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Does the Bible Teach that Women Should Not Hold Political Office?

host Adriel Sanchez aired October 12, 2020

Episode 551 Show Notes 

From the Show

One of the best judges Israel ever had was a woman. Judges chapter 4 talks about Deborah and she was a prophet and a judge. We are told that the people of Israel would go to her for judgment because of her wisdom. I also think of a lot of other women throughout the Old Testament who functioned as prophets who had a powerful and positive effect on Israel. There are clear biblical examples of God blessing his people through some of these female leaders. I think that should call into question any theology that says all women political leaders are a result of God’s judgment.

–Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. Did the Pharisees reject Jesus because he did not meet what they were expecting or because they did not have the ability to see Him as the Son of God?

2. What happened to the Tree of Life in the garden after the Fall? Did it die, or just go away, what was its significance?

3. Can you go more in detail about Leviticus 19:28? I enjoy getting tattoos, am I sinning?

4. In Isaiah 3:12, it seems to say that God laments that women are ruling over Israel. If this is the case, does it mean that we should lament when women are appointed to positions of political power?

5. The Bible seems to speak of the Sabbath being on the 7th day, Saturday, so why do most Christians worship on Sunday?


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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their five children.

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