Thursday 5 October 2017

Are women allowed to be leaders in the Church?

The simple and direct answer is ‘No’.

The Holy Apostle and Teacher St Paul has clearly established the laws concerning leadership in the Church (refer to 1 Timothy 3:1-13 & Titus 1:5-9). The head of the man is our Lord Jesus Christ while the head of the woman is the man (refer to 1 Corinthians 11:2-3). Meanwhile, women are not allowed to teach or usurp authority over a man for Adam was first formed while Eve was the one who fell into transgression (refer to Genesis 3:16 & 1 Timothy 2:11-14). Therefore, the requirements of male leadership in the Church are clear in the Scriptures. Although this appears to go against the modern wisdom and ideal, one must remember that Christians are not of this world.

Feminists and supporters of women ordinations often mistakenly quote Galatians 3:28 in support of their own error. A study of the Scriptures will reveal the error of the feminists. The verse shows that everyone can be children of God by faith in Christ Jesus (refer to Galatians 3:26) and is not about church leadership. In addition, the feminists have also clearly forgotten and ignored the fact that the Saint who wrote the Epistle to the Galatians, also wrote about church leadership being reserved for men. Therefore, the arguments for women ordination cannot stand.

For 19 centuries, consistent with the requirements written in the Scriptures, only men have been ordained as bishops, elders and deacons. To promote or to support ordination of women are clear acts of rebellion against God. Therefore, how can we even consider Churches that allow ordination of women Christian?

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