Ted Clarke's Argument Against Women Preachers Also Proves God's Covering Requirement Is Still Applicable Today
Gospel preacher Ted Clarke wrote the following against “women preachers” in his Fulton County Gospel News in Nov 1997:The first reason given for the restrictions on women is the order of creation, “For Adam was formed first, then Eve” (I Tim 2:13, NKJV). This certainly cannot be said to deal with just a local, temporary cultural situation or with a grumpy old man. This goes all the way back to the sixth day of creation and makes a fundamental argument for the headship of man over the woman – “Adam was formed first, then Eve” (cf. I Corinthians 11:8-9). This explains a basic concept of God’s intended relationship between man and woman.Now notice how Paul used the same “Order of Creation” to argue for God’s covering requirement in I Corinthians 11:8-9: For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.If the “order of creation” proves God’s prohibition against women preachers is permanent and not just cultural in nature, then why wouldn’t the same argument (both used by Paul) do the same for God’s covering requirement?