Gender Equality In The Church
Missionary Heidi Baker of Iris Ministries shares some insights on her perspective regarding gender equality in the Church.
“If God can speak through a donkey, then surely He can speak through me.”
Heidi Baker goes on to communicate the idea of children. Parents love all their children. Both boys and girls in a family have the ability to change the world. Gender plays no role in one’s ability to affect the world and make a difference for Jesus. Parents generally encourage both son and daughter to fulfill everything God has created them for; to become all that He’s called them to do.
We’re created in the image of God and created to shine. We go low and slow, allowing Holy Spirit to possess us. It’s not a fight to be heard. We are all equals in the Kingdom of God.
“He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.’” (Matthew 18:2-5)
Point of Reflection
What are your thoughts on the idea of gender equality in the Church? Do you agree with Heidi or not?
This article was written by Joshua Paul, a staff writer for GOD TV. Joshua Paul grew up in a Christian home, regularly attending Church on Sundays. Today he is an entrepreneur and published author.