Men or women as priests or pastors? Many think it makes no difference, and in Churches which don't emphasize Communion as a sacrament, maybe not. But what about Churches that DO emphasize Communion as a sacrament?
This article gives a perspective to the sacramental function of priest/pastor
, and argues that use of women in that function destroys the function.
I have wondered why the Catholic Church, for instance, has insisted so firmly on a male priesthood. The Bible seems to favor males in that role, but nowhere in Scripture is it definitively stated. The article's perspective, although expressed from the Anglican Church, provides some strong Scriptural arguments for male priest/pastor-hood. The Anglican and Episcopal Churches, by the way, generally DO accept women as priests.
Biblical thoughts or comments?????
In faith, Dave
Wise men still seek him.