Chapter Fifteen: Women as Ministers (pg 23 of 29)
Chapter 15. WOMEN AS MINISTERS
Many religious orders, especially in recent years, have "ordained" and accepted women as "preachers". This practice is not recognized by the Bible, which clearly teaches that God only calls men as ministers of the gospel:
Women are just as important in the church and in the worship of God as are men; however, there are diversities of gifts among the Lord's people, and according to God's word he does not give the gift of public ministry and teaching of the gospel to women. God has not, and neither should we, judge women to be inferior to men; but rather the scriptures teach love and respect for male and female without distinction, and we should follow that precept and are doing so in not ordaining women as ministers. Even if people could become ministers solely by means of natural abilities or training (which is not the case), it still would not be proper to ordain women to the ministry, because God says that women are not to teach in the church.
Some attack this instruction in the Bible and say that this was simply the assertion of Paul who was, in their words, a "woman hater." Nothing could be further from the truth, as this instruction was from God, and in any event the charge against Paul certainly must be wrong, for would someone that hated women give the following instruction which Paul gave: