Can women preach or teach in the church that Jesus built? God has made it very clear in the New Testament that women are to learn in silence with all subjection. The woman is not to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence and Paul goes on to tell why. Because Adam was formed first, then Eve and Adam were not deceived but Eve was and sinned first, then gave the fruit to Adam, 1 Timothy chapter 2. Think about this for a moment, why was Eve created? Adam was lonely and needed a helper, and God took Adam's rib and made Eve, Genesis 2:18-24. Therefore women are helpers in the church, not leaders. Ephesians 5:22-25, says wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church and husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the Church. Elders and deacons who are rulers in the church are men.

Elders, bishops, the presbytery, overseers are all the same and are to be blameless, the husband of one wife, having children, verse 5, for if a man knows not how to rule his own home, how shall he take care of the house of God? This is all in I Timothy chapter 3. We know the apostle Peter had a wife as Jesus healed his mother-in-law, Matthew 8:14, thus Peter says he is also an elder, I Peter 5:1, not a pope but an elder in the Lord's church, the highest position a man can achieve in life. Let us follow God's pattern in His church.

Does God hear everyone's prayer? How does God work today? By the way, is Lent from God? Next time!