One of the features of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement has been the unscriptural role women have played in leadership positions. This is nothing new and is admitted by the Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, which observes that "women have had extremely important leadership roles in the Pentecostal and charismatic movements" (p. 893).
Just think of the accountability to these men for what their cowardliness and wrongly dividing allowed to get started! I imagine there are other reasons, as well, such as 'not really saved', blinded, false gospel, another Jesus, another gospel, seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, women co-ercing, being finagled by a female, effeminated by their lifestyle and over-all basically just plain worthlessness as a man.
The first section below describes the women's 'accomplishments' in the
Pentacostal Movement that would have been prevented if the men listed below
would have done their job as a man!
It was another woman, Mrs. SARAH A. LANKFORD, who won the Palmers over to the idea of complete sanctification in 1839. Mrs. Lankford held meetings in her home, and Mrs. Palmer became the leader of the meetings after her "sanctification." Mrs. Palmer taught that when the Christian put all on the altar, "one could be instantly sanctified through the baptism of the Holy Ghost." This refers to a type of sinless perfectionism that was erroneously promoted. Phoebe Palmer had a vast influence through her speaking ministry and writings.
Another influential woman in the holiness movement was Black evangelist
BERRY SMITH. She was encouraged to seek sinless perfection after attending
Phoebe Palmer's meetings, and in 1868 she claimed to have received the
experience. She became "a leading light" to bring Black churches into the
holiness doctrine (Synan, The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition, p. 28).
Thank you, Dr. Palmer!
THE DUNCAN SISTERS, Susan Duncan, Hattie Duncan, Nellie Fell, M.E. Work, and E.V. Baker, founded the Elim Faith Home (1895), the Elim Tabernacle (1904), and the Rochester Bible Training School (1906), in Rochester, New York. Many of the early Pentecostal leaders were trained at this institution.
Robert Brown, Charles Parham & John Dowie
A.B. Simpson & A.J. Tomlinson
MINNIE TINGLEY DRAPER (1858-1921) accepted the doctrine of healing in the atonement and rejected doctors and medicine. She preached and laid hands on the sick after this, and served as an associate of A.B. Simpson, who founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 1897. She served on the executive board of the CMA until 1912. In 1906 Minnie Draper claimed a Pentecostal experience of tongues and became associated with the Pentecostal movement. She helped found two churches, the Bethel Pentecostal Assembly in Newark, New Jersey, and the Ossining Gospel Assembly in Ossining, New York. She served as president of the Bethel Pentecostal Assembly missionary board from 1910 to her death in 1921.
William Seymour & Charlie Parham
Large numbers of women preachers went out from Azusa or, after visiting Azusa, went back to various parts of the world to preach. These included IVEY CAMPBELL, who preached in Ohio, MABEL SMITH who "preached nightly to overflowing crowds" in Chicago, RACHEL SIZELOVE in Missouri, LUCY LEATHEREMAN, who made a trip around the world, DAISY BATMAN and JULIA HUTCHINS, who preached in Liberia, and FLORENCE CRAWFORD in Oregon.
LILIAN T. THISTLETHWAITE (1873-1939) helped pioneer many of the
earliest Pentecostal congregations in the Midwest in the first part of
the century. Charles Parham named her the first "general secretary
of the Apostolic Faith Movement." Thistlethwaite wrote a history of the
Pentecostal revivals in Topeka, Kansas, which she entitled "The Wonderful
History of the Latter Rain."
Thank you, Mr. Seymour and Mr. Parham
Smith Wigglesworth and Mr. ?Boddy
IDA ROBINSON (1891-1946) founded the Mount Sinai Holy Church in America. She claimed that God spoke to her in a vision to "Come out on Mt. Sinai and loose the women." Robinson was the first bishop of this denomination and claimed that "if Mary could carry the Word of God in her womb, then I can carry the Word of God on my lips." That is a perversion of Scripture, because the Bible plainly forbids the woman to preach the Word of God to men (1 Timothy 2:12). Mary bore the baby Jesus in her womb, but she did not teach nor usurp authority over men as many of the modern Pentecostal-Charismatic women do.
