Contribution to Book
This chapter responds to the argument that the laying on of hands is a part of the ordination service. In the Bible both men and women experience the laying on of hands, so both genders should qualify for ordination to the ministry. The chapter's evaluation brings out that this reasoning fails to take into consideration that the Bible has certain requirements for the office of elder and minister. Therefore, a woman does not have these biblical qualifications and consequently should not be ordained to these positions.
Prove All Things: A Response to Women in Ministry
Mercedes H. Dyer
Berrien Springs, MI
Damsteegt, P. Gerard, "The Laying On of Hands" (2000). Faculty Publications. 68.