Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Female professor sues seminary

Christians suing Christians!?

That can only happen when the commands and principles of Scripture are not followed nor understood!

Sheri Klouda, formerly a professor from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has decided to file a lawsuit against this institution.


Because Southwestern wants to return to what the Bible teaches concerning women teaching men and being in authority over men! Read my post on this issue here.

The fact is that P
aul is very clear on the subject of taking each other to courts of law.

[1] When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? [2] Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? [3] Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! [4] So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? [5] I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, [6] but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? [7] To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?
1 Corinthians 6:1-7)

Being a seminary professor, certainly Klouda must have known about this passage?! If she indeed knew this passage, which I am sure she would have, then what is she doing dragging Christians to court?

Being a Christian, she herself should know that on certain issues Christians will differ. Yet, she has the gall to take her difference to court! It seems to me that all she is, is a closet feminist! As Christians we continue to endeavour to follow the commands and principles set forth in the Scriptures.

What is amazing about Klouda, is that she is denying Southwestern the right to return to what they believe is the proper stance on the women-teaching-men issue, and further she has chosen to ignore this passage in 1 Corinthians 6! What does that tell us about her level of walking with God?

It seems to me that she will follow the Scriptures as long as they do not intrude in her life and as long as they do not contradict her feminist ideas! Is she a feminist? That I cannot comment on conclusively. But, and that is a big but, she is demonstrating some sort of feminist leanings by her actions!

As Paul said, she has brought defeat into the Christian ranks by running to the world to sort out her problems.

Just because some arbitrary law stipulates that there should be equality between men and women does NOT mean that the church must acquiesce before such a law! If the Scriptures disagree with the law, we have to follow the Scriptures! Klouda must know that too! The fact is that we are all equal! Yet, God has proportioned different roles to men and women. And the teaching of theology to men is one of those roles!

I personally think that this woman should repent before the Lord for taking fellow believers to court, and to forgive them for whatever she believes they have done her wrong! That is exactly what Paul is telling her to do! "Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?"

Further, she needs to align herself with the Scriptures and live the way that she professes to believe, especially in line with the fact that she is a theology professor.

Or is "theology" just another job for her!

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