Does the Bible Allow Women Preachers
1 Timothy 2:11-14 ~"But I suffer not a WOMAN to TEACH, nor to usurp AUTHORITY over the MAN, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
1 Corinthians 14:34-37 states:
"Let your WOMEN keep SILENCE in the churches: for it is NOT permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a SHAME for women to speak in the church."
"She persuaded him out of the will of God and caused him to do something that he should not have done, and, by it, caused death to the whole human race. That's why the Bible forbids her to teach, or to preach, or to handle God's Word, in any manner.
I know, sister, many of you say, "The Lord called me to preach."
I'm not going to argue with you. But I'm going to tell you, the Word says you not to do it. "She shall not teach, or usurp any authority, but to be in silence."
"Well," you say, "the Lord told me to do it."
I don't doubt that one bit. Did you hear my Message the other night about Baalam? Balaam got the first, straight-cut decision of God, "Don't do it." But he kept on fooling around till finally God told him to go do it.
God might permit you to preach. I don't say He didn't. But it's not according to His original Word and plan. "For she is to be under obedience, as also saith the law." It's true. Therefore, she's not supposed to do it."
WHAT WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO DO IN CHURCH~~
Q: "One wanted to know if it was wrong for women to TESTIFY, or to SING, or give messages in TONGUE, interpretate the messages, or PROPHECY in the church.
"No, it ISN'T wrong; it's as long as it comes in the place in order. But WOMEN are gifted with prophecy, and gifted with tongues and interpretations, and everything BUT being preachers. They're NOT to be preachers. They're forbidden to preach in the churches (That's right.), take the place, or be a teacher, or anything in the church. But as far as GIFTS, the woman has all those, can occupy one or any of those nine spiritual gifts according to I Corinthians 12, and is under no bondage that her message should not come forth in its place."
(~Rev William Marrion Branham, THE TEN VIRGINS AND THE HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR THOUSAND.JEWS_ 60-1211M / THE.CHOOSING.OF.A.BRIDE 65-0429E)