(Transcribed from actual tape) September 30, 1984 PM
ORDINATION OF WOMEN
I've got my army lined up back here if any women charge the platform. Kind
of a weak looking bunch,to tell you the truth. Well, well...somebody told
me this morning, said, "Pastor, you're going to get killed preaching that
Bible." I've about decided that's right.
We were wandering around in Romans, Chapter 16, and we ran into Phoebe and
Priscilla and Aquila. And then we had the listing of what,some seven other
women there that Paul commends. And I thought this would be a good occasion
for us to talk about a very modern, contemporary subject, the ordination of
women. Now, let me say something up front. I will not be exhaustive on
the subject. There's always people who write and comment and say, "You
left this out. You didn't deal with this. And this is the most important
verse." And I want to confess up front, you're exactly right.
w@s, ago, I ment;loned g4ifts. A.-.d I talked about the gifts of the
Spirit, the gifts the church has. And I got letters saying, "You left out
this gift and this gift and this gift and this gift." And I wanted to say,
"Well, what could I do in 30, 40 minutes?" So, I'm going to just skim over
the top and in our systematic study of God's Word from the pulpit in our
church, I have a feeling that with basic research and study, with the help
of some good scholars that write our commentaries, that all of us will be
able to find out all you'll need to know and to be able to make a decision
as to what you believe the Bible teaches, specifically about the ordination
Let me say a word of introduction about the general practice of ordination.
Where are you going to find a biblical ou ...
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