“You ladies have really twisted scripture to fool yourselves that women can preach/teach in an official church setting, Mary did not preach a sermon, the Bible does not say that, Jesus verified her as a disciple, not apostle as all believers should tell the Good News, Phoebe was no preacher either, read Luke 6 & Matthew 10 to see who Jesus sent out to proclaim & teach the Gospel, Mary or no other woman is listed. We men are not saying Jesus hated women or thought less of them, we are saying that based on scripture & the example He left for us no woman, none not Lydia, Mary Mag, Woman at the well, none we preachers and none of these ladies claimed to be and if Jesus didn’t make his mother Mary the 1st preacher/teacher no woman has the right to make that claim.”
After four years in this ministry, I have developed a thick skin, so this comment from someone who just stumbled across my blog doesn’t faze me. It does amuse me, and it also saddens me.
It amuses me because this gentlemen starts out with his veiled sarcasm “you ladies.” He could have called us worse. But “you ladies” is bad enough. He fails to realize that many men feel the same way as we do in that women should be allowed the fullness of their salvation to preach the gospel.
It saddens me because this man is so typical of many preachers of the gospel. He demonstrates how far we have to go and the depth of the feeling against God’s created and saved.
It saddens me because he has not heard the real gospel and the meaning it has for all Christians.
It saddens me because he has not understood Paul when Paul said that we are new creations in Christ and that we can no longer look to see whether those saved or Jews or Greeks, whether or not they are of the lower class and slaves, nor whether or not they have a male body.
In fact, in light of recent comments by Baptists (John Piper) I am beginning to realize that complementarians worship the male body. That worries me. For instance, if you had a resume of a male and a woman (without any reference to their gender) and laid them side by side, it is likely that you would choose the woman. BUT YOU CAN’T DO THAT. According to the comment in the beginning of this post, you MUST find out what gender they are first.
Thank you all who have stayed with me while I have been concentrating on my book. It has been sent to the publishers and we are working on finalizing it. Please look for “Dethroning Male Headship” in the Spring.
Meanwhile, educate, advocate, and agitate for women’s equality.