The Role of Women in the Church

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The Role of Women in the Church

The role of a woman in the church has been down played for centuries. However, women have played a major factor in the Church and the Gospel being spread in the world. Before the church came in to existence the role of women in the church was already ordain by God. Because of Eve’s disobedience, God redeemed woman by allowing her to bruise the head of the serpent, (Gen.3:16). God chose woman to birth the Word (Jesus Christ) into the world and she has been birthing the Word (The Gospel) every sense. First, let’s examine the history of women in the church. A Tertullian wrote that there were four orders of female church officers. There appeared to be female deacons, virgins, widows and eldressess. Therefore, some were consider clerics, giving ecclesial authority and seat with the other clergy. Deaconess ordination is persevered in the Apostolic Constitutions (VII19-20). Women elders are mention in I Tim 5:2 and in Titus 2:3 where the must be worthy of the office. Can a woman be an elder or a deacon? Yes. Before the qualifications are examine let’s look at this Bible verses. “ For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:26-29 NKJV Therefore, God is not concerned about person gender, he looking at your spirit- man. For we all are justified by our faith in Jesus Christ and resurrection power. However, men may say that God did not mean for woman to be used in the function of the church. . The word deacon means to serve; the term deacon or…...

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