After reading that I was so surprised. Way back when the bible was written this may have been especially aplicable, but the bible is timeless, so it still should be now. Plus since all scripture is God-breathed, obviously it has a purpose in the bible. I’m just not really know how to take this. I don’t think God would ever not want some people to bring other people to him, and help advance the kingdom. As a Christ follower I want to follow what the bible says as much as I can. As a future pastor if I don’t follow this part of the bible it could unvalidate everything else I say, or the importance of the bible. I’m just really confused. Was my calling to be a pastor fake? Or were these verses supposed to mean somthing else? Anybody have any thoughts advice?
|September 13, 2015 at 08:37|
Pianist 4 Christ
I don’t think your calling was fake. Women CAN be pastors, but only to an extent. Women are permitted to be a spiritual leader for other women and for children, but aren’t permitted to have authority over men. So if you truly feel you are called to ministry, try looking into youth ministry or women’s ministry. Of course, God’s advice is better than mine, so the first thing you should do is pray for guidance.
|September 13, 2015 at 14:31|
Women can get called to preach.
The Bible makes this clear in several places. First, Galatians 3:28 says:
~There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, and there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus~
So first we see there is no discrimination in Christ.
Second, the Bible is clear we need to use the spiritual gifts God has given us: Romans 12:5-8
~Just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do. So we belong to each other, and each needs all the others.
Acts 2:17 says
~And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy~
I suppose you could argue that prophesying and preaching are different–but how so? In each case you are sharing a message from God. Prophesying is not solely predicting the future–it’s sharing what God has told you.
As far as that verse you mentioned–here is a video I think you should see
Also check out these books:
Fashioned to reign (Kris Vallotton)
|September 20, 2015 at 13:29|
Here is a link http://newlife.id.au
|October 12, 2015 at 22:42|
Hi! I personally think anyone who’s called can be a preacher, man or woman. Some of the best church services I’ve ever been to have been led by women.
|October 18, 2015 at 09:41|
Anyone can pursue a call to ministry in the church!! The United Church of Canada openly accepts men women and members of the LGBTQ community to pursue a call to ministry. It’s counterpart in the US is The United Church of Christ. Please pursue this call God has put in your heart!!
|October 19, 2015 at 16:56|
Personally as a Catholic, I’ve never been to a mass led by a woman priest. But I think that men and women are equal and women can be priests. If you feel called to be a minister, I would follow the path God has made for you.
|October 26, 2015 at 21:25|
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