Who fits best the characteristics of an overseer from the Bible?Submitted by Brukernavn on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 10:19
"Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil's trap." (1 Tim 3:2-7)
Since America is that "shining city on a hill", according to many, the characteristics of an overseer should apply for the leader of that country as well. Ron Paul qualifies on every single point, whereas Gingrich fails on every single point! Maybe this should be pointed out to more Christians?