Facts about Women in the Bible

Below from Margaret Mowczko

The paragraphs below are from the Conclusion of her work here.

If Paul had meant for all women to be excluded from exercising certain ministry functions, why didn’t he mention this in his general teaching and in his lists of gifts and ministries in his letters? Why didn’t he write one list for men and another for women?

I do not believe Paul ever intended to restrict the ministry of godly, gifted women. Rather, his theology of ministry is gender-inclusive.

There is nothing whatsoever in Romans 121 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4 (or in Col. 3:16 CSB) that suggests gender is a factor in any of the ministries mentioned in these chapters. Gifts, grace, and faith, and not gender, are the primary prerequisites and the means of ministry, including the ministries of leading and teaching.

Here is her list of men in the Bible who were guided and led by godly women.

A talk Marg presented on February 11, 2023, in Brisbane (Australia) at a conference for Baptist Women in the Pacific – Paul’s Theology of Ministry: 1 Corinthians 14:34–35: Part 1 and Part 2

Click here for all her articles on submission.

Lydia of Thyatira: The founding member of the Philippian Church

Have Christians Had Gender Roles Wrong All This Time? Includes references to Beth Moore.