Women Preachers?

Every Christian should preach the gospel “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”- Mark 16:15

In the last days God will pour out his spirit upon all flesh. Men and women will prophesy.

Acts 2:17-20

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

The daughters of Philip were prophetess…

Acts 21:9

“And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.”

These four daughters did not preach in front of a church.

People who defend women preachers use the argument that because there were women prophetess and Acts 2:17 says in the end times women will prophesy, they conclude women can preach in front of a congregation.

First problem with that; No where in Acts 2:17-46  does it make mention of church/congregation. You can’t just assume Acts 2:17 includes preaching in church because it’s nowhere to be found. Prophesying happens outside of church too. If God wanted us to know “sons and daughters will prophesy in church” then Acts 2:17 would have said it. Since it doesn’t, we’re left to interpret scripture as it reads, without implying the meaning of within the church too. People that use Acts 2:17 as proof women can preach make no distinction between preaching in front of a church/ congregation and preaching the gospel outside of the church assembly. To assume that all prophets did their work publicly in the assembly of the church you have to ignore all the scripture that proves prophesying can be done privately. For example, Agabus delivered a message to Paul directly to him in Acts 21:10-11.

The bible in Ephesians 4:11 makes distinction between apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. If people would start taking every word in the bible serious and trust with all their heart that every word is there for a reason, then I believe people would have an easier time understanding the bible. Do you really think God lists all those positions even though they all mean the same with no difference? Obviously they each have a different meaning so this is another reason you can’t interpret Acts 2:17 ‘women prophesying’ as meaning there will be women preaching in front of a church. We can’t read the bible through the lens of our culture because the bible says to not be conformed to the world but to renew our mind.

Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Ephesians 4:11

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

This brings us to the 2nd reason Acts 2:17 cannot mean women are allowed to preach in church…

If Acts 2:17 does mean women can preach then this opens up contradictions in the bible. If your interpretation of scripture contradicts other scripture, then you know you’re misinterpreting one of the scriptures or both. Gods word is perfect and without contradiction (Psalm 12:6-7). 1 Corinthians was written after Acts by Paul, the church age apostle. As christians today, living in the church age, we follow the doctrines of Paul and his writings on how the church is suppose to operate. (Colossians 1:24-28, Galatians 1:15-16, Acts 9:3-19). Since we get church doctrine from Paul, it makes no sense why someone would point to the judge Deborah in the Old Testament as proof women can preach.

Deborah was never a pastor over a church, she never preached to a congregation and to bring up an Old Testament judge position and apply it New Testament church doctrine is quite a leap and a leap that doesn’t lead anywhere but confusion and contradictions. So using Deborah as any kind of argument for women preachers is weak and you have to just completely ignore the clear passages that prove women should keep silence in church and not teach.

1 Corinthians 14:34-35

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

The scripture doesn’t apply this to a specific group or culture of women. It plainly says ‘women’ so if you are a woman then this applies to you. We have to interpret scripture exactly how it reads.“Let your women keep silence in the churches…”

If women are to keep silence in the church and it’s a shame if they do speak in church, how is a woman pastor allowed? The only way 1 Corinthians 14:34 would make sense (without contradicting the belief that women can preach) is if the woman was the pastor over an all female, deaf church and she’s using sign language. Even then it still wouldn’t be biblical because the bible says women are not to teach.

Some people will say this is talking about the law in Corith at the time it was written. They again try excusing it away with different cultures. But when the bible talks about “the law” it’s referring to the Old Testament law and it’s done like this all throughout the bible. The law that all christians should try to follow not just the law in Corith.

Some will agree “the law” refers to the Old Testament but then try saying this only applied under the law and completely ignore the word ALSO. The bible says the law ALSO teaches women should keep silence in church. The Old Testament agrees with the New Testament that women should keep silence in church, yet people today think it’s no longer relevant. By the mouth of two witnesses shall everything be established.

Deuteronomy 19:15

“One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.”

