Many believe that because ‘in Christ there is neither male nor female’ so there is no need to distinguish between the genders in the church. This is false.
by Larry Groenewald, and Mike Vinson
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Perversion # 2:
As we pointed out earlier that those who do not follow the narrow path of the sum of God’s word twist the word of God, even when it comes to the role of women in the church:
Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
There are those who believe that because ‘in Christ there is neither male nor female’ that there is no need to distinguish between the genders in the New Testament church:
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
For these people the spirit world therefore has neither headship nor submission. Because we are ‘one in Christ’ does not negate the truth that the Head of the body is still Jesus, and the body must still submit to that Head. This is important to accept because Christ will always submit to His Father even when God is ‘all in all’:
1 Cor 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him [Christ], then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
This same principle is relevant while we are still in bodies of flesh because only by the natural relationship between male and female we can grow in our understanding about spiritual submission. This is a progressive and on-going process and no “fullness now” false doctrine can be allowed in our midst:
1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.