Much has been and continues to be blathered and blattered about whether or not a woman (i.e. a specimen of inferior-gender humans) is "qualified" for whatever position of authority over men.
Such satanspeak belongs to the same wicked genre as the demonic buzzwords of "choice" instead of abortion homicide, "art" instead of porno-licentuousness, "science" instead of evolutionary mythology, human "rights" instead of homogay and/or homosodomite perversion, "equal rights" instead of chauvenistic feminist sexism, "civil rights" instead of discriminatory preferential racism, and so on.
Whether or not a woman is talented is irrelevant as to determination of being or not being "qualified." NO woman, whatever her God-given gifts and abilities, is ever "qualified" to be in a position of authority in whatever capacity or situation over adult male humans, although there have been aberrant anomalies which have thankfully only temporarily occurred and yet (lamentably) do temporarily occur in unusual and exceptional circumstances.
An application of what has been described in the paragraphs above is the appointment of Sotomayer to the High Court, and (at the time of this writing) the possible appointment of Elena Kagan to the same U.S. Supreme Court.
Again, no female law-enforcement officer, courtroom judge, legislator or politician, clergyman, professor, etc. should ever been placed in an authoritative, commanding, or commandeering position over men - not merely in my opinion (which being mine does not necessarily make it automatically incorrect), but even more according to the Word of God as revealed in the following quite-applicable Scripture verses:
Ecclesiastes 7:24 That which is, is far off, and deep, very deep; who can find it out?
Ecclesiastes 7:25 I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the sum of things, and to know the wickedness of foolishness and the folly which is madness.
Ecclesiastes 7:26 And I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters; he who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her.
Ecclesiastes 7:27 Hey, this is what I found, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum,
Ecclesiastes 7:28 which my mind has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 Hey, this alone I found, that God made man upright, but they [the deceitful satanspeak liars] have sought out many [weaselword] devices.
Isaiah 3:12 My people: children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
Nahum 3:13 Hey, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your enemies; fire has devoured your fortresses.
First Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
First Corinthians 14:34 the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not allowed to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
First Corinthians 14:35 If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
First Corinthians 14:36 What? Did the word of God originate with you, or are you the only ones it has reached?
First Corinthians 14:37 If any one thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord.
First Corinthians 14:38 If any one does not recognize this, he is not recognized.
First Timothy 2:5 For there is one (and He ain't "allah" nor "mohammed" nor "buddha" or whatever) and there is ONE mediator between God and men (that includes NO catholic priest!), the [man] Christ Jesus,
First Timothy 2:6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.
First Timothy 2:7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle - I am telling the truth, I am not lying - a teacher of the nations in faith and truth.
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
First Timothy 2:9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel, not with plaited hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
First Timothy 2:10 but by good works (see James 2:24, you anti-Catholic "protestants"!), as befits women who profess religion.
First Timothy 2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
First Timothy 2:12 I allow NO woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
First Timothy 2:13 For Adam [before "the" "modern-day" "church" was established!] was formed first, then Eve [the first female representative of ALL womankind for ALL time];
First Timothy 2:14 and Adam [the first representative of ALL humankind for ALL time, not merely within "the" "church," whnever and wherever!] was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
First Timothy 2:15 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with sobriety.
Fascinating it is that "to get the women's vote," rino GOP feminists, their patsies, and McCain chose inferior-gender glamour-girl AK-Gov Sarah Palin as the VP running mate....while instead of choosing Willy-assisted Hillary, shrewd muslim-morality Barack Hussein You-Know-The-Rest chose the savvy old male dog Biden. And remember what happened to Mondale's Ferraro regarding that election result. Moreover, did Golda Meier solve the Arab-vs-Israel land-ownership crisis? If not, why not?
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Maybe idiot rino GOPers will be feminist-sexist goofs again in 2012 and choose Palin or another women, brainless or not.
Second Peter 2:22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb: The dog turns back to its own vomit, and the sow is washed only to wallow in the mire.
Now, WHY did Jesus say "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do?"
What was the point? To who did it apply? To those Roman soldiers who later on destroyed impenitent pharisaic jews in 70 A.D. (not to mention the Nazi holocaust of the 20th century) who had lynched and murdered Jesus, which Romans became the Holy Roman empire? The Jews who rturned home from the crucifixion beating their breasts, 5000 of which throng repented at the Pentacostal preaching of accursed-jew and former-disloyal-liar prime-Jew Saint Peter? Christians-imprisoner accursed-jew Saul turned into prime-Jew Apostle Paul? If Always-Master-Jew Jesus had prematurely stopped his crucifixion with a declaraton of God-inflicted revenge, how would He then have become the finally-dead Atonement for those destined for salvation?
"Me first. Then you."
Is it selfish to say that? If so, why the Scriptural inference of:
Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church....
Luke 14:26 If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
"...even his own life?"
John 12:8 The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have Me."
Sort of flies in the face of:
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves.....
...unless it is true that one or more others are indeed better than onesself - in every way?
