Really?! Yes! Really.
I know this will be hard for a lot of you women to hear so just hear me out.
I, of course Love women..and am a woman. I have had the privilege to serve and lead in churches as a pastor’s wife and teacher of the
Word of God in church and out of church for over 20 yrs.
So what IS Lord is saying as it relates to Church leadership & women in the church?
1 Timothy 2:8-15
Please understand that the Lord has a will... and a way...He has designed His house to be led and set up. Paul is teaching Timothy, and us, so that there is no mistake! Men & women are equal when it comes to their inheritance in Christ. However we have different roles in the church.
Only men are to be pastors, elders & overseers in the church assembly. Women are Not to have authority over men in church. Which means NO women pastors or elders. And God gives the reason why:
1 Timothy 2:12-14
"I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor." Sorry girls.
Women CAN however teach other women and students in or out of church or at Christian conferences or the like.
(Titus 2:4 & 1 Timothy 1:5)
Women can also be leaders, over men, in business or the community. He is specifically talking about roles within the church (when the church comes together with the leadership of men. He will go on to describe the qualifications of those leaders. Who again are only men in 1 Timothy 3)
I love that when we understand God's Word and His Will there is great freedom and blessings for those who will listen and obey. Jesus deeply loves both women & men. There is GREAT protection for us all when we follow in His ways. May you be encouraged to stand firm in the foundation of God’s loving truth. 💜✝️ #knowyourrole #women #dontbedeceived #womencanlead #church #truth #readyourbible #GodisgoodatbeingGod #speakingthetruthinlove