TruthtellerAnd after checking it out, even the Baptists...Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:15pm126.96.36.199do in SOME of their churches:
As far as baptists are concerned, you would get several different answers. First of all, Baptists uphold the Bible as the standard for everything. But, the way in which we interprete it varies greatly.
For example, for a great majority of fundamental Baptists, they believe that no woman should teach any man or boy over the age of 12. That would really narrow down what they could do in the church. This is true both for the past and the present.
For conservative Baptist Churches, like the Southern Baptist Convention, women were traditionally not allowed to teach men or to serve an any office in the church. In the last 50 years, this has changed. Now in most SBC churches, women can teach and hold any office but deacon. Some even allow women to serve as deacons. SBC churches in the past did not allow any women to be ordained into ministry of any kind. Most SBC churches will ordain women into any ministry position but Pastor. Even some of them will ordain women as pastors. Although they are few and far between. SBC seminaries only allowed men to study and earn degrees. That too changed in the 1950's.
American Baptist Churches have been the most liberal in their treatment of women. At the beginning of the century, they held the same views as other baptists. But they were the first to allow women to serve in any office of the church including deacon. ABC churches also ordain women into any Ministry position. In fact, there are a lot of women pastors in our region in PA.
African American Baptist churches traditionally do not allow women to serve in office of deacon or to be ordained.
The thing to remember is that EVERY Baptist church is atonomous. That means each church has the right to have its own rules. No convention can dictate to any Baptist church what it can or can not do. So in some churches you would find women pastors and in others you would find women serving in no way.
Now my view on women in ministry is that women can serve in any capacity that God calls them. Letís consider the facts:
- 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 12:15pm
- 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
- saying it again, doesn't make it so. (nm) Faith, Fri Feb 11 7:37pm
- No, because it IS so Truthteller, Sat Feb 12 10:03amGODS DON'T WRITE BOOKS. Mainly because gods have never been proven to exist. And that's the way it will stay until some god appears before the world and says differently.
- already happened! (nm) Faith, Sun Feb 13 8:41am
- A human being trying to pass himself off as a god... Truthteller, Sun Feb 13 11:01amdoesn't qualify.
- 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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