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Is It Scriptural that Women should Minister in Public (or in ‘Church’) Just Like Men do? 

 

Renette Vermeulen

 

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Foreword 

The entire, contextual Truth of the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout Bible Scripture can never be altered or snuffed out.  Jesus proclaimed in Mark 13:31, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.”  This does not mean that very bad men, who were in charge of the New Testament Scriptures for nearly 2,000 years, did not tamper with certain passages and verses, as the Pharisees also did during the Old Testament era, (Mark 7:13.)

 

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It is impossible that God will violate His own Word, (Ps. 89:34; Numbers 23:19.)  He proclaimed in Acts 2:17-18, “[Fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy in Joel 2:28 at Pentecost,] I will pour out My [indwelling] Spirit on all [believing] flesh, (Jn. 3:16.)  And your sons and daughters shall prophesy… And on My menservants [ministers] and on my maidservants [ministers] I will pour out My Spirit…  And they shall prophesy.”  Jesus’ servant Paul understood this great truth and taught that in the Spiritual Kingdom of Christ, spiritually, there is no longer any race, social status, or gender, “for we are all one in Christ Jesus… and [therefore,] you are all of Abraham’s believing, [New Covenant seed…]”  (Gal. 3:26-29.)  Could Paul have suffered from spiritual schizophrenia to also command that “women must be saved through childbirth,” and in complete contradiction of God’s Word, declare that he “does not allow a woman to preach,” etcetera?  

What is really going on here? 

Jesus Himself rebuked the Pharisees in Mark 7:13 and in Mt. 15:6, saying, “...You have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.  And many such things you do.”  They even changed God’s everlasting Creation Principles to ‘legalize’ their hard-hearted sin through the law of “Moses,” as Jesus declared in Mt. 19:3-8.  Thus, it is a great deception that “every single word in the Bible was dictated by God Himself.”  Paul, (knowing very well that Jesus warned against tampering with the Scriptures, and how men can follow their “own hearts” and the devil to teach and prophecy falsities from the Scriptures,) warned in Acts 20:29-31, “I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.  Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.  Therefore watch…” 

This must be one of the reasons why Paul also commanded in 1 Ths. 5:20-22, “Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.  Abstain from every form of evil.”  John added to this warning in 1 Jn. 4:1-4, “Do not believe every spirit, [which can easily fill the minds of people to teach false doctrines from  their own ‘hearts’ and even from Scripture,] but test the spirits to see whether they are of God.  For many false [teachers and] prophets have gone out into the world…” 

Every time Satan quoted Scripture that did not apply to the context and purpose of Jesus’ situation in the wilderness, Jesus corrected him by saying, “It is written… It is also written… Away with you, Satan!  For it is written…”  (Mt. 4:1-11.) 

In addition, it would have been much easier to get to the truth of the many false church doctrines if Roman Catholic priests, Protestant Bible translators, and other church hierarchies did not write their own, personalized “bibles.”  Bible translators also changed some of the original words, the meanings of those words, and even entire passages, to insert deceptions not only into the Bible, but especially into the minds of believers.  For instance, the word and therefore also the meaning of “ecclesia,” (the unofficial assemblies of born again believers in homes,) were substituted with the word and completely different meaning of “church,” (which became the official, State-recognized, man-made institution that emerged in the latter part of 100 A.D.)  This offense against the true body or bride of Christ was meticulously executed as the Roman Catholic Church systematically swallowed the “ecclesia” to make Jesus’ true disciples, “the followers of The Way,” (Acts 7:48; 9:2; 19:23; 24:14; 22,) into Roman Catholic Church members, called “Christians,” (Acts 11:26.)  During the Protestant Reformation, these words and false concepts with their very different meanings were transferred to the Bibles we know today.  After that, every other denomination, division, or different daughter of Roman Catholic Christianity carefully compiled their own dogmas to justify their church forms, norms, and confused beliefs.

It is, therefore, crucial that all believers know about this falsification of the Word of God, and read, interpret, and understand all the Scriptures in the “entirety of Biblical truth” - always prayerfully viewed from the New Covenant perspective, as Jesus, during His life and on Golgotha, completely fulfilled and then completely annulled the Old Testament Covenant with the Old Hebrew nation, (Heb. 8:13; Chapters 7-9.) 

 

Subjects 

Þ Men were polluted with misogyny [the hatred of women] at the fall, but “from the beginning” it was not so.

