Both men and women

It takes us both.

So God created human beings in his own image.  In the image of God he created them;  male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

  • Both men and women are created in the image of God.
  • Both men and women were used by God to save the nation of Israel in the Old Testament.
  • Both men and women followed Jesus in the Gospels.
  • Both men and women represent the body of Christ.
  • Both men and women serve the body of Christ in the 5-fold ministry.
  • Both men and women are described by Paul as fellow-workers (eg. Philippians 4:2-3).
  • Both men and women are described as having leadership roles (for example, the word prostatis used to describe Phoebe is a word used for church leadership).

So what’s the problem?


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2 thoughts on “Both men and women”

  1. I’m with Kenneth, both is best.

    In fact I’d go a lot further than that. The truth is that excluding women from full effectiveness in every aspect of church life is a sure way of producing an unbalanced and lop-sided structure that doesn’t work well and is also a mis-representation of Jesus’ plan for his bride.

    Church without the full participation of women in every way? No thanks!

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