Leadership is Male

David Pawson writes: “Many will see this teaching as an anachronism, hopelessly out of date and the dying echo of a controversy that has virtually been settled. The situation may have changed, both inside and outside the church in the last two decades. But two things have not changed. God’s Word, expressed in Scripture, has not, nor has love for Him, expressed in obedience.

We are not called to be credible to contemporary society, but rather, model a counted-culture of a truly healthy, holy and happy society in a world that has lost its bearings.

This is not a treatise on marriage or the ministry of women (though there are implications for both), it is addressed solely to the question of leadership in the redeemed people of God, which I am thus far convinced must be male.”

Is the idea of women in leadership biblical or is it yet another case of Christians being conformed to the world? What is the Spirit saying to the churches? Here is one side of the debate, probably best seen as ”opposing the motion”! This is not a treatise on marriage or the ministry of women – it is addressed soley to the question of leadership in the redeemed people of God.