Women Preachers are Forbidden in the Bible

By David J. Stewart | January 2011

       The Bible forbids women preachers, pastors, and leaders. The Communist agenda of feminism has turned American society upside down—deceiving women to murder their babies by abortion, destroy their families with rebellion, and throw away their marriages by divorce. Lesbianism is flourishing in America, and every other sin because of the evils of feminism (which is rebellion against God's authority). Feminism has nothing to do with women's rights; it has to do with rebellion against masculine authority.

Just as Lucifer wanted to “be like the most High” in Isaiah14:14, and Eve wanted to be “as gods” in Genesis 3:5; likewise, so do evil feminists today want to be equal in authority in the marriage, home, and church. The Word of God tells women to obey their own husband, remain silent in the church, and to “marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan” (1st Timothy 5:14-15). Career woman are turned aside after Satan, freezing their eggs, and living for filthy lucre.

Here is an excellent quote from the mighty evangelist, Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980)...

And again Paul says that the weakness of a woman and her aptness to be misled is shown because “Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” Satan found he could deceive Eve easier than he could deceive Adam. God made a woman after such a fashion that she should be a comfortable and obedient helpmeet, a mate who would fit to his will and plans.

So, in the nature of the case, women are not as well fitted for executive authority. If women are more easily led, they are not as good leaders. Every pastor knows that women are easier to enlist in good work. But careful observers must admit that women are also easier led into false doctrine and into errors of various kinds.

But the argument here in 1 Timothy 2:14 is that Satan was able to deceive Eve when he could not deceive Adam, and that this is an evidence that women should not be placed in authority in churches and in Christian work. If he could deceive Eve easier in the Garden of Eden, he could deceive women easier now. This means that women leaders are more likely to lead into heresy in doctrine and unscriptural practice than men. Women are not fitted to teach men or usurp authority over men, says this Scripture.

But also, in verse 15, God has a special duty and privilege for women in childbearing. If they submit themselves to God's plan in humility and meekness, then they shall be rescued, and preserved, when pangs of childbirth are come upon them. What godly women have found sweet comfort and ease and help in the time when they go down into the valley of the shadows to bring forth a child for the Lord, receiving help from God because they were willing to take a woman's place in submission.

Let us consider carefully verses 11 and 12.

1. The woman is to learn in silence, with all subjection.

2. A woman is not to teach. Certainly not to teach men, but evidently not to teach general groups, including men.

3. A woman is never to have authority over men.

4. And then again it is emphasized that a woman is to be “in silence” in such public services.

We know well that God does not want Christian women to remain silent outside the mixed public service. Titus 2:3,4 plainly commands “the aged women likewise . . . that they may teach the young women.” Here we are plainly told that old women may teach young women, and should do so. But they are to teach them, among other things, “to be obedient to their own husbands” (v. 5). Women are to be in silence, then, as far as teaching the whole church is concerned, or teaching men, or groups including men, but older women may teach younger women.

...So when Paul said, “I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence,” it seems clear to me he is forbidding a woman to take a place as a public teacher of men. A woman is to be silent in the public assembly in the sense that she is not to teach as an official of the church. She particularly is to be silent as far as teaching men is concerned. That is plainly forbidden. No woman, according to this passage, is to be allowed to teach a class of men, or to teach a mixed class including men, nor to teach the church in a public assembly, including men.

It is equally clear that no woman is to take a place as an official of a church, having authority over men. No woman could be pastor of a church, according to this plain verse. To do so would be a usurpation of authority that was forbidden her.”

In New Testament churches a woman's place was to be taught, not to teach. A woman's place was to be silent, not to be a public speaker. A woman's place was to be in submission, and not to be in authority. Certainly this Scripture forbids any woman to be a preacher or pastor or evangelist.”

SOURCE: Dr. John R. Rice; quote from Bobbed Hair, Bossy Wives, and Women Preachers; pg. 41-43; copyright 1941 by SWORD OF THE LORD publishers, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; ISBN 0-87398-065-4

Women are going to ultimately do what they want to do, and then look for excuses in an attempt to justify their decisions. For example: Women don't have an abortion for any particular reason; but rather, have an abortion because that's what they wanted to do in the first place, and then they look for reasons to justify their decision.

