Before I even begin to delve into this topic I want to be perfectly clear that I am not a Pauline Christian. I take the full council of the Bible to heart. The Old Testament gave us what were the laws and the history and the prophecy so that the New Testament could be a living thing for each of us.
Women can’t live with them, can’t shoot em. Wait a minute I am a woman! But even I get tired of the way some women feel the need to be superior to men in every instance including in the church. Now don’t get your knickers in a twist if you belong to a church who has a woman pastor, but I would not go to a church that had one and if the church that I attended decided that it was ok to have one I would be looking for a new church home. This is where the accusations of being a Pauline Christian come into play. I opened the blog today the way I did so that I could say I already addressed this part so save the finger pointing.
I personally think that women need to learn that they possess one the most powerful positions in the church and in Christian life they counsel the younger women and raise up the next generation. During the time of Saul (yes, I know that’s Paul, but he was a Pharisee at the time he was called Saul) Christians were called those practicing “The Way”, so women were raising children to carry on in The Way and what better position of power is there than that? Yes, men are the heads of the households and are the teachers of congregations, but women are the ones who are teaching and working with those who will become these men later in life.
In the Bible there are not many women mentioned at least not to the number that men are, but the women that are worth mentioning are those who have done great things and hold high places of esteem. So it would seem that God values women even more than society does. I mean really, who went to the empty tomb while all the Apostles were hiding in fear? Â Let me give you a hint, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, we are told went to see the tomb in Matthew 28.
Women really need to let go of the need to be superior to men or the ego driven need to be pastors, preachers or teachers of men and be proud of the place that they hold in the heart of God. God has no favorites between the sexes as we see in Galatians 3:28 28There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus.