Catherine Booth On Egalitarian Ministry

“Judging from the blessed results which have almost invariably followed the ministrations of women in the cause of Christ, we fear it will be found, in the great day of account, that a mistaken and unjustifiable application of the passages, ‘Let your women keep silence in the Churches,’ has resulted in more loss to the Church, evil to the world, and dishonour to God, than any of the errors we have already referred to.”

Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, in her book “Female Ministry: Or, Woman’s Right To Preach The Gospel,” quoted in Dr. Ruth A. Tucker’s “Daughters of the Church: Women And Ministry From New Testament Times To The Present,” Zondervan 1987

(By the way, I’ve talked at length with Ruth Tucker. I know she must be a shrill, whiny gal who, in blindly accepting the influence of sinful feminism, refuses to submit both to the men around her or to the plain counsel of Scripture. Just like that Catherine Booth lady, I suppose. But, you know, I just didn’t see it in her . . . I just saw a great love for Jesus and a powerful foundation in the Scriptures shining forth from this former Trinity Evangelical and Calvin College professor. Amazing, huh????)

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