None of the Apostles were women (you would think if God believed in gender equality, he could have carved out at least one slot out of 12 right?
) There is not one recorded instance of a female Pastor in the New Testament.
She shamed him by telling him God would hand their enemies into the hands of a “woman”.
It is interesting the Bible says she sat under a tree, and not at the city Gates as leaders typically did. She served at a time when Israel had forsaken God, one of their darkest hours.
But the Bible does teach Patriarchy (male leadership over women).
The Bible tells us Man is to lead Woman in the Home: “This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Never in Israel’s history was there ever a female high priest, or female priest period.
Why were there no female queens appointed by God to rule over Israel?Josiah sought to restore worship and the Word of God and sent messengers to her to seek the will of God.Anna – a widow who became a prophet and pronounced Jesus to be the redeemer of Israel Lydia – business woman in the Philippian Church, but the Bible never refers to her as a leader or a Pastor.Was it just cultural sexism or was the lack of women ruling over men based on the what these people understood and accepted about God’s design of gender roles?Moving forward to our modern culture, does the Bible allow for a woman to President of the United States?Let me be blunt – God called women into spiritual leadership roles, as an exception to his design, in order to shame the men into bringing the nation back to God, and into exercising their God given responsibility to lead in the church, the home and in the nation.In no way does the Bible EVER paint women in leadership roles as a positive thing, but it is something God uses to shame the men into action.What does the Bible say about a woman being President?Obviously there was no such thing as a President in Biblical times, so the Bible would not specifically mention it.While I would agree with my feminist Christian friends that the absence of something does not necessarily forbid that thing, it certainly makes for a stronger case when we have verses that clearly say that man is the head of woman, the husband is the head of the wife, and in the church a Bishop is . This is the primary weapon that Christian feminists have used to assault the patriarchal system that is clearly taught from Old Testament and into the New Testament.Below I will mention each one of these women who are raised as an objection to the Bible’s teaching on Patriarchy in society, the church and the home.