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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. 

You may be familiar with the Southern Baptist convention and Saddleback Church on this topic of women preachers in church leadership.

We see female pastors on TV, and in Churches all around the world. But are woman pastors biblical?

  1. Does God call woman pastors and send out female pastors to do His work in The Church?
  2. Are there any bible verses supporting female pastors? 
  3. Should Christian women be pastors?

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 to answer the question: Can Women be Pastors in the Church?

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Are There Quick Facts from The Bible On The Topic of Woman Pastors from The New Testament?

What does the New Testament say about Female Pastors? 

  1. 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

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

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

  11. 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. 

  12. 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 Sin of Women Preachers in The House of God.

Has Male Leadership Always Been God's Design Even From The Old Testament? Yes!

Did God Instruct The Apostle Paul In The Scriptures To Not Allow Woman Pastors And Directly Forbid Them? Yes!

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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The Apostle Paul in 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.

Are Women Pastors and Preachers In Disobedience To The Word of God? Yes!

Titus 1:4-9 Shows Paul The Apostle's Strict Direction For Godly Men as Pastors in Church Leadership, 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.

Question: Should I Leave A Church with A Woman Pastor?

Should you leave a church with a woman pastor? The answer is yes. A woman as a pastor in the House of God is a clear violation of Scripture and the Lord is vehemently opposed to it.

See the Lord Jesus words in Revelation 2:20-23 (New Testament)

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

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