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What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?

What is the biblical justification for allowing only male pastors?

How do churches excluding women from pastoral and teaching roles justify their stance as The Christian Way?

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marked as duplicate by Mason Wheeler, Richard, warren, DJClayworth, El'endia Starman Apr 24 '12 at 14:52

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If you are willing to overlook certain passages, you could have women pastors. –  The Preacher Aug 31 '11 at 1:51
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@Richard There are many, many christian churches that believe only men should be pastors. I want to know how they support this idea from their christian religion (without looking to argue). How is it narrow or localised? –  djeikyb Aug 31 '11 at 1:56
    
Actually, that question comes from the presupposition that being allowing female pastors is wrong. The question itself answers this question. I'll post that below. –  Richard Aug 31 '11 at 2:04

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1Timothy 2:12-14 (NASB) says pretty clearly that women shouldn't be pastors:

12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.

13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.

14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

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+1 - that's exactly the basis for why women are not to be pastors. –  studiohack Aug 31 '11 at 2:08
    
It's from this question –  Richard Aug 31 '11 at 2:10

The verse I always was referred to on this subject is I Corinthians 14:34-35 (NLT)

34 Women should be silent during the church meetings. It is not proper for them to speak. They should be submissive, just as the law says.

35 If they have any questions, they should ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to speak in church meetings.

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