I heard Pat Robertson say some troubling things on the 700 Club today.
1. Jesus has clearly said men and women are equal and in the Church they may hold any position.
2. There were deaconesses in the early Church.
If the Bible said that Mr. Robertson why not offer a verse?
1 Timothy 2:12 KJV
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
There is no evidence that either of these statements made by Mr. Robertson are correct except by the tradition of men. As believers we should learn to distinguish between traditions of men and the law of God.
Many who take Pat Robertson’s stance like to point out Aquila and Priscilla.
Acts 18:26 KJV
And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
It never says this was done in a church building or that Priscilla held a deaconess position in the Church. Sounds to me more like a dinner conversation.
There has been much said on the news lately about equality and that the U.S. Declaration of Independence states we are all created equal.
The truth is we are not all equal.
As a man can I give birth? Can I play in the NFL or NBA? Am I even welcome at a woman’s only Bible study?
The Holy Bible clearly lays out separate roles for men and women. To be brutally honest, The roles laid out by God are best for both men and women.
They might not enjoy those roles, but they are healthy and meet for Heaven.
Did you know Sarah called her husband Lord. Sadly, I can’t imagine a woman in the USA in today’s society submitting herself so fully to her husband.