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Should Women be Ministers?

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by achysklic, Jul 15, 2011.


  1. achysklic

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    I thought it might be a nice change of pace to see the opinions of the members here on this touchy subject.

    I think the funny thing is those that are usually against me with sway my way on this subject where as, those that usually sway my way will repel.

    Ok Me personally I think according to scripture women are not aloud to be ministers.
     

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    Interesting. :popcorn:
     

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    Times they have changed.

    Women make excellent ministers.

    The church I now attend has a woman misnister and she puts her whole heart into it. The proof of whether they should, is in the results of their ministry.
     
  4. achysklic

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    Times may have changed however God never changes. Follow God and not wo-man
     
  5. Vic Hays

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    God has in the past used women to lead in the highest of positions.

    Deborah, Hulda, etc. An elder is not a priest any more than a regular member is a priest. There should be no problem with a woman as a minister. The exception is when it is not acceptable to the community around that area. We must avoid reproach against Christ even for reasons may be acceptable to God.
    God is the one who bestows the spiritual gift of pastor. Some people think that the Church can confer this, but that is why we end up with so many corrupt hireling ministers.


    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.
    3:29 And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
     
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    The real shame is there is not a man that will step up to the job. As long as they are sending out the Gospel, I am all for it.
     
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    LOL

    I don't follow my woman minister.

    I do try to follow the God I know.

    The Bible was written in a different culture, and time. It is time that we let those old taboos go.

    Of course we can not expect fundamentalists to go for that. It takes all kinds. My sister still goes to the fundamentalist church I grew up in 35 years ago. Just saw my neice get married there by the same minister that was there 35 years ago. He was glad to see me.
     
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    so what is between your legs decides whether you can be a minister.....interesting.

    (allowed not aloud)
     
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    :agree:
     
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  11. achysklic

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    Wow seems like aot of personal opinions here and alot of ignoring what scripture actualy says. Remember the way that seems right to a man in the end is DEATH. Happy Sabbath all
     
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    Yeah certain sects of Christianity have trouble with the whole "personal opinion" thing. Can't think outside of the little tiny doctrinal box that has been given. When the water does not move it ends in stagnation and death.

    We use to have revivals at that fundamentalis church I grew up in. I remember sitting in those services with those traveling revival teachers.....they had that nack for scaring you back to another stab at being perfect for God........

    I'd rather find God in the freedom of personal opinion then die in those doctrinal dungeons that force all into the same mold.

    Free your mind and the rest will follow.
     
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    Why not? Personally i've talked to one or two lady preachers and they were ok by me. I'd have no problem with this at all, don't understand why anybody would in this day and age.
     
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    I have heard a lot of good & bad ministers. Some were men and some were women. It is how you preach the bible that matters, not what sex you are. There are a lot of TV preachers that should be banned from preaching as all they are after is the money and fame. Most could care less about the people they are preaching to. Everyone has their own outlook on this and should make up their own minds on how to deal with it.
     
  16. achysklic

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    The point of this passage is that we are all saved by God's grace according to the promise of God and that it doesn't matter who you are, Jew, Greek, slave, free, male, or female. All are saved the same way, by grace. In that, there is neither male nor female.

    This verse is not talking about church structure. It is talking about salvation "in Christ." It cannot be used to support women as pastors because that isn't what it is talking about. Instead, to find out about church structure and leadership, you need to go to those passages that talk about it: 1 Timothy 2 and Titus 1.
     
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    In the Old Testament in over 700 mentions of priests, every single one was a male. There is not one instance of a female priest. This is significant because priests were ordained by God to hold a very important office of ministering the sacrifices. This was not the job of women. Therefore, from what I see in Genesis 1-2, 1 Timothy 2, and Titus 1, the normal and proper person to hold the office of elder/pastor is to be a man.

    God's word clearly tells us that the elder is to be the husband of one wife. A woman cannot qualify for this position by virtue of her being female. Whether anyone likes it or not is irrelevant to the fact that this is what the Bible teaches.
     
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    Do you think a pastor is a modern day priest?

    The difference I see between our two views is that I allow God to make the decisions of who He will give the spiritual gift of pastor to. You would make a big fuss if God chose a woman. Do you have a self esteem problem?

    Those who need a priest other than Jesus are control types. If you had your way in the time of the judges Deborah would not have had the office of judge. She was chosen by God to the highest spiritual office in Israel.

    Judges 4:4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
    4:5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

    Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
     
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    No and only because they don't look sexy with the priest collar thing on.
     
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    What if they're really quiet?