Nowadays people spend countless hours arguing about God’s Word usually in an effort to try to have their own ideas or what their church believes to be adopted by everyone. People are now trying to interpret God’s Word in such a way that it will not offend them or violate their church creeds and dogmas.
But the most important thing to do is to simply say what the Bible says for it is life to believe God’s Word in its fullness and death to compromise a bit.
So as we have now seen the importance of taking all of God’s Word, let us explain the truth about women preachers in the light of God’s Word.
Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
This is what the Bible says, and these Scriptures were not for Paul’s day only because Paul never said that they were. Of course in consideration of this day that we are living in, we may be tempted to believe that Scriptures like these are no longer relevant but they are not because its God’s Word, and It needs no corrections!
Why did God through his servant Paul forbid women to teach or to have authority over men?The following Scriptures give us the reason:
Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
1 Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
In the garden of Eden, Eve was sweet talked by the serpent to disobey God’s Word but Adam was persuaded by Eve to do thing which he would not have done thus becoming part and parcel with Eve in committing the forbidden act.
So because Eve being the first one to be deceived by the serpent, God made another covenant with man which puts a woman under the authority of men, automatically disqualifying her into assuming positions of authority in the church thereby resulting in her being forbidden to preach.
A woman may have spiritual authority over women and children but she cannot have authority over a man.
Due to social and political emancipation of women, people are now taking other sources other than the Bible which allow women to preach.
The devil is fooling these people through these influential mediums the very same way that he used in the garden of Eden that is using man’s wisdom to interpret God’s Word instead of the Holy Spirit to interpret His own Word. Wisdom results in carnal interpretation of God’s Word which will result in a person or a group of church leaders compromising with the Word of God.
The devil uses social and political pressures to con you into disbelieving God’s Word. As a Christian you must shun those misguided elements which believe that the Bible is wrong in forbidding women to hold positions of authority in the church.
A woman can sing, testify, speak in tongues, prophesy or have any or all of the nine Spiritual gifts:
1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
This is what God says about women preachers but if you think that I am wrong or Paul was wrong, please consider this:
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.