Verse 35 says it’s a shame for women to speak in church and if they ask anything they need to wait till they’re home to ask. The home is a private domain.

35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Notice when the bible wants us to know about things regarding the church the verses are very clear and it actually uses the word ‘church’. With the verses people use to defend women preaching there is no indication of church. They have to imply the verse is talking about church. Those that defend women preachers, will argue Paul wrote no women should speak in church because women in that day weren’t as educated as men. Women had “less rights” then they do now, therefore 1 Corinthians 14 only applies to that specific time period and culture. They make the same argument about 1 Timothy 2…

1 Timothy 2:11

“Let the woman learn in silence with ALL subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

Sure, you can make the argument women during that time weren’t as educated and had less rights then they do today. And you can say women now are more educated and work just like men. But you can’t find even ONE verse that says 1 Corinthians 14:34 and 1 Timothy 2:12 only applies to a specific time period and culture. Once again these people have to imply these verses only apply to a specific culture instead of allowing the bible to let us know when something only applies to a specific time. It’s very foolish to read the bible through the lens of your culture when culture is only going to get worse.

2 Timothy 3:13

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”

In the end times there will be a falling away…

2 Thessalonians 2:3

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

Cultural difference doesn’t erase the word of God nor does it prove women can preach in front of a church. The way women usurp authority over men today only proves how modern culture has strayed away from biblical doctrine and the order within the church. This isn’t about women’s rights. This is about women roles within the church and within the home according to creation. 1 Timothy 2:9 says women should dress modestly. Does this only apply to that specific time period and culture? Of course not! Using the cultural argument is very dangerous because YOU are choosing which doctrines to continue to practice as it fits your wicked culture. If you conform to the culture around you, you aren’t going to be biblical!

When we continue reading in 1 Timothy 2 we see women are commanded to keep quiet in church, not because of culture, not because of the law in Corinth, but because of the natural order, authority and leadership God bestows upon man.

1 Timothy 2:13-14

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

Both of the reasons relate to creation not culture. God set the natural order of men being leaders, being in positions of authority and ruling over women.“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the MAN…”

This order was set in the very beginning….

Genesis 3:15-16

15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

  • The hebrew word for ‘rule’ in this verse is yim·shal which means “to rule, have dominion, reign.”-http://biblehub.com/lexicon/genesis/3-16.htm

This doesn’t mean wives are slaves to the husbands. The bible says for husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the church.

Ephesians 5:23-25

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

*Skip down to verse 31…

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Reverence: deep respect for someone or something.

The spiritual gift of being an elder/pastor is something only the male is called to per divine revelation. The bishop/overseer is to be the husband of one wife. A woman cannot be a husband…

1 Timothy 3:2

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Elders….

1 Timothy 5:17

17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

The elder is to be a man (1 Tim. 2:9-13; 1 Peter 5:1-3).

The Term “Elder” in greek is ‘presbuteros’ and depending on context means elder, an old man, a leader in the church. It is used of the elder of two persons (Luke 15:25, or more, John 8:9); of a person advanced in age (Acts 2:17; in Heb. 11:2)

Regarding the Office:

  • An elder preaches and/or teaches…

1 Timothy 5:17

17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

  • The pastor (elder) is to equip the body of Christ…

Ephesians 4:11-13

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

  • Must be a man…1 Timothy 2:9-13 and 1 Corinthians 14:34

1 Timothy 2:9-13

9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

All uses of “elder” are in the masculine except for 1 Timothy 5:2 where it means older women and it’s not referring to women elders within the church. Every other use of the word ‘elder’ is in its masculine form and ‘elder’ in it’s greek word origin can be literally translated as ‘old man’. —http://biblehub.com/greek/4245.htm

As husbands we’re to give our all and provide for our wives. Genesis 3:15 means the husband has been put in a position of authority (By God) over the wife and his house. To rule over someone is to have authority over them. Women preachers are usurping authority over every man who attends the church. If the husband of the woman pastor attends the church (which most of them do) then the wife is usurping authority over him too. It’s not God’s order for women to be in leadership roles within the church or within marriage.

