Women and Church Eldership

29.TWO CONTEMPORARY FAMOUS ELECT LADIES ON WOMEN'S ORDINATION

The famous contemporary missionary Elisabeth Eliot rightly remarks that "we are daily subjected to undermining by the secular presuppositions of our ago. There has been an attempt to impute guilt to the Church for denying to women equal status with men….

"The answer must finally rest in the command of God…. The exclusion of women from ordination is based on the order established in creation…. Exceptional women were sometimes found functioning as prophetesses and judges, but none was ever admitted to the priesthood" (cf. Deut. 23:1) nor to the eldership (cf. I Tim. 3:1f).