WOMEN CAN NOT BE LEADERS IN CHRISTIANITY
By: Valdemir Mota de Menezes
No use juggling exegetical , hermeneutic , or try to cover the sun with a sieve . Women in Christianity never exercised leadership position. The early church consisted of two official positions : Elder ( same as bishop) and deacon . The elders had a duty to govern the church , never singular but plural , was a rectory . Deacons took care of the materials and services of worship of the Christian community , in this case , could be male and female. Still existed ministries of service, spiritual gifts of Christ to individuals of the church , these are five: Apostles ( missionaries , sent ) , prophets , pastors , evangelists , and teachers ( teachers ) . Today we realize tremendous confusion as to positions and ministerial gifts . Still others create a hierarchy of positions , it is not biblical doctrine . Junia , mentioned in Romans 16.7 was not an apostle , in the sense of the twelve apostles of Jesus . It is unbiblical doctrine of apostolic succession . Junia was only a missionary , a person sent to a local or special mission . The Greek word " apostle " means " sent.