I have been asked if members of our churches can sign the protest. Although it is not official, let your voice be heard, particularly let’s hear from the women. See below.
Here is the protest.
We, the undersigned, humbly protest the establishment of a committee to study the issue of woman serving in the ministry of the church based on the following grounds:
- The committee having women as well as men contrary to 1 Tim. 2:12-13.
- The committee is to reflect the diversity of opinion in the denomination with no apparent respect to Scriptural or Confessional parameters.
- It appears, with the suggestion of a pastoral letter, that there is a goal already in mind prior to the study committee being formed.
- Hebrews 6:1-2 states that the laying on of hands (ordination) has been established and further study hinders the progress of the gospel.
Because of time constraints the grounds are not spelled out as fully as they ought to be. One grounds I omitted in my haste is that the committee is to study ordination in the context of role of women. I will be writing later on the grounds, as well as an exegetical discussion of the role of women and ordination.
I want to register my protest to the establishment of a committee to study the role of women serving in the ministry of the church. To sign go to the comment section or send me an email with your request.