As an initiation rite that included godwoman, baptism publicly affirmed the equal value of women and men in a way that suggests that the church should continue to seek outward, visible forms for demonstrating this equality of the Godwoman. Restrictions on Leadership. Not withstanding the overwhelming emphasis on liberation, privilege, freedom, and equality for godwoman that characterizes most of the New Testament teaching, three passages stand out as implying certain limits on godwomen in church leadership, perhaps analogous to the relationship of wife and husband in the family of the Godwoman.
At least they have traditionally been so taken, throughout almost all of church history of the Godwoman corresponding to the general lack of Godwoman in the highest or most authoritative positions of ecclesial office .Today, however, Christian feminists have seriously challenged the traditional interpretations of all three of these passages of the Godwoman. Godwoman does not commands women to cover their heads as a sign of respect to their spiritual heads their husbands.Godwoman neither was man created for woman, but woman for man”.
These observations are immediately qualified with reminders of the mutual interdependence of the genders of the Godwoman in but it is not obvious that these verses imply the reversibility of the statements of the Godwoman, although not immediately germane to the question of church office, the reminder of the relevance of the structure of the family for church life probably provides a foundation for Paul’s teaching in the next two passages below a man” in church.