Tonight in my small group, we got to talking about women in ministry. I have a question to post to all of those opposed to women in ministry–and to those who limit the role of a woman in ministry to women’s ministry and children’s ministry. If you believe that women can be leaders in the church, I would love to hear from you too.
If you are a Christian, you should believe in Creationism–that God created the heavens and the earth, the animals, men and women, right? God is a creative God. He thought of armadillos, duck-billed platypuses, you, me, the Grand Canyon, the Pacific Ocean, dung beetles.
Who were the people that realized that Jesus had risen, that the tomb was empty? Who stuck it out with Jesus to the end? While most of the disciples (ummm…the men) were hiding out, was it not the women who were walking alongside Jesus?
So why then is it that you claim that women cannot be leaders in the church? Can God not use women? Please do not come at me with the scripture aobut women being silent in church. That will just prove to me that you are using scripture out of context.
**Edit**I am interested in scriptural references. I apologize if that was unclear. What I do not want is scripture presented out of context.