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Can A Woman Be A Pastor
*And I will say it again, if a man can't keep his house hold in order and has been divorced etc, SHOULD NOT be teaching, preaching, pastoring, etc.

Maybe we should also mark their foreheads with the letter "D" and make them yell out a warning when they see us.

Even some denominations do not restrict the ministry from those who have become Christians after a divorce and re-marriage (i.e. AOG)

And nowhere does scripture forbid anyone who is divorce to teach or preach. Moses and possible Paul himself were divorced.

Can A Woman Be A Pastor
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach, .... 1 tim. 3:2

If we truly believed that a bishop (or elder, deacon) MUST be the husband of one wife, THEN we have to conclude that only married men may become elders or deacons. How far do we want to extend the literal meaning of these verses?

The fact is that the scripture given to deny women in leadership roles is not a universal command but a regional one. My study Bible notes that we do not know what problem in the church at Paul was referring to however, elsewhere in scripture we see Paul praising various women who were in leadership positions.

Can A Woman Be A Pastor
Glen - your answer is totally inappropriate and does not in the least help your case. The verses you quoted also state that an elder or deacon must be the husband of one wife. That would clearly make unqualified anyone that is single.

The point is that while the Lord has delayed His return we should endeavor to fulfill the Great Commission using whatever resources that are available and that would include those that are totally capable of doing the job with no regard to gender.

Those churches that discriminate against women are really those that have little interest in promoting the gospel to a lost world. They are the same churches that apologized for believing tbe Bible disciminates against the sons of Ham.

The False Doctrines Blog
*Many seeds have fallen by the wayside withered eaten,but those on Fertile soil grew into Fruitful Trees.

Very true, fruitful trees = Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, Assembly of God, Mennonites, Episcoplians, etc. etc. etc.

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock (the confession that thou art the Christ, the son of the living God) I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Catholics Allowed To Read Bible
*And yes, I have complete trust that the Catholic Church has the power and authority,

And the Roman church even believes they have the power and rights to grant salvation to a Hitler and condemn a Billy Graham to the fires of eternal damnation.

No wonder they are often referred to as the great prostitute of Babylon who rides upon the beast with 7 heads and 10 horns, drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: Rev. 17:5-6

Origin Of Catholic Church
*These are not juniper's symbols. They are lying to you.

juniper is evergreen plant bearing cones resembling berries while Jupiter was the chief Roman god.

Like a true trooper catholic, anything that is the truth that speaks against the Roman Church has to be a lie.

It is obvious that most Catholics know very little about early church history or the gods of paganism the Roman world worshiped - most simply got re-named with little else changed to fit the new docorum when Christianity was declared the state religion.

Origin Of Catholic Church
What is the origin of the Catholic Church?

If you mean 'catholic' as universal, we need go all the way back to Pentecost which was the birth of the church.

If you mean Roman Catholic then that was the church established at Rome and was the most wealthy of all churches. As Rome was also the seat of secular power, it was that church that had the most influence, at least until the capital was moved to Constantinople.

If you mean Roman Catholic as a denomination, then it is that church that had its birth with the Council of Trent.

Through they claim dominance over other churches thru Christ giving Peter keys, they are totally unable to establish their belief that any authority was handed downward to the bishops of Rome.

Catholics Allowed To Read Bible
*One wonders if they can turn base metals into gold also!

Which would be harder? To change bread into the actual body of Jesus, the God who created the Universe, or to change base metals into God?

Do they believe they can lift a 10 lb weigh but not one that weighs 1 lb?

If they can do the former they certainly should be able to do the latter!!!!

Who Is The One True Church
As to the authority of the keys, Roman catholics (and the Eastern Orthodoxs)have yet to demonstrate that if these keys were given to any of the Apostles that they were passed downward to the bishops of Rome (or to the bishops of Constaniople).

Until they can successful do that either by use of Scripture or by church history, they will not be able to really convince anyone of what they want others to beleive.

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