Posts Tagged Under: Ordination of Women

Is “He” A Pastor or Bishop? Question on Church Leadership

The leadership construct in the Old Testament (OT) is obviously unlike that of the New Testament (NT). And both differ from our contemporary understanding of leadership in the church. The OT leadership was mostly on absolutes, whiles the NT model appears more subjective. Check the difference:

OT Leadership
Kingship (dynastic)
Priesthood (Levitical succession)
Prophets (School of prophets or special call)
Sages (Family heads and prominent persons)

NT Leadership


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ORDINATION OF WOMEN [CASE #TWO]: Ellen White, Women Leadership, and Ordination

The figure of Ellen White transcends all ecclesiastical offices. Like all other prophets, she is appointed, ordained and commissioned by God, and accountable to God alone. A prophet has the final authority as long as he or she speaks in the name of the Lord. This is why Ellen White is an important figure in the ongoing discussion about the women leadership and ordination into the gospel ministry.

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