Þ The sin of misogyny cannot be part of Scripture or the spiritual bride of Christ. 

Þ The “Jezebel spirit” is another neat piece of misogynist witchcraft 

Þ Misogynists confuse the woman’s place in marriage with her universal calling to manage creation as the man’s equal, (Gen. 1:27-28.)  

Þ God must violate His own Word in Acts 2:17-18 to exclude women from ministry, and change the New Testament Covenant to make women into lesser beings than men — which is impossible. 

Þ So why does the Bible only speak of male elders, deacons, and “bishops?” 

Þ Paul the misogynist, or Paul the advocate of complete spiritual freedom in Christ?  

Þ Should all women have a male ‘head;’ even if it’s a strange man like the pastor?  Do they not know that this is “spiritual husbandry,” which is a demonic practice?

Þ Let women keep silent in the assemblies… as also says the Law?” Such a law exists nowhere in Scripture!  How can Paul — or most horrendous even to think, God, lie like this? 

Þ I do not allow a woman to teach to exercise authority over men…”  Paul could not have said this.  Males “absorbing authority by teaching” is sinning according to Jesus’ own words. 

Þ 1 Tim. 2:15, “The woman shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity with sobriety.”  What happened to Jesus’ atonement and salvation through the truth of His Gospel? 

 

ALL MEN WERE POLLUTED WITH MISOGYNY [THE HATRED OF WOMEN] AT THE FALL, BUT JESUS TOTALLY REFUTED THE FARISEES BY SAYING, “FROM THE BEGINNING IT WAS NOT SO…”   

As always, the truth is in the context of the whole Bible, if interpreted from the viewpoint of the New Testament Covenant in Christ, (Heb. 8:13.) For example, when the Pharisees confronted Jesus with verses from their Scriptures (the Old Testament) on divorce for just any reason, not on the grounds of adultery, which effectively breaks the marriage covenant by inviting a third party between “the two who became one flesh” in marriage, He answered, “Because of the [selfish, arrogant] hardness of your hearts Moses [Old Testament Law] allowed you… But from the beginning [in Eden] it was not so…” (Mt. 19:3-8.) 

The fact that, through the ages, misogynist religious leaders messed with God’s Word as they pleased, is stipulated by Jesus in Mark 7:13,  “[You] make the Word of God of not effect through your tradition which you handed down.  And many such things you do,” (Mt. 15:6-9; Col. 2:8.)  Church history and the blatant Christianized Satanism, which we are now witnessing in churches, prove that these church hierarchies still change and add to God’s Word as they please.  And I will demonstrate this statement in this study

Jesus referred the misogynist Pharisees to His unchangeable Creation Principles where the “rights” of females are concerned. “In the beginning” is therefore the perfect place to start in our search for the real    Scriptural truth about female ministers in the spiritual Kingdom of Christ.  If the marriage covenant of “the beginning” cannot be changed, the woman’s position in the world and in the body of Christ, as commanded by God Himself, can also never be altered, (Gen. 1:27-28; Acts 2:17-18.) 

In the New Testament Covenant especially, Jesus never gave anyone permission to “rule” harshly in superiority like the pagans do, over their spouses, children, or over any of the members of His blood-bought body of believers.  “Ruling” is therefore a dreadful sin, which is seated in all forms of self-adoration.  It is a word that must not even be used among true believers.  Thus, at the fall in Eden, God would never have “commanded” the husband to “rule” over His wife. In fact, in Mark 10:42-43, Jesus commanded that so-called human “greatness” in His Spiritual Kingdom can only come through humble serving — which is the mark of true “ministers” or servant-slaves in Christ — and the leader-servant role of Godly husbands.  Now, how can a servant-slave humbly minster to the body of Christ, but sinfully “rule” like a blood-thirsty tyrant over his own flesh and bone — the wife whom God made just for him?  Surely, the Jesus of the Bible, The Truth, Life, and Way will never call His believers to leading such  sinful, double  lives?     

The sin of misogyny entered into Adam at the fall.  When God asked him to account for what he had done, instead of honestly confessing his sin, he said, (acting as if he did not know that God forbade them to eat of that fruit,) “The woman You gave me… gave me of the fruit and I ate.” (Gen. 3:12.)  That is why God actually warned Eve in Gen. 3:16, “[Henceforward, this male, now filled with hatred for all women, will, (either intentionally or simply by setting the example,) also teach his sons to abuse women on all levels of life.  And because you shifted your priorities from Me to your husband and he is physically so much stronger than you,] he will [violently and oppressively] rule over you.” 

