Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Women Preachers ? :

"When Boswell told Johnson one day that he had heard a woman preach that morning 
at a Quaker’s meeting, Johnson replied, “Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog’s 
walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at 
all.” We will add that our surprise is all the greater when women of piety mount the 
pulpit, for they are acting in plain defiance of the command of the Holy Spirit, 
written by the pen of the apostle Paul."

"Women are best when they are quiet. I share the apostle Paul’s feelings when he 
bade women to be silent in the assembly. Yet there is work for holy women, and we 
read of Peter’s wife’s mother that she arose and ministered to Christ. She did what 
she could and what she should. She arose and ministered to him. Some people can do 
nothing that they are allowed to do, but waste their energies in lamenting that they 
are not called on to do other people’s work." 

"In like manner, you Christian people who cannot talk,—the women especially,—I 
mean that you cannot preach, you are not allowed to preach,—I want you to shine."

~C.H. Spurgeon 


Helen said...

I preach on (non-Christian/dodgy-Christian)blogs, in the comments section!!! Is that OK? :)

dale mcalpine said...

I don't see anywhere in Scripture where women are forbidden to share the truth with the lost Helen, in fact I believe it is commanded.

Jon Gleason said...

Poor Spurgeon. He'd be so out of place in evangelicalism today. He probably read His Bible all the time, too. Even the Baptist Union might not like him these days.

Oh, wait.... :)

dale mcalpine said...

Indeed he would Brother.

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