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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by SolaSaint, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. SolaSaint

    SolaSaint Well-Known Member

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    We just moved and visited a SBC church today and the Sunday School class was taught by a woman. I was told her and a man take turns every Sunday in teaching. Would this bother anyone today? I have set under a woman before in past churches, but now I truly feel Scripture says men are to teach men, and that women are not to teach men. She did a great job and was I could tell she knew her Bible very well from the answers she gave to those who raised questions. Otherwise the church seems to be great; the Pastor and the fellowship are wonderful. I think I could sit under a woman again, but would you all advise us to look elsewhere for a church? Thanks
     
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    Go as the Lord leads you. I would point out, however, that scripture (New Testament) actually shows women teaching men. The scriptural reference against women is in 1 Cor 14, and is referencing women speaking out of turn in the church service.
     
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    Actually, I'd disagree with this. We see no examples of women teaching men in the church and Paul's instructions against it are pretty clear.

    I'd not be comfortable with a woman teaching a class at church by herself unless it was just for the women or children. We HAVE had women teaching along with their husbands but not a woman by herself.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with attending a Sunday School class taught by woman alone, or a woman and man team. I have had several women Sunday School teachers over the years. And all of them have been good teachers. I cannot say that about all of the men teachers I have had.

    In my opinion it depends upon how receptive you are to a woman teacher. If you are against a woman teaching your class, then maybe you would get more out of a class taught by a man.

    As suggested, let the Holy Spirit guide you.

    ...Bob
     
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    You got me there; the examples I was thinking of were in households, not the church proper. Good catch.
     
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    Also notice that it was a wife with a husband when this teaching took place. I'd hope that in many cases, a husband and wife WOULD teach together because I think there are different perspectives that are quite important.
     
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    Thank you. :)
     
  10. Robert Snow

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    As long as the woman is operating under the authority of the pastor, I don't think this is a problem.
     
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    Most men I've heard can't teach exegetically to save their lives. There may not be Scriptural precedence, but I say let the women try. My wife is theologically deeper than most men who teach in our church. There's no Scriptural basis for much of how the modern church operates, but that hasn't stopped us yet. :BangHead:
     
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    Thanks everyone for the great replies. I will put it to prayer and trust the Holy Spirit will guide me. Again--Thanks and God bless!!
     
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    There is not one place in the NT showing women teaching men that I have ever seen Don.

    Some passages are interpreted assumtively then the assumption taught as fact.

    (sorry Don, I see you already addressed this)
     
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    I travel often and the last time I walked into a church and was told there was a woman pastor,I turned to walk out,a deacon said why are you going?
    I explained I needed to leave so not to dis-obey God.
    He said I am sorry you feel that way. I explained how I felt about it has nothing to do with it.....but that the scripture is clear on it.
     
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    So, did you make it to a church that morning?

    ...Bob
     
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    If a woman teaches under the authority of the pastor then she is not usurping the authority of a man. I can't see anything un-biblical about it.
     
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    No....I was out in nevada in a place called battle mountain, i only saw a RC church....so I listened to some sermonaudio sermons
     
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    Let a woman in quietness learn in all subjection,

    12and a woman I do not suffer to teach, nor to rule a husband, but to be in quietness,

    13for Adam was first formed, then Eve,

    14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman, having been deceived, into transgression came,
     
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    Exactly, that's about a woman and her husband, not a woman and all males everywhere.
     
  20. Robert Snow

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    I believe there is a difference in a woman teaching Sunday School, and pastoring a church.
     
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