We get the question quite a bit on, “if and how” a woman can preach or teach in the church of God. Is a woman allowed to become a bishop or Pastor? Some have thought that women are allowed these roles because they see a particular woman in the Bible testifying of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let’s take a look at an instance where a woman is being used to testify of the Gospel and see if that qualifies a woman to hold ministry as a Pastor, Bishop or Deacon.

Firstly, we see that there were women at the tomb of Jesus. When his body is found to be missing, the women were initially shocked.

“And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.” (Mark 16:1).

We then see the first encounter taking place. Jesus Christ appears to Mary Magdalene.

“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.” (Mark 16:9-11).

Notice here that Mary Magdalene was the first one to see Jesus as a resurrected body. This was indeed a fantastic sight to behold. Mary was obviously jovial and excited to get the News out that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead. She then proceeds to tell the others (disciples) that Jesus Christ truly had been seen after his death and was alive and well. But as I search the scriptures and you can do the same, we do not find any verse that tells us that she was to be ordained to be a Pastor, Deacon or Bishop. Nor do we see that she entered into full time ministry being an Evangelist. What we do see however is that she was doing what any one of us would do if Christ were to appear unto us. One wouldn’t sit back passively with that type of information, they would indeed tell the Good News of the resurrection. This is what Mary did, she stated a fact. She stated that Jesus Christ had risen from the dead. We don’t see her pursuing a ministry as a Pastor or taking on the role of a Bishop.

Many professing Christians, men and women, have confused the masses into thinking that women can become Pastors simply based on the scripture alone (Mark 16:9-11). They nullify the standards directed to churches in the New Testament and create a false doctrine giving women consent to do what God didn’t ordain them to do. Notice what the Apostle Paul says concerning the place of women in the body of Christ:

“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.” (1 Corinthians 14:34).

Some would falsely promote the idea that we are advocating that women shouldn’t say a word in the congregational setting, that isn’t what is being meant here. If we take a closer look at the verse and draw in even closer in on a particular word, we find what is meant. Notice the word “speak.” The Greek word “speak” is laleó which means – prolonged speech or talk. It also means engaging in excessive public speech or simply, being a speaker. A public speaker in the church is the role of a Pastor, Bishop, Evangelist, Teacher or Deacon. Women are commanded to remain silent in the “church” and not be speakers in the church. The Church setting is to be composed of men and women. Therefore, in the congregation, which is composed of men and women, there isn’t to be a woman engaging in excessive forms of speech or prolonged speech. This equates to women not holding any office of Pastor, Evangelist, Bishop or Deacon. Now I purposefully left out Teacher in the latter because there is an instance where a woman can teach appropriately. Let us look at a couple of verses in the Epistle to Titus:

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,” (Titus 2:3-4).

Did you see that? That they may teach the young “women.” Women are to teach women. By this verse we can see what is acceptable in the body of Christ. A woman can teach another woman that is young to be sober, love their husbands and love their children. Women are to teach other women how to be the woman that God called them to be to their husbands. Women are to teach other women how to be the mother that God called them to be to their children.

Let us now take a look at a particular verse in scripture where men are singled out to do ministry. In the Epistle to Timothy, it reads:

“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;” (1 Timothy 3:1-2).

Very clear what we see here. A man (male) is given the responsibility and granted access to the role of Bishop in the body of Christ. The language has a male in view and not a female. If the Holy Spirit (God) wanted women included in the role of a bishop, the language would have said something like, ” if a man or woman desires the office of bishop…” etc.

Let us conclude by taking a look at a scripture once again in the Epistle to Timothy. Paul here addressed conduct in the church. Timothy was a young minister who was overseeing a church. Paul states:

“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” (1 Timothy 2:12)

Once again, the scripture is very clear. Paul is stating that women are to ‘remain silent’ in the church (not be speakers) and are NOT to “usurp authority” (Greek) authenteóGovern or excersise authority over the man. This follows well with the common theme and instructions given in the Epistles to various churches of God on the standards in the Body of Christ.

The reason why many are misled and are misleading others is because scripture and prophecy is being fulfilled:

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;” (2 Timothy 4:3).

