Monday, February 20, 2006

Move Over Men

More silliness from the WCC.

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Dr. Samuel Kobia, has called for men to "move over" and allow women to assume roles of leadership in the church. He managed to combine this with his typical far-left political agenda, and even commended eco-feminism as beneficial (will that mean the worship of Gaia will be included in the next assembly?). According to the website Ekklesia, "the WCC general secretary warned that men in leadership positions would not give up their power easily. Therefore, women should continue to struggle for social transformation, he declared."

His comments were mainly aimed at churches which are experiencing explosive growth, such as in sub-Saharan Africa, where women are prevented from holding church office. This comment by Kobia is another example of how the WCC seeks to undermine biblical Christianity. Over the past five years, liberals within the RCA have sought to remove the "conscience clauses" which permit conservatives to object to (but not obstruct) the ordination of women. Their removal would effectively prevent a person from upholding a clearly taught doctrine of Scripture.

Male leadership in the church is not an issue of patriarchy, nor is it one of social justice or equal rights. It is a matter of fidelity to the Bible, and to the structure of the church established by Jesus Christ. The Bible obviously has little authority in the WCC, but let us pray it retains its place in what is left of the Reformed Church in America.


Blogger Steve said...


2:49 PM  
Blogger Gina Burgess said...


There are women whom God has given the gift of Administration/Organization. This certainly does not give them the right to authenteo a job out from under a man already holding office...

On the other hand, if no male steps up to fill an office and a woman has the skills, Biblical knowledge and the gift to fill that office... shame on the man who does not step up to fill the office.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Rileysowner said...

Well put.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Annette said...

Personally I don't want the men to move over. :) Male leadership adds something to the church that I would not want to see denied or unappreciated or elsewise removed. Giving into the culture around us does not lend distinctiveness to us, which is what we are to be. We are to be more like God than we are to be like anything else.

10:47 PM  

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