MADGALENA TATE founded the Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of Truth (David Roebuck, "Loose the Women," Christian History, Issue 58, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1998, p. 39).
Raymont T. Richey & Charles S. Price
FLORENCE LOUISE CRAWFORD (1872-1936) was the founder and general overseer of the APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH. She had a spiritual experience in 1906 at the Azusa Street Mission and began preaching soon thereafter. She left her husband of sixteen years and made a series of evangelistic trips to the Northwest and Canada. In 1908 Crawford and her friend, Clara Lum, stole the 50,000-person mailing list for William Seymour's paper, Apostolic Faith, and moved to Portland, Oregon. This crippled Seymour's ministry. The reason given for this strange act was that they did not agree with Seymour's marriage to Jenny Moore because they were convinced time was too short before the Rapture.
The congregation which eventually grew into the Pentecostal denominations the CHURCH OF GOD (Cleveland, Tennessee) and the CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY was formed in 1906 through a revival meeting conducted by two men, M.S. Lemons and A.J. Tomlinson, and one woman, "SISTER MCCANLESS" (Dictionary of Pentecostal, p. 847). The first leader of the Church of God, Tomlinson, "constantly wrote in support of female ministers and utilized them in strategic church positions" (Ibid., p. 848).
LOUISE NANKIVELL was one of the most famous evangelists of the Pentecostal healing revival of the 1950s. She "preached in sackcloth because of a vow made in 1941 when she reported that God had healed her of pernicious anemia" (David Harrell, Jr., All Things Are Possible, p. 80). Nankivell was listed in the 1953 book by Gordon Lindsay, Men Who Heard from Heaven. The book sketched the ministries of 22 Pentecostal ministers. She was featured on the cover of Lindsay's Voice of Healing magazine, May 1952.
ELIZABETH SISSON (1843-1934) was an influential evangelist, conference speaker, and writer in the early Pentecostal movement. In her autobiography she "describes sitting in an Episcopal ordination service wishing she were a man so that she could be ordained" (Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, p. 788). She claimed that later, while meditating on that service, she had a vision of Christ, who said to her: "I have ordained you." Eventually she was affiliated with the Assemblies of God and her articles were published in the AOG paper, the Pentecostal Evangel.
RACHEL A. SIZELOVE (1864-1941) was influential in early Pentecostalism. She received the "baptism in the Holy Spirit" and was commissioned to preach at the Azusa Street mission in Los Angeles in 1906. She then carried the Pentecostal message back to her home of Springfield, Missouri and began holding cottage meetings. She claimed to have had a vision that Springfield would become a center of worldwide Pentecostal influence.
Three women evangelists were featured on the cover of the influential Voice of Healing magazine, May 1952. These were MILDRED WICKS, LOUISE NANKIEVELL, and FERN HUFFSTUTLER. Mildred Wicks was one of the editors of Jack Coe's Herald of Healing magazine, which was founded in 1950, and she preached at the opening celebration for Coe's Dallas Revival Center in 1954.
Jack Coe, Dan Hope
ALICE EVELINE LUCE (1873-1955) was a church planter in India when she sought and allegedly received here Pentecostal experience in 1910. In 1915 she was ordained by the newly formed Assemblies of God, and later she established the Berean Bible Institute in San Diego for the purpose of training Hispanic preachers. She had a wide influence through her literature, including a Bible school curriculum, lessons for Sunday School quarterlies, several books, and regular contributions to the Apostolic Light magazine.
HATTIE PHILLETTA HAMMOND (1907- ) had a Pentecostal experience in 1924 and began an evangelistic ministry soon thereafter. She was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1927 and has traveled and spoken all across the U.S. and in many countries in churches, colleges, Bible schools, and conventions.
