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Miracle October 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

U’re really inspiring

Robert October 15, 2012 at 7:18 am

I thank you for you kind comment. However, I must give the glory to God, it is He who is the inspiration behind the article, I am merely a messenger. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,

Mabel October 14, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Mr. Driskell, God Bless you for this article, God is certainly using your skills to edify others. This has confirmed in my heart what the Spirit of God wants me to do and how to do it, in very simple and easy to understand words. Thank you and to God be the Glory forever. Amen! 🙂

Jack Wellman October 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Superb work Robert. I think this should make every one of us think about the huge responsibilities of teaching. Even parents. I think you are equipping many of us Robert and I include myself too. Thank you and I thank God FOR you Robert.

Robert October 15, 2012 at 7:20 am

Thank you, Mabel,
It is my deep desire that God use me, so you have lifted my heart with you comment. I thank you very much and pray that God will continue to guide and strengthen you in your spiritual journey. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,

Robert October 15, 2012 at 7:21 am

You are a true brother in Christ and I am grateful for you friendship and support. I believe we exemplify the “iron sharpens iron” verse and I thank you for all I am learning from you. God bless you, brother.
Yours in Christ,

KANGWA October 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm


Robert October 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Amen to that. Only God is able to heal our nation.
Yours in Christ,

Derek Hill October 16, 2012 at 12:23 am

Wonderful job Robert. Your explanation was so easy to understand and I know I have benefited from it. God bless you brother.

Robert October 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

Thank you Derek,
James 3:1 is the verse that comes to mind everytime I begin to write an article. I must keep in mind that it is an incredible responsibility (and privilege). God bless you.
Yours in Christ,

Lea Baker October 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I was wondering if you could answer me a question about women who teach the word of god. Are women to teach and be head of a church looking forward to your answer thank you

Robert Driskell October 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm


First of all, thank you for reading and thanks for your question. The issue of women’s roles in the church is an issue that elicits passionate and opinionated responses from whomever it is asked. Some seem sure that the Bible strictly prohibits women from certain positions and functions in the church body. Others are just as certain that the passages pertaining to women in the church were directed meant for those to whom they were written.
The factors affecting my view on the subject are these:

(1) We are all part of the body of Christ. We are all called to live for Him and share the Gospel with others.

(2) Much like many other non-essential beliefs, such as once saved always saved; the end times; the age of the earth; and others, there are differing interpretations of women’s roles in the church. Good, Holy Spirit filled, sanctified, Christians disagree on this issue.

(3) This subject has been, and is still, being discussed and debated by dedicated followers of Christ all around the world. If this issue were simple to nail down, it already would have been. Now, I know that there are denominations that have taken a stance on this issue one way or the other, but there is not a consensus among all Christians as to which view is correct.

(4) The subject has not been settled enough for any quick, simple, or pat answers. There are too many faithful respected scholars who differ on this issue for anyone, in my opinion, to be absolutely certain concerning this issue. There are Christians who think it is absolutely clear what a woman’s place is in the church and there are those who are absolutely certain they are absolutely wrong.

(5) If a woman decides to be involved in the ministry, as a leader or a pastor, she must be sure that it is God’s calling upon her life. She should be fully convinced that she is doing what God wants her to do. She must not be doing it for any other reason than the glory of God, because she will most certainly meet with objections, some of them abusive and violent.

I fully expect some to lash out at me for not taking a firm stand one way or the other. I never shy away from a biblical discussion. However, I think this issue, as well as any other, should be evaluated biblically, not simply because it is tradition. And, I am more concerned with doing God’s will than I am with others thinking I’m smart or right.

I hope this helped. I pray that anyone, man or woman, thinking about entering the ministry, realizes the gravity and responsibility of that decision and honors and glorifies God with their lives.

Yours in Christ,

Ganevar M. Tinagsa December 23, 2018 at 10:56 pm

A very inspiring message thanks for this article.

Mario Ojascastro April 10, 2021 at 6:06 pm

What about those preachers who are not properly or undergo training or at least having finish seminar on how to preach? Some churches or pastor let their leaders to preach without prerequisites..should we just let this happen?

Jack Wellman April 10, 2021 at 7:17 pm

Hello Mr. Ojascastro. You bring up a good point. The congregation usually decides by majority vote who the pastor should be. Some pastors didn’t have the means to go to seminary. It took me 7 years while pastoring and working part time to finish, but not all can afford seminary. The real proof is not in a degree but to the degree that he is faithful to preach the gospel Jesus taught, and that is repentance and faith or belief. Much must be focused on the Person of Christ and what He commands us to do (Matt 25:35-36; 28:18-20). Having said that, it is a great advantage having a pastor that has seminary training to understand original languages, settings, audiences, and circumstance for each book of the Bible. If the church is okay with it but you are not and he’s not preaching the gospel Jesus brought (Mark 1:15), then get out for sure. If there’s no missions, locally especially, and no preaching the need for sanctification, holiness, ongoing repentance, and so on, then it’s time to leave.

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