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King James Version (KJV)
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
Unless the worldwide church can without contradiction show from the Bible that ordaining women is against the entire revealed word of God, the body of Christ has a collective responsibility to no longer discriminate one gender based on some select Bible texts. Honestly, if the no ordination rule is based on the text that says “women should not speak in church” then the consequence should be that women should never be allowed to speak when it comes to any church matters inside or outside the church which can include the Spirit of Prophecy. Also note that the body of Christ is referred to as a bride. E.G. White’s writings as presented in the book “Pastoral Ministry” in Chapter 13 talks about “Women as Soulwinners”. The harvest is plenty and we cannot afford to be sidetracked by extreme and unsupported Biblical interpretations. The Bible is very clear on this and I hope the entire church gets it too so that we can work together in unity of purpose. There are 7 billion to be reached so let’s get moving in one accord. The Biblical concept of the priesthood of all believers infact implies a collective mandate and not limit the work of Gospel outreach to “male” only.