There have been a lot of debate should a woman should be a pastor or church leader. Are woman capable of leading fellow Christian to the way of the Lord?
I totally agreed that woman should be allow to be a pastor or church leader and evangelize. Woman should not be barred from being messengers of God. God doesn’t discriminate between His children. He chooses His messengers not based on their sex, but on the personalities of the person. Many thinks only men should be the pastor or church leader because the 12 apostles chosen by Christ were all men. But that mentality is not right.
The first messenger of Christ was actually a woman. Virgin Mary is the first messenger of Christ. God could have chosen to sent Christ to the earth by other means, but instead God use Mary. Mary is the first person to know the arrival of Christ to earth. God can sent Christ to earth by a glowing gold chariot descend from above. That surely would have made more people believe that the Messiah was coming to save the world. Instead, God choose to use Virgin Mary to give birth to Jesus Christ and raise Him like a normal human being so Jesus Christ can understand the feeling of a human being.
During the resurrection of Christ, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome are the first to know when they came early to Jesus’s tomb. There inside the tomb they found it is empty. At the tomb sat an angel that told the women Jesus have risen from the death. The angel then commanded the women to give the message of Christ resurrection to the disciples. These three women were the first messengers of Christ resurrection. It is only then that other disciple went to the tomb to check and found the tomb is empty.
The first person Jesus Christ appeared and spoken to was Mary Magdalene. The short conversation with Jesus Christ was enough to convice her that Jesus Christ have risen. She then conveyed the message that she have met and spoken to Jesus Christ in person. All the disciple believed except Thomas. Thomas declared he only belived Jesus Christ was alive if Jesus appeared in front of him and allowed him to put his finger in the wounds on Jesus hand, leg and body. Jesus then suddenly appear and made Thomas to believe.
For all the evidence written in the Bible, Jesus used woman as messengers from the preparation of His coming to the earth until His resurrection and appearance to the world after His death. If Jesus can use women, it is only fair that women be allowed to become pastors and church leaders.