MANY CRITICS OF WOMEN IN MINISTRY POINT TO THE WORDS OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TO SUPPORT THEIR STANCE. BUT LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT JESUS' VIEW.
Frances Willard was one of the most prominent women of the 19th century. As president of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, she devoted much of her adult life to promoting the prohibition of liquor in the United States. She was also a powerful proponent of suffrage for women and women in ministry. The article below is reprinted from her book on the latter subject titled Woman in the Pulpit, published in 1889.
Most clergy and laypeople alike would agree that Christ, not the apostle Paul, is the source of all churchly authority and power. So what do we find Jesus saying about women? How did He deal with them? read more