We are certainly in the last days before the return of the Lord Jesus. It seems anyone who can fall away from sound Biblical doctrine is doing so. People once thought to be faithful saints of the Lord are showing to all that they are not. Many pastors are also going apostate as they accept every heresy and false teaching in the name of increasing membership and the donation base.
Another growing trend in these last days of apostasy is the rise up of woman pastors. This practice is against the Bible and the sound teaching of the Scriptures. Years ago this was not an issue but in these last days of apostasy, rebellious women dare to assume the role of pastor for themselves.
This is nothing more than a rebellious, loud, disobedient, useless servant of God who presumes upon herself the office of pastor. Sadly their blind followers attend such a church and stroke the pride of such a rebellious woman. I wonder about any men who attend a woman pastored church. Are they also disobedient and rebellious to allow such a thing or are they just wimps with no intestinal fortitude to stand up for what is right for their family?
Any church with a woman pastor is already a deceived and liberal church and one to avoid.
With this introduction to woman pastors, lets look at what the Bible says about this issue.
MORE EASILY DECEIVED!
The first point I wish to make is the fact that women are more easily deceived than men. Here is what the Bible says:
1 Tim 2
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
I know rebellious pastor women don't like this thought, but in the fall Eve was deceived but Adam was not. This puts some restrictions on the ministry of women in the church. Since a woman is more easily deceived than a man, the last place they should be is a pastor or shepherd of the children of God.
Look at verse 11 above. Women are to learn in silence with all subjection. This happens during a church service. Women are not to be pastors. Instead they are to sit in the congregation and learn.
Verse 12 states clearly that a woman is not to be placed in a postition of teaching men. To do so would be to usurp the authority of a man within the God ordained Church structure. Again the woman is to learn in silence. Obviously a woman could not be a pastor as part of the job of a pastor is preaching and teaching. For a woman to do this to a congregation is to violate this verse and to usurp the authority from a man.
Verses 13 and 14 state very clearly that in the fall of mankind the woman was deceived but not the man. Satan succeeded in deceiving the woman and she sinned. Adam was not deceived, he willingly chose to sin. This danger remains even this day. Women are more easily deceived than is a man. As a result within the Church structure the woman is to learn in silence. They are not to be raised to the position of preacher/teacher since they can be led astray more easily than can a man.
Lets look more closely at the fall of mankind. As you know in the garden Eve was deceived by Satan but Adam was not. As a result the Lord said the following to the woman:
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Let's look closer at this verse because it relates to a woman being forbidden from being a pastor. The above verse shows the Lord speaking to the woman after she sinned. At this point the Lord made the man the head of the wife. However, He did say that her desire would be to her husband. This means the woman would desire to rule over her husband and it would be a source of conflict in the relationship. Still, God has ordained that men have the leadership role in the family. An obedient woman needs to realize that there exists a desire for her to control and to usurp the authority of her husband and she must resist it.
Right now some of you may be saying the word 'desire' does not mean what I just said it means. Ok, lets look a bit deeper.
The same word 'desire' in the greek is used in the below verse:
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
In this verse the same greek word for 'desire' is used as in Gen 3:16 above. Here sin seeks to control Cain just as the woman in Gen 3:16 will seek to control her husband. To this very day a woman must fight against a desire to master and control her husband. This conflict can also be seen in rebellious ladies who dare to become pastors of a church. This is literally usurping the authority away from a man when they do this. The only sad thing is people actually follow such a rebellious lady and attend "her" church.
These verses alone end the discussion on women pastors and in theory we could stop right here. But we will not as there is much more said in the Bible about women not being allowed to be a pastor.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE CHURCH (MUST BE A MAN!)
Here are the classic verses describing the role of a pastor. The term bishop refers to the ministry of pastor. Notice that these verses are all referring to a man:
1 Tim. 3
1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Here are some further qualifications that also include elders in the church. Again all these verses refer to a man.
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
In all the above verses we see God's pattern for leadership in His Church. The Lord has ordained men to be in the position of leadership and women to learn in silence with their husbands.
WOMEN SILENCE IN THE CHURCH
Here is another verse that stops a women from being a pastor:
1 Cor 14
34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
The above verses are another restriction for women in the church. A woman is to sit in the church assembly and learn in silence. This prohibits a woman from assuming the role of a pastor and standing up to preach and teach in a mixed congregation. Always remember the fact we already covered that a woman is more easily deceived than a man. As a result of this fact, God has ordained roles for woman and for men. Within the structure of leadership of the Church, God has ordained men to be in the leadership positions.
THINK ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:
No where in the Bible can it be found where a temple priest was a woman. That job was always done by a man.
A woman pastor also gains popularity as the apostasy of these last days grows. The more apostate the Church gets, the more popular woman pastors become.
WHAT CAN A WOMAN DO?
Since a woman is prohibited from being in a leadership position in the Church, what can she do? Here is a ministry that I do not see at all! Yet such a work is needed:
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Older women can teach other women! A woman cannot teach in a mixed gathering with both men and women. However, a woman can teach and edify other women!
I would also say that a woman can teach children in Sunday school. This would include both boy and girl children.
In this article we looked at why a woman cannot become a pastor. God has placed limitations on a woman as far back as the fall of man in the garden of Eden. We have shown that women have been restricted from leadership positions and the fact that a woman is more easily deceived than a man.
An obedient woman will not seek to rise up to a position in the Church that God has forbidden. Such a woman who becomes a pastor is just a rebellious and disobedient woman. I would hope that anyone who attends a liberal church of any kind would leave that place. Seek out a church with a pastor who has a love for the Lord Jesus and who seeks to please Him in his Church ministry. If you are attending a church with a woman pastor then I suggest you go elsewhere out of obedience to the Lord.
I'm aware that rebellious women will read this tract and get angry. These women are already deceived and have twisted the Bible to justify their rebellion. As a result no Biblical teaching will influence such a person.
By leaving a rebellious woman pastor and attending a good church with proper leadership, you will be able to grow and mature in the Lord as you sit under solid Bible teaching.
Remember this warning from the Bible:
2 Tim 4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
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