Promise Keepers Welcomes Female Pastors
August 3, 1996
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
According to a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Promise Keepers director for the state of Missouri says female pastors are welcome. Following is an excerpt from the article:

"Kiel Center will be rocking with the sound of men singing hymns and renewing promises of fidelity to their families on a Saturday afternoon in August. Promise Keepers, a male Christian fellowship group, is planning its first large St. Louis Assembly August 24. They hope to sell 10,000 to 12,000 seats at $15 each....

"[PK] is a nondenominational group. Initially most participants were members of evangelical churches or had no churches. Now it attracts mainline Protestants and Catholics. ...

"[PK] WELCOMES FEMALE PASTORS LEADING MALE MEMBERS, [Louis] Monroe said. [Monroe is the Promise Keepers' state director.] ("Promise Keepers to Rally at Kiel," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 13, 1996).

Women pastors are in rebellion to the plain teaching of the Word of God, and those who ignore this issue are themselves in rebellion to the Word of God. The Apostle Paul, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said that he forbade a woman to teach or usurp authority over the man (1 Timothy 2:12). No man or woman has the authority to allow that which the Apostle of Jesus Christ forbade. If God is calling women to be pastors in spite of what He has said in His own Word, there is utter confusion and we cannot be certain of anything.

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