Friday, January 29, 2010

Pastor Ray McCauley to divorce... again!

I reported back in January 2008 that Ray McCauley and his trophy wife headed for a divorce. Although it did not happen then, it certainly seems like it is going to happen now. Before continuing this post, it would be good to read my January 2008 post first. I still stand by what I said there, so I am not going to say it again.

In my previous post on this issue with McCauley I dealt with the divorce issue. This time I would like to deal with the qualifications of an elder and how they apply to McCauley. I will probably get flack for this, but it needs to be said. It is time for Ray McCauley to resign as pastor!

1 Tim 3:1-7 spell out the qualifications of an elder (pastor) in the church. Verse 2 says: "Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach." Zelda McCauley is Ray's second wife, having sent his first wife, Lyndie, packing through divorce. Ray McCauley is clearly in violation of the qualifications for a pastor spelt out in 1 Tim 3.

In my previous post on the matter I dealt with divorce and what I believe is a Biblical divorce. Which means..., having divorced from Lyndie and marrying Zelda he was no longer a "one-woman man!" He therefore is in violation of Biblical principles on divorce and pastor's qualifications, and if he is a man of integrity, he should resign as pastor of Rhema Biblie Church in Randburg.


Unknown said...

This is scary stuff and I wonder how the church is going to handle this one. Justification? Or, perhaps just plain old putting your head in the sand.

Anonymous said...

Ray is human and who are we to be so self righteous. I am a rhema member, have been for 20 years. It is sad when christians can look at another person who is obviously in pain and be so legalistic. Yes, he is a public figure and role model but the public was not in that marriage with them. God does not look at 'qualifications'. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

As Christians we are human but we are also accountable and sometimes we need to make the necessary changes when we make mistakes, we cant keep preaching one thing and doing another it is not fair to our congregation or to the world because it makes a mockery of Christianity. We will find far more forgiveness when we take responsibility rather than portraying that Christians are hypocrites. Even worldly men when they make mistakes have to take the rap, Christianity does not give us an excuse to do as we please.

Pastor David said...

If 1 Tim 3 really are qualifications that you must meet before being allowed to take office of Elder or deacon the word that you give as translated "above reproach" actually means "blameless". I just wonder if there are any who could stand under that qualification, let alone the rest.

Just maybe it was not meant to be a list of qualifications that you had to tick when Paul wrote it!

Wandering Star said...

Ray is a Libra. Like Jean Claude van Damme...Likes the look of himself, hence the interest in Bodybuilding. Libra energy has to do with learning about partnerships in this life. However they are alse the ones who change partners often. They need to be grounded in a partnership with Aquarius or Leo people so they can remain in stable relationships. I used to go to Rhema often in my earlier years.

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