Men and women are being guided NOT by God but by their own lusts. It pays to have a woman Pastor, Bishop or Congregational Speaker. The love of money is the root of all evil. Many pastors are very accepting to have women lead the church and speak over the congregation even though it violates the Holy Word of God. They care little about the Holy Scriptures as the lust of money is a huge factor that guides them (their own lusts vs 3). They have become so conforming that they don’t even reverence the writings of the Apostle Paul. Paul the Apostle was Spirit filled, anointed of God to write those letters to the churches. These deceived beings place a false accusation on the Apostle stating that he was a misogynist or that those scriptures only referred to a particular setting, at a particular time period. If that’s the case then many portions of the Word of God should be dismissed entirely since they were written in a different time period and in a different setting and therefore have no merit on us. That is a outright lie since the Word of God is crystal clear that: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16).

If those pastors who are leading women down the road to perdition don’t repent of their allowances of such unbiblical actions then they will have much blood on their hands.

“If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 14:37).

Women can and should ‘testify’ as Mary Magdalene did about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They should tell their family members, their co-workers, their classmates and their neighbors about the Good News that Jesus Christ is alive. That is the Testimony and Confession we all should make concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, women should also know their Biblical boundaries and not break the lines by disobedience. It doesn’t’ matter what your so called affirming Pastor might say, it matters ONLY what God says through his Word and the Word of God is crystal clear if you read it, believe it and obey it.

Amen.

In Truth and the Peace of Christ,

Bro Gabriel (Evangelist / Teacher)


Gabriel

Preacher and Teacher of the Gospel and Judgments of Jesus Christ.

21 Comments

Sarah · June 17, 2020 at 11:36 pm

Very good teaching, brother Gabriel. I have always known about Women not speaking/preaching in the church, but you clarified their roles better. Though I do have a question that has been on my heart and mind lately. I feel led to go out to spread the good news on the streets and in public about Jesus through handing out gospel tracts, maybe answering questions if people have them. That and I would place them in appropriate places where people can find the tracts. I wouldn’t be preaching or having a loud voice when in public and speaking. I’m quiet and shy, so I think I can handle the quiet and meekness of a woman. I was just wondering what the Bible might say about a woman going out to tell/spread the good news like this. Thanks you and may God bless you, your ministry, and your family.

    Gabriel · June 18, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Hello Sarah, I am glad you are encouraged by the videos and teachings. I am also glad you are being honest and have ears to understand the Truth of God’s word and that you respect it. As for witnessing. Yes, you surely can pass out tracts and even leave them at certain places. I remember back in my college days that I found a tract laying inside a telephone booth. This was long ago as you can tell by me saying “telephone booth” 🙂 But I picked it up and it struck me with conviction. I took it home and read it some more. That left a lasting impression on me and it planted the seed of God’s Word in me. So we never underestimate the power of a gospel or judgment tract.
    As far as communicating with the heathen, yes you can do that as well. Standing on the corner and speaking through a loudspeaker or shouting at the top of you voice is not recommended if you are a woman. Neither should you debate. We covered that in the video partly but there are scriptures that speak on the conduct of a woman. You can search more one that in the Bible. Witnessing can be done in creative ways and I will let you figure that out with God. But I am glad for you and let your Light shine before men. I believe Christ is coming soon because there is a lot of evil happening at a snowball rate in these last days.

    Keep the faith.

    Amen.

      Sarah · September 9, 2020 at 9:38 am

      Hello again! Thank you for the reply back in June. I never had the chance to thank you, and I liked hearing about your little telephone booth story experience! I did go out since to pass out gospel tracts! It was a very pleasant experience and I did it at my farmers market. So I hope to have reached even a few people, or even just one person. 🙂 I wanted to ask maybe one more thing regarding tracts though, since I’m still learning new ways to share the gospel.
      I have had a question on my heart and mind lately, and want to get your insight, if willing. As a Christian, I do NOT celebrate Halloween. I understand it’s a wicked, evil, holiday and the history behind it. As the day approaches, I really feel like I want to share the Gospel to kids, teens and maybe even the adults that day too since lots will be out and ready to receive. But I wanted to ask… would it be ok or not to handout gospel tracts on Halloween, or any “holiday”? Even with a piece of candy? I wouldn’t be dressing up or anything. Just want to hand out tracts, whether at home or by going out on the square to hand them out like I did at the farmers market. Some say it is still participating in the “holiday” which I’d rather not do. I just want to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord and would like some insight on the matter if possible. Thank you!

