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Salty Talk- Women in Ministry

Earlier this week John MacArthur, profound Christian theologian and pastor had some words to speak on women in ministry. When asked about the role of women, specifically Beth Moore, he was very blunt with his comments. (You can find an article about the exchange here.)
Let me be clear, I believe any person, and any church has the right to be faithful to their belief systems. I know that there are many Christians who do not affirm the gifts and ministry abilities of women- MacArthur among them. There are many churches that would never consider calling a woman minister- and I believe that is their right and they should have the ability to stay faithful to that interpretation of the Bible because there is Scriptural rationale to stand in that belief- even if it is not one that I support. However, I also believe that MacArthur took things too far, and allowed his personal belief systems to harm women- especially those in ministry.
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