Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Should Women be pastors? By: Ruth


Hello Followers!

This is a mini article Ruth wrote about women pastors.

Should women be pastors: No.

"Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection."
"But I suffer not a woman to teach, not to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."
I Timothy 2:11-12

Women should not be pastors. It is as simple as that.

Quote from http://carm.org/should-women-be-pastors-and-elders:

What About Women Who Say They are Called By God to Be Pastors?

"There are women pastors in the world who love their congregations and have stated that they are called by God to be pastors. Of course, I cannot agree with this considering the previous analysis of the biblical position. Instead, I believe they have usurped the position of men and gone against the norm of scriptural revelation. Additionally, those who state that they are called by God because of the great job they are doing and the gifting they have received are basing their theology upon experience and not scripture."

"The issue is simple: are they submitting to the word of God or are they making the word of God submit to their desires?"

"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law."
"And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church."
I Corinthians 14:34-35

They are Commanded to keep silence in the church. Lots of times we will learn something at church/ Sunday School that we don't understand and on the way home from church or around the dinner table we will ask Dad and Mom what did the Pastor mean when he said this or what did he mean when he said that?

The women are commanded to keep silence in the church if you have a question ask your dad or your husband.

"And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church."

I have heard women say; "But my father is dead and I am not married yet" Well, then go ask your pastor or another man in the church.
 I Corinthians 14:35

I am not saying that women should abstain from helping out in the church! No, that is not at all what I am saying!

Women should teach the younger women. A pastor needs a wife. The Pastor's wife helps out in more than anyone could imagine. Women can still pray in church, women can still have a ladies meeting at the church,  they can still prepare potlucks, they can still decorate, and they can still play the piano (Or violin or guitar or....). 

God calls us women to help out in the church in different ways, but I believe he does not call women to be pastors.

By: Ruth Keller

Thank you for reading!
~The Keller Girls~


  1. Yes I agree with you Girls shouldn't be pastors.
    I see you got a picture on did you figure out what was wrong?
    Your Friend
    Poem Girl

    1. Thank you!
      Well, Kathering said to put a picture on your side bar and then click upload photo from your blog.
      So that worked.

  2. I totally agree!!!! What if a woman is talking to a group of women. Like a women's meeting. Do you not call that preaching or do you think a man should speak instead. I personally think that's the only place that a woman can 'preach'.


    1. Oh, I am sorry I should have cleared that! I would say in this case that it would be acceptable for a woman to speak or 'preach'. =D
      Thank you for reading!

  3. I agree women shouldn't be pastors either. I know an older lady (who is a friend of my grandma) who is a pastor. I don't know why they don't listen to the Bible when it says only men are supposed to be pastors.
    Also, in 1 Timothy, I think it is, it says A bishop should be the husband of one wife, ruling well his own children, or something like that. Do you think a pastor is the same as a bishop?