Wednesday, January 17, 2007

GOD GIVEN ROLES

This is to all you dear ladies that read this....

I am amazed at the amount of women that are in the pulpit today! I believe these women are disobeying God and and His word. God has given men and women roles that we should obey. I do not mean to insult women that believe that it is alright for them to be in the pulpit, but God said it, not me. Further more I am going to say that feminism is behind most women in the pulpit, by not excepting the role they are given, they think they can preach in the pulpit just like man can and they are wrong.

The role of preacher/teacher is to be the role of men and men alone.

1 Corinthians 14:34-37 34 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church. 36 Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only? 37 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment.

look at 1 Timothy 2:11-15
11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

I have heard women and men say, "This is sexist, old fashion and even narrow minded, but they are wrong, it is what God says. Ladies, we want to follow what the word of God says and please God. I often hear "Christianity" being put down because of verses like these but it is not a put down. It is what God is asking of us and we should gladly obey him.

Many times I have heard this verse being used to prove that it does not matter what gender we are God uses women and men in the pulpit.
Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Yes we are equal in Christ, however God has given men and women roles that differ. We as women are to be quiet, the word says silent, I dont think it means we can not speak at all as we sit in the church, but to be quiet, not unruly, I'll go as far as to say lady-like. Also women are to learn with all submission, I believe God is telling us not to usurp over men.

When you look at verse 12 of 1 Timothy it tells us:
12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
This does not mean we can not teach. Titus 2 tells us we can teach and train. older women are to teach the younger women. God has given us a mind to study and to share with others and yes teach others. God's role for a woman is to teach other women and children.
1Tim. 5:14 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach


Titus 2:3-5 NASB 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

The role of a woman in church and in the home is a God given role and it should be a role that we obey. We are to be a helpmate to our husbands. This is not just a menial job, it is a job of importance. We are to take care of our homes and most importantly take care of our children and raise them up to be Godly children and be there for our husbands.

Ladies, if you believe that it is ok for a women to be in the pulpit, I encourage you to ask the Lord to show you what He wants you to do. Rightfully divide the word. When you search the word of God, search out these few verses I have used and really study them. Feminism is hurting the church, it is deceiving the church just like so many other things out there.
There is no greater calling for men and women then to be obident to God's word. Men and women, husbands and wives were meant to compliment one another not compete against one another.

Cristina

15 comments:

luvvom said...

I agree with you, Christen. Women have their roles and they are not to teach men...period end of subject! However, as I have been looking over blogs and sites, I have seen fluff and sugar mommy blogs that touch on God but never go deeper than the depth of their own skin. It is sad that most women are not talking about the only thing that is important in their lives...God and His word. Instead they are telling everyone what their kids are doing what their favorite cake mix is and how to make it and their goal to increase the amount of times they floss their teeth! On was on a site that gave "really good sites" for woman and this is the type of info that was on their blogs. Very sad that most women are leaving the studying for their husbands to do and then to teach them. If they are studying the Bible I don't see how they could keep it to themselves! I blog my studies on one of my sites because I get so excited about what I have learn and what others to know. I enjoy reading your blog, BTW. Anyway, I think it is something that I will add to my prayer list...for women to start studying and sharing with other women, children, and the unconverted!

Anonymous said...

I am giving a seminar next week, but I only stand before the ladies! I had to have a Venezuelan check my outline for spelling, grammar, etc, mistakes. I about died when found out a Venezuelan PASTOR was the one who checked my outline!! I dont even want for him to read my teachings! lol

Baptist Girl said...

Hi Luvmom,
I agree that there are so many things women can learn from each other. We can help each other grow as women, mothers and wives. The study of God's Word is so important and I myself have so much to learn from it. I too get excited about the Word, as we should.

Cristina

Baptist Girl said...

Hi Jungle mom,
I will keep you in my prayers, concerning your seminar. We ladies can help other ladies strive to be what God wants us to be.

Cristina

Kim T said...

Well said Critina.

Anonymous said...

As the servant of a female cat named Jazzy who lets me use her blog occasionally, let me say well said. I am amazed at what the culture has led females into doing in order to conform to the standards of the world....

Baptist Girl said...

kim T and jazzycat, thank you.

Cristina

Sherry said...

Cristina, I for one, do not watch Christian TV shows. I have never believed that a woman should be on the pulpit and never will. It is not the place of women to usurp authority over men in the Church. Our churches today have been so watered down, it's terrible.

bluecollar said...

I have a lot of respect for you for writing this. I agree entirely with the content here. Well done, Cristina!

Baptist Girl said...

Sherry,
you are so right, churches today are watered down. I do not watch so called christian TV either.
Good to hear from you.
Cristina

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Baptist Girl said...

Hi Mark,
Thank you.

Cristina

Anonymous said...

I am so happy you posted this. However, I hope we "bloggers" never get so ober--spiritual that we can't share a recipe or two! I use my blog to keep in touch with loved ones who are seving God and spread all over the globe. They actually enjoy photos of my kids doing daily things. It is SPIRITUAL to cook a new recipe with LOVE for my family! I don't have to "PREACH" all the time.
Once again, thanks for your Biblical stand on the subject of your post.

Baptist Girl said...

Dear Pam,
I agree, there is no problem with sharing our families lives and recipes and photos. But I do feel we need to share with other women the importance of the Word of God and how it effects other women, not preach but share. We can all learn from one another. Recipes are great to share, I love to try a new recipe *S* and I'm the first person that loves to see pictures of other families but I have such a thirst to get closer to our Lord and Savior
and I want to understand what God wants me to know and God uses us, to teach others and learn from others.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

I have felt such conviction this past year in how my walk is not been very strong, It has been weak, I don't want this. As of lately I have felt a fire within me that wants to get as close as I can get to Christ. I was ashamed of where I was in my walk. I have such a desire to get deeper deeper into the word of God. I want a closer relation with my Father. I want to be a wife, mother, daughter, friend and most importantly a child of God that God can be proud of. I pray we can all lift each other up on our blogs and most importantly lift up God who deserves all glory.

Cristina

Anonymous said...

Amen! My thoughts exactly!