What Does It Mean That an Elder Must Be the Husband of One Wife? (1 Timothy 3)

An interesting take on an age old question.

What Does It Mean That an Elder Must Be the Husband of One Wife? (1 Timothy 3)

Denny Burk

The first qualification of the office of overseer is that a man must be the “husband of one wife.”

There are at least four different views on what Paul means by “husband of one wife”: some think this simply means that elders must be married, others believe an overseer must not be a polygamist, still others believe that this qualification requires an overseer to have only one wife during his entire life, and a final group of commentators believes that an overseer must be faithful to his wife…

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