Bobby Graham’s Argument Against Women Preachers Also Proves The Covering Is Still Applicable Today

My friend and gospel preacher Bobby Graham wrote the following against “women preachers” in the November 2002 issue of Biblical Insights:

Some have … referred to Biblical restrictions on the role of women as merely cultural, reflecting the biases of the society of that ancient day. The truth stands out as quite different. Every passage dealing with such restrictions has within it the reasons for the restrictions, and they never were cultural. In I Corinthians 11 and 14, the apostle Paul very carefully showed that the reasons behind the limitations were related to the creation and to divine law. Likewise in I Tim 2, some of the same reasons were given for the restrictions imposed ….

Now notice how the exact same “creation” argument is made for God’s covering requirement in I Corinthians 11:8-9: For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

If “creation” proves God’s prohibition against women preachers is permanent and not cultural in nature, then why wouldn’t the same argument (both used by Paul) do the same for God’s covering requirement?

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