designed and planned His church from all eternity before time began (Ephesians 3:10-11). God also designed the organization of His church so that each local congregation would appoint an eldership (a group of two or more qualified, spiritual mature Christian men who have and maintain certain qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–12; Elders are also known as shepherds/pastors, Ephesians 4:11, bishops/overseers, Philippians 1:1; Acts 20:28, and stewards, Titus 1:7, indicating the importance and extension of their work).

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Can A Christian Male Be Qualified For The Eldership If He Has A Christian Child Who Was Adopted?

Yes.

One of the qualifications a man must have in order to be appointed to the eldership is mentioned in 1 Timothy 3:4,5, “one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?)” and Titus 1:6, “having faithful children.”

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Can A Christian Male Be Qualified For The Eldership If He Has A Stepson or Stepdaughter Who Is A Christian?

Yes.

One of the qualifications a man must have in order to be appointed to the eldership is 1 Timothy 3:4,5, “one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?)” and Titus 1:6, “having faithful children.”

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Does Acts 2:17-21 Contradict 1 Timothy 2:11,12 On The Roles of Men and Women?

No.

Some assert that women can have leadership roles over men because of Acts 2:17-21 because there were female prophetesses in the first century A.D. They advocate from this text that women are authorized to assume authority over men.

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Does 2 Timothy 1:5 Contradict 1 Timothy 2:11,12 On The Roles of Men And Women?

No.

Some assert that women can have leadership roles over men because of 2 Timothy 1:5 and 2 Timothy 3:14,15 (Timothy’s grandmother and mother – women – taught Timothy)

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