Scripture says a woman’s place is not in the pulpit
I FAIL to understand why women think that God called them to take control over the pulpit in our country and beyond.
As far as I know, Delilah deceived Sampson, Job’s wife told him to curse God and die, while Lot’s wife held onto material things, and Eve sent Adam to bring her that forbidden fruit.
As if that wasn’t clear enough, God said in Ephesians 5: 22-23 that wives are to be subject to their husbands.
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so must wives submit to their husbands in everything.
Titus 2: 3-5 urges the elder women to not be slanderers or addicted to much wine but to be teachers of good things and teach the young women to be reverent in the way they live.
If these women weren’t too hasty to take control of the pulpit, they would know that, according to Romans 16: 1, sister Phebe wasn’t even a pastor but a mere servant of the church in Cenchrea.In keeping with this, Timothy outlined the very qualities of an overseer and unambiguously states that the overseer is to be the husband of one wife.
What helped to ease my concern over this issue was Jeremiah 23: 21 where God said: “I did not send these prophets, yet they run with their messages; I didn’t speak to them, yet they prophesied”.