Is “Husband of One Wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2 Gender-Specific?

Is “Husband of One Wife” in 1 Timothy 3:2 Gender-Specific?

The question posed by the title of this study may seem so straightforward as to be answered quite easily, without the need of a detailed examination. Unless we would redefine these commonly accepted terms so that a “husband” may be female and a wife may be male, most readers of the Bible would naturally answer…

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Evaluation of Egalitarian Papers

The issue of the ordination of women, which is part of a modern trend in society, is currently presenting a challenge to the unity of the Seventh-day Church. Competent theologians and faithful members are found on both sides of the issue.

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Evaluation of the Arguments Used by Those Opposing the Ordination of Women to the Ministry

In what follows we will examine arguments and opinions offered to build up a case against the ordination of women to the ministry. This is not about personalities but about arguments. It is obvious to me that those opposed to the ordination of women to the ministry are seeking to know God’s will for the…

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Interpreting Scripture on the Ordination of Women

The interpretation of the Bible is at the center of the current discussions of the Theology of Ordination Study Committee of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Various studies are shared presenting arguments for or against the ordination of women to the leadership positions of elder/minister/pastor in the church.

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The Biblical Research Institute and the Issue of Women’s Ordination to the Pastoral Ministry

This statement explains where BRI stands with regard to women's ordination to the pastoral ministry and tries to encourage those struggling with the different views on the issue.

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Some Wrong and Right Reasons in the Women’s Ordination Debate

In the debate whether or not women can or should be ordained, a number of reasons pro and con are weak reasons. Others are reasons of a secondary nature only.

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TOWARD A THEOLOGY OF ORDINATION

The task assigned to us was to prepare an introductory study on the topic of a theology of ordination that would be used by this Committee as a starting point for the discussion of the topic. The assignment also stated that we were to place the emphasis on the practice and significance of the laying…

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Important Decisions Reached in Atlanta

Details key decisions made at the 2010 GC Session, including an emphasis on revival and reformation, the ordination of deaconesses, clarifying the definition of marriage, and an affirmation of the biblical account of creation.

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Symposium on the Role of Women in the Church

This is the first volume we offer to our readers on a topic of interest to the world church. The introduction to the volume provides its historical background and purpose. Each chapter was written by an Adventist scholar and represents excellent scholarship.

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