        Gabriel · September 10, 2020 at 7:02 am

        That’s a good question. Years ago we had similar reasoning and thought it a good thing to hand out tracts whilst handing out candy. I have to admit, this was during a time of being lukewarm. We were trying to mingle with the world and still showing a type of Christ. The Lord brought conviction that we were still entertaining the Hollows Eve day. We felt it better to just turn off the porch light on that day and that eliminated the issue. “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” -Eph 5:11

        As for witnessing on that day, that is a good idea. Taking the tracts to another location like a store or event and handing them out is a good thing. During this time, in many locations in our state, Halloween events are cancelled and door to door visiting is prohibited. If we diligently search for a location or gathering of people, it would be good to take the Gospel to them.

        I hope that helps with your questions.
        God bless.

Ruan Louis Van Aardt · June 18, 2020 at 12:10 am

I am not asking a question about the above mentioned video, I watch your video’s alot but a question in general, if that is ok?

I am 15 years old and living in South Africa Pretoria and recently came to the knowledge of the truth in late 2019 thanks be to God.

I am a bit troubled, the reason is because I believe in the Gospel, repented of my sins, but I have not been baptized yet, it is not because I don’t believe it is necessary, if definitely is. It is because the devil is preventing me from getting my sins washed away.
My question is what if the Lord Jesus Christ will return before I am baptized, will He allow that? and
if it happens, will I be cast into hell? – according to Mark 16 v 16 and John 3 v 5-7

All the churches around me believes in the Trinity, but it feels to me like I am the only one who believes there is one God and not “One God” who exists out of 3 persons.
I have faith in God that He would help me in a way, maybe by sending someone to South Africa to preach the truth and to baptize individuals in Jesus name, not as the preachers here, who baptizes in 3 names.
Please pray for me brother Gabriel
God Speed

Ruan Louis

    Gabriel · June 18, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Hello friend. I am glad you have the desire to obey the commands of Jesus Christ. That is a good thing. I do understand the struggle in finding a church that’ll baptize correctly. As the days grow dimmer because of the rise of evil and lack of love, there will be even fewer options for people needing to be baptized. Many are closing their doors and have been stricken with fear. We have resources even in Africa as we have sent others to ministers in that area to be baptized. Email me your location and province/city and I will track down a minister to administer baptism for you.

    Keep in the Lord Jesus!
    Amen.

      Anne Lauriz Casenas · June 24, 2020 at 8:50 pm

      Greetings Gabe,

      I came to the truth this 2020.

      I’ve been having trouble getting baptized.

      I inquired about baptism from a particular person. The person introduced me to a couple who were supposed to baptize me.

      I had a conversation with them and in that conversation, the person said that they baptized each other…

      that threw up a red flag for me…

      I believe in the gospel and have repented of my sins, but I am not yet baptized…

      I’m 16 years old at the moment, from the Philippines, and am not able to go outside because in my country, people 20 years old below can’t go outside unless it is for our necessities…

      I’m asking for help… please…

      I know there’s still hope…

      God bless you.

      Anne Casenas

        Gabriel · June 25, 2020 at 7:02 am

        Praise the Lord. I am glad to hear that. You did well in noticing the oddness of that situation. I will email you with more information and also a place to be baptized.

        Amen!

Anne Lauriz Casenas · June 24, 2020 at 8:02 pm

Greetings Gabe,

Its me, from the Philippines, Do you know of a person that can baptize me correctly?

I came to the knowledge of the truth this 2020.

I’ve been having trouble finding someone to baptize me.

I believe in the gospel and have repented of my sins.

I’ve inquired about baptism from a person and the person introduced me to a couple.

I contacted the couple and had a conversation.

In the conversation, the person said that they baptized each other, they themselves being not baptized in Jesus’s name… and that threw up a red flag for me…

please help…

Anne Casenas

    Gabriel · June 29, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for that information. I just emailed you.

    Be blessed!

Anne Lauriz Casenas · June 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm

Greetings Gabe,

I need your help…

I have been inquiring about baptism to a particular person and that person introduced me to a couple.

We had a conversation.

