Should Women Preach the Word of God?
Absolutely. Christ commands all people everywhere to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. However, in the assembling of the saints together on the first day of the week for worship to God, it is forbidden for women to preach and teach the word when other christian men are present to do it. Here is what believe in a nutshell:
1 Timothy 2:12 - Women are not permitted to teach or have authority over a man (in reference to procedures in the church). They must remain quiet (1 Cor. 14:34-35).
Women cannot be preachers or evangelists since they are not permitted to teach or have authority over men (1 Timothy 2:12; Titus 2:15).
Paul's command is in reference to Christians' conduct in the church (1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Cor. 14:23).
Paul's command is applicable to Christians in every age, siting God's creation of the human race when giving this command (1 Timothy 2:13-14; 1 Cor. 11:8-9).
Women cannot be preachers or teachers in situations where men are present. Older women are to teach the younger women (Titus 2:3-5)
1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9 - Only men can be qualified to hold the office of elder (also called pastor and bishop) or deacon. No other offices are authorized in the church( 1 Cor. 4:6; Colossians 3:17). This also would exclude women from taking a leadership role in the church, and certainly the task of the preacher or minister is a role of leadership.
Also, I would just suggest that you who believe in the Word, keep from using words like chauvinistic to discribe it. If you believe that the Word is from God, through Paul, are you then saying that God is chauvinistic? Are you saying that Paul is? I would not dare say such a thing about the inspired Word. God, through Paul, outlined the way in which we as Christians should walk and a desire for all (men and women) to walk that path. He has designed a path and roles for both sexes, and it is up to us to follow those roles and that path, not to disregard it and use terms like chauvinist.