(Theodore Zachariades – Pulpit & Pen) Yesterday the Southern Baptist SBC Voices provided yet more confirmation for sending feminists home. In an article titled “An Admonition for Women Serving Christ”, published at SBC Voices, Etta Linton announced that she is not “going home” and urged her Baptist sisters to get out of the background….
Taking her cue from a partial quote from Philippians 4:3, Linton attempted to use this dismantled verse to suggest that women are to somehow contend for the gospel with men, but not in the background. Of course, her use of the now infamous words, “Go Home” clearly places her argument in the sphere of the debate concerning women preachers.
Apparently, Ms Linton wishes to have some kind of visibility. Perhaps, that is why she wrote the post in the first place. However, she becomes Exhibit A in the case against female preachers. She has missed the point of the text she utilizes.
The Apostle is entreating the Philippians in this passage which is the transition to the end of his letter (Phil. 4:2-10). He mentions two specific women in this passage because they have been causing division in the church at Philippi. Paul says…