Verses examined in these articles

by Matt Slick

Here is a list of many of the verses used in the discussions of women in ministry.

Verse Text Examined in Article Mentioned
in Article
Gen. 2:15-23 "Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it . . . 23 And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2, Adam and Eve, and Authority  
Rom. 16:1 "I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea;" There were deaconesses, so there can be women pastors  
Rom. 16:7 "Greet Andronicus and Junias, my kinsmen, and my fellow prisoners, who are outstanding among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me." Was Junia in Romans 16:7 a woman apostle in authority?  
1 Cor. 11:7-10 "For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8 For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; 9 for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake. 10 Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels."   Genesis 2, Adam and Eve, and Authority
1 Cor. 11:3 "But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ." 1 Cor. 11:3, the word 'head' does not mean authority  
2 Cor. 11:3 "But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ."   Genesis 3, The Fall, and Federal Headship
Gal. 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Gal. 3:28 shows that women can be in ministry as pastors  
1 Tim. 2:12-14 "But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression."

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1 Tim. 2:15 "But women shall be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint." 1 Tim. 2:15, she, they, and salvation through child bearing  
1 Tim. 3:1-2 "It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach."   Dictionary of Terms
1 Tim. 5:17 "Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching."   Dictionary of Terms
Titus 1:5-7 "For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might set in order what remains, and appoint elders in every city as I directed you, namely, if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward . . . "   Dictionary of Terms

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.