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Friday, July 24, 2009

Women Pastors.

I got into a debate yesterday about women serving as pastors or preachers. Now this has always been one of those highly debated issues. While this may seem like a men vs. women issue I don't believe it to be.Now I believe everybody has their God-ordained place in the family of God and we should praise God for what He has given us to do within that holy place and not trespass on another responsibility.
  1. Are women call to pastor churches?
  2. Are women call to teach the word of God?
  3. Are women call to preach the word of God? I mean from the pulpit?
Now this is 3 different questions therefore, there will be 3 different answers.

Now the Word of God has been clear on this matter for centuries.
It is only due to the spirit of control in these last days that this has begun to rise again among some. We are not to be misled like Eve who fell for the serpent's lies (Gen. 3:13, 1 Tim. 2:14). We should not let the plain and simple Scriptures be twisted to our own self-destruction (2 Cor. 11:3).

There are some women who are attempting to justify doing what only God has ordained men to do: preach from the pulpit as ordained ministers. Now God ordained men to be the head of the household and of the household of faith. It does not mean women are stupid or unable to be eloquent or a spiritual leader -- it's simply not their place.

Jesus never tired to usurp the authority of the Father! (1 Cor. 15:24). Neither should women vainly attempt to usurp the God-given authority of men, any more than children ought to disobey their parents (Ephes. 6:1, Col. 3:19-21). Fathers are told not to unnecessarily provoke their children, and the same could be said about husbands concerning their wives, otherwise they'll become discouraged.

God does have government structure and family order according to His purpose, even as He has called Israel before other nations -- not because they were better, but because He has chosen it to be that way in His infinite wisdom and He no what's best (Amos 3:2). Remember how Korah, Dathan and Abiram tried to force themselves into an office that God hadn't given them under the guise of "we're all equal?
They added insult before their injury, accusing Moses and Aaron of being on a power-trip like some women today falsely accuse men who stand up for the biblical law and order as having big egos and wanting to "lord" it over women: "They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them [chanting the mantra of "we're all equal"], and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?" (Numbers 16:3).
  1. Deborah was a spiritual preacher I say she was a politician (Judges 4:4-5).
  2. Huldah was consulted in private, she didn't preach or take the stand (2 Kings 22:13-20).
  3. Phoebe was a deaconess and served as such -- not as a minister (Rom. 16:1-2).
  4. Anna praised God and didn't preach in any official capacity, any ordained office (Luke 2:36-37).
  5. Same goes for Miriam leading the women (only) in praise - no official capacity, especially over men.
If you want to no how God feel about authority check this out: When God confront Adam an Eve concerning their sin in the garden. God never ask Eve anything. His question was directed toward the one whom "HE"had given dominion and power to and that was Adam.