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Excuses I heard :-

EXCUSE 1) I know you are wrong because God has called me, a woman, to be a pastor. There is often no value in reasoning with someone who thinks God has told him/her to do something. You could show him/her all the Biblical and theological evidence and it would not matter. “Who are you to argue with what God has told me?” Sorry, but I’ll take what I know God has said in His Word over what you claim God has told you every single time.

EXCUSE 2) There are many women pastors who lead very successful ministries. The argument is basically that if God does not call women to be pastors, these women would not be leading large and growing churches. Where does The Bible teach that a large and/or growing church is a universal sign of God’s blessing? The Mormon church is growing faster than most Christian denominations. Islam is growing faster than Christianity. No. Size, growth, and success are not what determine if a ministry is biblically sound.

Why do some women pastors lead mega-churches and ministries that are genuinely having a powerful impact for The Kingdom of God? The POWER is in The Word of God, not the messenger. Isaiah 55:11 is key: “So is the word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” When God’s Word is proclaimed, it always has an impact, no matter the messenger. See also Philippians 1:15–18.

I truly wish all of these emotional knee-jerk reactions could be set aside and we could focus exclusively on the interpretation of The Biblical passages that speak to the issue of women pastors. 

What is truly most discouraging is when people essentially admit, “I do not care what The Bible says…” If you don’t care what The Bible says, why do you care whether or not women can preach its message?

#BIBLE VERSES ABOUT WOMEN PASTORS (KJV) 

1 Timothy 2:12 – But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Titus 2:3-5 – The aged women likewise, that [they be] in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;   (Read More…)

1 Timothy 2:11-12 – Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.   (Read More…)

1 Timothy 3:1-13 – This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.   (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 11:1-34 – Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ.   (Read More…)

Titus 1:6-9 – If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.   (Read More…)

1 Timothy 2:11-15 – Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.   (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 – Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered [them] to you.   (Read More…)

Ephesians 5:22-33 – Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.   (Read More…)

1 Timothy 2:11-14 – Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.   (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 – Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law.   (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 14:34 – Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

Titus 2:1-15 – But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:   (Read More…)

1 Timothy 2:13 – For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

1 Peter 3:1 – Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

1 Corinthians 11:5 – But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

1 Timothy 2:11 – Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

Revelation 2:17-24 – He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it].   (Read More…)

Proverbs 31:1-31 – The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.   (Read More…)

1 Timothy 2:1-15 – I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;   (Read More…)