 

ANYONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE SIN OF MISOGYNY CANNOT BE PART OF SCRIPTURE, OR PART OF THE SPIRITUAL BRIDE OF CHRIST

The entire New Testament Covenant Truth of Jesus is summarized in the following wonderful verse, “God so loved the world, [every single person in the whole world from “every tribe, tongue, and nation,” Rev. 5:9-10,] that He gave His Only Begotten Son, so that whoever [personally and sincerely] believes in Him, will not perish, but have [present tense] everlasting life,” (Jn. 3:16, Kjv.) 

Þ God’s children are all those who were Scripturally born again through sincere faith in and personal acceptance of Jesus, (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5.)  Spiritually, all true believers, as the body of Christ, became “bone of Jesus’ bone and flesh of His flesh” (Gal. 5:30) when they were joined to Him through the Scriptural rebirth, (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5.)  This is why true believers are also called “the bride of Christ.” 

Þ All sincere believers were “called from [and thus completely delivered from the kingdom of] darkness into His marvelous [Spiritual Kingdom of] Light,” to follow Jesus, The Light, as His Scripture obeying disciples, (1 Pt. 2:9-10; Eph. 1:7-14.) 

Þ It is the calling or anointing, [to be set apart for a specific purpose,] authority, or as Scripture also states, power from the indwelling Holy Spirit that enable every born again believer to follow Jesus in His Light, (Acts 1:8.)  Jesus is The Anointed One, The Savior and New Covenant Mediator between Man and God, Who was called to rescue the souls of humanity.  Thus, all those who were born from “Water and Spirit,” (not water baptism itself but the Truth of God’s Word, Jesus Himself, Jn. 1;1-2; 4:14, Kjv,) must be God’s follower-disciples, and are, therefore, His “anointed ones.” “Anointed ones” means, they all have God’s calling and Holy Spirit power on their lives.  Thus, they were all “set apart” for service or ministry to God.  To obey Jesus’ great commission to make disciples (Acts 1:-8) throughout the whole world, they all have God’s full, indwelling, spiritual anointing or powerful authority over darkness as His spiritual “kings and priests,” to make true disciples from unbelievers, and to minister the gifts of the Holy Spirit to one another in the body of Christ.  All these gifts come only from the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who entrusts to each believer His gifts exactly “as He [Alone] wills,” (Mt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18; Rev. 5:9-10; 1 Cor. 12:1-11.) 

 

In Gal. 4:4-8, Paul teaches the following New Covenant truth concerning the spiritual children of God, “...God sent His Son…  to redeem [all true believers from the Old Covenant Law and it’s legalism,] so that we might receive the adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts…  Therefore you are no longer slaves [to the Old Testament Law and the kingdom of darkness,] but heirs [of eternal life] of God through Christ.” 

Þ Was Paul speaking only to male believers, the “sons and heirs of God?”  Certainly not, because Rev. 19:7-9 state, “Let us... give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife (or bride) has made herself ready.” In Mt. 25:1-13 Jesus Himself also compared His whole body of believers to “ten virgins.” 

“Sons,” “bride,” “body,” virgins?  Is confusion ruling believers concerning the spiritual gender of the body of Christ?  According to how misogynists interpret God’s Creation Principles, the strange Old Testament ‘commandments’ of the rabbis on keeping sex slaves and ‘concubines’ as “wives,” marriage and divorce that only bind wives and not husbands, and the completely unscriptural New Covenant commandments concerning women, which were apparently written by Paul, I would say “yes,” (Mark 7:3.)  But in the context of New Testament truth there is absolutely no confusion about who the body, bride, virgins, and born again sons of God are.  Spiritually, in Christ, all believers “are one.”  This is so because spiritually, as Paul himself clearly stated, there is no race, social status, or gender in the body of Christ — and neither do these things exist in heaven as Jesus also declared, (Gal. 3:28; Mt. 22:29-32.)  Despite the continuous sin of misogyny and abuse of uncontextual passages in the Bible, God does not reject, and abuse females, or any other person.  Together, both males and females are His spiritual “sons, [the brethren,] bride, body, and virgins.” 

