Personally, I think...not when there's enough Christian men available who will fulfill the necessary role. But in today's society, seems the mission field is so large, reaching even into every nook and cranny, that it's necessary for women as well as men to put on their Armor and pick up their Bibles and yes, preach the Gospel of repentance and Salvation.
The bible's stand on a woman's position is quite clear. The reason it is not so widely accepted comes from scripture. check out 1 corinthians 14. women are to keep silent in the churches. The man is the head of the home and should be the representative of the church. It's in the bible.
Not exactly. God thinks quite highly of women. Consider Mary. He thought enough of women to allow his son's birth. A good wife and mother are very esteemed positions in the eyes of God.there are several women in the bible that are spoken of with very high regard.
well Islam scholars believe that islam gives more right to women than its rivals like Judaism,Christianity ..coming from same region ,it is understandable that similar mind set would prevail more or less...so preaching doesnot seemed to be allowed in islam too..
Interestingly virgin birth is not new concept...many is past have been told to have born through virgin mother..jesus might be 8 or 9th in the list...guess this concept has been popular in human race since long...
They are facts when backing up your opinion,hunh? Funny how those facts are useless when a believer tries to use them. How can you prove Mary was unwilling, especially when God sent a messenger telling her she would bear the messiah? Who would deny God?
Beelzedad, God did not rape a married woman. God is a spirit. A spirit does not have a physical body. Mary's pregnancy was supernatural and it was spiritual. It would be best for you to ask about scriptures you don't understand in the bible.
You bring up a very good point. The angel also appeared to Joseph in dream. There were many reasons. Jesus had to be of the bloodline in prophesy.Joseph had to be the father since he was in David's bloodline. Mary had to be a virgin. She had to be Married. A pregnant woman with no husband was considered a whore and subject to stoning. Her pregnancy was supernatural and should not be viewed as typical conception.
First, to the original forum question: Some of the best preachers/pastors I have ever heard were women. Acceptance or not (of them) depends a lot on the specific denomination and somewhat on the region of the country or the world. There is one passage in the NT that refers to someone's (I forget whose - I'll look it up, if you wish) daughters as "evangelists" - in other words, preachers. But a lot of fundamentalist branches like to overlook that scripture, or interpret it in other ways.
This is the first time in my long life and long experience in religious studies of hearing the she was or was supposed to be married at the time of conception! KJV says Mary was "espoused" i.e. engaged but with the commitment level of a marriage. That's why Joseph considered "putting her away privately" (like a divorce). The social practice of espousal was totally different from our practice of being engaged, but was also not the equivalent of marriage. They did later get married; but at the time of conception and I'm pretty sure at the time of Jesus' birth, they had not yet officially married. Do you have any references for your statement that she "had to be married"?
@Beelzedad: Why would Mary say that she was "blessed among women" if she were unwilling?
Could you tell my why when Peter went to Jesus' tomb and cried out for Him why was he not answered? Why, when Mary went to the tomb Jesus spoke to her AND instructed HER to go tell............
I am sure you have read this, but if you would like I will give you the book, chapter and verse.
The Bible is the inerrant Word of God, Rightly divided. This means, that you should know that some of it was spoken in parables while some was spoken as instruction. One has to study and KNOW the difference.
Here is another great parable of course. You know the story about the rich man getting into Heaven. and the scripture that says it is easier for a rich man to go thru the eye of a needle that it is to enter Heaven. ......It amazes me that most people actually think it is referring to an actual needle.
As far as the silence thing. If one were to study they would learn that during the time that was written, men and women sat on different sides of the isle when attending church. When the preacher would preach it was common for the women to talk across the isle to their husbands, this in turn caused havoc on the sermon, and the preacher simply asked the women to wait until they got home to ask their husbands as to keep order during the service.
I firmly believe that a christian man should be the head of the house.
My house had no man to head it. Whaddyawant, sit around and wait? Sounds pretty Christian. Sit and wait for the perfect man. Women should preach. After all, the whole pedophile priest thing would have been somewhat different.
I know a plenty! I believe in what the word of God declares. In Him there is no respect of person. Women were used back then and we've got to admit God uses whom he will. He's used a plenty of women in this day in age. Not all are used over the pulpit, but in schools, in missions, in slum alleys witnessing, in the White House!
Absolutely. There's no reason why a woman cannot lead a church and I just think all those Bishops in the Church of England should get over themselves. When Paul told women to keep silent and said a woman should not be head over a man, he was talking from a cultural basis. however, taking his other comments on women into account, even he would have been considered liberating to women in his time.
This decree on Women's place in church was entirely His opinion anyway. But the world has moved on. The West is not a Middle Eastern society anymore, and there was never any commandment from God or Jesus to tell us that women should keep some lower place. All are equal before God.
But please ladies, if you are going to preach, please don't put half a can of hairspray in your hair or dress up like those power women you see on God TV. It's a crap look.
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