by David Whitaker PhD, Chad Mager MA


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Full Restoration is not just another book about divorce. It is unique in that it appeals to the church to see men differently who have sinned by divorce in their past. It is a book to set men free who are hurting, post-confession and repentance, to see that they can be used in ministry again.
Full Restoration challenges the traditional interpretation of 1 Timothy 3:2 suggesting that a man who has sinned by divorce in his past is not qualified for ministry. While this goes against the voice and reason of all of Scripture, it also violates the intention and grammar of 1 Timothy 3:2. The pastoral aspirant is to be one who is a "one woman kind of man". It emphasizes this man's present character, not his past sin.
There is not a place in the Bible that says men who have sinned in their past lose their giftedness and even with confession and repentance cannot be effective in ministry again. God's forgiveness and restoration is complete. Even Jesus told Peter after his denial with cursing, "Feed my sheep"!
May this book help counselors, pastors and church leaders to help men, truly called of God, back to effective places of ministry. May the church see its need to discontinue seeing these precious forgiven and gifted saints as second class citizens...but restored persons who will feed Jesus' sheep!

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ISBN-13: 9781420853117
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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