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Aug 3, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

Amen, Sister Marcia!

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Thank you, Brother T! Love you!

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Love you too!

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

Well said, Marcia! Excellent article.

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Jun 30, 2023·edited Jun 30, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

Wonderful, very interesting article, Marcia. God calls leaders of God’s own choosing, whether they be male or female. Not every woman is equipped or even wants to lead people in worship. But when God has called his chosen women to lead, and they are allowed to lead by the people in power, the results can lift the soul of the worshippers and glorify God.

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I completely agree with you, Diane. I love Beth Moore’s line after John McArthur told her to “Go Home”. She said, “God called me into ministry and I’ll stay here until HE calls me out.” Males deciding what females can or cannot do strictly because of their sex just isn’t the way I believe it’s supposed to work. And I don’t believe that is “biblical” either.

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

Spread the salve, spare the sword.

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

I think you're right on, Marcia. Thank you.

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Thank you, Sharee!

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

Why is the Bible constantly being used as an exclusionary tool? Who would Christ consciously exclude from leading others to his side?

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Great questions, Robert! I wish I had the answers, but I don’t. I guess some people feel more comfortable having Christ in a small box and those that don’t fit in the box get left out. As I know you know, the Bible can be used as a sword or a salve, and each person chooses how they use it. I have decided to put down the sword. Salve is much lighter to carry.

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

Often people inflict their own personal beliefs/judgments on others in the name of “Biblical Interpretation”. There oughta be a law!

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Jun 30, 2023Liked by Marcia Ramirez

Man, Marcia...this was so good!! Thank you for sharing - I think, as you stated, it's easier to just accept what you've been taught and never question it. As Rick Warren stated in his apology, sometimes we don't WANT to question it. There's a feeling of security and safety in a "corporate" belief system. As a Christ-follower, however, I have a desire to "get it right." If I'm believing an interpretation of the Bible that is incorrect, I want to know that. Again, thank you.

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Yes, I’m with you. I have a deep desire to “get it right” as best as I can. And I know I definitely benefited from that feeling of security and safety in corporate religious environments for years — I felt so loved and protected that I wouldn’t dare want to ask too many questions that might put my position there in jeopardy. However, my desire to understand God and his ways better forced me to start asking all the questions. Thank you for being such a good friend to me on this journey. Love you!

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Love you, too!

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Love this! Thank you for speaking out!

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Thanks for reading, Starla. And for your solidarity! Love ya, friend!

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