LEANORE O. BARNES (1854-1939) was an early Pentecostal evangelist. She preached in the Midwest and promoted the Pentecostal "baptism in the Holy Spirit" experience evidenced by tongues. She was a charter member of the Assemblies of God in 1914, but soon joined the "Oneness" or "Jesus Only" movement which denied the doctrine of the Trinity. She was associated with "Mother" MARY GILL MOISE (1850-1930) and her Faith Home for homeless girls in St. Louis, and this became a center for the Oneness movement in that area after a visit in 1915 from Oneness evangelist Glenn Cook (Dictionary, pp. 49,644). The home was a way station for traveling Pentecostal preachers and also served as a Bible school. The various Pentecostal doctrines were taught here, including entire sanctification, healing in the atonement, and the Baptist of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongues. "Mother Moise" also held the belief that Christian need never die, but she died in 1930.
MYRTLE BEALL (1896-1979) began preaching in the 1930s and later founded and pastored the 3,000-seat Bethesda Missionary Temple in Detroit, Michigan, which was dedicated in 1949. She was forced to withdraw from the Assemblies of God after accepting the post-World War II New Order of the Latter Rain movement which had originated at Sharon Schools in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. It claimed to be the latter rain miracle outpouring which was expected to precede Christ's coming. Allegedly God has raising up prophets and apostles to lead this miracle outpouring, and "the prophetic word" was emphasized, whereby the secrets of men's hearts were revealed. Beall's Bethesda Missionary Temple became a very influential center for the New Order of the Latter Rain.
CHRISTINE AMELIA GIBSON (1879-1955), like many of the early Pentecostals, advanced from the holiness doctrine of entire sanctification to the Pentecostal Spirit Baptism-tongues experience. In 1907 she began pastoring a Pentecostal church, and in 1925 she founded the Zion Bible Institute in Providence, Rhode Island.
IVEY CAMPBELL (1874-1918) claimed an experience of entire sanctification in 1901 and five years later attended services at William Seymour's Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. There she claimed a Pentecostal tongues experience and soon began to preach in various churches and conferences in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She was one of the preachers at a Pentecostal camp meeting in Alliance, Ohio, in 1907, "that had a major impact on the spread of Pentecostalism in the northeastern U.S." (Dictionary, p. 107).
ALICE BELLE GARRIGUS (1858-1949) accepted the Pentecostal doctrine and experience in the early 1900s, and in 1910 she moved to Newfoundland for "preach the full gospel--Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Baptizer, Healer and Coming King" (Dictionary, p. 330). She founded the Bethesda Mission in 1911, which, under her leadership, grew into the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland in 1930.
Tommy Lee Osborn
EDITH DIFATO (1924- ) is cofounder of the Catholic-Ecumenical Mother of God community in South Bend, Indiana. She was an early participant in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal which began in the late 1960s. The Mother of God community grew out of Catholic Charismatic prayer meetings which Difato and others conducted. Her teaching is an unlikely combination of doctrines compounded from the teachings of personalities as diverse as Catholic saints and Presbyterian Bible teachers. "She has emphasized that inner revelation is central to baptism in the Spiritů" (Dictionary, p. 244).
The devil gives thanks to the men of these famous women. By their allowing their wives and lady members to go against the scriptures and usurp their authority over men, these ladies have done more damage to the truth of Biblical Christianity than the devil could have done on his own.
They have not only destroyed a country, they have destroyed the words of Jesus Christ in thousands and thousands of homes in America - and now this destruction has traveled to millions in the entire world.
I am sure those thousands of Christians that spent many of the years of their life being tortured, etc. as they fought for the availability of the scriptures would be thrilled to know that the fruit of this modern day cowardice has now deceived millions of people throughout the entire world.
Much of the research regarding the specific names and
information of the following women was done by David Cloud. The Way
of Life web site is http://wayoflife.org/~dcloud. The End Times Apostasy
Online Database is located at this web site. (360) 675-8311 (voice), 240-8347
(fax). firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail)]
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An Out of Control Woman in Authority!
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets,
and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her;
but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Give not thy strength unto women,
nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit:
he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
Such is the way of an adulterous woman;
she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
A foolish woman is clamorous:
she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout,
so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:9; 25:24
It is better to dwell in the wilderness,
than with a contentious and an angry woman.
