John 14:23-31 - Pentecost - May 27, 2012
Keeping Jesus’ Words
Here’s an English translation of what my professor said that made me so happy: “In my personal opinion, there’s nothing wrong with ordaining women as pastors.” He continued, “Those passages in Scripture, where the Apostle Paul said that women cannot be pastors no longer apply to us today because Paul wasn’t aware of our contemporary situation.” My professor was wrong. What he said was contrary to the word of God. And yet it made me happy simply to understand what he said. Now, although there is satisfaction in figuring things out, there’s not much benefit to understanding something, if what you learn by it is not true. But that’s life. Typically, we have to figure things out and come to understand them before we are able to determine whether or not they are reliable.