Of course, that would tie in with:
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
It's either greater love...or greater stupidity - if a death is both needless and senseless, especially to perpetuate a the life of a fool who keeps on being foolish afterwards while the sacrificed one lies dead and motionless and no longer can save the lives of any more fools.
Not only that, love for God is supposed to be the greatest love one can have for any living or non-living entity in existence, rather than throwing onesself on a hand grenade for the idiots around him. Correct?
That is why I personally do not like to confess my sins to others who are as imperfect as I am. Why give them fodder to gossip about me and wreck my reputation by me disclosing the secrets of skeleton sins in my covert closet? It's bad enough as I lament violating God's law.
If I accidently hurt them in some way, or deliberately injure them when they do not deserve it, I can understand apologizing to them and calling it: "sin" -- not to say to them that I am simply sorry that I did it, but to acknowledge to them that what I did was wrong AND that I plan to never ever do it again.
Numbers 5:7 he shall confess his sin which he has committed; and he shall make full restitution for his wrong, adding a fifth to it, and giving it to him to whom he did the wrong.
Ezekiel 12:16 But I will let a few of them escape from the sword, from famine and pestilence, that they may confess all their abominations among the nations where they go, and may know that I am the LORD."
James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.
Confessing sins to God is another thing:
Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to You, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; then You did forgive the guilt of my sin.
Psalm 38:18 I confess my iniquity, I am sorry for my sin.
First John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
It is irritating, embarrassing, and humiliating to confess my personal sins to the Lord, for several factors:
First of all, I do not like to bother God with disappointing news. I do not relish insinuating that either He or I was not getting some need or stumbling block met or not met (sexual, erotic, monetary, marital, indecently-immodest peer pressure, or whatever) which should have been met or not met, and resulted in the sin being committed and not "performed" (as the pro-choice-for-abortion-homicide murderers would term it).
Second, I do not like to infer that either He or I were not powerful enough to bypass the imposition of temptation, or that either He or I were subject to the overwhelming duress of Satan and his demonic or human conspirators and cohorts.
Third, it makes me out to be a moron, an imbecile who cannot learn to stay out of trouble, but instead go back and wallow in the same dirty slop I had wallowed before, and gotten even dirtier this time around.
Added to that, disobeying God for whatever cause is like slapping a friend in the face - with or without apology following with a totally-inadequate: "I am sorry for slapping you in the face." Or worse.
Why enrage either a friend or the Lord by doing that? How much would a friend or God Almighty take of that, and repeated over and over, before they get so enraged and insulted they understandably retaliate and/or eventually are completely alienated?
Leviticus 5:1 "If any one sins in that he hears a public adjuration to testify and though he is a witness, whether he has seen or come to know the matter, yet does not speak, he shall bear his iniquity.
Leviticus 5:17 "If any one sins, doing any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, though he does not know it, yet he is guilty and shall bear his iniquity.
Leviticus 26:18 And if in spite of this you will not hearken to me, then I will chastise you again sevenfold for your sins
Leviticus 26:21 "Then if you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring more plagues upon you, sevenfold as many as your sins.
Leviticus 26:24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will smite you sevenfold for your sins.
Leviticus 26:28 then I will walk contrary to you in fury, and chastise you myself sevenfold for your sins.
Joshua 24:19 But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the LORD; for He is a holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.
Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.
Isaiah 43:24 You have not bought Me sweet cane with money, or satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins, you have wearied Me with your iniquities.
Isaiah 43:25 "I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
Isaiah 44:22 I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like mist; return to Me, for I have redeemed you.
Isaiah 59:2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you so that He does not hear.
Jeremiah 5:25 Your iniquities have turned these away, and your sins have kept good from you.
Jeremiah 15:13 "Your wealth and your treasures I will give as spoil, without price, for all your sins, throughout all your territory.
Jeremiah 30:14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they care nothing for you; for I have dealt you the blow of an enemy, the punishment of a merciless foe, because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant.
Jeremiah 30:15 Why do you cry out over your hurt? Your pain is incurable. Because your guilt is great, because your sins are flagrant, I have done these things to you.
Lamentations 4:22 The punishment of your iniquity, daughter of Zion, is accomplished, He will keep you in exile no longer; but your iniquity, daughter of Edom, He will punish, He will uncover your sins.
Ezekiel 16:51 Samaria has not committed half your sins; you have committed more abominations than they, and have made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations which you have committed.
Ezekiel 16:52 Bear your disgrace, you also, for you have made judgment favorable to your sisters; because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. So be ashamed, you also, and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.
Ezekiel 21:24 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have made your guilt to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your doings your sins appear--because you have come to remembrance, you shall be taken in them.
Daniel 4:27 Therefore, king, let my counsel be acceptable to you; break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that there may perhaps be a lengthening of your tranquillity."
Amos 5:12 For I know how many are your transgressions, and how great are your sins--you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.
Micah 6:13 Therefore I have begun to smite you, making you desolate because of your sins.