According to the Bible, women are not to be pastors or teach in authority over men. This is a controversial stance in today’s feminist age, where the western culture is told that women can and should do everything that men do and that nothing should be denied them. It’s counter-cultural to think that there are settled spheres of complementary roles, that when working together, form a bond and an order that helps marriages, families, and societies functional at maximum efficiency.
We see the beauty and power of creation in Genesis 1, then the tremendous creative energy of God’s mind making man and then woman. In Genesis 2 He outlined the roles and gave them “a garden to keep”. Man was to work it and woman was to help. Unfortunately this unity of purpose within separate but complementary spheres did not last long. The woman was deceived and transgressed.
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