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Articles on Subordination

Patriarchy or Gender Equality? The Letter to the Ephesians on Submission, Headship, and Slavery  by Carrie A. Miles.  Is religion responsible for patriarchy or can its roots be found in economic necessity? Is Paul patriarchal or did early Christianity actually repudiate patriarchy? Carrie Miles answers these questions in this fascinating article. Don't miss it!

A Message to the Women of God by Germaine Copeland.  Germane Copeland is the founder and president of Word Ministries, Inc., and author of many books including  Prayers That Avail Much.  In this message, Germaine calls women of God to arise and live according to God's original plan that has been restored in Christ Jesus.  To access her books and prayer ministry go to www.prayers.org

The Sword is Out:  A Strong Response to "Off with the Skirt, On with the Pants" by R. C. Sproul, Jr.  by Alice Whisman.  In her article, Alice Whisman has written a rebuttal to a sermon by Dr. R. C. Sproul Jr. entitled "Off With the Skirt, on With the Pants."  Dr. Sproul may have intended to call men to be serious about their commitment to God and the church and to use their gifts.  However, in the process, his underlying beliefs about the inferiority of women are clearly revealed and found to be unacceptable.

One Flesh by Leslie Johnson with Gary Johnson. Here's Chapter 5 of the Johnsons' book , Does God Really Prefer Men?  An Open Letter to the Church in America.  The subject of Christian marriage is rarely addressed , even in books on gender equality.  The Johnsons have done a fine job.  Want to know what God thinks about marriage?  Read this article!!  Their book, Does God Really Prefer Men? is available from  Amazon.com , BooksAMillion.com, Barnes&Noble.com and many more outlets.

The Doctrine of the Trinity and Subordination by Kevin N. Giles.  The doctrine of subordination within the Trinity has been used to promote the subordination of women in the church.  This excellent article discusses the various positions and concludes that there is no subordination in the Godhead.  For those who are seriously seeking to understand both the doctrine of the trinity and how it relates to women, this essay is a must read. 

Why Modern Patriarchy Is Not Biblical by Kathryn J. Riss, Th.M.  This article details the continuing problems brought on by patriarchy in modern society and provides biblical evidence that patriarchy is not God's idea.

A Challenge for Proponents of Female Subordination To Prove Their Case from The Bible by Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian.  Dr. Bilezikian issues a challenge to prompt Christians to grapple with biblical facts rather than to accept traditional assumptions about female roles.  This article is a "must read."

The Lord's Tsunami by Barbara Wentroble.  A tsunami takes place because of a shift in the plates of the earth.  That natural shift represents a spiritual shift that is releasing men and women to work together in a full and equal partnership.  This article also shows how the church has been influenced by Greek philosophy rather than scripture when it comes to its traditions on the place of women.

To Be Ordained or Not to Be -- That is the Question! by Barbara Collins.  The word "ordain" is definitely scriptural and usually means simply "chosen" or “selected.  But does ordination become a real drawback when the designation “clergy” is a distinction that lifts one out of the true brother/sister position and puts one “over” instead of “along with” the "lay" people. 

The Glory of the Lord is Upon You by Carole Scott.  This prophetic message, "Get Up Daughters, The Glory Of The Lord Is Upon You!" was birthed in that vision and is empowered with an anointing prayer for women of all ages.

A Woman's Place by Bernadine Tillman.  This article is the introduction and first chapter of the book A Woman's Place which contains insights and experiences from two years of a Bible study based on God's Word to Women.  This book offers a fresh bold view and is a testimony to God's faithfulness to those who seek truth. 

The Choice: Truth or Tradition, Understanding the Difference Between Biblical Womanhood and Feminism by Susan Hyatt.  This article is taken from Dr. Hyatt's dissertation .  It helps us see that biblical womanhood goes far beyond even standard evangelical concepts and certainly is not secular feminism.

British Women Speak Out on the Status of Women in the Church by Sue Halliday, Margaret Craig, Angela Lucas Denise Wherrett and Lesley Watson - Barbara Collins, Editor.  This article asked five British women to give their views on the attitude of the church in England toward women and how this was reflected in their and treatment, recognition of giftings and types of leadership rolls allowed.  One woman with who had lived in the United States was asked to make a comparison the two.

Discussion on 10 Lies... We received the following comments from Seth Masek of Lee Grady's Article "10 Lies the Church Tells Women."  Barbara responded and they got into a discussion which we felt was too good to keep to ourselves.  It is presented with Seth's permission. 

Government of the Garden by Cindye Coates.   If we look to Genesis, we will find the original blue print of how God designed Kingdom Order and a Redemptive Government! The key word here is redemptive; needed since traditional church government remains a fallen hierarchal system and Jesus has redeemed us from the fall.

Questions That Mislead the Gender Debate by Rebecca Merrill Groothuis.  This is an excellent editorial that appeared in "Mutuality," the magazine of Christians for Biblical Equality. 

Patriarchy, Is It God’s Order? by Pat Joyce.  Taken from the Spring 2001 newsletter this article exposes the danger and ungodliness inherent in any level of patriarchy.

Who is the Priest in the Home? – by Barbara Collins.  Done for the Fall 2001 newsletter Barbara exposes the error and consequences of this unbiblical doctrine.

Women Pastors, Wifely Submission and Southern Baptists by Barbara Collins.  This article from the Summer 2000 newsletter addresses the Southern Baptist statement excluding women pastors and calling on women to submit to the “servant leadership” of their husbands.

Should Women Serve as Pastors? By Barbara Collins.  This article explores the arguments on this controversial subject. 


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