Are Women Pastors Biblical???

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It is not my intention to cause an argument or division among the faithful with that question just discussion in a Christian and civil manner.

I have always simply posted the Word of God as it is written. I post this question in order to properly attempt to teach the Word of God....PEROID!

1 Timothy 3:1-2.........
"This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach".

According to the written Word of God, a Pastor can only be a "Male/Man".

Now, before anyone argues that point or disagree with me, remember that the "One" who said..."In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" also was the "One" who said......
"if a "MAN" desire the office of a bishop".

The old Major did not have anything whatsoever to do with what Jesus Christ placed into the Word of God. The old Major just reads it and accepts it as it is written so your disagreements will be with Christ and not me!!!!

Now the question must be WHY would God do that?

1 Timothy 2:13-14 .....
"For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."

It’s important to understand that Paul does not prohibit women from teaching in all contexts (Titus 2:3; Acts 18:25-26), only from teaching the Bible to men in the church.

Notice that Paul prohibits women from doing two distinct things.

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Women may not teach the Bible to men in the church.
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Women may not exercise authority over men in the church.

Teaching and exercising authority in the church are the two primary responsibilities of elders, pastors, or bishops. Thus, women are not to hold the office of pastor, but neither are they to perform these particular functions of a pastor over men in the church.

Again, for the inquisitive minds the question is still...WHY is that the case.

I will give you what I think is the reason behinds God's direction.

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The creation order is the first reason Paul gives for prohibiting women from teaching or exercising authority in the church
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Paul doesn’t ground his command in cultural considerations or a particular problem with the women in the Ephesian church. Rather, he grounds his command in creation. He says that the reason women are not to teach or exercise authority over men in the church is that....
“Adam was formed first, then Eve”. Paul means that God established Adam as the head and authority of his wife, Eve. God designed men to lead.

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The nature of women is the second reason Paul gives for prohibiting them from teaching or exercising authority in the church.
Paul says, “Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor” (1 Tim 2:14). Paul is saying something about the natural constitution of men and women, that men as a class are naturally more fitted to teach and have authority in the church, but women are not.
Dr. Wayne Grudem says, “This is by far the most common viewpoint in the history of the interpretation of this passage” (Evangelical Feminism & Biblical Truth 70).
There are NO recorded instances of a female pastor nor Elder, as the only example was Phoebe as a deaconess!
 
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There are NO recorded instances of a female pastor nor Elder, as the only example was Phoebe as a deaconess!

Agreed, and the question must be, was she actually a "Deacon".

Using text to explain text, especially in the immediate context, Romans 16:2,3 in the words “succourer” (describing Phoebe) and “helper” (describing Priscilla and Aquila) tell us what type of servant/diakonos/deacon that Phoebe was -- a servant or helper in the general sense of the term since the other two words have no office in mind or definition. Also, the texts say nothing of an office in connection with Phoebe like it does elsewhere. We have no text or word with the office of deacon in mind here.
 
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There are NO recorded instances of a female pastor nor Elder, as the only example was Phoebe as a deaconess!

Agreed, and the question must be, was she actually a "Deacon".

Using text to explain text, especially in the immediate context, Romans 16:2,3 in the words “succourer” (describing Phoebe) and “helper” (describing Priscilla and Aquila) tell us what type of servant/diakonos/deacon that Phoebe was -- a servant or helper in the general sense of the term since the other two words have no office in mind or definition. Also, the texts say nothing of an office in connection with Phoebe like it does elsewhere. We have no text or word with the office of deacon in mind here.

Hello YeshuaFan and Major;

Agreed, brothers. Thank you for pointing these out according to Scripture.

God bless you and your families.
 
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Agreed, and the question must be, was she actually a "Deacon".

Using text to explain text, especially in the immediate context, Romans 16:2,3 in the words “succourer” (describing Phoebe) and “helper” (describing Priscilla and Aquila) tell us what type of servant/diakonos/deacon that Phoebe was -- a servant or helper in the general sense of the term since the other two words have no office in mind or definition. Also, the texts say nothing of an office in connection with Phoebe like it does elsewhere. We have no text or word with the office of deacon in mind here.
And there is also some who like to point out that there was a woman numbered among the Apostles as proof she was an Apostle even!