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Heresies [Greek: “αἵρεσις”; Tr. Greek: “hairesis”]: “[1] act of taking, capture: e.g. storming a city [2] choosing, choice [3] that which is chosen [4] a body of men following their own tenets (sect or party) Women's Ordination: Historic Failure. Women’s Ordination Satanic Deception -Doug Batchelor. The Women Ordination Crisis, Pt 1 - Doug Batchelor. The Women Ordination Crisis, Pt 2 - Doug Batchelor. Women's Ordination Truth - Committed to Scripture // Subordinated to Jesus // Called to Unity. Adventist Women's Ordination Crisis Overview.

SearchingTheScriptures-Pipim.pdf (application/pdf Object) Women\'s Ordination. Answers to Questions About Women's Ordination. (First published in Adventists Affirm, Spring 1987) Some Fundamental Questions Why is the issue of the ordination of women as elders or pastors of such crucial importance for the Seventh - day Adventist Church at this time?

Answers to Questions About Women's Ordination

What is at stake is the authority of the Bible for defining SDA beliefs and practices. 0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination. The Campaign for Women’s Ordination—Part 1 THE MISTAKEN APPEAL TO CULTURE [This article is excerpted and updated from the author’s book Must We Be Silent?]

0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination

By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference “Truth is straight, plain, clear, and stands out boldly in its own defense; but it is not so with error. It is so winding and twisting that it needs a multitude of words to explain it in its crooked form.”[1] The above statement by Ellen G. White is applicable to the ongoing campaign within the Seventh-day Adventist Church to ordain women as elders and pastors. In this four-part article, I will argue that the issue of women’s ordination is a theological one, and as such it can only be settled by Scripture—not well-orchestrated political-style campaigns by pro-ordination church leaders, scholars, and liberal-feminist interest groups.

Not a Cultural Issue. 0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination. The Campaign for Women’s Ordination—Part 2 THE ROLE OF CHURCH LEADERS & SCHOLARS [This article is excerpted and adapted from the author’s book Must We Be Silent?]

0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination

By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction In Part 1, we called attention to the unfortunate tendency by advocates of women’s ordination to trivialize discussions on the subject, by relegating the issue to one’s cultural preference, rather than to one’s fidelity to Scripture. In this second part of our discussion, we shall look at a carefully laid-out political strategy by church leaders in North America to domesticate the unbiblical practice of ordaining women as elders or pastors. 0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination. The Campaign for Women’s Ordination—Part 3 THE ROLE OF LIBERAL-FEMINIST GROUPS [This article is excerpted and adapted from the author’s book Must We Be Silent?]

0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination

By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction Part 2 of this present discussion revealed how church leaders and scholars in North America set forth a comprehensive agenda to push women’s ordination. As we shall soon see, they are being aided in their efforts by liberal-feminist groups within the church. 0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination. The Campaign for Women’s Ordination—Part 4 HOW SHOULD A FAITHFUL CHURCH RESPOND?

0. The Campaign for Women's Ordination

[This article is excerpted and adapted from the author’s book Must We Be Silent?] By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction In the first three articles, we detailed the well-choreographed campaign for women’s ordination by some otherwise well-meaning individuals, church leaders and scholars, and by some zealous liberal-feminist groups. What should we do in response to this campaign? What Should a Local Church Do? 1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors? Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors?

1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors?

--Part 1 BySamuel Koranteng-Pipim, Ph.D.Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction. 1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women as Elders or Pastors? Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors?

1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women as Elders or Pastors?

--Part 2 BySamuel Koranteng-Pipim, Ph.D.Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction. 1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors? Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors?

1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors?

--Part 3 BySamuel Koranteng-Pipim, Ph.D.Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction In parts 1 and 2 of this article, we looked at how proponents of women's ordination keep changing their arguments and, in view of these evolving arguments, we identified some crucial theological issues at stake in the ongoing debate. One of the key issues concerns whether or not the Bible prescribes gender roles and when such roles, if any, were instituted. This question concerns the "headship principle," the view that God calls upon men to exercise spiritual leadership roles in their homes and churches and holds them accountable if they default in their responsibility.

1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women as Elders or Pastors? Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women As Elders or Pastors?

1. Does the Bible Support Ordaining Women as Elders or Pastors?

--Part 4 BySamuel Koranteng-Pipim, Ph.D.Director, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction In the previous discussions (parts 1, 2, and 3), we looked at: (i) the evolving (and sometimes conflicting) arguments for women's ordination, (ii) what the key issues are (and are not) in the debate over women's ordination, and (iii) what the Bible teaches about gender-role differentiation between men and women, when such a role distinction originated (whether at Creation or Fall), and whether it is still applicable today.

The issues addressed in (iii) above concern spiritual leadership or headship in the home and the church. In this present article, we shall attempt to explain why the Bible gives no evidence of women priests in the Old Testament, nor women apostles, elders or pastors in the New Testament. 2. The Bible and the Ministry of Women. The Bible and the Ministry of Women—Part 1 “WOMEN PRIESTS” & “THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS” [This article is excerpted from the author’s book Must We Be Silent?] By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhDDirector, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Until the publication of the controversial pro-ordination book Women in Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist students of the Bible have always recognized the lack of Biblical precedence for ordaining women. They observed that, despite the significant role of women in ministry, women were not ordained as priests in the Old Testament.

Also, though women made major contributions to the ministry of Christ, He did not appoint a single one of them as an apostle; further, when a replacement apostle was sought (Acts 1:15-26), even though women were present and surely met most of the requirements set (vv. 21, 22), it was a male who was chosen.

