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Can A Woman Be A Pastor? (Bible Answer) On Female Pastors

Can A Woman Be A Pastor? (Bible Answer) On Female Pastors

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Can A Woman Be A Pastor?

We see women pastors all over the modern Church. We see female pastors on TV, and in Churches all around the world. But are woman pastors biblical? Does God call woman pastors and send out female pastors to do His work in The Church? We're going to look at the Scriptures, not culture for the answers to the question on whether a woman can be a pastor. Let's look at the Scriptures now.

Quick Facts from The Bible On The Topic of Woman Pastors

  • There are no female or woman pastors in the Bible. Women are not permitted to be preachers in the assembly according to 1 Corinthians 14:33-35

  • The post of pastor/elder/bishop/overseer is not given to woman, but to man according to 1 Timothy 2:11-12

  • The Lord Jesus Christ nowhere in Scripture chose a female leader or apostle. Leadership in the Church, which follows the creation order between man and woman, according to 1 Timothy 2:11-12 and 1 Corinthians 14:33-35, is male. It is not female. 

  • It is known from Scripture that women cannot be lead pastors in churches or any kind of general overseer in the House of God, the Church.

  • The Lord Jesus Christ is the man and The Church is the woman. He is the image of God and we have only one teacher, God. How can God, represented by the Lord Jesus Christ be taught by the woman, the Church? No. God teaches the Church, therefore the man teaches the woman, the woman does not teach the man. This is the order of God in the Church of God, which according to 1 Timothy 2 is the household of God.

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  • Women are not to teach men or have spiritual authority over men because Eve was deceived according to 1 Timothy.

  • The Bible does not allow women to be pastors according to 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12.

  • Women do have wonderful teaching abilities. The older women are told to instruct the younger women in Titus. 

  • Women should do so within the boundaries created by God's Word, not in contradiction to clearly outlined Scripture.

  • It is known in the Bible that 1 Timothy 2:12 forbids a woman to be a senior pastor or any kind of pastor or overseer in the House of God for the overseer must be the husband of one wife. 

  • For a woman to pastor, she has to become a husband, in clear contradiction to Scripture for she she should not put on that which pertains to the man. The Bible says that all who do so are an abomination to the Lord!

The Scriptures Do Not Allow For Woman Pastors And Directly Forbids Them.

1 Corinthians 14:33-35

33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

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.

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1 Timothy 2:11-12 ,13-15 Forbids Female Pastors

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.

Titus 1:4-9 Shows The Apostle's Paul Strict Direction For Godly Men as Pastors, not Women.

To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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:

If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

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;

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

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.

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