The following articles are related to the topic of WOMAN, ROLE OF

Must A Woman Fear Her husband?

In the American Standard Version of the New Testament, there is a statement in Paul's writings that troubles many. "Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see that she fear her husband" (Ephesians 5:33). Is a woman actually to "fear" her husband? There is no Bible translation that is ... read more »

In What Sense Is Man the Head of Woman?

"Though it seems clear that a woman has a certain subordinate role in church matters, what should be her posture in the business world? If she is a man's boss, has she usurped his authority?" There are no explicit guidelines regulating such matters, but there are some sacred principles that surely must be taken into consideration in assessing this issue. ... read more »

How Did the Samaritan Woman Know About the Messiah?

"A Samaritan woman said to Jesus: 'I know that the Messiah cometh.' How did this woman know that the Messiah, 'he that is called Christ,' was coming (Jn. 4:25)?"The Samaritans accepted only the Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy) as Scripture, yet they anticipated the Messiah confidently. In the Temple court, Peter preached: "Moses indeed said, A prophet shall the Lord God ... read more »

The Syrophoenician Woman: A Woman of Great Faith

"And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon" (Mark 7:24a). Matthew wrote that Jesus "withdrew" (15:21). This was the third time in which Jesus withdrew from Galilee in the gospel of Mark (cf. 4:35; 6:31). The Lord sought solitude with his disciples, but the text says, "And he entered into a house, and ... read more »

John Kitto’s Beautiful Tribute to “Woman”

John Kitto was born in Plymouth, England in 1804 to a family of little means. Schooling was rare in those days for poor folks, and little John had only three years of formal education in four different schools. His gracious grandmother taught him privately, and he learned to read well-which accommodated his insatiable thirst for knowledge. He read everything he ... read more »

May A Woman EVER Teach A Man?

The pattern is common in Christian history. A religious leader will craft a doctrine that coincides with his theological perspective (based on a misunderstanding of a few Bible texts). Once a proposition is formulated, zealots forage through Scripture collecting passages that conflict with their theory, mercilessly twisting them into submission. Born out of a misdirected defense of New Testament teaching ... read more »

A Review of Recent Arguments for Women Preachers

Every significant movement within society will eventually, to some degree, make itself felt in the church. The phenomenon of "women's liberation" is no exception. There are those within the body of Christ who are clamoring that women must throw off the yoke of male domination and claim their rightful place in the family of God-namely, an active role in preaching ... read more »

Meet Ted Turner—Thanks, I’d Rather Not!

"Meet Ted Turner," is the title of a major article in the September issue of Reader's Digest. My first impression when I saw that headline, was: "I'd rather not!" - because the man is a disgusting combination of egotism and infidelity. A lot of people grovel at his feet because he is one of America's richest men. He has a ... read more »

When Will Oprah Free Her Slaves?

Oprah Winfrey is one of the wealthiest women in America. She is worth millions of dollars. She has a popular day-time television show. She produces movies. She's a "mover and shaker" in the entertainment industry. She has to be an intelligent woman to have accomplished as much as she has-which just goes to prove the point that a person can ... read more »

Gold, Silver, and Iron: Three Rules of Human Conduct

NOTE: The gifted T. B. Larimore (1843-1929) once delivered a discourse titled "The Iron, Silver, and Golden Rules" (see Srygley 1949, 190-207). That presentation furnished the seed thoughts for this article. Jesus had been teaching in Galilee, the northern region of Palestine. Great throngs followed him and doubtless he was weary. Accordingly, he took his disciples and ascended a mountain ... read more »