Complementarianism

Men and Women in Church

Chad Haygood

This past Sunday we covered a controversial topic from 1 Timothy: women and church leadership. We asked ourselves the question, "What does Paul mean when he says, 'I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man.'?" As we saw, Scripture's emphasis is on a woman's role as an elder-like authoritative position in the church. Women are not permitted to be placed in the role of an elder within the church. Women, like most men, are to be submissive to their church leadership and not in positions of authority.

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