North American Division Responds to False Claim


(reliquum) #182

I suggest replacing CULTURE with your word, which i struckthrough above.
It is precisely that culture which frames and provides our context.
Rejecting “culture” and instead redefining it as an epithet is quite likely a result of the culture which provides you with the context you respond from.


#183

Indeed. I read what you wrote.

Why did you bring up that Israel had male priests (Tribe of Levi), and that other countries surrounding Israel had priestesses (the Heathen countries)? What was your point, then? Were you not saying that God only approved of males as priests (and, now, pastors), and to show that that those females then were heathen (priestesses) and that is why we now should never ordain women? What was your point?


(George Tichy) #184

Excellent. I really like seeing those discriminators being challenged when they write things that make no sense.


#185

Oh, okay. I understand your question now.

The point I was making is that God, who is fair and just, chose only males for the priesthood. Concerning that fact, people sometimes say that it is because God accommodated the culture of the time that was male-dominated and patriarchal. This is why I wanted to show that there were other nations around Israel that were patriarchal and had male-dominated societies but had priestesses and that it was not a novelty for the Israelites above all for those attracted by the religions of these other nations.

So, if God chose only males for the priesthood, it was not to accommodate the culture of the time.

And being fair and just, God didn’t chose the males just because they were better than or superior to women, because we all know that men are not better or superior to women.

This is why I said that there must be a reason for God to organize the priesthood the way He did.