Unmarried Elders

The command through Paul, that a bishop, elder, or deacon must be “the husband of one wife” (1 Tim.iii. 2, 12) cannot possibly mean that no brother can be appointed an elder (or presiding brother, as known to us) who is not a married man, for Paul himself, who had “the care of all the Churches”, was unmarried (2Cor. xi. 28;lCor. vii. 8). Then, too, we know that Timothy, although only a young brother, even had the appointment of Elders (1Tim. iv. 14; v. 22). What Paul teaches is, that the abominable practice of polygamy was not to be countenanced.



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