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Danny Akin speaks up on Integrity in Ministry

Here is the beginning fo the article:

In 1 Timothy 3:2 the Bible says leaders in the church must be “blameless” (NKJV), “above reproach” (NIV). In recent days a number of stories have appeared in the media concerning well-known ministers forced to resign because of inappropriate or unwise actions.

The cause of Christ has been harmed and the respect for ministers significantly damaged. There are a number of issues addressed in Scripture that speak to the essential nature of integrity in ministry (Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4), but let me encourage ministers and others in church leadership to especially guard their lives in six particular areas:

He goes on to list the following 6 areas one needs to guard

Guard your integrity by always being completely honest.
Guard your integrity in your dealings with the opposite sex.
Guard your integrity when it comes to money.
Guard your integrity when it comes to your family life.
Guard your integrity with solid theological competency.
Guard your integrity with the model of ministry you pursue.

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aniel L. Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.

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