He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil.
Don't be too quick to lay hands on anyone, and don't share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
For those who have served well as deacons acquire a good standing for themselves, and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.
Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, "It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables.
An overseer, therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,
He will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him--
someone who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of wildness or rebellion.
For an overseer, as God's manager, must be blameless, not arrogant, not quick tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,