Egalitarianism Within the Church???

Friday, March 21, 2014

I just read this article, http://juniaproject.com/towards-a-deeper-theology-of-women/ and this shows me more and more why I don't want to have any ties with the Nazarene church. I was raised in the Nazarene church, and am sad to say that I see it deteriorating in the beliefs that they once held dear, and it is because of that, that I will not attend a Nazarene church.

This article speaks of Equality within the church, women being leading preachers, claiming that it is their duty . . really???  Dallas Willard goes on to say that it is misguided for women to not be in leadership, it is also their obligation since the spiritual gifts are not gender specific. He also says that women not fulfilling their leadership role says something is wrong with them.

If you are a woman in ministry, and you need a "human" telling you that your role within the church is "OKAY", then you may want to check your spiritual pulse. 
We all know that anyone can take a portion of scripture and fit it to their needs, and in my humble opinion that is exactly what is going on here. 

Don't misunderstand me, I have no problem with a woman giving a sermon, I just don't believe that God intends for a woman to be over a man in church leadership.

When it comes to being equal with men, I think women's rights have gone way too far the opposite direction...we should have the right to vote, get paid the same wage for the same job, those are given . . .do we really want to give up all of what makes us different? I like that my husband treats me like a woman not just one of the guys...opening my door, helping me with my coat; these are just a couple, I don't want to be treated like a man, I want to be treated like a woman. 

God made us different for a reason. We were created to help men ... Genesis 2:22 God created woman out of the mans rib...The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. It is very clear that we are to work beside, not be above, and in my understanding this doesn't mean just in marriage, it is in all walks. 
As women we are more emotional by nature, which can be a positive and a negative. 

I will stick to a church where there is a man behind the pulpit ... thank you very much!

 




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