Does the Bible Forbid Female Pastors?

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The Bible does not in any way disapprove of females as pastors or any other Christian role.

God can use anyone, regardless of male or female. He is not gender-biased.

The debate about female pastors in the church arises from the diverse interpretations of 1 Corinthians 14:34.

1 Corinthians 14:34, “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.”

The above Bible verse does not forbid females as pastors but talks about the conduct of women towards their husbands in churches.

The Bible verse talks about the submissiveness of the woman to her husband, not only in churches but at home and everywhere.

God commands that the husband rules over the wife (Genesis 3:16). Usurping the authority of the man in disobedience by the woman doesn't go unpunished by God (1 Timothy 2:11-12).

God doesn't joke about the submissiveness of the woman to her husband. Loyalty and faithfulness are Christian virtues every woman should crave in marriage.

The woman in humility and persuasiveness can give counsel to the husband, but the husband is of higher authority. His opinion and final decisions should stand.

Women are not minors or inferior. They can rule or govern anywhere except the home. In the home, they should be reverent to their husband and rule over the children (Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Peter 3:1).

The husband, regardless of his authority, shouldn't be over domineering over the woman. While the woman learns submissiveness, he should learn to love. He should love and respect the woman (Colossians 3:19; 1 Peter 3:7).

Women can be pastors, prophets, evangelists, and overseers in churches. They can be presidents of a country and CEOs of companies, but to rule over the home, it's a NO!

Women are not forbidden as pastors but forbidden to exercise authority over their husbands at home, in the church, and everywhere they go. 
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