George Mason, pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, tells us that first century women were uneducated in Scripture because women could not be taught scripture. He says that in 1 Timothy 2:11 women were told to learn in silence. If they didn’t understand what was being taught, then when they got home they could ask their husbands all the questions they had. Oftentimes they didn’t understand what was being discussed. Paul was telling them to not interrupt the speaker with questions, but to wait until they got home. Similar to my brother-in-law telling my sister-in-law “don’t talk football if you don’t understand it.”
Searching through the SBC seminaries, I found this little gem. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is allowing women to earn a Master of Divinity with the notation “with women’s studies.”
Look what they are doing. They are denying women the privilege of learning scripture, just like those women Paul was talking about. This seminary wants to keep them ignorant. Oh, let’s qualify that a little bit. They want women to learn enough to teach other women. They got that from the scriptures, too. What they didn’t take from the scriptures was the fact that Mary was learning from the Teacher’s feet, a place reserved for the men.
If you are thinking about a seminary for your sons or your daughters, be aware of what that seminary is teaching. This is what the SBTS allow the girls to do:
• Graduate Studies for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary also offers graduate programs with a concentration in women’s studies. Within the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts programs, a woman may concentrate in women’s studies in order to prepare for Christian leadership positions other than the pastorate and thereby receive the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts degrees with the notation “with women’s studies.” The concentration provided by this track will prepare women for a wide variety of family, care-giving and mission ministries:
• in church staff and denominational positions in which they develop, deliver and/or supervise ministries to women;
• in missionary work;
• in evangelistic work;
• in women’s conference ministries;
• in teaching the Bible and related disciplines to women;
• in advocacy work;
• in teaching ministries addressing the practical, moral and spiritual needs of women.
If that is not enough to make you want to throw up, let me tell you more. Women can attend a self-defense class where they will discuss crime statistics, practice basic self-defense techniques (guess they haven’t been watching the strong women athletes at the Olympics this week), learn how to avoid dangerous situations, and be aware of their surroundings.
The women of Southeastern are invited to attend a self-defense class on Saturday, March 17th from 10am to noon. During the class we will discuss crime statistics, practice some basic self-defense techniques and learn how to avoid dangerous situations, vulnerable attack points and how to be aware of your surroundings (i.e. robbery, carjacking, rape prevention). Instructor, Nathan Brown is a 2nd year seminary student and a 5th degree black belt in traditional karate.
They are going to need that, and much more. Look at where the SBC is willing to send women. In the DS Affirmation #9 we learn where the women can go with their MDiv in women studies. They will send women into the dangerous parts of the world, while they keep their white male preachers behind the pulpits at home.
Danvers Statement Affirmation # 9.) With half the world’s population outside the reach of indigenous evangelism; with countless other lost people in those that societies have heard the gospel; with the stresses and miseries of sickness, malnutrition, homelessness, illiteracy, ignorance, aging, addiction, crime, incarceration, neuroses, and loneliness, no man or woman who feels a passion from God to make His grace known in word and deed need ever live without a fulfilling ministry for the glory of Christ and the good of this fallen world (1 Corinthians 12:7-21).
Oh, yeah. They might also need this basic self-defense class in their own home. That is, if they are not submitting enough. After all, Dr. Bruce Ware says that men have two reactions to the resistance to their authority – wife abuse, or “yes, dear, whatever you say, dear.”
Why do women put up with this? If you are tired of this old-fashioned, mean-spirited teaching, speak up!