May Women Preach Since All Christians Are Equal ?

It is certainly true that all Christians are equal in so far as their spiritual status before God → "there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).

But that doesn’t mean men and women have the same role:

• Does the fact that women “bear children” (I Timothy 5:14) and men do not, make women better than men and therefore contradict the principle "there is neither male nor female"?

• Does the fact that wives should be in subjection to their husbands (Ephesians 5:22-24) contradict "there is neither male nor female"?

• Does the fact that wives are to "guide the house" (I Timothy 5:14) and be a "keeper at home” (Titus 2:5), while men are to earn the living, mean men are better than women and therefore violate the principle "there is neither male nor female"?

• Women are to have long hair; men are not to have long hair (I Corinthians 11:14-15). Does this mean women are better than men, or vice-versa?

NO! It just means men and women have different roles.

One difference in their role is that men may speak in the assembly, but women may not (I Corinthians 14:34-35). Look up that passage and read it for yourself.

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