A few years ago, a Pastor did a wonderful sermon on women in the Bible and their place in ministry! Lately, we heard another Pastor teach falsely on women; this hurtful and wrong teaching insults the Lord God and leads men to objectify women. I remember Francesca Battistelli’s song, “I am who You say I am.”
Luke 8: 1-3 (NKJV), “Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.”
2 Timothy 4:19, 21 “Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.”
“And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekeh his wife conceived.
“And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus: And she went to enquire of the Lord.
“And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:21-23 (KJV).
“And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.” Judges 4:4.
Romans 2:11-12 (KJV), “For there is no respect of persons with God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;”
2 Corinthians 5:10, (NIV), “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”
Lord, please forgive the Pastors who taught otherwise, show them Your truth by Your Holy Spirit. Forgive us that sit and listen to false theology and are complacent and compromising, help us to hear Your voice, and fact check according to Your Holy Word and admonish our Pastors.