Opposition to women preachers ignore some passages : Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004
December 30 2004 by

Opposition to women preachers ignore some passages : Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004

Opposition to women preachers ignore some passages

Regarding the article, Church leaves BSC over woman preacher, and other pieces and letters, too, I read the qualifications in 1 Tim. 3 as well. Most of the people that use that as a reason not to allow women to be in leadership roles will ignore other passages like having their head covered. In 2 Sam 15:30 David and all the men covered their heads; and 1 Cor. 11:5 says every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head. Wait ... women prophesieth? Isn't that maybe similar to teaching or preaching?

This isn't as simple as just 1 Tim 3. It is "selective" or it's interpretation related to the culture of those days.

Me? I'm more interested in what we're doing and who is effective as an encourager of the saints, a builder of the kingdom, ministering and witnessing.

One of the things that has always bothered me since getting involved in "Southern Baptist life," is that the same people who say women can't and shouldn't lead or preach, have their two big missions offerings named after women leaders in church history - Lottie Moon and Anne Armstrong. Did these women tell all the men that they couldn't teach them and asked them to leave? I find this very paradoxical and contradictory. Those who want to spend their energy arguing, go ahead. I'm spending my energy encouraging ministry and spreading the gospel.

Rich Dymmel

Greensboro, N.C.

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