Christ Lover: DID YOU EVER HEAR OF WOMEN SAINTS IN THE CHURCH WHO DID MIRACLES???
BFHU: Yes, of course, but not by their own power but the power of God through them.
Christ Lover: WERE THE MIRACLES NOT EXPRESSION OF GOD WITHIN THE WOMEN??
BFHU: Yes, the power of God worked through them.
Christ Lover: JESUS SAID “THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU” AND DID NOT THE KINGDOM DISPLAY ITS POWER THROUGH THE WOMEN SAINTS??
BFHU: Absolutely, God’s power was manifested through them.
Christ Lover: HOW MUCH ABOVE A MALE PRIEST IS A WOMEN SAINT??
BFHU: All God’s children are loved by God. Exceptional holiness is recognized by the Church. And people of heroic virtue are canonized as Saints for the purpose giving good example of the Christian life. How much above a male priest a female saint would be, would depend upon the holiness of the priest. Sanctity has NOTHING to do with gender. A canonized female saint would be “higher” than any priest, bishop or pope of lesser sanctity.
Christ Lover: DID THE WOMEN SAINTS BECAME LESSER THAN THE MALE PRIESTS BECAUSE OF THEIR SEX??
BFHU: Again no. Who told you this? You have misunderstood.
Christ Lover: GOD HAS NO SEX AND WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD. THEN ARE YOU ACCUSING GOD OF DISCRIMINATE AGAINST HIS OWN CREATION IE.WOMEN??
BFHU: No you are mistaken. You are being influenced by our culture and not the ancient, unchanging Christian Faith.
According to this way of thinking one would have to concede that God discriminated against men since they cannot bear children? The sexes are different and fulfill different roles. But they are EQUAL in Dignity in the sight of God.
Did God discriminate against unattractive people, low IQ people, unathletic people, people who can’t sing,
unartistic people, etc? Where is it written that everyone MUST be EQUAL in EVERYTHING???!!! According to the “everyone should have an equal right to EVERYTHING” mentality God has failed us all in many ways or….
…perhaps these are all a part of his creativity and yet imbuing all with EQUAL DIGNITY and all EQUALLY loved by HIM.
God is God and if He so chooses to have only a male priesthood then don’t you think He should have that right, being God the Father Almighty?
Christ Lover: EVERY WOMEN HAS THE RIGHT TO BE A PRIESTESS AND ALSO A POPE!!
BFHU: Why? And what scripture do you have to support this assertion? No where in the people of God are there or have there ever been priestesses. Priestesses have ALWAYS been pagan.
Christ Lover: JESUS HIMSELF HAD A GROUP OF CLOSE WOMEN FOLLOWERS!!
BFHU: Yes. But He did not make them Priests in His Church. His own mother would have been a perfect candidate for ordination. God has other roles for his precious women of faith. They can be Saints and Doctors of the Church. Our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary if fully human and the most Holy and highly honored human being in all of Christiandom…above all priests, bishops, Doctors of the Church, Popes, and Saints…and yet….SHE IS A WOMAN!!!!
Christ Lover: YOU QOUTED:
BFHU: I don’t follow that argument. There is no reason why God could not have been portrayed as female if HE had so desired. There were lots of female godesses in the ancient world and there still are.
Christ Lover: ARE YOU SAYING THAT GOD IS A MAN??
Christ Lover: HOW CAN U CALL A BEING MAN OR WOMAN WITHOUT A BODY??
BFHU: God is Spirit and has no Gender.
Christ Lover: OR ARE YOU SAYING THAT GOD HAS A BODY NOW A DAYS OR THAT JESUS AND GOD ARE NOT TWO BUT THE SAME PERSON??
BFHU: God the Father and God the Holy Spirit do not have bodies, they are spirits. Jesus the Son DOES HAVE a BODY. He is the Eternal God/Man. Two Natures-Divine and Human. They are three Persons but ONE GOD. Amen. In the NAME of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
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