Hold Fast

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2, ESV)

Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Monday, June 26, 2006

Okay. This is really the last one on the women pastors thing....

And, actually, they're not even mine. This is simply to direct attention to a couple really insightful articles I've seen recently.

First is by Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read it here - he makes many of the same points I did, but better. His previous look at the newly elected female presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopalian church also provides ample evidence that the issues of female leadership in church and acceptance of homosexuality are highly correlated.

And, just in case someone still thinks I'm only some bent-out-of-shape misogynistic woman-beater for holding this particular take on Scripture, take a look at Libbie's opinions here. Like Betty and Nicole earlier, she puts it plainly:

But always, it has come down to the scripture. My passion for scripture, and for those entrusted with the responsibilities of preaching to be faithful to it, demands that I am faithful too. There are passages that explicitly say that women are not to teach or have authority over men. They are not fuzzy passages that require a koine greek concordance to understand the plain meaning of them.

And that should be the final word for all of us.


Blogger Brad Jones said...

nice big words

8:24 PM  

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