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I love God and His people; starting with Yvette, my wife since '77, our family, congregation, community, state, nation, and continuing around the world.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WHAT IS THE BIBLICAL RESPONSE TO WOMEN IN MINISTRY ?

 
It is my hope to encourage those persons - of both genders - who are aware that they are called for more than the status quo.  May you be 
empowered to fully function in your God-given ministries.
  •      As we begin to read our Bibles more seriously for ourselves, there are a couple passages of Scripture about women that we need to study more thorougly than normal, lest some of us fall back into legalism and others into contempt for the New Testament.
Before attempting to address this important question, let me say right from the start that I believe and totally agree with 2 TIM. 3:16 which reads, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,….” while also wholeheartedly agreeing with 2 PETER 1:20-21 which reads, “…..no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

  • Another New Testament passage that we should all keep in our hearts when approaching the Holy Bible and learning from its inspired contents is found in 2 TIMOTHY 2:15 which says “Be diligent (or study) to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

With this instruction in mind let us dive in and look the root issue of the women in ministry debate, "Can women speak in church?"
Here is a verse that is often misunderstood.