SCRIPTURE CLEARLY IDENTIFY GENDER ROLES!
ARE THE CURRENT ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN IN CHURCHES (CONGREGATIONS) TRUE OR FALSE?
WHAT DOES SCRIPTURE SAY ABOUT GENDER AND CHURCH LEADERSHIP?
ELDERS ARE MEN:
1 Timothy 5:1 , "Rebuke not an elder, but intreat HIM as a father; and the younger men as brethren;"
BISHOPS ARE MEN:
1 Timothy 3:2 , "A bishop then must be BLAMELESS, the HUSBAND of one wife,"
DEACONS ARE MEN:
1 Timothy 3:12 , "Let the deacons be the HUSBANDS of one wife,"
LEADERS ARE TO ONLY HAVE ONE WIFE, NOT A FORMER WIFE THERE AND A NEW WIFE HERE... THE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ARE SANCTIFIED HOLY!
Titus 1:5&6 , "For this cause left I thee in Crete, that you should set in ORDER the things that are wanting (lacking), and ordain ELDERS in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any be BLAMELESS, the HUSBAND of ONE WIFE,…"
WHAT IS SCRIPTURAL ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE CHURCHES?
1 Corinthians 14:34-37 , "Let your women keep silence IN the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also says the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak IN THE CHURCH. What? Came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the COMMANDMENTS of the Lord."
1 Timothy 2:11 , "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection."
1 Timothy 2:12 , "I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; …"
WHO CAN WOMEN MINISTER TO?
Titus 2:3-5 , "The aged women likewise, …they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
Although women are Biblically forbidden to TEACH men or assume a spiritual leadership position over men INSIDE the true churches (congregations) of Jesus Christ, a woman may evangelize the lost OUTSIDE the churches and also (use their gift of helps) help the church leaders with their work. They may also prophecy in their homes, communities and at the gates of the churches.
Clearly, the word of the Lord identifies His gender order for men and women INSIDE His Church, which many so-called Bible teachers and pastors reject. It's no wonder the world outside also has begun to reject the Lord's gender order too.
Americanized Christianity fails to follow instructions contained in Bible Scriptures, which requires spiritual leaders and teachers inside Churches to be several groups of men serving as Deacons, Elders and Bishops who each only have ONE WIFE. Their failure to obey Scripture reveals either biblical ignorance or open rebellion?
Meanwhile, who ordained that one person serving in the role of pastor is to usurp the authority over the church and be the sole leader/ruler/spiritual HEAD?
There is only ONE HEAD of the TRUE church; Jesus! Ephesians 5:23, "Christ is the head of the church..."
NO TITLES AMONG SERVANT MINISTERS IN TRUE CHURCH!
Matthew 23:8 , But be not called Rabbi (teacher, pastor): for ONE is your Master, even Christ; and YOU ARE ALL brethren.
2 Timothy 4:3 , For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
Titus 2:1 , But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine:
HOWEVER, Americanized Christianity REJECTS the Lord's authority in Scripture and the leading of the Holy Spirit, so JUDGMENT is coming to the churches. (see 1 Peter 4:17, Jeremiah 5:31, Revelation 2:20-23)