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(RNS) Two U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have recently approved the ordination of women pastors, moving ahead of the worldwide church that has begun a study of the issue. By Adelle M. Banks.

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  1. (33b)As in all the congregations of the holy ones, (34) let the women keep silent in the congregations, for it is not permitted for them to speak, but let them be in subjection, even as the Law says. (35) If, then, they want to learn something, let them question their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in a congregation
    1 Corinthians 14:33-35

  2. (33b)As in all the congregations of the holy ones, (34) let the women keep silent in the congregations, for it is not permitted for them to speak, but let them be in subjection, even as the Law says. (35) If, then, they want to learn something, let them question their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in a congregation
    1 Corinthians 14:33b-35

  3. How sad that this pro-women’s ordination group is bent on putting their opinions & agendas before the rest of the world. The fact that they have been pushing their own agenda for so long, and for so long, in spite of what the General body has voted, tells me that they are unwilling to truly serve God’s people. This will end up fracturing the church and promoting congregationalism.

  4. I have been thinking of what to say on this matter of women ordination. I perceive that we (women) have failed to perform our duties, that is why the Church have reached this stage of wasting time talking about this issue in stead of proclaiming the three angels’ message. We have failed to teach our male children that a man is the head, and female children that they are always there to help and should be submissive. But they are so special and they have an equal right to be saved as a men. Galatians 3:28
    Through out the Bible God has been using women but no one was ordained why now? Why only 30 years ago? Why bring the world to the Church of God of Israel? Why seek women rights like the world? Has God not given women the rights in His word?His word says a husband should love the wife. So a woman is protected. The household family set up is the same as God’s family (Church). God is the head of Christ, Christ is the head a man, and man is the head of a woman. 1Corinthians 11:3. God will never change this set-up.
    Was Mary ordained to be the first person to air out the resurrection of our LORD? was a Samaritan woman ordained to be able to bring the whole town to Jesus? how about Miriam and also E G White? We as women have a big roll to play for God’s business let us think and perform out duty given to us and the LORD who loves us the same as men will reward us not even long from now because Jesus is coming sooner than we think. Praise GOD. .
    I also perceive that this is a snare of the enemy to hold and divide us as a family of the Living God. WATCH!! This is very sad! women ordination is not biblical let us remember Deuteronomy 29::29. – Evangelist Mrs ITULE.

  5. I’ts not according to the bible, but the Adventist Church is corrupt. A large group of us just left the SDA church . we have no plans of returning to a church that doesn’t go along with the bible.

  6. What a mess the sda’s are so wrapped up in eg white and the world . that it is impossible for them to serve or have a relationship with GOD.

  7. I thank God, that only the wise can discern and understand; for our God does not change. We as a people will fulfil prophecy whether to live within THE LIGHT OF GOD’S WORD or disobey and carried into babylon but THE WISE SHALL STAND THOUGH THE HEAVENS FALL – “If any one” is the message to warn our people now- Do your part and live consequence with God.
    Remnant Observer. Roland, PNG

  8. For the record it is important to be aware that the reason this issue is not addressed in the Bible is because it did not exist at that time. The role of pastor as we currently know it did not exist in the early church and neither did ordination as we now practice it. If both are modern inventions then we cannot use biblical history as proof that women should not fill these positions. To quote Herman Cain, “its apples and oranges.” lol