Quoting: Salt Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20586262
but, to clarify... Quoting: Salt
a woman must submit to the authority of the church and should not hold a position of Head Pastor over men in any church.
the honor of submission is for a specific reason.
that reason has nothing to do with lacking any equality, education or ability.
She can't be a co pastor or any kind of office that has the Pastor title. Period, I clearly see that you support woman pastors by your posts. If I see a TV christian show and there is a woman with a Pastor in front of her name, I turn the show off. She is off!
you can't see any such thing.
i do support women teachers and preachers.
it is the audience that is important.
i am currently in school to do such a ministry. i plan to minister. do i plan to pastor a church, no. but, i HAVE been called. but, the ministering/counseling will be to women, children and teens. both male and female children and teens.
I know that woman are not to be Pastors because I searched for about 20 years to know the anwser to that question. God finally gave me a revelation about it. I was told in that revelation that men are called to the position to lead God's church because they were created first in the image of God and in the glory of God. Woman was created second in the image of God but in the glory of man. That is the revelation I was given by God. It is totally supported throughout the bible.
I have no problem with women teaching other women, or being used by God, or being able to hear from God, or operating in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I just have a problem when a women gives herself the title Pastor before her name. It's not of God. Actually it's even a little silly because the truth is that there is no such thing as a woman pastor or apostle, just like there never was a woman priest in the Old Testament. There couldn't be a woman priest because no such thing existed. Neither does it exist for the New Testament church! You can't be something that doesn't exist, but some women try!
Women can be greatly used of God if they know their place. They can actually achieve more than men. Pro. 31 says "give her of the works of her hands". You don't have to have a title to do things for God.
Some of the people who really "got" it when Jesus was walking on the face of the earth were women. Women were more faithful to Jesus, ministered to Him financially, poured oil on Him for burial, kissed His feet with their tears, one woman stayed faithful to Him even when the men didn't, Mary. But notice that Jesus still needed the men to minister for Him.
When a woman doesn't have a church to pastor she actually has much more time to spend with God, sitting at His feet, learning things from Him. I've found it in my life to be quite a blessing, quite frankly. I've surpassed all the men pastors out there in my knowledge, it's kind of fun!