Southern Baptists are most current in the qualifications of a minister. I agree some singular sentences in the Bible defy interpretation.
The qualifications of bishops, elders, deacons and the adornment and behavior of the wife are mandated in two full chapters of 1 Timothy, Chapters 1 and 3 allow no other qualifications. Would Christ allow this sacred and most important book to be in error?
I am a United Methodist, a most ardent conservative in a most liberal denomination. My bishop joins other denominational leaders in fighting social issues (such as removing Christ from our school system) that have relegated our world standing to 37th in education. We need to address the Christ issue in schools and fight this fight with all vigor.
James K. Ellis, Jackson