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Ga. Baptist Convention Cuts Ties with Second Church with Woman Pastor
Delegates at the annual Georgia Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to oust one of its historic member churches for having a woman as a co-pastor.
The majority of the messengers at this year's GBC annual session approved a recommendation made in March by the convention's executive committee declaring Druid Hills Baptist Church in Atlanta "not a cooperating church" based on the denomination's articles of faith.
According to the Southern Baptist Convention's 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, women can hold teaching or ministry positions but not that of a pastor.
The document states that "while both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture."...
You are mistaken about the issue of head coverings. Paul said it was 'shameful' for women not to have their heads covered. This is because all women at that time were required by the social mores of the time to have a head covering. Times have changed. Modern social mores in the UK, for instance, holds that it is shameful for a woman to have a head covering - it smacks of cultish behaviour and distracts from the pure message of the gospel.
SteveR wrote: I find it hypocritical for the GaBC to pick and choose which standards to follow and how to follow them.
Killick, Perhaps you read my 1st comment too quickly or you do not understand the issue raised. My issue is this. The same Scriptures that confirm gender roles in teaching, also set behavioral requirements(like head coverings) that the GaBC willingly ignore. The GaBC will even delegate women teaching as long as they do not have the role of Pastor. I find it hypocritical for the GaBC to pick and choose which standards to follow and how to follow them...AND THEN admonish & SEPERATE from their brethren for doing similar.
[AUTHOR]Killick[/AUTHOR]God ordained men to the role of preacher. God ordained women to the role of motherhood. God will not change His mind about this regardless what men and women do. Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.[/QUOTE]
1 Timothy 2 11 Let a woman quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. Titus 2 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands,---NASB
I understand Churches that believe that women should not 'teach' at all.
I understand Churches that allow them to teach no matter what their title is.
However I have an issue with the lukewarm Chuches that do not mind delegating non pastoral TEACHING jobs(like Sunday School) to women, let women in Congregational votes, allow women to attend Church with uncovered heads and then turn around & isolate Christian Brethren while patting themselves on the back as guardians of Christian orthodoxy.