In the conversation they said that they baptized each other, they themselves not baptized in Jesus’s name….

that threw up a red flag for me….

I believe the gospel and I have repented of my sins, but I am not yet baptized.

I live in the Philippines.

please help…

Anne Casenas

Rose Wanzo · June 28, 2020 at 5:11 pm

Those Scriptures that you speak are incorrect. The correct translation of these Scriptures needs to be corrected. Remember leading people in the wrong way will put you in the darkest part of hell by Jesus.

    Gabriel · June 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Woman, If you have a question pertaining to the article, I am here for you. However, I would advise you that the scriptures quoted are not from a Bible that I have produced, they are from the Holy Word of God. To call the Holy Word of God “incorrect” is to be in danger of Blasphemy. My suggestion to you is to firstly repent for your hardness of heart and learn to address a man with respect. This is not a place to debate but to learn. We have helped many a people get through false doctrines and come to the knowledge of Truth, God be praised. These people have a willingness to hear the Teacher and the Word of God. They Grow in their faith and they are well prepared to meet the King when He Returns! Amen.

    Lastly, the article is written under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost to those who have ears to hear. If you feel offended by the Word of God then that may be a good thing if it leads you to repentance. However, if you turn from the Truth and remain in rebellion, then…. Anathema.

    Amen! and Amen!

Martin Kotucek · July 7, 2020 at 8:23 pm

I just wanted to say: Thank You!
I’m still battling and struggling to stay away from sin. I got a taste of the gift from God, and was called after being an atheist my whole life. But I never got baptized. And I feel it has made me weak because I am having a very hard time falling back to sin. I know it’s my fault, but could it be it’s harder to resist because I wasn’t baptized? Brother Gabriel, you are like the only preacher/teacher that I completely trust and would feel perfectly comfortable getting baptized by. I’m on the other side in Connecticut though. Is there by any chance anyone you know in Connecticut that you would recommend? I would love if you could be the one and wish I had the funds to pay for the travel expenses for you. All I could offer is a room to stay at my house and food. Please Gabe any help, even if just pointing me in the right direction on how to find someone to baptize me, would be much appreciated. Someone that is true to the Bible like yourself. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.
God bless you and yours. You are a true warrior and man of God

    Gabriel · July 7, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you for your honesty. I am glad you are reaching out and have made the decision to get baptized. The next step for you is baptism if you have repented of sin and now are looking to do the will of God. I will leave a video below that goes over the process. Send me a letter via email and also your zip code and I will see what I can do. By God’s grace it will come together. If you are of his Elect, then things will work out. It’s God’s will that you obey his commands. Amen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egZFqF0Fkm4

      Martin Kotucek · July 11, 2020 at 8:21 am

      Thank you so much. I am not sure where to find your email address. My zip code is 06770
      Thanks again for everything that you do

        Gabriel · July 11, 2020 at 3:55 pm

        Thank you for that information. I will email you now so you can be baptized. I have a minister to perform the baptism.

Russell · August 3, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Yes Baptism is right and correct. But did the thief on the cross get baptized in water? And hes in paradise.

    Gabriel · August 4, 2020 at 6:49 am

    How do you know he hadn’t been baptized? Scripture doesn’t tell us. Plus, he died under the old covenant, in the old testament. Salvation plan was different then. Now you must obey Acts 2:38 or perish. No excuses.

    Amen

Tiffany · September 17, 2020 at 10:15 am

Brother Gabe, I need your help. I’m not too knowledgeable in the word, I’m still a baby in the faith. I was asked by an atheist why is the account of the resurrection different in matthew-Luke? There are 3 different versions. I didn’t know how to answer and felt very ashamed I didn’t know what to say. Could you please address this in a video so I can share it? Please and Thank you!

    Gabriel · September 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Hello, There is not a need to make a whole video on the subject, it’s rather very simple. For example, if 100 people witness an event, there will be differing accounts if they were all told to write down what they had witnessed. This is the human nature. The Gospels were written similarly. The Men who wrote down what they had witnessed, had slightly different details in certain areas of their writings. This substantiates authenticity.

    The Atheist most likely will not accept this fact, it’s typical for them to deny the Truth. They must be born again to see these things.

    Keep the faith dear soldier in Christ!

    Amen!

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