Paul was determined be all things to all people, so that by any means some should be saved.
What a fearful thing it is to forbid anyone to preach the gospel of Christ, that they might be saved. Yet, it is commonly done today, within main-stream Christianity.
And this is the norm rather than the exception.
Jesus spoke of the religious leadership of his day, saying they were not going in to the Kingdom of God themselves, and they prevented those that would. The same is happening today.
Since 1987, those influenced by the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) forbid women to preach the Everlasting Gospel to men, that they might be saved. Women who feel the call of God on their lives to preach, are often commanded to obey that call by reaching out only to children and other women.
Dire warnings are issued to women who obey God by preaching the gospel [to all to whom they are sent, including men]. Women preachers and pastors are told they are in rebellion against God, that God is capable of sending men to preach to men, and that women imperil their immortal souls by not submitting to male headship.
But women need not fear such scare tactics, nor the censure that will surely follow. These come from the evil one. Women, as well as men, need fear only God.
Jesus commanded all Christians to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Joel prophesied that God’s daughters as well as his sons would do this very thing. And, just as the early Jewish Christians, risked everything, and defied wicked Jewish leadership, and preached Christ anyway… so women today, should defy anti-Christ, male-headship, teaching and preach Christ anyway.
Woman this is WAR! Gender Slavery and the Evangelical Caste System examines Bible commentary and translation practices which have historically been androcentric (male centered) and even misogynistic (anti-woman). These have adversely effected understanding of the scriptures, relations between women and men, the happiness of men and women, and, in general, has hindered the work of the gospel, by forbidding women to preach, pastor, or serve as elders or deacons. The book chronicles the early history of the women's rights movements, as well as the role of church leadership in aggressively suppressing both women's rights and the historical record of Christian initiatives within the movements. Through the complementarian movement, many of the same arguments used to support the institution of slavery, are still used today in suppressing the rights of Christian women. This book documents identical arguments used by Christian leaders against both movements and is an unparalleled resource for all who desire an in-depth study of gender equality from a Christian perspective. The history of women’s rights is traced back [much further than usual] to the very first feminists…who were Christians—godly women, who brought the issue of women's rights to the forefront as they struggled to alleviate the suffering of others, and found they were hindered in doing so for no other reason than the fact of their sex. This work, provides valuable historical insight into Christian initiatives in the movements for women’s rights, that are rarely included in Christian literature. Visit this link for more information or to buy the book: Woman this is WAR! Gender Slavery and the Evangelical Caste System