bbyrd009 wrote:and there are men who have not the first clue, and should be in prison, and not pulpits, too. Or at least whoever ordained them should be, imo. But we are to let the tares grow with the wheat, lest the wheat get ruined in pulling the tares. they serve a purpose, iow, so let them grow, i guess. i am terrible at this myself, and have trying to pull tares all my life.crochet1949 wrote:jpbg33 wrote:I see were the bible says that a pastor should be a man.
But if a woman started a church and was preaching God's word I do not think she would go to hell for that.
I would not want to go to a church with a woman pastor because biblically they shouldn't be pastors but I do not have a problem with them. I don't think I could vote for a woman pastor either. I will let God work that one out
I'm NOT suggesting that a woman will be going to hell for That. But it IS a Biblical guideline -- and people simply Don't like following those. There are women who are Great public speakers and proclaimers of God's Word -- they go to Women's Retreats to speak to all women's audiences -- they teach / lead Women's Bible Studies.
I'd have to agree with you -- there Are some men who have no business behind a pulpit preaching. And there are some who Have ended up in prison. They Will answer to God for their actions. And I wouldn't want to be in their shoes. But -- I'll also be in My own shoes.
And That is Also why -- when looking for a church to attend -- take time to maybe go in and talk with the pastor -- before starting to attend or after you've heard him preach. Ask him after a service about what he's preaching. He Should be able to give you a Biblical response. He Should take time to show in Scripture what his basis is. If he won't, then go somewhere else. Now, granted , in some countries -- there is a State authorized religion -- a person either listens to That or they don't go to 'church'. Having a Bible --take the initiate to read for yourself. The Holy Spirit Can lead you to other believers.