Jenny - posted on 12/12/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
Just a few bible verses to help state my case....
I Timothy 3:1-2,
"This is a true saying, (This lets us know, any other saying apart from this true saying is a lie!) If a MAN desire the office of a Bishop, HE (Not She) desireth a good work. A Bishop then must be blameless, the HUSBAND of one wife, (It didn't say the wife of one husband!) vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach."
Listen to what Paul said in I Corinthians 14: 34-35
"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. And if they will learn anything, LET THEM ASK THEIR HUSBANDS AT HOME: for it is a SHAME FOR A WOMAN TO SPEAK IN THE CHURCH."
Why do so many disobey the bible in this regard? The bible makes it so clear that women are not to teach men in the church, as it is stated in Timothy 2:11-14,
"A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I DO NOT ALLOW a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression."
To me it is plain that the bible does not permit a woman to be a Pastor (i.e to teach a congregation of men & women) But i am confused because this is common practice in a lot of churches today. How can so many be fooled by false teaching? There must be more to it....can anybody explain?