Every great army has a leader. Every country has a leader. Every great sports team has a leader. I remember when I played high school basketball our team moto was “One way, together”. Theres only one way every BIBLICAL marriage works and only one way a church should be led. When this way is done properly the two become one! This isn’t man Vs women. Every sport team has different players that fill different positions but they’re still one team. Men just have a different position than women.

1 Timothy 2:11

“Let the woman learn in silence with ALL subjection.”

Receivers Vs. Givers

If you’re learning something then you’re receiving the knowledge. Women were made to receive, while men were made to give. The most obvious example of this, is how God intended sexual intercourse to be. Men give the penetration and women receive. Men are commanded to go work and provide for the family. Women receive the fruit of the labor and take care of the kids with it. Typology of men giving and women receiving is shown in the gospel. Jesus gave his life for the church (the bride) and the church receives the gift of salvation. Jesus giving his all and living a perfect life as a man, with the same temptations we face, gave him the authority to judge all men and to be our God. Men giving their all for the wife and house, gives him the authority to rule over his house and wife.

John 5:22

“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:”

God has a natural order and this order works. The order isn’t about competition because competition brings confliction and division. Marriage is about two becoming one and that can only work when one vessel is weaker than the other. If 2 vessels are equal in authority then it’s like two positive batteries. There will always be division. This is why sodomy does not work and is an abomination in the eyes of God. Sodomy breaks the order that God has set and women upsurping authority over the men breaks the natural order.

1 Peter 3:7 describes women as the weaker vessel… as they are.

1 Peter 3:7

“Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

1 Timothy 2:12

“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

A woman pastor is usurping authority over every man who attends the so-called “church”.

Aren’t pastors suppose to guide, direct, lead and TEACH the congregation?? Well the bible says women are not to teach and are to keep silent in church.

1 Timothy 2:14

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

Call me a woman hater but the fact is; Women (as a whole) are more easily deceived than men. This isn’t to say there aren’t women that could probably teach better than men pastors or that all women are more easily deceived than men. Having the ability to do something better doesn’t prove you have the biblical right to do so. Furthermore, women having spiritual gifts but not having the biblical right to preach in front of a church, doesn’t mean they can’t use the spiritual gifts they have OUTSIDE of church gathering. Women with spiritual gifts should use them but in the proper setting and with respect to how the church is suppose to function.

Have you ever wondered why Satan choose to tempt Eve instead of Adam?

Have you ever thought what would have happened if Eve would have stayed submissive to Gods word and her husband? Satan is a very intelligent entity. He didn’t just randomly choose who he was going to tempt without putting much thought into it. Obviously satan thought he had a better chance at deceiving Eve than he did Adam and he thought right.

People that defend women preachers will say ” Well, women in that culture and time period weren’t educated and that’s why they were to learn from the husband, submit to him and keep silent in the church.”Not because they’re just naturally more easy to deceive than men but because they weren’t as educated. If that’s the case then why did the most intelligent woman to ever live (Eve) end up first being deceived?

Men are wired to think with facts and evidence while women go off emotions and feelings. This is not to say one is better than the other. It’s to say that we were made different and have different roles! If an emergency situation breaks out, the men are the ones to think rational and are expected to pull through and make big time decisions. Women usually freak out and have a panic attack.

Ephesians 5:22-26

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

The requirements to be a bishop/pastor

1 Timothy 3

” 1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

*Notice verse 1 says “if a MAN desire the work office of a bishop…”

It doesn’t say “if a man or woman”. Continue to verse 2…

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

*Notice verse 2 says the man must be the “husband of one wife” and he must be apt to teach. Preaching is a form of teaching. If you preach the word of God you’re also teaching what the word of God says. If a woman is preaching then she is also teaching. The bible says women are not to teach and are to keep silent in the church. Women are not husbands and it would be sodomy if a woman had a wife. The rest of chapter 3 lists more requirements for a MAN to be a bishop which is a pastor….

