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Pastors and Elders XI: The Requirements for an Elder (part VIII)

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1 Tim 3.3 says elders should not be given to wine.

This one doesn’t need an analysis of the Greek, it doesn’t need shades of meaning or dissecting.  Now the Tree of Life isn’t teetotal, and I am not teetotal, but if you are given to getting drunk you need to deal with it.

You have a responsibility as an elder to be sober.  To be alert.  To be ready for people and love people 24/7.  Alcohol has a lot more negative associated with it than positives.   It can easily become a problem in your life.

If this is an issue in your life, sort it and/ or get help!  It’s that simple!

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