Should women be pastors?

 

genderApparently the latest trend is for husbands and their wives to “co-pastor” and “co-lead” churches.  On trendy churches’ websites there is most times a picture of the dynamic ministry duo introducing themselves as “pastors so-and-so”.  Is this right?  Should churches be lead by couples? Perhaps even more controversially, should churches be lead by women?  

 

1 Corinthians 14:33-35 speaks to the role of women in the church.   This passage has been a hugely controversial passage over the years and a massive problem for feminists.

As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. (1 Corinthians 14:33-35)

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The truth about prophecy

mayanMany Christian leaders today claim to be prophets or to have the gift of prophecy.  In many African cities you may feel inferior if your church doesn’t have a resident prophet.  Prophets are forever sharing the visions and messages they have apparently received from God.  The increase in the phenomena of prophecy is to a large decree caused by the decrease of sound biblical knowledge and spiritual maturity.   What does the Bible says about prophecy1?

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