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

*The man is leader of the house…

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

*Notice verse 5 says “if a MAN…”

Skip to verse 12….

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

Again, “husband of one wife…”

Men ruling over the house and the wife has been commanded since the beginning…

If you don’t believe women have different roles and that women can do the same things as men; what would happen if the United States military just decided no men were allowed to join or fight. How long do you think that military and country would last? I guarantee not long at all. It’s obvious God made men and women different. Why would he make us different if we were to have the same roles?

Revelation 2:20

“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, TO TEACH and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.”

Paul said he suffer not a woman to teach and Revelation 2:20 God says he’s against the church of that woman Jezebel. Notice if you leave out the statement ‘which calleth herself a prophetess’ (which really just describes this Jezebel more) the bible reads “because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel,…TO TEACH and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.”

So God is against the church in Revelation 2:20 because they have this wicked woman Jezebel teaching. Do you think it’s just coincidence that the exact wording is used by Paul when he says women are not to teach in 1 Timothy 2:11-12??

1 Timothy 2:11-12

11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

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1 Corinthians 11:7-16

7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

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All 40 writers of the bible are males

All 12 apostles of Jesus are males

All bishops in the bible are males

All priesthood in the bible were males

All elders in the church were males

Over 500 males witnessed the resurrection. No mention of a woman. Were there women who witnessed the resurrection? Maybe, I don’t see why not. But men are noncoincidenal mentioned as witnessing the resurrection because men have authority and represent the family. Why do you think the wife changes her last name to the husbands?? Because the men are the leaders of the family and have the authoritative position.

1 Corinthians 15:4-6

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

This goes back to federal headship…

CARM.ORG DESCRIBES FEDERAL HEADSHIP VERY WELL

Federal Headship is foreign to the modern mind, but it is a biblical concept. It is the teaching that the father is the one who represents his family, his descendents. Proof of this can be found in Heb. 7:8-10.

“Here mortal men receive tithes, but there he receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives. 9 Even Levi, who receives tithes, paid tithes through Abraham, so to speak, 10 for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.”

Levi was a distant descendent of Abraham, yet it is said that Levi paid tithes to Melchizedek even though he wasn’t born. How is this so? We know that Levi did not physically carry out the act of paying tithes, but we do know that Abraham did and we also know that Abraham was the representative head of his descendents. This is how it can be said that Levi also paid tithes to Melchizedek.

Federal Headship also finds its place in the Epistle of Romans when Paul says in Rom. 5:12-14,

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.”

Jesus represented His people
1 Cor. 15:45 says, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” The “last Adam” is a reference to Jesus because of the similar relationship that exists between them both. That is, both Adam and Jesus are representative heads. Please consider 1 Cor. 15:22 that says, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.” This is teaching us that Adam and Christ are heads of groups. Notice “in Adam” and “in Christ” referencing our position in relationship to both of them.

Final Remarks:

So how does the teaching of federal headship applied to the issue of women pastors. Quite simply, federal headship teaches us that the male is to be an authority in the church. This authority is based upon the fact that Christ represented his people on the cross and that Jesus, being a man, was called a the second Adam. As Adam represented all of mankind, Jesus represented his people. The natural order is established with male headship in the church, Jesus is the head  and in the family where the husband is the head of the wife. There is no mention in Scripture were a woman can be a pastor (in violation of the pastoral epistles teaching that the elder is to be male), as long as there is a male head over her. By definition, a person in the pulpit, on Sunday morning, preaching the word of God, is in a place of authority. Such authoritative proclamation of the gospel is the responsibility of the elder in the church. Again, the elder is a person who teaches (1 Tim. 5:17) and that the elder is to be a man (1 Tim. 2:9-13; 1 Peter 5:1-3), the husband of one wife.

