Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ordination of Women in the Northern California Conference

Below is a response I posted to an article at Spectrum Magazine which was speaking of the push for the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to recommend that the current practice of "ordaining" men and "commissioning" women be dismissed in favor of ordaining both men and women to the pastoral ministry.

"Such clever maneuvering.

1st, "The present system of ordaining men and commissioning women is an exercise in semantics." ...this was a modest enough move to slip by the fundamentals.

2nd, "...supporting the concept that the same language “Ordination” or “Commission” be equally applied to both men and women" that the proverbial snake has been let in the door, the final thrust is made.

The feminist agenda, if you can call it that, is very reminiscent of the homosexual agenda inasmuch as first it's tolerance that is demanded...but eventually the demand is for acceptance. "Live and let live" is not enough for some of these groups...they want to hear the opposition confess that, "Yes, it is perfectly OK...there's nothing wrong with it."

Why would women be so angry that they aren't called to all the same positions as men? Doesn't it scream of pride and arrogance?

I have yet to hear ONE proponent of the ordination of women give ANY scriptural support for the practice. Is the Bible our supreme rule of faith or not? Are we to rely on our own reasonings of what is "fair" and "right" and "good"?"


  1. And so you delete my comment too. "God's truth is never popular and, like the Pharisees of old, those opposed to it will always "stop their ears, and run upon him with one accord."

  2. I don't think I've ever deleted a comment from this feel free to voice your thoughts boldly! :-)

  3. I'm not at all surprised that Spectrum deleted your comment, after all, it goes against what they stand for and they can't have that. Sadly, Adventist Today is their little brother in deeds.

  4. For a long while I didn't know what to make of Adventist Today, especially in light of Mr. Herbert Douglass beginning to write articles there. From what I have heard from the man, his belief and faith is true.

    But, alas, of late it seems that Adventist Today is coming out on the wrong side of crucial battles within the church such as the ordination of women and Adventist professors promoting evolution.

  5. FYI: your comment has not been deleted from Spectrum--it's how I linked here.

  6. Thank you! I must have been looking at the wrong article. Glad to see they're still respecting freedom of speech :-)