Set My People Free

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Aletheia Concepts, 2007 - 92 pages
Many believers, including former church leaders, are burdened with guilt resulting from divorce and remarriage. Some of this guilt is imposed upon them by Church members with legalistic attitudes based on traditions of men rather than Holy Writ. It was not until I personally experienced an unwanted divorce that I understood the alienation and separation from the body of Christ and the frustration of not being allowed to continue in the ministry. It was then that I realized my own contribution to the hurt of others suffering from divorce and its consequences, but God used my crisis to teach me HIS truth about divorce and remarriage. My prayer is the Church will know God's position and engage in a mission of reconciliation toward believers and Church leaders whose lives have been impacted by divorce and remarriage and set them free to serve the Lord and His Church without guilt. Dr. Allen Barber is a native Texan. He has a BBA from University of Texas at Arlington, where he was a NCAA football letterman. He served with the U.S. Marines in Viet Nam, earning an award for valor. Dr. Barber received his theological education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Trinity Theological Seminary, and Newburgh Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D in Biblical Studies from Newburgh Theological Seminary in 2006 and received the "Academic Excellence Award" for his dissertation work. Dr. Barber pastored several Southern Baptist Churches before establishing an independent teaching and writing ministry with a special focus on Bible prophecy in 1993. He has been active in prison ministry, independent Bible studies, and seminary instruction. His website, www.biblicalworldviewministries.orgprovides daily commentary on political and religious issues from a scriptural perspective. Dr. Barber and his wife, Debbie, make their home in the Dallas area.

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Contents

Introduction
xi
Covenant Responsibility Under the Law
18
Divorce and Remarriage in the Gospels
25
Additional Insights From Marks Gospel
32
Gods Gifts of Marriage and Celibacy
40
Marriage Between Believers and Unbelievers
46
Victims of Divorce Do Not Sin When They Marry
52
Remarried or Married in Gods Eyes?
59
Gods Mercy and Restoration
66
The Greek Text And Church Office
72
My Personal Struggle With Divorce
79
Church Traditions Stifle Spiritual Gifts and the Calling
85
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