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Is it sin for a woman to be called Pastor?

Submitted: 2/25/2008
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Question: If a women has been given the title of Reverend, Pastor, etc., what will happen to her if she doesn't give it up? What category of sin does this fall into? And what are the Scriptures that back it up?

Answer: We do not support the idea of either men or women being given such honorific titles. Please read our article called 'Offices and Titles in the Local Assembly' in the Apostolic Free Library. We also suggest you read our article called 'Why Women Cannot Serve In Oversight.' Let us also say that we do not think of such matters as sins, but rather as matters of correct church polity. Let's not be judgmental about such things.