Southern Baptists Affirm Ban On Female Pastors

The Christian Post reports:

Prominent Southern Baptist theologians have published a statement clarifying the meaning of the word “pastor” amid controversy within the United States’ largest Protestant denomination stemming from Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordaining female pastors last year.

The theologians said that when it comes to the word “pastor,” Southern Baptists have always understood the term. Article VI of The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 states that “while both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.”

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