Letter: New doubts over Southern Baptists’ limits on women’s roles

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RE: New doubts over Southern Baptists’ limits on women’s roles

I am not in disagreement with the author, but the reports and interviews of those supporting the idea of social change of the church were troublesome, pointing out a trend toward supporting individuals over God. When a church or group of churches begins to cater to the desires of its members, it is headed quickly down the path to ruin in God’s eyes.

I believe the Southern Baptist Convention is working steadfastly to be firm in God’s word. I also believe Beth Moore and some of the interviewees are committed Christians.

The “but what about” argument about abuse by males against females has nothing to do with God’s instructions in the Bible. These things simply are evil and need to be addressed as evil. God does not give license for men to abuse anyone, male or female.



Making a woman a lead pastor will not remove evil from a church. Only God can do that, and any other belief is a compromise of God’s holy word. My prayer is that Beth Moore or any woman or man who professes to be a follower of Christ will put him first in their lives and first in their ministries.

We all have to watch and listen for the Lord’s guidance in all matters and not be tempted by the loud, sometimes attractive voices of the world. I am in constant prayer for myself not to falter or judge others, but to look upon others as God does, with his love and understanding. Sometimes it’s more difficult than other times.

Jim Bryant
Rockwall, Texas




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