Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

Why can't women be leaders in Christianity?

Whatever leadership role a woman has, the man is always above her in Christianity. Why?

31 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Just like man can't have baby's.

    woman are not to preach in the congregation. This is Jesus and his fathers arrangement, not men's. But we can preach to others outside of the congregation. But not with the motive of being a leader or starting a outside congregation. We preach what we learn and what we hope for, to individuals who want to learn. If we preach in the presence of our home and our husbands or someone taking the lead is present, woman should wear a head covering.-Matthew 28:18-20;24:14;Acts;1 Corinthians 11:3-16

    1 Timothy 2:12

    I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but she is to remain silent (Encouraging someone is not taking the lead over a man, but simply encouraging.)

    Source(s): Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Women Preachers? What role do women play in the worldwide preaching work done by Jehovah’s Witnesses?
  • Paul
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Women cannot be priests because Jesus Christ clearly demonstrated His will on that subject by choosing 12 out of 12 men as His first priests/bishops. However, women can do everything else that men do in the Church.

    • Madam Sin Bin
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      Actually, that's what men claimed and then did for many years. Jesus never said women couldn't preach. And even had several women he regarded quite well.'s more a bias thing than a Jesus thing.

  • 2 months ago

    They can't lead congregations yet. They can't hold a formal priesthood yet. Other than that, many women have been leaders within Christianity.

    • jon pike
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      They CAN be priests in the Anglican/Episcopal Church.

  • 2 months ago

    Because all the religions from the Middle East put man above woman. While there is the occasional woman in the Torah and OT, they play supporting roles only. The main characters are all men.

    Even now the Roman Catholic Church disallows women from being priests. But I must point out that Judaism can now have female Rabbis. Good for them. And Muslims, forget about it; females can't even go to mosque with the men let alone be an Imam.

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  • 2 months ago

    It doesn't hold much weight in Christianity today but I think it goes back to God's Word: "Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you."

    Under the New Covenant between God and mankind, women are fully emancipated and have equal rights and leadership roles in Christian countries.

  • glcang
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We live in a patriarchal society. The Church has a long tradition of very clear gender roles.It was founded by a hierarchy that was male .This wasn’t always the case. There were many ancient matriarchal societies . This was before the mythology changed and women were blamed for the evil in the world. It is no accident that the male energy has been the dominant one for millennia. It has a little to do with the physical strength of men but more to do with an imbalance between the divine masculine and the divine feminine. Do some research and you will see for yourself.

  • 2 months ago

    They belong in the kitchen

  • OMG!! I'M Sure There's Certain Denominations n Where Those With The Never-Healing Wound Can Lead Like Normal Humans..

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They can be leaders. You've been misinformed it seems.

  • 2 months ago

    It's Christian tradition. It doesn't bother me at all.

    @ comments, Sophia -- Your Greek needs help. You didn't finish your sentence -- which is now reported for being unintelligible.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
    • Kazoo M
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Perhaps, I honestly don't know - I just read text; faces are unseen.
      Although, our words should be respectful and display courtesy.
      The latter is something you should consider to improve your character.

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