Saturday, July 2, 2011

Being Out of Place (Laodicea - Canon 44)

Women may not go to the altar.

God, through his word, emphasizes the place of male leadership. They are divinely designed to fulfill that role. Women, as well, have roles which fulfill a separate, complementary function as they work and live with men. Both of these are commensurate with their place of divinely-ordained headship (1 Cor 11:3). In a corporate worship setting this is demonstrated by men taking the leadership place in meeting activities while their wives support (1 Cor 14:33-35; 1 Tim 2:11-14).1 That being the case, the men were responsible for the administration of the Lord's Supper.

1 I do not advocate women being absolutely silent in the meetings.  The issue is the application of leading and submitting as the Lord has revealed.

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