why are there no "woman" elders?
its always men. Are jehovah witness sexist? What would jesus do?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Christianity is sexist, I'm not sure of the exact verse but it does say in the bible that women are not allowed to speak or preach in church.
- danmanLv 68 years ago
From the time of Abraham women played a second place to men. Jews, Muslims, Christians, all have struggled with this archaic view of women.
The christian apostle Paul is the one that cemented the idea among christian religions. Paul single handily perverted the words of Jesus into a 'church' or more accurately hierarchical body. Jesus never once indicated what Paul and others who proceeded him as regards formation of such organized levels. Jesus never mentioned elders, deacons, or any other form of clergymen. Paul and his followers did more to pervert what Jesus taught than any religious body proceeding him.
People are amazed that within 30 or 40years after Jesus walked this earth, his message had been turned into something far different than his spoken words. By the time Constantine came along the transformation to ideas of men were almost set in concrete.
I view Paul as simply another religionist, that capitalized on a 'great teachers' words to construct his own version of what being a christian is.
- Anonymous8 years ago
It is in their Elder's Manual and based on the Bible even though we do agree it is sexist. All Christians understand this unfair concept. Paul really enforced it. We have our own opinions on that subject matter and will be presented in a new question soon.
- KitledgeLv 48 years ago
That women should have no leadership position in the Church (congregation) is stated by the apostle Paul:
"Let the woman keep silent in the congregations for it is not permitted for them to speak but let them be in subjection, even as the Law says. If, then, they want to learn something, let them question their own husbands at home for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in a congregation" 1 Cor 14:34-35.
Whether we personally agree or not, that is the guiding principle involved and one which, historically, has been the norm throughout the centuries, and not just in the Christian religions either, but also in all political and cultural societies as well. Right or wrong, men rule and that is clearly evident within the WT's hierarchical organization, as but one example. The Catholic Church is another.
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- 8 years ago
The Watchtower Society adheres to the dictum of "Bro's before Ho's" as does most of the rest of the world's religions. Just one more example of how Jehovah's Witnesses are no different than anyone else or any other religion for that matter.
- agapeLv 58 years ago
Did you notice that even back when Jesus was on earth the men took the lead....the women were a great army of teachers....no they are not sexist but adhere to the bible when it says that God Christ Man Women Children all have a place...and when you keep it that way everything runs smoothly
- MayflowerLv 78 years ago
Might not as well. The women will sing the child molestations cases ASAP, so it's better men, so they shut up.
e,g, like Mary Magdalene, when Christ appeared to her in the tomb garden, she immediately went back to town to spread the news. If it was revealed to men, maybe they will shut up.
- Anonymous8 years ago
In most religions women are not equals with men.