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The Moody Church’s theological position regarding women in ministry.

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What Does Paul's Statement, "she will be saved by childbearing" Mean?

In 1 Timothy 2:15, Paul mentions that women will be saved through childbearing. Confusion and incredulousness is a common response to this baffling verse. But the meaning of this statement is couched in the story of Adam and Eve (v13-14) and the roles of men and women within the church. Among several different interpretations, the most likely is that the woman is saved from feeling inferior by her role in the home. Paul has just emphasized that women should not teach men nor exercise authority over them, so naturally the question arises: what contribution can women make within the … Read More >

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I am a 24-year old single lady. I’m self-employed and live at home with my parents.

I grew up in …

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Emily, what an interesting story you have to tell. First of all, let me say that you are very fortunate …

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Women in Ministry

Since the time of Christ, women have played pivotal roles in the growth, ministry, and vitality of the church. Incarnated into the Hellenistic culture which marginalized women’s presence and contribution, Jesus consistently included and valued women as capable equals. As the church flourished, many women not only lived out the Christian life, but some, such as Perpetua, even demonstrated their allegiance to Christ through courageous martyrdoms.  Women and men are ontologically equal in the eyes of God. In the salvific work of Christ, gender, economic, and racial divides have been superseded (Galatians 3:26-29). We are equals, as fellow … Read More >

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I have a question about 1 Timothy 3. Our pastor recently spoke on this passage and differentiated between the office …

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Well Stan, thank you so much for your question, and I hope that my answer is not too different from …

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Should women preach or take the position of a pastor or elder?

First Timothy 2:11-12 says: “A woman should …

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Jessie, thanks so much for asking a question that leads us right into the midst of some controversy.

But I …

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