Thursday, August 24, 2006

Church Says Women Shouldn't Teach Sunday School Classes To Men, Cites Bible

This article, Church Says Women Shouldn't Teach Sunday School Classes To Men, Cites Bible, is interesting posing a few different questions…
(1) What is a woman’s role in the leadership of the church?? (Not to lead/teach over men)

(2) What is a man’s role?? (Leading and teaching)

(3) Does this mean women are less capable?? (No, men and women have equal value, just different roles within the church and household)

(4) Does this effect women’s role outside of the church and household?? (No, they can lead and teach in corporations as there is no biblical mandate for a difference in roles that are secular [that I know of].)

(5) What are the different biblical offices of the church?? (Elders and deacons)

(6) What should the relationship between secular government and the Church be…can secular government dictate to the Church how it must conduct it’s responsibilities?? (Separation of Church and state, and, “No!” the government shouldn’t dictate how the Church functions)

(7) Should a church leader be involved in any kind of secular government other than being a shepherd for those in secular government positions?? (This is debatable)

What do you guys think??

Here are a few quick quotes to whet your appetite…
“The First Baptist Church dismissed Mary Lambert on Aug. 9 with a letter explaining that the church had adopted an interpretation that prohibits women from teaching men. She had taught there for 54 years.”

"'I believe that a woman can perform any job and fulfill any responsibility that she desires to' outside of the church, LaBouf wrote Saturday."

“’If what's said in that letter reflects the councilman's views, those are disturbing remarks in this day and age,’ [Mayor Jeffrey] Graham said.”

Al Mohler’s radio show today is going to have the pastor involved in this as a guest. Keep your eyes peeled at the link for his show, at the above link, for the link to the show tomorrow. It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out!

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