The human tendency over the past 6,000 years is to relegate women to a lesser status than men. Is that biblical? It seems to be so according to the practices of the church and synagogue – practices that have carried over into Messianic and Hebrew Roots faith communities. But is there another set of paradigms here that we should examine with fresh eyes? We have learned that many things in our inherited cultures and traditions do not exactly line up with God’s intent. If we overlooked something as fundamental as which day of the week God set aside as His own, perhaps we have also missed something about gender roles and relations.
This is why we asked Kelly Ferrari-Mills of Doorkeeper Ministries (https://www.doorkeeperministries.com/) to join us on The Remnant Road. We present two interviews with Kelly in this prerecorded show. During the first hour, she shares some very special moments in her life that have a direct application to Israel’s restoration. This is a deeply moving conversation, featuring Kelly’s account of her wedding to her husband John, her ministry to elderly saints, and more.
In the second hour, we talk about the biblical role of women. There appears to be a contradiction in Scripture about women. The Bible features many women in prominent roles – even roles of power, wealth, influence, and authority over men. That is the impression we receive when we consider women like Deborah (Judges 4-5), Huldah (2 Kings 22:11-20), Joanna (Luke 8:1-3), and Lydia (Acts 16:14-15). Yet the Apostle Paul instructs women to be silent and not to have authority over any man (1 Corinthians 14:34-36; 1 Timothy 2:11-15). Is this really a contradiction? Kelly presents some excellent commentary on this subject which you will want to hear and evaluate for yourself!
About the pictures: The cover image for this show features highly valued women of antiquity. From left to right: Deborah (“I Arose a Mother in Israel”); Huldah (“Treasure the Word”); Joanna (“Consider the Lillies”); Lydia (“She Worketh Willingly With Her Hands”). Copyright by Elspeth Young. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Al Young Studios.
The Remnant Road, with co-hosts Al McCarn, Mike Clayton, Barry Phillips, and Hanoch Young is the Monday edition of the Hebrew Nation Morning Show. You can listen live at 11:00–1:00 EST, 8:00-10:00 PST at http://hebrewnationonline.com/, and on podcast at any time.