DeRon N. Collins
Short Essay 3
Theology 202 B-26
The Role of Women in the Church
Since women entered public ministry and became pastor’s debates on this issue has raged like a wild forest fire. I have been studying the bible now for over thirteen years and I have seen God move through people throughout the bible and have not seen anyone or thing God could not use. I have seen God use prostitutes in the lineage of our Savior Jesus Christ (Joshua 2) Rahab was a Canaanite prostitute but she was the great grandmother of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Read also the lineage of Jesus in Matthew.
I have read where God allowed the donkey of Balaam to speak to him (Numbers 22: ...view middle of the document...
Look at the change at first we ruled together and even then the women was our help mate, man was always the head/ covering for the women this is what Paul shows us in 1 Corinthians 11:2,3; cf.3:16.
God never changes in His plan but man is always trying to change Gods’ plan to fit their objective and it never work’s out for man’s good. Can a woman be a deacon or an Elder and what are the biblical requirements for this position?
According to Elmer Towns the word Bishop and Elder are used interchangeably (p685) “A man grows into being an elder, becomes a bishop by vote, and he is called by God to pastor (see Eph 4:11, 12). Since they are both used interchangeably then the qualification of an overseers apply which are, “This is a faithful saying; If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children...