By Mrs. General Booth (Booth, Catherine)
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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 unjusti· liable application of the passage, • Let yout: women keep 1 FEMALE MINISTRY 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. And feeling, as we have long felt, that this is a subject of vast importance to the interests of Christ's Kingdom and the ~lory of God, we would most earnestly commend its cons1deration to those who have influence in the Churches.
If commentators had dealt with the Bible on othe-r. subjects as they have dealt with it on this, taking isolated passages, separated from their explanatory connexions, and insisting on a literal interpretation of the words of our Version, what errors and contradictions would have been forced upon the acceptance of the Church, and what terrible results would have accrued to the world I On this principle the Universalist will have all men unconditionally saved, because the Bible says, Christ is the Saviour of all men ', etc.
The Unitarian, also, in support of that soul-withering doctrine, triumphantly :refers to numerous passages which, taken alone, teach only the humanity of Jesus. ted passages, wrested from their proper connexions, 'or the light thrown upon them by other Scriptures, and applying them to sustain a favourite theory '. 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 unjusti· liable application of the passage, • Let yout: women keep 1 FEMALE MINISTRY 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.