2. The Bible and the Ministry of Women—Part 2. 2. The Bible and the Ministry of Women - Part 3. The Bible and the Ministry of Women—Part 3 “WOMEN MINISTERS” IN THE NEW TESTAMENT? [This article is excerpted from the author’s book Must We Be Silent?] By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhDDirector, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Introduction. 3. How Money Got Us Into (Women's Ordination) Trouble. How Money Got Us Into Trouble A Very Surprising (and Interesting) History About Women’s OrdinationBy C.

Mervyn Maxwell, PhDProfessor Emeritus of Church History, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University [This article is a reprint of chapter 13 of Prove All Things: A Response to “Women in Ministry” (2000), a work that compellingly refutes the arguments being used to support women’s ordination. It was first published in Adventist Affirm 1998, pp18-22.] As you read this story, do remember that administrators are human, like the rest of us, and need our prayers. Remember too that the money they attempted to save at a crucial point in this story was God's tithe; it was not their own money.

It is a story which shows how the NAD [North American Division] leadership came to the position that (a) ordination is merely a matter of church policy, not of sacred obligation, and (b)commissioning is equivalent to ordination. 4. Feminism’s “New Light” on Galatians 3:28—Part 1. Feminism’s “New Light” on Galatians 3:28—Part 1FEMINISM, EQUALITY, AND THE CHURCH [This article is excerpted from the author’s book Must We Be Silent?] By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhDDirector, Public Campus Ministries, Michigan Conference Ordaining women as elders or pastors is new light which the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church is being urged to embrace.[1] Crucial in the push for these new leadership roles for women is feminism’s concept of equality.

Though many are not aware of it, the most powerful ideology driving the campaign for women’s ordination is feminism. This ideology is very seductive because it is rooted in the pervasive thinking of egalitarianism, which holds that full equality between men and women can be achieved by eliminating gender role distinctions in the home and in the church. In this article, I will briefly discuss feminism, showing how its belief in “full equality” negatively impacts some fundamental teachings of the Bible.

4. Feminism’s “New Light” on Galatians 3:28—Part 2. 4. Feminism’s “New Light” on Galatians 3:28—Part 3. 5. Early Adventist History and the Ministry of Women—Part 2. 5. Early Adventist History and the Ministry of Women—Part 1. Daughters of Inheritance (9781580192989): Wellesley Muir. Women's Ordination Text.pdf. Women as Pastors Preachers and Ministers. God's Role for Women in Ministry. God's Role for Women in Ministry After reviewing hundreds of applications, a Fortune 500 company’s search for a new marketing director had been narrowed to just three candidates.

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Reflections on Womens Ordinaton. Bohr Handout Biblical SOP Evidence for Male Headship. Newsletter3Q13web. Newsletter1Q14web. Newsletter2Q14web. Newsletter2Q12web. BatcheloronWomensOrdination. OpenLetterToAngel1. L.Kirkpatrick Handout The Hermeneutics of Evangelical Feminism. Women's Ordination: Equal But Different - Part 1 of 3 "Subordinate But Equal" Stephen Bohr: Mutiny in the Camp-Korah's Rebellion. About Deborah and Huldah on WO by Stephen Bohr. Reflections On Women's Ordination Topic Part#1. Reflections On Women's Ordination Topic Part# 2. 2 of 5 Subordinate but Equal. Whalen response gibson. ADVENTISTS AFFIRM : Women's Ordination FAQs. Reasoning from Scripture. Archive — ADvindicate. PASTOR = BISHOP = ELDER? (Part I) — ADvindicate. There is a growing consensus within the Christian community regarding the role and authority of the “Elder,” “Pastor,” and “Bishop”.

Many people see these New Testament positions as simply different names for the same office. Comments such as the following are common: “There is no distinction between a pastor, a bishop or an elder in the scripture. They all refer to the exact same office. . . To put it simply: A pastor is a bishop is an elder.” “All three Greek words [presbuteros, poimen, episkopos] refer to the same men, the same work. This study will attempt to show there is a difference between these offices, and that we should not conflate the terms. Presbuteros (“Elder”) Linguistic The Greek word most often translated “elder” in the New Testament is “presbuteros” (pronounced pres-boo'-ter-os). Grammatical When used to signify the comparative degree of a presbus (i.e.- “old man,” “an elder”), it is an adjective. ELDER = PASTOR = BISHOP? (Part II) — ADvindicate. The subject of ecclesiology in the New Testament is a broad, interconnected and complex one.

Therefore, as we consider this one aspect, there will inevitably be other areas left unresolved. 'One wife husband' — ADvindicate. Both proponents and opponents of women’s ordination have staked their claim to divergent interpretations of 1 Timothy 3:1,2 and Titus 1:5,6. While some see a plain reading of the verses as clear enough, others are challenging these passages with legitimate, yet more complex textual arguments. What did Paul mean when he wrote that a “bishop . . . Equal but Unique — ADvindicate. Do different roles equate to gender inequality? Life is full of paradoxes. Equal, but not the same — ADvindicate.

Some people teach women's equality with men should qualify women to assume any office or authoritative role generally and traditionally held by men. I would like to examine this ideology from a biblical, logical and Spirit of Prophecy perspective. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:26, 27) Brief Bible thoughts on women’s ordination — ADvindicate. Response to critiques on 'Brief Bible thoughts on women's ordination' — ADvindicate. Ty Gibson's argument still falls short — ADvindicate. Ordination of women. Christ or Culture.