SOURCE: https://carm.org/christianity/miscellaneous-topics/response-paper-arguing-women-being-pastors

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The last main argument people use for women preachers is in Galatians 3:28…

Galatians 3:28 is dealing with salvation and about how none is more superior than another within the body of Christ. So this is again a very weak argument because it doesn’t relate to the order of the church and how church is suppose to function.

Galatians 3:28

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

The following is also explained by CARM which can be found at—https://carm.org/christianity/miscellaneous-topics/response-paper-arguing-women-being-pastors

First, Galatians 3:28 is dealing with salvation, not with church headship. This is a verse that is very frequently misused in support of the position that a woman can be a pastor/elder. The context of Gal. 3:28 is dealing with there being no differentiation in salvation among nationality and gender. It is not talking about eldership. Therefore, it does not lend itself to the issue of male headship in the Christian Church.

Paul’s point is the spiritual equality of believers, not their functional equality.

(The right to preach and teach is a matter of function, not spiritual equality or inequality.)

a) The context of this verse is salvation, not spiritual gifts or spiritual ministries.

“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor fee man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. and if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise” (vv. 26-29).

b) All who are in Christ came to Him through faith and are spiritual equals. However, not everyone functions the same within the Body of Christ because the Holy Spirit distributes gifts and responsibilities according to His sovereign will (cf. 1 Cor. 12:11). Everyone’s role is important, but everyone’s role isn’t the same. That’s the principle Paul argues in 1 Corinthians 12.

c) That point is commonly misunderstood. For example, in the representative quote above, Mr. Stouffer rightly says that Christ came to redeem those who are under the law that all who believe might receive the full rights of sonship (Gal. 4:5). But then he confuses freedom from the Law and equal rights as sons (which is the point of the passage) with equal roles in society and the church (which is not the point of the passage).

Hebrews 13:17 – “Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”

1 Peter 5:1-2 – “Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God.”

Jesus Himself submitted to the Father without diminishing His nature, character, or personal value in any way (cf. 1 Cor. 11:3; Phil. 2:5-11). Therefore, God does not violate spiritual equality or diminish His high calling for woman when He places her under man’s authority in the church. On the contrary, He shelters her by providing an environment in which she can achieve her highest spiritual potential without undue vulnerability.

Key Principles:

Galatians 3:28 speaks of spiritual equality, not functional quality.
The right to preach and teach is a functional distinction within the Body of Christ.
Authority and submission doesn’t imply personal superiority or inferiority.
Christ Himself demonstrated the importance of authority and submission.

The fact that there are women pastors particularly in the American church, is a sign of two important failures. First, it demonstrates that there are many churches that do not take the word of God seriously in the matter of male headship. Second, it further demonstrates the failure of men to heed the call of God, to step up and be responsible as godly men, and to stand for righteousness whether they (or church congregations and pastors) like it or not. To rationalize that because men are not doing their job, that God OKs women to do it, is a double edged sword. If it is true that God uses women when the men will not do what they’re supposed to do, then it is because of the sin of men that women are pastors! The sword should cut at the heart of men who fail to answer the call of God.

Nevertheless, let’s look at an exceptional case. Let’s say that there was a woman pilot transporting 20 orphans during a war situation and they crash on a deserted island where they live isolated for two decades. Furthermore, this woman pilot is also a Christian and she takes the responsibility of teaching young children, male and female, about the Lord. In a sense, she’s functioning as a pastor. Should we be so bold as to say that she should not teach the young manor that she is not functioning in a pastoral sense? Of course not. It is most certainly better at the gospel be preached then not.

But, are we to conclude that a woman and orphans on a deserted island qualifies the exception to the rule in regular churches? Are we to say that since is acceptable on a deserted island that we should do it in regular churches? Not at all. Exceptions to the rule do not make the norm. They prove the rule even more.

SOURCEhttps://carm.org/christianity/miscellaneous-topics/response-paper-arguing-women-being-pastors

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THE GOSPEL

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

BELIEVE IN JESUS AND THE GOSPEL AND YE SHALL BE SAVED!

1 John 5:13

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

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