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2. If an elder of the Church is left a widower and he remarries, can he continue to be an elder (or a bishop)?

 

 

Of course he can, because the Word of God teaches that marriage is dissolved by death. Thus, if he remarries, he cannot be accused of being the husband of two wives. Instead, a man who has divorced his wife (who is still alive) and remarried can be accused of being the husband of two wives and for this reason he cannot be elected to the office of a bishop in the Church of God, for it is written that he must be “the husband of one wife” (1 Timothy 3:2).

 

 

 

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