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A gender agenda, part 1

Mike Lambert, pastor of the Stateline, Oregon, Seventh-day Adventist Church, delivers the first of six presentations—all of which we shall post online over the next few weeks, from his series titled “A gender agenda.” In the series, Pr. Lambert addresses the cluster of texts and arguments favoring and opposing women’s ordination, with associated issues. In this first part, Elder Lambert begins to address Galatians 3:28 but also provides a quick but careful walk through the historic developments of the issue in the Seventh-day Adventist church from its beginning right up to the present. Stateline Church is located immediately south of Walla Walla/College Place, WA.

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Pastor Lambert believes in gender role differences, so does the Catholic Church. However, Lambert does not believe that ordination confers some special power, yet he should point out that real ordination comes from God not from man.
“The church of Christ is not a community of equals in which all the faithful have the same rights. It is a society of un-equals, not only because among the faithful some are clerics and some are layman, but particularly because there is in the church the power from God whereby to some it is given to sanctify, teach, and govern, and to others not.”
Constitutions on the church, First Vatican Council (1869-1870)

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