What does the Bible say about women in leadership roles at church?
Is there Scripture to support a woman in a pastoral role? If not, is the Bible sexist or discriminatory?
Women are the biggest blessing and God’s greatest gift to the world.
Our modern culture is very sensitive to the inequality and suffrage that women have dealt with in recent history.
As a result, it naturally seems like a statement of male dominance, sexism, or discrimination for me to say that…
The Bible does NOT support women in a pastor/elder role in the church and therefore they should NOT hold or take on this position of leadership which God clearly intended for men to be responsible for.
Before I share some Scripture that clearly supports this statement, let me preface by saying these three basic things about the equality of men and women in God’s eyes.
Men and Women are equally loved and equally as valuable in God’s sight. They were created to complement each other perfectly.
We cannot reject or ignore the differences between what the man’s and woman’s roles and responsibilities are as God designed.
From the very beginning, God intended a leadership role for man and no matter how much he usurps his responsibility to protect and serve, and no matter how much women are forced to step in and rise to the call, men must take the role of servant leadership as the Bible instructs.
Am I saying that women are not qualified? Ha! Heck no!
Many women interested in positions of leadership are much more suitable and experienced than their male counterparts.
Am I saying that men are better or superior to women when it comes to leading the church? Again… Heck no!
What I am saying is that it doesn’t matter what your opinion is and it certainly doesn’t matter what my opinion is.
All that matters is what the Bible tells us because the Bible is the one true source of knowledge and instruction for our lives.
How can some people claim to be Christians and support a liberal agenda?
What does it mean to be a “liberal”?
Define Liberal: Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.
Hmmm… Okay, so what does the Bible say about these “new behaviors” that a liberal person might support? And furthermore, if a liberal person is “willing to discard traditional values”, what are they being exchanged for?
These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
Let’s look at a few topics that the Bible clearly addresses and see if we can answer the question on whether or not a liberal person can really be a Christian.
We have all been to a funeral or seen a post that includes condolences that look like this…
“I am sure he is in a better place.”
“Now she is looking down on us.”
“She is dancing with Jesus now.”
“Have a beer up there for me buddy…”
I find it intriguing that people who are self-proclaimed atheists, or even those people who use God and Hell as references in their every day speech, are so quick to believe in Heaven, but could care less to believe that Hell exists.
I once heard a pastor say, “The best evangelists in the world would be those people who are in Hell.”
Just this last Sunday, the pastor at a church we visited described a funeral he officiated for a 20 year old man who died in a car crash while driving drunk.
At the funeral, the man’s family searched for words of comfort and assurance that he was now in heaven.
Knowing that God is the final judge, the best thing the pastor could say to the family was, “I am sure God will judge him fairly…”
Do you know with utmost certainty what will happen to you when you die?
Why are we so quick to believe in a glorious place called heaven that we certainly don’t deserve, and yet, we deny Hell as a possibility for the majority of everyone we know that was “a good person”?
The Bible is very consistent when it comes to illegal immigration and the policies that a nation should uphold to protect its citizens.
Throughout the Old Testament sin and rebellion towards God ran wild.
God even gave his creation a ‘makeover’ when there was no one left who would follow him. Noah and his family survived the flood and just like God commanded Adam and Eve they were to…
…”Have children so that there will be many of you. Fill the earth and bring it under your control…
Noah and his descendants definitely multiplied, but rather than filling the earth, they continued to sin in a big way.
Genesis 11 describes how self-absorbed and power hungry they had become.
Everyone spoke the same language and as one big group they decided they could build a tower to heaven to show how awesome they were.
They were living as one nation, not following God’s command to fill the earth.
He said, “All these people are united and speak the same language. That is why they can do all this. Now they will be able to do anything they plan. Come on! Let us go down and mix up their language. Then they will not be able to understand one another.”
So the Lord scattered them from there over the whole earth. And they stopped building the city.
Bam! Now we have an earth filled with many languages and many nations.
God scattered His creations across the whole earth.
You might be thinking, “What does an earth filled with many nations have to do with illegal immigration?”