• Good luck stopping them, women always have something to preach about!! Seriously, I don't see why not. Mary Magdalene did, and apparently Jesus approved of it, so that seems like a pretty good stamp of approval to me.
  • Of course, if they can nag (and they can, believe me), they can preach. On a serious note, there's no reason a woman can't do this job, or have this calling.
  • My Bible tells me that women do not usurp authority over men in church. Call me old fashioned...
    • Thinker
      What do you do with the fact Jesus Christ raised the level of the woman up to that of the man. The Lord God made the man over the woman, Jesus Christ removed that when He was resurrected making woman equal to men. I guess you like being under the authority of man making Jesus Christ a lair.
    • Jewels Vern
      1 Timothy 2:12 "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence." This is not addressed to the church, merely to one follower, with advice for his ministry. One should not mistake local customs for commandments from God, or advice to one person in the middle east for restrictions on all mankind.
    • Thinker
      That was not a commandment of the Lord God but a recommendation only in 1 Tim. 2:12. Paul brings this out in most of his letters.
  • Yes women can preach in the ministry, but their teaching has always been on a public level and not in leading the congregation. Congregational headship and leadership has always been assigned to the men. Not just any men, but qualified men. If a qualified man was not available, then yes a qualified woman could take the lead at that time until a qualified man was available. It follows the headship rule found in the bible... everyone has a head except God. Head of every woman is the man, head of every man is the Christ, head of Christ is God. It's not a derogatory thing, it's not a 'treat woman like dirt' mentality, because the bible also says to treat women with honor, respect, and dignity, treating them as you would yourself.
  • They should, by all means, if they feel called - YES !!!
  • this topic really confuses me. There are some verses in the bible that sorta say they shouldnt (although maybe they have been taken out of context) however there are others that say that both men and women should prophesy. on a personal level i dont really understand why they shouldnt. but i don't want to agree with something the bible says is wrong. being a male this topic doesnt majorly effect me, however at the same time it really bugs me i mean i have always pictured god as a god of love and a god that is fair, i dont see how restricting how women honour god is fair and therefore i think women should preach if they feel led.
  • The Bible says no they shouldnt
    • Jewels Vern
      Chapter and verse, please.
    • Thinker
      As Jewels says Where?
  • Women should be allowed to preach and lead as well if they know what they are teaching. This is something that even most men do not know. How to preach and teach the truth of the Bible and not the church dogma. Church dogma is no better than the Pharisees of the Bible.
  • Not by their own accord. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." Now, we can't just stop there. Mary Magdalene had Jesus' approval to preach, but not to lead a congregation, because that contradicts the ideology of a man being the head of a woman, just as Christ is the head of the man. (1 Corinthians 11:3) Sounds unfair, although we can't stop there either. The fairness of God for both men and women is found in (Ephesians 4:11). The verse states that some were called to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the work of the ministry. So they can preach in the streets.
  • Yes, there is no reason why they cant preach. Jesus gave a command to his disciples before his ascension into Heaven Matthew 28 v 19. The command was to go and makes disciples of people of all the nations, Also in the Book of Psalms 68 v 11 - the women proclaiming the good news are a large army. However there is a restriction regarding Teaching in the congregation. This is left to the men.
  • There is nothing in the Bible to say women can't preach. In fact in Matthew 28 v 19 Jesus told ALL his disciples to make disciples of people of all the nations, So that would include men and women, Psalm 68 v 11 tells us "The women proclaiming the good news are a large army". On the other hand. women are admonished not to teach in the congregation.
  • I see other talking of authority over men. But God calls them to preach and it is not the authority over anybody it is God's words. Anybody who feels the preacher man or woman is talking directly to them they are wrong. It is God (the Holy Spirit) speaking to them through who ever God uses.
  • Only if they have something good to say. So many men (and women) take the bully pulpit before they take any time for reflection.

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