 

MYSOGYNISTS THROUGOUT THE BIBLE CONFUSE THE WOMAN’S PLACE IN THE MARRIAGE COVENANT (AND DURING THE NEW TESTAMENT IN THE BODY OF CHRIST) WITH HER UNIVERSAL CALLING TO MANAGE CREATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MAN AS HIS EQUAL, (Gen. 1:27-28; Acts 2:17-18.)   

To understand both the man and the woman’s positions on all levels of life, (physical, emotional, and spiritual,) it is vital to understand that both the man and the woman were “created in the image of God and blessed by Him,” (Gen. 1:27;28.)  Let us deal first with the form and function of the marriage covenant between male and female, which is terribly confused with the form and function of general life, the manmade church system, and believers’ “assembling together,” the ‘ecclesia,’ (1 Cor. 12:12-31.) 

1. God Himself decided in Gen. 2:18, “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make him a helper comparable [equal, similar, akin] to him.”  There is no such thing that God made the man with a higher libido and so, he is more ‘sex-driven’ and ‘sexually active’ than the woman.  If that were true, God would have taken all Adam’s ribs to make him a whole harem of “wives.”  That is a misogynist mirage, which tries to “legalize” the promiscuity of men while condemning the promiscuity of women.  However, sin is sin in both genders, and all of humanity have the same needs and desires because, although male and female are anatomically different, they are “similar” to one another in soul, (free will, emotions, and intelligence,) and spiritually, (in conscience, communion with God, and intuition.)  Hence, God made one husband and then made him only one wife, who is “comparable” to him! 

2. Being anatomically different, “the two,” male and female, “become one flesh; bone of the man’s bone and flesh of his flesh” through the marriage covenant on all levels of life: physical, emotional, and spiritual.  Husband and wife become “one flesh” to live life together as holy marriage partners and to produce physical, “Godly offspring.”  So, God’s Word sternly warned all believers, “Your bodies are members of Christ.  [Therefore, you shall not] take [them] and make them members of a harlot.  [A male prostitute is also a whore or a harlot.]  He [or she] who is joined to a harlot is one body with her, [or him,] for ‘the two,’ He says, ‘shall become one flesh.’  Flee sexual immorality.  Every sin is outside the body, but he [or she] who commits sexual immorality sins against his [or her] own body, [which must be a completely holy temple of the Holy Spirit,]” (1 Cor. 6:15-20.)  For this reason, whose who commit fornication and adultery share in all the evil mindsets, beliefs, characteristics, and demonic control of the other ‘harlot’ they are joining themselves to, and thus they also impart the same to the other harlot in return.  Sexual fornication and adultery allow Satan to plant his strongest demons in the human spirits, souls or minds, and physical bodies of fornicators and adulterers, (1 Ths. 5:23.) 

3. The entire body of a true believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, for 1 Cor. 6;17 declares, “But he (or she) who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”  Contrary to the adulterer and fornicator who shares in all the filth of the harlot on all levels of life by becoming “one” with that person, personally born again believers in Christ share in the complete holiness, salvation, redemption, and blessing of Jesus Himself, (Gal. 3:10-18; Gal. 2:8-9.)  Spiritually, believers become “bone of Jesus’ bone and flesh of His flesh” (Gal. 5:30) when they are joined to Him through the rebirth, (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5.)  It is this most intimate “oneness” in Christ, which must be mirrored in the most intimate, “oneness” of husband and wife in the marriage covenant.  Marriage is a complex and utterly holy relationship between one husband and one wife.  It is the symbol of Jesus’ complex and utterly holy relationship with His believing bride, (Eph. 5:27.)  But this is where the similarity between marriage and spiritual life in Christ ends.  Marriage is a temporal, physical institution which exists only on earth, (Mt. 22:29-30.)  Jesus’ marriage to His believing bride is an everlasting, completely spiritual association which centers in heaven, but affects all levels of life here on earth as well. 

4. This is why, in the spiritual Kingdom of Christ, race, social status, and gender do not exist, (Gal. 3:28.)  Through Jesus’ blood-atonement for all humanity, all sincere male and female believers become “one in Spirit with Him.”  So, as His spiritual body, they are all completely equal before His throne, Who is the Head of the body, bride, or sons of God, (Jn. 18:36.) 

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