Women-bashing on Mother’s Day

They came out in force on Mother’s Day against women

These Mother’s Day tweets should have surprised me, but it didn’t. It does, however, disappoint me that Presidents of renowned Baptist Theological Seminaries and professors would engage in women-bashing such as this.

Al Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Baptist Seminary: “This is John A Broadus warning against the practice of women preaching in church worship. This is NOT a new belief or doctrine. Broadus wrote this in 1880.”

Owen Strachan, past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: “There is no exception to 1 Timothy 2:9-15. Not Mother’s Day, not when a woman has real gifting, not when the elders endorse women preaching. Based on his creation order, God only calls men to lead, preach, teach, & shepherd the flock. Find a church that stands for this truth.”

Daniel Akin, President of Southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary: May 9. “He is correct my friend. 100%. The Bible is crystal clear” on the B.H. Carroll statement  “The custom is some congregations of having a woman as pastor is in flat contradiction to this apostolic teaching and is open rebellion against Christ our King, and high treason against His sovereignty…Under no circumstances conceivable is it justifiable.” – B.H. Carroll

Jesus held those in leadership to a higher standard than he does us ordinary people. There is a constant barrage of self-righteous indignation against women who hear the call to preach.

Seminary presidents and professors, you are guilty of this lack of justice toward the largest segment of humanity—women.

Jesus had strong words of rebuke for the teachers of the law who loved their law more than they loved the people who were hindered by their strict interpretation of that law. They gave their required tithe and thought that gave them the right to do as they pleased. So when it came to treating people with compassion, they failed. Jesus said this failing outweighed their keeping of the law (Matthew 23:23). Amos 5:21-24 says the same thing, paraphrased: “Your religious activities, your songs, and your money do not mean a thing to me. What I am concerned about is that you are not showing justice to others.”

One-fifth of Americans have no religious affiliation, but the concern is not to provide a preacher for those lost souls, instead the concern is that some woman might feel called to preach to them, or feel called to be a deacon or elder, or to fill a position where she might exercise some spiritual authority over a man.

“You who love the law more than you do people, take heed,” rebuke from Jesus Christ, Himself.

About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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