New Testament and Jim Feeney Essay

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Should a Woman Be a Pastor?
Sieh Patrick Mayson
ITT-Technical Institute

Jared F. Kornblatt
Composition 1

I agree that women should be a Pastors or Elders according to the Bible. And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions; Joel 2:28, by Jim Feeney, I Believe that women have equal right just as men to do God work . The spirit of God does not discriminate. first of all God is no respecter of persons Women who have the spirit of God can be a Pastors Joel 2:28 ( the King James Visions ,page 1470) Women who go to a Bible college to be pastor have the right . If women are ordained to be a Pastor , they have to be. According to Pastor Jim Feeney PH.D. A woman should learn in quietness and submission (Paul 1 Timothy 2:11 ) I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over men , she must be silent .( Paul 1 Timothy 2:12 And it was not Adam who was deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and broke God’s Law. By Paul , 1 Timothy 2;14 page 284, the good news Bible today English visions “Sister ___ is not usurping authority over men by preaching to the assembled church, because the church’s pastor has delegated authority to her to do this.” According to Jim Feeney PH.D. That is exactly what the apostle Paul told pastor Timothy not to do ! The precise biblical prohibition reads:” I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man .” ( 1 Timothy 2:12 ) I pastored two local churches, in New York and in Oregon, for 22 years. In my pastoral role, I feared God too much to say , “ Well, Lord, I’m going to delegate authority to this woman to preach on Sunday , even though you had the apostle Paul write that this is something women are not permitted to do. “ any pastor who has used that rationale, I would suggest, is standing on thin ice biblically. How can pastors or elders authorize women to do what the Bible tells women not to do? According to Jim Feeney PH.D. .. It commonly understood that the seven letters in Revelation 2-3 were written to the individual “angelos”, the senior minister of each of those seven churches. Of great relevance to this pastoral-delegation argument is the letter in Revelation 2:20,the good news Bible English Version page 336 to this leader of the church in Thyatira---- “ I have a few things against thee [ singular,the pastor ] ,because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication….” According to Jim Feeney PH.D. . Jesus rebuked the pastor of the church in Thyatira because that pastor “…[ permitted ] that woman Jezebel … to teach” the church and through her teaching to lead them into sin . pastors and elders are to safeguard the church . The Thyatiran pastor failed to do so , and was rebuked, because against the command of scripture he had permitted this woman Jezebel to have a teaching influence upon the congregation. Pastors, please!... obey the word of God and do not facilitate the antibiblical practice of women teaching men and leading men in the churches .according to Pastor Jim Feeney PH.D. “ We believe that particular scripture [ in first Timothy or in first Corinthians ( see below ) ] is just situational or simply a local cultural instruction.” If the direct context and surrounding verses make it plain that a verses is related to a unique situation, then that is an understandable argument. A good illustration of this would be the prophet Nathan’s exposure of King David’s adultery (“Thou art the man!” - 2 Samuel 12:1-7). That is clearly a unique situation ; it is certainly not an indictment of every man. However, the Bible as a whole was given as timeless truths and universal principles. In the absence of clear proof, it is a dangerous precedent to isolate verses and declare them “situational” or “culture” and…