Many a man of God has sabotaged his own ministry by sexual sin. “They lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting” ().
The remedy for this–in a sense, the armor which protects one from such a vamp–the writer goes on to say, is to “drink water from your own cistern” ().
He gets rather explicit in his counsel to a young husband to satisfy himself intimately with his wife and with no one else. “The sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the Lord” (I Samuel ).
In April 2015, Lucy Griffiths was cast as Emily Woodrow, a character described as a no-nonsense single mother of three who is a waitress, the church organist, bookkeeper and Jesse's loyal right hand." The first season received largely positive reviews from critics.
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One day, in a room filled with young preacher boys, Dr.
Taylor cautioned us about the temptations we would be facing. (Fifteen years after she sat in my office making herself available to the young preacher, while preaching in another state, I spotted that woman and her husband–the same husband whose antics had given her cause to seek my counsel originally–in the congregation.
However, this could be explained by the supernatural nature of the lineage or the show in general.
Assuming that the historical Jesus died somewhere around 30 CE it would mean that the average age of fatherhood would need to be around seventy-five years old.
The series was officially picked up on September 9, 2015, with a ten-episode order which premiered on May 22, 2016.
The series was renewed for a fourth and final season, that premiered on August 4, 2019.
This would mean that only twenty-seven generations were needed to reach the present day.