The question about women ministers has taken on a new twist…what about
bishops, or elders, and deacons, and we can assume other church leaders, that they should be "the husband of one wife,"
as stated in 1st Timothy 3: 2 and 12. Well, let me paraphrase and add "minister" to the Apostle Paul’s words.
And how are we to take verse eight, which says, "not given to much wine." In 1st Corinthians, chapter 11, the
Apostle Paul gets after persons taking communion, for getting drunk, because they were making a feast of it. We must use
common sense in our reading the Bible.
And consider Paul’s list in Romans chapter 16, at the long
list of women he mentions as being such helps to the Cause of Christ. Priscilla, Aquila, who let their homes act as churches,
since Christians didn’t have places to meet to worship…Mary, who bestowed much labor on Paul and others…Julia,
and other names we don’t know whether were male or female. "For every house is built by some man, but He that
built all things, is God (Hebrews 3:4). God, not man, decides who will peach.
of lady ministers, including some having the gift of healing. Do those who want to "keep them in their place,"
want to make a list of do’s and don’ts for Christian women? Try this: Take away women even from what we men
so graciously let them do…teach Sunday School, handle the babies in the nursery, cook the meals for the special get-togethers,
and the countless other things that women do, just to keep the churches in operation. Without women to prod, most men would
sleep in on Sunday mornings. I have an idea that men who don’t approve of lady ministers, also control the money at
Better let the women obey God, not man.