Women in Ministry Discussion Continues… and Continues…

Posted on April 17, 2010


Adventist blogs and online articles are abuzz with activity over the whole “women in ministry” discussion. Below is a short quote from one of the many ideas bouncing around the internet…

“I understand the political situation all too well. If the conferences who are willing and ready to ordain women, why should they be held hostage to the division who are not ready yet? Should the slowest to change subject the first world countries to abide by the decisions that they wish?” — spectrummagazine.org/blog…

This idea of “theological separation” is held by a number of Adventists in North America, Western Europe, and Australia.  This group of Adventist believe they have a better understanding of Scripture and should take a “progressive” step forward, leaving behind our “ignorant” brothers and sisters in the faith.

I am sorry, but a divided church on this topic will only weaken our theological foundation. The majority of the Adventists in the world have a desire to stay true to the Scriptures and should not be spiritually and mentally attacked for taking a stand for truth (especially by their fellow brothers and sisters in the faith).

The Word of God says in Isaiah 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord; though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Let us pray that God will remove our selfish hearts and replace them with hearts of flesh. Hearts that are willing to trust and obey even though we do not like the truth at times.

Because of sin, God has given us gender roles. These gender roles are supported by the Scriptures and Spirit of Prophecy.

Something to think about: The Bible teaches that men have been given the role of spiritual leader in the home. It also teaches that a spiritual leader for the Church must first have success as a spiritual leader in the home.

Many of our homes are falling apart because men and women have left behind the family structure God gave through inspiration. Infants and children are dumped in daycares and public schools just so mothers can develop their careers. Children, men, and women are suffering for a host of diseases because of the lack of good, wholesome, and healthy meals in the home. Fast and processed foods are embraced to support the breakdown in God’s family structure.

We need consecrated wives and mothers to step forward and realize their first ministry is in the home. Once the children are attending a good Christian school or have left for college, they can then consider employment outside the home. And yes, they can serve God as hospital chaplains, school teachers, Bible workers, etc.

“Lord, help our homes, churches, conferences, and schools. We need You now!!!”

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