- Why are Christians afraid of equality between men and women?
- What damage is it doing to young girls and women in the church today who feel the calling of God on their lives?
- What will it do to young men if they believe they will have authority over women when they grow up?
- Where did the evil phrase feminization of the church come from that causes unjustified fear that men will quit going to church if women become pastors?
- How do Christians justify allowing women to have authority over children and youth, who are more susceptible to false teaching, when women cannot have authority over men who are supposedly wiser and less likely to be wrongly influenced?
- Are Christians afraid of losing particular denominational beliefs—what will it do to denominational identities if churches do change, and does it matter in the long run?
- How are those Christian churches viewed that have taken the step of having women as pastors?
- How does it make women feel when they are told from the pulpit that they are to submit to their husbands in all things? How does it make men feel?
- What will be accomplished by continuing this rejection of women as pastors and deacons?
- How will Christians answer God when He asks the church why they did not use the people He called?
What are you afraid of?
Answering number 1 and 9.
By rejecting the calling of God on my life and placing more importance on the gender and supposed ‘calling’ on my narcissistic ex-husband, I am not longer in churches where I’m not appreciated and my ministry is not wanted.
I have found meaning and satisfaction elsewhere by ministering in another, more secular setting.
I still love God and study the Bible. The Bible still ministers to my soul and continues to bring healing to my innermost being after 30 years of Narcissistic abuse. But all the wonderful verses that I find in God’s Word concerning this kind of healing, all those verses stay within me and I have no outlet to share them with others.
Granted, I’m not actively searching for an outlet (just always try to keep my eyes open). But sorry, after being religiously shut down for so many years, the desire to send out more assertive feelers has been severely damaged.
Thank you for your reply, Mara. You have been reading my posts for many years and I am grateful for you. The sad truth is that doctrines and Statements have damaged a lot of people and those who send those religious decrees never see the persons they have affected and the damage they have done. God’s blessings, my friend.