The Southern Baptist Convention and the Vatican have decided to study women’s roles of ‘leadership.’ They can save their money and their time. They both know what conclusion they have to come to.
“I hope when women are excluded or passed over for leadership, it is on the basis of the biblical gender parameters (such as being a pastor or elder) or that she is simply not qualified for the position, rather than on a general suspicion of women trying to control men,” Susie Hawkins, SBC author and speaker, says.
There it is: ‘biblical gender parameters’ which – in their opinion – biblically denies women the role of pastoral and elder leadership. And that is what seals the deal against women.
This Advisory Council is made up of 18 women. Three are wives of Southern Baptist seminaries: Mrs. Al Mohler, Mrs. Chuck Kelley, Mrs. Jeff Iorg. These women’s preference is to be known as ‘the wife of’ before any secular accomplishments. There is no way these women will come to any conclusion that their husbands do not agree with. In fact, that is what male headship means: he makes the rules and she cannot decide against him. Like I said, they can save their money and their time.
Now to the Catholics. Same situation. In 2010, Pope Benedict said pedophilia crime is on the same level as having a woman as a preacher. When asked about women’s ordination, Pope Francis said, “That door is closed.”
Catholics, too, can save their time and their money.
It ain’t gonna happen, folks. It cannot happen because those doing the studies have already been told what the result must be.
What they have not been told – and what they have no control over – is how you will react.
It is 2016. Is your mind closed to fully understanding the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his calling to women in service to Him?