Ben Vick’s Argument Against Women Preachers Also Proves God’s Covering Requirement Still Applies Today

In his church bulletin on January 20, 2003, gospel preacher Ben Vick made the following sound argument against “women preachers”: Brethren, how can those who claim to be Bible believers and followers of Christ put a woman in a position of authority, teaching over men? No godly woman would put herself in a position such as that! Paul clearly said, “Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve.” … A woman, any woman, is not to teach over a man, nor is she to dominate him. The passage is as relevant in the 21st century as it was in the 1st century, notwithstanding the changes in culture, country and time. Paul showed that a woman is not to teach over a man based on the order of creation …. If the inspired Paul could transcend culture, country and time in giving reasons why a woman is not to teach or usurp authority over man, then, culture, country and time cannot delete the divine dictate that a woman cannot teach, nor have dominion over a man!

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

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