From “Around Boise Q &A – June 2023
To understand and receive that you’ve been wrong in your theology which reject females as pastors, you must humble yourself as Peter did. It’s a hard thing for us to face, sometimes, that we have been wrong. It’s much harder to face when we have been wrong for so very long and taught others to live our error. Praises to Jesus that when we do face it and confess to God and one another, then CHANGE and do the right thing, God forgives us. He forgives us so thoroughly that He puts it into His sea of forgetfulness and uses us to implement His will. Hallelujah!
Peter thought he was solid when limiting the Gospel to only Jews. For a long time Peter held on to that view. He was saved during that time. He was on his way to Heaven. He was used in power by the Lord Jesus. He preached repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and 3,000 persons turned to living holy … obedient to Jesus. Lord Jesus had to, personally and diretly, encounter with Peter to shake him out of his hard-hearted and proud clinging to his own theology … to his own beliefs about God, salvation, access to God and holiness.
Our brother and Lord’s apostle, Peter, spoke plainly and with authority from Jesus about theology sin which shuts out messages from Jesus because it is uncomfortable to you. Nevertheless, the messages ARE the Lord speaking — not a mere human. Check 2 Peter 3:16. Years later, Peter sinned in that very area, after having been dangerously corrected by the Lod Jesus in a vision. Paul had to confront his sin openly in Galatians Chapter 2 seeking to restore Peter in Galatians Chapter 6. Perhaps, God has to do something similar to you after rejecting your sisters in the Lord for so long.
In fact, those who have erred in God’s words and precedents of women in authority have caused a worse event, we “invent” entire ministries that are not anywhere found in the New Testament Gospel of our Lord Jesus to get around accepting that Jesus Christ does place women in the role of authority over nations, states, cities, companies, departments etc. and churches … just not over her husband!
JESUS taught, through Paul, that a wife is not to seek to boss her husband arond in the marriage household. Truth be told, NO Christian is to desire to boss another human being around and when we as Christians are in authority, it is different from the sinner world around us. The world seeks lording over somebody. Lording over “anybody”.is, Lord coveted.
Wives “bossing” their husbands is a behavior by women that is unseemly, out of order, and disgracing to the Name of Jesus and the glory of God. The children see her talking that way to daddy and even the children feel “something’s not right” about this picture. He’s daddy. He’s the leader of our household!
Don’t confuse the household marriage relationship with the job a female must do when holding an office. Neither has any crossover with the other according to God in Christ Jesus … and by the power of the Holy Ghost upon her!