Rebellion in NAD Leadership

Posted on November 6, 2013

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sick-churchAuthor: Ken Lytle

As I research the method the North American Division Theology of Ordination Study Committee used to address the issue of women’s ordination, I can see that the liberals were given an unfair advantage in presenting material.  Instead of providing a fair playing field for prayerful study, the liberals in our NAD leadership “pushed” their rebellious agenda to the forefront for consideration.  

I have watched the videos and keep hearing superficial arguments about why we should embrace women’s ordination.  

  • Because EGW was a women
  • Because we are trying to restore what was broken at the fall of Adam and Eve
  • Because the Holy Spirit will be poured out on both men and women in the last days

Let us please connect the dots using the Bible and history when it comes to women and prophecy.  

  1. Yes, EGW was a women
  2. Yes, EGW was asked by God to be a prophetess (messenger)
  3. Yes, the Bible teaches that women can be prophets (Debra, etc.)
  4. Yes, women can and will be used by the Holy Spirit to communicate heavenly messages and prophecies in the last days

This is Biblical.  If the Bible says it, it is good enough for me.  As a follower of God, I must have faith in His Word. 

When it comes to leadership structure in a world of sin, we need to realize that our Creator God is the one who chose to place men in a position of authority in the home and church.  This does not mean that men are superior to women.  We are all equal as human beings.  It just means that God, in His great wisdom, developed a gender role system to bring order in sinful chaos.  

Here are eight passages that clearly show what God intended for home and church leadership… 

  1. “And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression” — 1 Timothy 2:14.  
  2. “Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you” — Genesis 3:16.
  3. “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord” — Colossians 3:18.
  4. “I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet” — 1 Timothy 2:12.
  5. “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything” — Ephesians 5:22-24.
  6. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” — Ephesians 5:25.
  7. “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life…” — 1 Peter 3:7.
  8. “This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil” — 1 Timothy 3:1-7

Please prayerfully read and understand what God has written in His Holy Word!!!  Instead of trying to overturn God’s Word when it comes to the consequences of sin, we need to embrace the Word for what it says and faithfully trust our Creator.  When Jesus returns in the very end of time, He will restore all things according to His will (not our will).  

Please contact your church leaders and ask them to stay true to God’s Word.  If we stand up and speak up for Jesus, His endtime Church is begin to shake like never before.   

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