The Bible Says Women Should be PROMINENT in God's Church

The Bible calls daughters "cornerstones" and not "pillars. The difference between the two is functional equality.
The Church of Jesus Christ has many cornerstones, and in Psalm 144:12, daughters are identified as cornerstones.[1] The Hebrew word translated cornerstone in Psalm 144:12, zaviyth, is derived from another Hebrew word, ziv, meaning bright or prominent. 

Prominent persons among God’s people are generally considered leaders, and the Hebrew text that underlies the King James Version identifies women as being included among prominent leaders (cornerstones) who contribute to the adding to, nourishing, edifying, and unifying of the living stones which comprise God’s building.[2]  

In critical and eclectic text Bible translations, a different Hebrew text from that which under-girds the Authorized Version is often used that obliterates the meaning of Psalm 144:12 by changing the word cornerstone to “pillar,” a word which aligns nicely with gender-biased-English-translation-help meet-theology and regulates women to strictly support positions within the home and church. But if Jesus’ position of kephale of the corner has to do with the building, nourishing, edifying, and unifying of His Church—which it does—then every cornerstone in the building has the same function. But like the pyramid [which has many cornerstones but only one chief cornerstone (the capstone)], God’s building also has only one primary angle [cornerstone], only one kephale of the corner, and that is Jesus Christ Himself, the Chief Corner Stone.  

[1] Psalm 144:12, “That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth that our daughters may be as corner stones polished after the similitude of a palace….”

[2] The CBMW teaches that the one of the criteria for disqualifying women from leadership is prominence, yet the Bible says women will be prominent and gives many examples of prominent Biblical women. [4/15/2010]

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