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
For three things the earth is disquieted...
For an odious woman when she is married...
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb,
and her mouth is smoother than oil:
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life,
her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread:
and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot,
and subtle of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children,
and attend to the words of my mouth.
Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
For she hath cast down many wounded:
yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
...the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again,
neither take they hold of the paths of life.
We are now living in a 'HER' world!
Applying the 'not teach' concept is a misapplication of I Cor 14:34-38, as older women are told to teach younger women (Titus 2:3,4) & Priscilla assisted her husband in teaching Apollos (Acts 18:26).
Unfortunately, in most schools, the teachers are women, and as that is scripturally ok (not usurping authority), the leadership in the administration has now also turned to women and that is now unscriptural (that is, if there are any real men teaching in schools today).
Adam was made first, so He could
explain a few things to him without being interrupted. har har
Father never had any last words before he died - mother was with him until the end! more har har har
Since the whole trend of modern Christianity is EFFEMINATE, no expositions like this are going to be found. The modern 'coping' books are all designed to raise the ideal family with the ideal husband and the ideal wife and the ideal children - an ineffective gathering of frightened milk-sops who have no effect whatsoever on the world system in which they live. The 'coping' books avoid discussing heaven, hell, repentance, judgment on sin, payment for sins, reaping what you sow, cleansing the conscience, reckoning the body dead, and a dozen other Biblical ESSENTIALS that are needed to 'cope' with LIFE and DEATH.
What is being said here, is that
usurping of authority is forbidden.
The final authority in the home is the man - not the man AND his wife. Opinions and suggestions are needed form both sides; but DECISIONS are male and the male is responsible for the decision (I Cor. 11:3,7-8). Adam was responsible for the decision he made. When it was made, the Lord told the woman that from then on he would RULE over her (Gen 3:16). He is told that in I Tim 3:4, exactly as you found it in Esther 1:14-22.
And Adam was not deceived,
but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
When Adam saw that "Snow White" (she had no blood Gen 2:23) had turned to "Pink Rose", he knew that death was working through. He did not have to take what she gave him to eat. ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED. He took it in order to die with her.
1. SAVED here does not mean, and has never meant, the salvation of any soul from hell, anymore than the word meant that in the same epistle by the same author not three chapters later (4:16), nor in the epistle to the Romans, or Acts 27:20. Just as the word "damned" is not always used by Paul to refer to going to hell (see I Cor 11:29), the word SAVED here is not getting out of hell.
2. Since the woman is the weaker vessel (I Peter 3:7) and more susceptible to deception than the man (II Tim 3:6; I Tim 5:14,15; II Cor 11:1-3), the time that the devil will 'work her over' more than any other time is in childbearing.
3. She therefore will be saved from being deceived if both she and her husband continue in faith and charity.
Note that not even SALVATION in the NT (II Cor 1:6) is always a reference to being saved from hell. Philippians 1:19 is certainly not Paul hoping that someone will dos something for him that will help him to go to heaven, and Jude was not talking about the new birth when he spoke of God saving the people out of Egypt (Jude 5).
However, once the stupid conservative Evangelicals and Fundamentalists took the Catholic bait, they had to do something to make it make sense towards the Catholic way. They did what they always do - they butchered the pure words of God and rearranged their own words to bring you down to their level of ignorance. This operation is absolutely standard in every major Christian college in America.
Note how the grossly corrupt NASV forces the reader to accept the "women, collectively" as the THEY of verse 15, then throws out the SAVED, replaces it with 'preserved', but then cannot tell you what the word PRESERVED is a reference to.
Preserved? Why, if it is talking about 'being kept safe', it would mean that UNSAVED WOMEN ARE KEPT SAFE AND PRESERVED. For it you make the they women collectively, you have done the worst thing you could do with the NT: you have stated that all unsaved women who have children are save, kept safe, saved, preserved, etc.
They certainly are not!
The reference is to a saved woman married to a saved man, to whom she is to be in subjection. All of the new readable translations were simply perversions of the truth of God.