Despite the fact that the Scriptures are clear that women are not to teach, progressive churches continue to rebel against God by handing the pulpit over to women — like Beth Moore — and give God the proverbial middle finger by insisting that God doesn’t really mean what he says.
While most Southern Baptist Churches still hold to the biblical teaching on complementarianism and biblical gender roles, several notable Southern Baptist Churches are now defying and questioning this. And while there has been much debate on the issue including allowing women to teach other women, there is no argument from Scripture — or the Baptist Faith and Message, the standard confession Southern Baptist Churches must adhere to — that women should be teaching men or hold the function or title of pastor.
Nonetheless, Newspring Church in Anderson, SC — formerly pastored by Perry Noble who was fired due to alcoholism — has now named a woman as “teaching pastor” in defiance of the denomination’s minimum requirements for fellowship.
Meredith Knox, along with others, has been named “teaching pastor” in the Church.
Knox does not just teach women, she preaches to the entire congregation as can found in the sermon search on the church’s website. The question is now, will the Southern Baptist Convention finally disfellowship this rogue church? Or will they continue — like they do with Elevation Church — to accept dirty money from a church that teaches falsely and defies biblical standards?