Puritan Board Sophomore
If they are from the OPC they probably have some authority if they are not then I think she should get their backing. Did you read RMG’s quote I posted? What do you think of it?The key issue seems to be whether a woman is forbidden to speak with authority in the church, or just at all.
That raises another point: if the woman is forbidden to speak with authority outside the church, albeit to Christian men, then she is in some sense, so it seems, subject to those men on that point. Yet even Wilson in all of his extremity never went that far.
Isn’t this a bait and switch....?
“These beliefs about the nature of men and women play out in practical ways, as evidenced in the comments from the Genevan Commons group. I wrote Beyond Authority and Submission because of my concerns about what is being taught about the nature of men and women and because of how women are being treated:
Because I want to be faithful to Scripture, and I want to uphold our Reformed confessions, I will continue to work to address areas such as these where extrabiblical and unbiblical ideas and beliefs are influencing what’s taught in our churches. What’s going on at the root of these discussions is too important to ignore.”The world is watching how the church treats women, how it responds
to abuse, and how it protects the vulnerable—or fails them. When women are belittled, when men in authority dismiss abuse charges and circle the wagons, when churches and institutions fail to protect the weak and vulnerable, the world sees this and judges. And it’s not only the individuals and particular churches that are judged. The gospel, Christianity, the universal church, and Christ Himself are judged by our response to abuse. As Paul warned, the gospel is in danger of being reviled because of our actions.
Rachel Green Miller, Beyond Authority and Submission, 241.
She is saying women are weak and vulnerable. But if an ordained minister would say this ....
I agree with her sentiment about protecting the vulnerable, but both sides are perfecting the art of bait and switch. I think GC should be shut down and Amiee (who is writing another book) and RMG should take a break.