The Evils of Divorce and Feminism

Women do the same thing when they file for divorce, grasping for any and all reasons they can find in a sinful attempt to justify divorce. Nearly all women who file for divorce demonize their husband, sinfully railing against him in self-righteous hypocrisy; but God hates divorce and there are no Biblical grounds for it. Only by wrestling the Scriptures can the sin of divorce be justified. Jesus plainly taught that divorce only happens “because of the hardness of your hearts” (Matthew 19:8).

Satan has deceived feminist women today, INDOCTRINATING them to feel liberated by killing their own babies, steal their own future of a happy family, and destroying their own marriages. Satan saw you coming and you swallowed the bait hook, line, and sinker. Satan skinned you alive and left you miserable, childless, and lonely. I don't care how much money you make, how many vacations you take, how successful a career you may have, how big of a house you may own... a house does not make a HOME! It is God's will for every woman who is able, to bare children and raise them AT HOME.

Our modern U.S. society is so anti-Christian, anti-family, and anti-American. We are living in a morally-toxic society where it's neighbor rising up against neighbor. Feminism even has women freezing eggs (endlessly searching for the non-existent Mr. Right). Feminism will ruin your life ladies. Don't let modern culture dictate how you live. You don't need all of the electronic toys and conveniences of modern society. What you do need is a Christian home. Don't allow demons into your home through the TV, worldly music, and dirty women's catalogs. These are evils plaguing American society. It's the same women who laugh and scorn at my preaching who have abortions, divorce their husbands, and support gay rights. No one has a right to be immoral. Freedom is the right to BE wrong, not to DO wrong. Sin is a choice.

The problem today is that most people today put God on trial, coming up with all sorts of hypothetical situations to question the wisdom of God. What if my husband tells me to drink beer? Should I obey him? What if a mother cannot afford to care for her baby? Shouldn't she have an abortion? These are the thoughts of the wicked. God has told us how to live in the Bible. God tells us in Proverb 3:5-7 not to lean upon our own understanding; but rather, to trust the Lord and acknowledge Him in all our ways. God tells us to fear Him and to depart from evil. You either want to do things God's way or not.

The Bible forbids women from entering the pulpit to teach men, nor are women to take on positions of leadership over men. To do so is a sin. Eve meant well, but she destroyed her own life, and led her husband into sin. Sin always takes you farther than you wanted to go, keeps you longer than you planned to stay, and costs you more than you intended to pay. Satan is a beautiful liar (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15).

No doubt, many women today will laugh and joke about the things Dr. Rice has said from the Bible about women preachers; but the Bible says what it says. God said what He meant, and meant what He said. We live in a careless generation of scoffers, rebels, and critics. It doesn't surprise me that whorish woman who dress immodestly, dance sensually in public, idolize Rock music stars, abort their babies, support lesbianism, and sit around watching heathen soap operas and vile prime-time TV shows, would also mock my preaching from the Word of God. There is no middle ground on the issue of women sharing authority in the home, nor in the church.

Certainly, a husband ought to submit to his wife in some areas because he loves her (Ephesians 5:21); BUT, it is wicked sin when a wife fails to completely obey her husband in any areas where the husband makes a decision. The wife must submit first before the husband submits in any way to please his wife. Many divorces are caused by a rebellious wife who places DEMANDS upon her husband and he won't budge, so she divorces him in rebellion and hated because she cannot get her sinful way. Rebellious women often file for divorce as an expression of a rebellious heart; she wants to wear the pants, and so she usurps authority over her husband by using her marriage license as a weapon in court against him. God will judge such women for their rebellion (witch God equates with witchcraft in 1st Samuel 15:23). It is wickedness (Jeremiah 3:20).

God will have the last Word and is our Judge. Those who obey God will be oh so glad in eternity; but those who laugh at God's man, reject the Word of God, and live selfish lives of sin doing their own thing, will be very sorry. END


“Why does not the Bible limit a wife's obedience to her husband? Why does the Scripture not say, as many wish it did say, that a wife should be subject to her husband as long as he is right and true to the Bible? Or why does it not say, as Mrs. Goforth interprets it in How I Know God Answers Prayer, that a wife should be subject to her husband in all matters but spiritual matters? But that is not what the Bible commands. Rather the Bible says, 'Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord,' that is, as unto Jesus Christ, and so of course in complete submission. And again, 'Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing' (Ephesians 5:22, 24).”

SOURCE: Success-Prone Christians, by Dr. John R. Rice; chapter 2; pg. 44,45

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