Can a woman to speak in the congregation / church?

Miscellaneous bayamos August 8, 2016 9 1
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Much has been written, said and argued about the woman in the church. Not only by men but also by women themselves. Can a woman speaking in the services or do they remain silent? It does not directly matter what I think of it, but as a Christian who wants to live according to what the Bible says, it is important to find out where the tradition determines my vision. What is actually, I want to make clear in this article.

Can a woman pastor in a church be?

In conservative church circles this question will usually be negative. A female pastor that's pretty much like swearing in church. Impossible. A woman in the pulpit goes against God's Word! It is wrong, it is sinful.
But is this statement or from the Bible to make the Word of God, hard? Is there in God's Word that the Lord forbids it?
In 1 Corinthians 11 states the following:
  • verse 4) Every man praying or prophesying, having the head covered, dishonors his head;
  • verse 5) But every woman who prays or prophesies with uncovered dishonors her head, for it is one and the same as if it cut its true.


Now here is obviously first and foremost about how people in the community as a man or woman dresses or how the hair is cut. But one should have to pay attention to what men and what women in the community are doing. What do they do during the service?
  • The man: he prays and he prophesies,
  • The woman: she prays and prophesies.

Are we talking about worship, the next question?
Yes, certainly. When one thinks differently about the clothing or hairstyle, Paul says:
  • v.16) But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the Church of God.


In short: Every man and every woman can pray and prophesy in the meeting, but clothes and hairstyles we do not fight in the church, that is our habit.

What does Paul mean now with the prophesy?

1 Corinthians 14: 3) But he that prophesies speaks unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
According to the marginalia is prophesying explain. In the form to confirm the ministers of the Word states inter alia that it is the job of the pastor to: educate, comfort, punish. The same so what Paul means prophesy below.
Conclusion:
Both men and women are allowed to enter the assembly of the congregation in prayer and allowed to preach. There is in the Bible not to be found to the contrary.

But what happens in the church practice?

Is there to find a municipality that arranges the worship to the Biblical rules?
Usually there is in the municipality only one man who can prophesy.
What has remained of the Pauline rule that everyone can make a contribution to worship as stated in 1 Corinthians 14:
  • verse 26) Whenever you come together, each thing has a psalm or a teaching etc.

It looks very much that our tradition is stronger than the biblical regulations. In fact we have quite simply a piece of the Bible as useless and totally unsuitable sidelined.
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