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Posted by: Jerry Lindsey on Wed, Jun 9, 2010
Upholding the Headship Ministry
The duty of men is to acquire knowledge and love so that everything they do is right and true, patterned after Jesus Christ, for "this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent" (John 17:3). Each man should learn how to conduct himself like the Savior, who learned from his Father, for "no power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned; by kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile" It is a general responsibility of all men in the Church to serve as home teachers;
The headship of man in his role of leadership to which the woman is subordinate is therefore God's arrangement for good order. (Genesis 1:31) it is the office of the pastoral ministry that he has restricted to qualified men. Christian men ought to take their leadership responsibilities seriously, and Christian women also have the responsibility of encouraging men to fulfill their obligations and duties of leadership. Our Lord has revealed that He wants the headship principle to be upheld in the church. It is for this reason that the Lord has restricted the pastoral office to men. (. I Timothy 2:11-14
God has a role for men and a role for women that He put within them when He created them and it is by nature that men and women live according to the Bible. No verse of the Bible will cancel out another verse or else God Himself would be contradictory in His writings making Him out to be a liar. We know that God is not a liar or else our salvation would be in jeopardy. Because of this knowledge what are the similarities and differences between man and woman?
Many people and Christians believe that men and women have the same authority and can both teach Bible doctrine in the church because we are all one in Christ. This Bible passage in the book of Galatians is teaching on salvation, blessings and our inheritance in Christ. The above scripture has nothing to do with our authority in Christ or our gender calling to teach in the body of Christ.
God does see a difference between man and woman when it comes to teaching His Word and having authority. See First Timothy 2:12 (And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence) and you will see that God definitely notices a difference with men and women when it comes to authority. Galatians 3:29 speaks of all believers in Christ as having the same inheritance regardless of sex or background because all of that changes when you accept Christ as your Savior.
Do not confuse your position in Christ given you by God when you have faith in Christ and become apart of the family of God enjoying the blessings of Abraham and your eternal inheritance as a reward for your faith with the natural role you have. Your role as men and women have been placed inside of you when you were created, therefore it is very natural to live out of this truth when you learn who you are as a person. The Bible tells you, who you are, study it and learn by God all about yourself.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Gen 3:6 (KJV)
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1 Tim 2:14 (KJV)
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: 1 Cor 11:1-5 (KJV)
To cover your natural head means that you dishonors you spiritual head who is Jesus (the head of every man). Woman praying or prophesying with head (which is her husband, her pastor or her dad for example) uncovered (not recognized or respected) dishonored her own covering. 1. GOD is the covering of Jesus 2. Jesus is the covering of every man. 3. Man is the covering of every woman. 4. Woman covering is her hair. Woman has no authority to approach God with her covering(man. She has to recognized her husband if marriage. If not married then her pastor or father (natural or spiritual). Women must have the covering of a spiritual man. That's the reason a woman can't operate as pastor, that taking man place as headship of the woman. This is out of order. We lose our blessing because of this kind of stuff, where we think because of the law of the land that man and woman are equal, NOT so with GOD. Thanks for your question. Please feel free to write any time.
Thanks Pastor Lindsey
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