1 Timothy 4:6-7 (NKJV) “If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.”
The word “fables” from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, is……….
g3454. μῦθος mythos; perhaps from the same as 3453 (through the idea of tuition); a tale, i.e. fiction (“myth”): — fable.
AV (5) – fable 5;
a speech, word, saying a narrative, story a true narrative a fiction, a fable, an invention, a falsehood.
Which is where we get “myths” from.
So when you talk about old wives’ myths, it like this…..
When you talk about a fictitious saying, narrative, story, or invention of a fable, a falsehood. It sounds so real and true that without thinking, you believe it.
Like when you sneeze. Someone says “God bless you.” Because if you’ve understood the origin of this, it’s because back then, they believed that your spirit man or soul leaves the body when you sneeze.
In other places, during the Dark Ages of the Black Plague, it would be a benediction if you came down with the plague because you wouldn’t be living long.
In another place, the word “Gesundheit,” would be used. It doesn’t mean “God bless you,” it means “health.” Therefore, it would be a pronunciation of health after you’ve sneezed.
It’s not indicated that it’s an old wives’ fable, but nonetheless, it’s a fable.
Like when men can get pregnant. Well, we all know the impossibility of this. In fact, it can’t even qualify as a myth. It’s an outright lie because it’s impossible.
Men cannot menstruate, men cannot give birth, and men cannot breast feed babies.
When we don’t study the Scriptures or equally as bad, completely suppress the truth of the Scriptures, it’s amazing what we come up with to sound super spiritual.
Some of the things we come up with is so outlandishly silly, it’s amazing that we don’t catch ourselves. Ludicrous statements and sayings that sound so deep that we fail to see how deeply imbecilic we are.
But on to the subject at hand.
Has there ever been a woman apostle, much less a title in the Bible as mother apostle?
Look, I’ve done my due diligence and there’s nothing in the NT of a title mother apostle, much less, a female apostle.
Our own Biblical concordance emphatically debunks the title.
I understand that we all try to show respect for the elderly mothers in the church. In fact, elderly women do have a valid Biblical role in the church.
Titus 2:3-5 (NKJV) “…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”
But we consistently observe in Scripture that the Lord sent men to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t see in any place of the NT where the Lord specifically sent (that’s what apostle means) a woman.
Could a woman share the gospel as a disciple of Christ? Absolutely. In fact, if you really believe that you’re called to preach, there’s plenty of places where the gospel has yet to be preached in the world. Prove your “calling” by picking places where Christ hasn’t been preached.
Social media isn’t a true place. YouTube, FB, Twitter, and others are supplemental places.
There’s thousands, if not, millions of people that are outside, waiting to be preached to.
There’s a place bigger than the 40K arena mega churches.
The street corners, malls, and other public places.
The mega church is filled once a week. The streets are filled everyday.
Pick a street corner on any given day.
“Mother apostle.” There’s your calling.
There’s been extra curricular teaching that permit women to preach the gospel, but Scripture shows otherwise. Let the Scriptures speak for itself. Line up what you’re doing with the Scripture and try to justify something that’s never been affirmed by the written Word of God.
It’s easy to say something and make it sound authoritative but when you can’t find it in the written Word of God, how could it be accepted? Do we bypass the written Word of God to have something that isn’t in the written Word of God?
In Baptist circles days gone by, when a women expressed the call to preach, they were automatically given the title “Evangelist” because Baptists thought it was a safe thing to do.
Baptists don’t believe that women can be pastors. In some circles, they teach Sunday school, or Bible Study classes. But we must remember that when a woman or man state that they’ve been “called to preach,” it’s a generally accepted, hard to argue against statement. Because no one wants to be the one to deny a person, male or female, a chance to ‘express their gifts.”
After a while, you begin to see questionable things and sayings that fail to line up with the Scriptures and it should be a dead giveaway that the call to the ministry was a way to get their foot in the door. This isn’t true with everyone. Just those individuals that suppressed who they really were at the beginning.
The gift of gab isn’t the call to preach.
Many people will put up a good argument but the argument ends in the Scripture.
What we’ve done is that we’ve stated many spiritual sounding excuses even when Scripture is given. If we’re a true disciple of the Word, we would look at the Word and accept it for face value. The Word is there for a reason. To protect us all from the ones that ignore the written Word of God.
So then, we know that we can’t stop people from assuming places and titles in the church.
Conclusively, the title “Mother Apostle” doesn’t exist in the Word of God. Defy me to find it in Scripture.
What are we to do?
Warn the rest of the Body that such titles doesn’t exist in the Scriptures, let alone, women called to preach the gospel. Compare what you’re doing with the written Word of God. We can’t suppress Scripture or assume that God changed but He and His Word doesn’t change (see Malachi 3:6, Psalm 119:89, Matthew 24:35, and James 1:17).
1 Corinthians 14:34-38 (NKJV) “Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.
Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.
But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.”
That’s all we can do.