Women And Their Role So Says The Lord

I have muddled over this issue for many years and realize that the majority of church member in all African American Churches are female.
It is these women that instill in their children the ways od the Bible or of any religion that I have come in direct conyacy eith in main land America. 
Now as always there has been and still is a big issue whether these same women should be leaders of the churcjh and standard bearers going forth
and preaching the gospel and converting souls.  What are your feelings on this issue and has it affecte you in any way? 
 
Following is a short letter from one of the groups I frequent, written by a very opinionated minister.  I will aee if I can get more data and do a little
research within my religioous family also.
 
Dearly Beloved,

THEY ARE IMPORTANT, BUT…

"So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves
and free men, between men and women; you are all one in union with
Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28, TEV).

When I was led to compose the message I sent out last week about the
importance of the girl child and women generally, I did not initially
think of the negative implication of the message, especially in
regards to the controversy of the roles of women in the church and the
recent movement of women liberation. People’s reactions to the message
will make me to write a rejoinder to these reactions about those two
issues.

It is my submission that women are created in the image of God as
helpers suitable for men, that they have their roles to play in the
world and the propagation of the gospel of Christ, that they are equal
spiritually with men, and that they can perform any role in the church
and in any other place. However, women should remember that they are
to be in submission to their husbands regardless of the position they
find themselves.

I would not want to join the controversy of the roles of women in the
church
or in the society. If you believe that women should not take
any active role either in the church or in the society, good. Hold on
to your position. Do not condemn people that believe otherwise. Let
God do that. If you believe that God can use women as He is using men
in the church and in the larger society, good. Hold on to your
position. You also should not condemn people that do not hold your
views. Interpretation of some passages of the Bible should not cause
discord.

Nevertheless, undue emphasis on women liberation negates the biblical
injunctions on the position of women. Women should be contented with
the fact that in God’s order, men are the first, then women. Men also
should not take unfair advantage over women because of the nature of
women. Men are to treat women with respect as joint heirs of God’s
blessings so that they (the men) have God’s favour (see 1 Peter 3:7).

In His service,

Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

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Just an everyday guy trying to make it on a stack of dimes in a hostile environment called America.
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