Women In Ministry


Women Ministers - Why Are You All Not Teaching The Children, Girls, Young Ladies, And Women?

Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr, / I Owe You All GOD'S Love And The Truth In JESUS CHRIST.

The only way to have a productive dialogue on the women preacher issue is to discuss it Biblically. Yes, undeniably, there are men whose views on the issue because of what's written in GOD'S Holy Word. At the same time, there are men and women on both sides of this very important discussion. So, it should never be assumed that one holds a particular view due to Non-Biblical views. The issue should be decided based on what the Bible teaches, not on who can make the strongest arguments.

The key passage on the women minister issue is 1 Timothy 2:11-12, which reads, "Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. Apostle Paul says here, I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet." At its face, this passage is abundantly clear. Apostle Paul restricts women from teaching or having spiritual authority over men. While it is not explicitly laid out in the text, the focus seems to be on the concept of leading men / over men. A pastor's duties are primarily teaching and leading. It is this shepherding role over men that GOD, through the Apostle Paul, restricts to men.

There are several lines of argument against this interpretation of the women leadership issue in 1 Timothy 2:11-12:

Women were not over the home or family, and therefore not qualified to rule over the man or church. leadership in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 or Titus 1:6-9. Jesus' disciples of 12 He chosen were all men in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts have been qualified by Him to be Apostles.

Apostle Paul was only dealing with Spiritual leadership in the Church, If was a problem with women usurping authority over men in the church in Ephesus, Apostle Paul did address it directly.

Apostle Paul is referring to husbands and wives, and men and women and brothers and sisters. Wives are not to teach or have authority over their husbands. The Greek words could refer to husbands and wives, but the context indicates otherwise. Brothers and Sisters are to dress modestly (1 Timothy 2:8-10)? The immediate context indicates that men and women, in general, are the subject, not husbands and wives exclusively.But when it comes to Nakiness in the Church fellowships, women beat the men hands down. this due to the fact spiritual women are Not on their jobs.

There are women in the Bible who served in ways that do not contradict this interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:11-12. Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, Priscilla, and Phoebe are the most commonly given examples. Ultimately, Miriam, Deborah, and Huldah are meanfull to the issue, as Apostle Paul is addressing leadership in the church. Leadership in old covenant Israel is the subject at hand. In regards to Priscilla and Phoebe, Holy Women of old describes them serving in a way that contradicts 1 Timothy 2:11-12. Priscilla, with her husband Aquila, disciplined Apollos in their home (Acts 18:26). Phoebe is simply identified as a servant/helpers of the church (Romans 16:1).

Galatians 3:28 says that men and women are equal in GOD'S Eyes. Men and women are absolutely equal in His eyes, but that is not the issue. The subject of Galatians 3:28 is equality in Christ, equal access to the salvation Christ offers. Men and women, Jews and Gentiles, slave and free are absolutely equal in this context. Church leadership is not the subject of Galatians 3:28. Further, we cannot take one verse and use it to cancel out another verse. Both Galatians 3:28 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12 are absolutely true. They do not contradict each other. Men cannot be mothers and Women cannot be fathers and Women can't be husbands and as you all well know husbands can't be wives and men don't have babies.Period.

1 Timothy 2:11-12, what is the reason? The answer is given in the next two verses: "For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived" (1 Timothy 2:13-14). The order of creation and the nature of the fall impacts spiritual leadership in the church, and in the family (see Ephesians 5:22-33). Women are not to teach or have spiritual authority over men because women were created to be "helpers" to men and because Eve was deceived into sin. Through creation, and because of the Fall, GOD has chosen to give men the primary teaching authority in the church.

So, what exactly does this mean practically? What are women restricted from doing? The clear implication is that women are not to serve in any role which involves the authoritative spiritual teaching of men. By this definition, the role of Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Bishops, Elders, Fathers is reserved for men. This is confirmed in the two passages which deal specifically with the qualifications for church leadership (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-9). Church leaders are described as the "husband of one wife and Not the wife of one husband," "a man whose children believe," and "men worthy of spiritual biblical respect."

Rather than focusing on what ministries women are restricted from, the focus should be on the multitude of ways GOD calls and gifts women to serve the Sisterhood.... Women are nowhere restricted from proclaiming the gospel to the lost (Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15). Women are encouraged to teach other women (Titus 2:3-5). Women are nowhere restricted from teaching children. Women should teach Women, Ladies, Sisters, and Children, With their spiritual gifts and fruit of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12; Galatians 5:22-23). Women being restricted from spiritual teaching authority over men is not a punishment. Rather, it is a refocusing to the ministries, skills, and gifts GOD with which blesses women. I know and believe that our families, homes, marriages, ministries and Christ Church would much better if Women Of GOD would obey Him.

We Are Leading All Souls To GOD Our Blessed Savior JESUS CHRIST.

Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Jesus Nations Media Ministries.

2 Corinthians 9:7