FaithIt's not a matter of opinion...Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:53am220.127.116.11Timothy 2:11–14
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. ...
Many women excel in gifts of hospitality, mercy, teaching, evangelism, and helps. Much of the ministry of the local church depends on women. Women in the church are not restricted from public praying or prophesying (1 Corinthians 11:5), only from having spiritual teaching authority over men. The Bible nowhere restricts women from exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12).
Women, just as much as men, are called to minister to others, to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and to proclaim the gospel to the lost (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15).
God has ordained that only men are to serve in positions of spiritual teaching authority in the church. This is not because men are necessarily better teachers, or because women are inferior or less intelligent (which is not the case). It is simply the way God designed the church to function. Men are to set the example in spiritual leadership—in their lives and through their words. Women are to take a less authoritative role. Women are encouraged to teach other women (Titus 2:3-5). The Bible also does not restrict women from teaching children. The only activity women are restricted from is teaching or having spiritual authority over men. This logically would preclude women from serving as pastors to men. This does not make women less important, by any means, but rather gives them a ministry focus more in agreement with God’s plan and His gifting of them.
- Some disagree (nm) Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 9:38am
- It's not a matter of opinion... Faith, Thu Feb 10 9:53am
- Adam was a wus, a boy and not a man Christopher Blackwell, Thu Feb 10 9:08pmFaith. If he was a man, he would have took responsibility for his own action and not tried to blame it on the woman. And of course remember the book was writen by men, its bias is obvious.
- lol...you really are Faith, Fri Feb 11 7:34pmclueless...you should really try to get a grip...it's almost inexcusable.
- *shrug* go tell it to those... Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 10:01amwho disagree with you. I think the Methodists have women pastors...go tell them they're full of it if you dare. Me, I couldn't care less since I'm not a Christian. In MY faith, the majority of clergy ... more
- so? Faith, Thu Feb 10 10:11amYou just prove my point and answer any questions as to how we can know the difference between a true Christian who follows God's Word and those who do not.
- I'm afraid you'd still get disagreement on that Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 10:15amfrom any of the numerous Christian denoms who DO have women pastors. That's just the way things are.
- so?? Faith, Thu Feb 10 10:24amNumerous so-called Christian denominations aren't any better of than the Catholic Church when it comes to apostasy.
- Nevertheless, they ARE the majority... Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 10:28amhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordination_of_women Today, over half of all American Protestant denominations ordain women, but some restrict the official positions a woman can hold. For instance,... more
- I hate to keep saying "so?"...but Faith, Thu Feb 10 10:43amso? And there is nothing wrong with women going into seminary...but they cannot use their education as pastors. There are plenty of other ways to serve in the church. Matt 7:13-14 “Enter through the... more
- Maybe not in Baptist churches Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 12:08pmbut they do in others, whether you like it or not.
- again, not to keep at it, but Faith, Thu Feb 10 1:43pmSo?
- And after checking it out, even the Baptists... Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 12:15pmdo in SOME of their churches: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Baptists-954/Women-Ministers.htm As far as baptists are concerned, you would get several different answers. First of all, Baptists uphold the... more
- I only care about what the Bible says on the matter... Faith, Thu Feb 10 1:45pmanyone who ignores the clear biblical teaching, does so at their own peril..
- They don't appear to think they are Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 2:07pmdid you read the article at the link I posted?
- I know the Bible Faith, Thu Feb 10 2:38pmDoesn't matter what they think...
- It does to them Truthteller, Thu Feb 10 3:16pmNOBODY has the absolute truth---NOBODY.
- Well I think that you are wrong about that Faith, Thu Feb 10 4:33pmGod's Word is truth.
- Except it is man's word, not god's Christopher Blackwell, Fri Feb 11 6:21pmFaith isn't talking and we have people claiming to speak for him. That does not mean that they are however. Holy Books are interesting, but no one has ever proven that any of them was inspired by... more
- God has proven Himself Faith, Fri Feb 11 7:36pmthrough fulfilled prophecy..but I guess you keep missing that fact. You should venture on a journey and try to discover something new...
- God isn't speaking, men wrote the book. (nm) Christopher Blackwell, Fri Feb 11 6:22pm
- If a god ever says anything... Truthteller, Fri Feb 11 7:21amthat might be the case. But so far, no god ever has.
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