Ministry

Can A Woman Serve As “Pastor”?

You know I suspect with this name this might be somebody from Africa or one of these countries. It sounds kind of like that.

And in the African culture you know women don’t have the ability to do a lot of things. And even in the U.S. And really among religious people there has been a rejection of women doing certain things such as being a pastor.

I was raised with that same doctrine. And I was told that a woman could only teach young children. That a woman couldn’t teach a man and that it is from 1 Timothy 2.

I believe that is a total misunderstanding of these verses.

Look carefully at this in 1 Timothy 2:11-13. It says, Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.”

Then he and people have taken that and says that right there, “it just clearly says that she’s not supposed to teach a man.” That’s not what this says. It says, “I suffer not a woman to teach nor to usurp.”

The word ‘usurp’ means to take violently or to take by force authority over the man, not over men. It is talking about one man.

Matter of fact:

You find in the law that Miriam was a prophetess. You find that Deborah was a prophetess and even a general, led men out and fought a war. [Keep listening to Pastor Andrew Wommack in the video]


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