Women’s Ministry Discussed
The General Synod passed The ordination of women as priests in 1993 and it began in 1994. For parishes that did not want to be directly under the authority of a woman bishop further investigations and possible arrangements were considered.
In the New Testament the office of a bishop is the same as the office of an elder and applies to a man only.
1 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV)
- 1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
- 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
- 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
- 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
- 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Among the clergy homosexuality has been rejected. A source says: The church’s bishops, In 2012 approved the candidacy of celibate gay priests. In some countries in the church gay marriage has been discussed as receiving into the church.
In the United States gay marriage is on the rise and getting to be accepted as a norm.
The Church of England founded by England’s King Henry VIII in 1534 as presented here is an example of the power of a king (a dictator) in those past centuries. The church with its leaders in flamboyant dress and procedures on special occasions is not representative of the Church of Christ.
The opportunity awaits you by obeying the gospels as given in the New Testament. Start by reading the Introduction, then under the category Church of Christ Doctrine study Salvation.
Become a member of the New Testament church, be baptized into the Church of Christ. Then as you grow in the church attend bible study classes, also gain more knowledge from sermons of the preacher.
Good books increase knowledge, learned Christians can guide you in studying the New and Old Testaments. There is much to gain on this web site, note the various categories and investigate the articles under them.