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The Role of Women in the Church In todays society the is a debate among several Christian denominations including the Anglicans Presbyterians and Roman Catholics as to the issue of the ordination of women and the general role of women in the church There are people in these churches that believe that women should have no input nor any influence in the church and therefore their ordination is something that is by far out of the question Theses groups take their inspiration directly from the Bible and use it to back their case On the other hand there are people in the churches that argue otherwise on the matter of women in the church and believe that women should have equal rights in the church and equal status and therefore have the ability to be ordained These peoples take their beliefs from the changes in society and claim that some relevance that the Bible has no longer applies in todays society of equal rights for women They believe that society has changed and the Bible was written for a certain society Since the 1970s when most women throughout the world gained many rights according to law people have further soughed for women to gain other rights and in this case equal rights in the church Other people in the church dispute this and from this comes the debate between the two groups arises There are many occasions in the Bible where people can show that the role of women is for them not to be ordained and not to have equal status in the church This can begin with Genesis chapter two and three where it states that man was created first and women as the helper of man It goes on further to tell the story of how the woman was deceived into eating from the tree of good and evil This example just goes to show that women should not
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