Have you heard about the colossal kerfuffle?
The big brouhaha?
At a recent conference, renowned pastor and author John MacArthur said that prominent Bible teacher Beth Moore should “Go home.” The all-male panel chortled. The crowd laughed uproariously. (See video below.)
MacArthur also skewered the Southern Baptist Convention, Paula White, and the #MeToo movement (Mary DeMuth on CNN).
What might the Holy Spirit think about women leading and teaching?
Go further with video and resource links below.
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Go Further — Should Beth Moore Go Home?
I did not surrender to a calling of man when I was 18 years old. I surrendered to a calling of God. It never occurs to me for a second to not fulfill it. I will follow Jesus – and Jesus alone – all the way home. And I will see His beautiful face and proclaim, Worthy is the Lamb! Here’s the beautiful thing about it & I mean this with absolute respect. You don’t have to let me serve you. That gets to be your choice. Whether or not I serve Jesus is not up to you. Whether I serve you certainly is. One way or the other, I esteem you as my sibling in Christ.Beth Moore
Beth Moore, a Southern Baptist, is the founder of Living Proof Ministries. She has grown in influence as a popular author and Bible teacher. In recent years, she has been outspoken in evangelical circles against sexual abuse and misogyny in churches.
This is the article by Lee Grady I reference in the podcast episode — Lee Grady — Why John MacArthur Should Apologize to Women Preachers
Complementarianism for Dummies (The Gospel Coalition)
What Are Complementarianism and Egalitarianism? What’s the Difference? (Christianity.com) “Complementarianism and egalitarianism are theological views on the relationship between men and women, especially in marriage and in ministry. Complementarianism stresses that although men and women are equal in personhood, they are created for different roles. Egalitarianism also agrees that men and women are equal in personhood but holds that there are no gender-based limitations on the roles of men and women.”
Jack Hayford openly expresses the Egalitarian view — A Woman’s Place in Christ
The Role of Women in Ministry (Assemblies of God Position Paper) “Your sons and daughters will prophesy . . . Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days” (Joel 2:28,29; cf. Acts 2:16–18). That women as well as men are to prophesy is indicative of their inclusion in the ministries of the new covenant age.”
Max Lucado Responds to John MacArthur’s Women Preacher Comments: ‘Bride of Christ Is Sighing’ (The Christian Post)
Why Is the Gospel Coalition Complementarian? — Don Carson, Tim Keller, John Piper
You may be interested in listening to this episode of Jesus Smart: The Podcast — No One Elevates Women Like King Jesus — Mary DeMuth (Pod #89)
And it will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on the male and female servents I will pour out My Spirit in those days.Joel 2:28-29 NASB
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