All Because of Money – Women Ordination and Commissioning

Posted on June 4, 2010


I just finished reading an article that Mervyn Maxwell wrote in 1998 about the history of women ordination and commissioning.  It is a sad story.  It is amazing to see how quickly a few powerful people to take a belief that is grounded in the Word of God and twist it… making it into something political. 

We must always remember that God is bigger than money and we never need to water-down the truth for the sake of money when He is in control.

Mervyn Maxwell wrote: “As you read this story, do remember that administrators are human, like the rest of us, and need our prayers. Remember too that the money they attempted to save at a crucial point in this story was God’s tithe; it was not their own money.”

“It is a story that shows how the NAD [North American Division] leadership came to the position that (a) ordination is merely a matter of church policy, not of sacred obligation, and (b) commissioning is equivalent to ordination.”

“In this way a process that began with a plan to reduce income taxes (a) produced the concept that ordination is merely a matter of church policy, and (b) developed into the concept that commissioned women ministers are equivalent to ordained male ministers.”


There is time to fix the problems within God’s end time, prophetic Church.  As more and more people stand up for Jesus (in love), we will become a healthy and strong Church right before the end of time.  As a Church, we still have a lot of work to do and need to seek spiritual purity and unity in all things. 

Stand up for Jesus and let your voice be heard!