Can A Woman Preach Or Teach The Gospel Of Christ?
By Late Apostle Bishop Randolph Goodwin
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Concerning women preaching: It wouldn't be any conflict with me to ordain
women to preach, if I had Bible qualifications for a woman to preach, I would
be willing to ordain women. But I never read where Jesus ordained and sent
a woman out to preach the gospel.
When Paul gave the qualifications in Titus 1:5, notice it applies to men:
"For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the
things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed
thee: If any (6) be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children
not accused of riot or unruly." So notice that the qualifications here for
ordaining applies to a man.
A woman can not be a husband. The scripture says, "The husbandman that laboureth
must be first partaker of the fruits." (II TIMOTHY 2:6) This could not be
The scripture also says in I Timothy 5:1, "Rebuke not an elder, but intreat
him as a father." A woman can not be intreated as a father. The seventeenth
verse says, "let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour,
especially they who labour in the word and doctrine." This applies back to
II Timothy 2:6, "the husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of
the fruits." So, I hope you have gotten a little light on this subject. Remember
Jesus ordained twelve apostles, and they were all men.
In I Peter the fifth chapter, Peter states, The elders which are among you
I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ,
and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed." Peter, himself
was ordained by Jesus Christ and was an elder. So, since he was an elder,
likewise all the apostles that he ordained were also elders.
There is no Bible that stands behind a woman teaching or preaching or usurping
authority over men or the church. (I TIMOTHY 2:11-12) "Let the woman 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."
I Peter 5:2, "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight
thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a
A woman can sing, praise God, clap her hands and dance a praise to God. But,
when it comes to preaching and usurping authority over the man, that's when
she is to keep silent.
"The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits." A woman
can not be a husbandman.
She can do other works in the church, such as; praying, fasting, ministering
to the sick, giving out literature and telling the people where to come and
hear the word of God by the husbandman that preaches the gospel and labors
in the word and in the doctrine.