In pieces like Word Faith Pastrix Christine Caine Preaches Sunday Morning Sermon For Steven Furtick and “Code Orange” Speaker Christine Caine here at Apprising Ministries I’ve brought you up to speed on Christine Caine, a pastrix at the nefarious Word Faith outfit of Hillsong Church in Australia.

Her rise to prominence within apostatizing contemporary evangelicalism over this past year is further illustration of the blending of Word Faith mythology into the attractiuonal and mainstream evangelical camps. For example, we take Women Pastors, Priscilla Shirer, And The Southern Baptist Convention.

There you’ll see Shirer tweet that she was excited “to sit under the teaching of” pastrix Caine, a rebel against the authority of God’s Word, at Trinity Church (TC) in Cedar Hill, TX. TC is an Assemblies of God outfit that’s already off the rails being headed by pastor Jim Hennesy and his wife, pastrix Becky.

It would seem that women elders are no problem for Priscilla Shirer. In addition to becoming good friends with Shirer, Caine has also formed a close relationship with another Southern Baptist sponsored Bible teacher, Beth Moore. The entire trio was featured together as Key Speakers for Hillsong’s recently concluded Colour Conference:

Well, now it seems that another prominent Southern Baptist is entering this matriarchal mix as not long ago pastrix Christian Caine would tweet:


To which Kay Warren would respond:


In fact, the picture pastrix Caine tweeted above would appear to have been taken at Saddleback Church today:


Notice in the response from Kay Warren how she was honored to embrace a woman who is not only a Word faith prosperity preacher but is also sowing division within the Christian community by claiming to be an elder. The Bible knows nothing of female elders; actually it forbids them:

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor… 

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.

He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. (1 Timothy 2:12; 1 Timothy 3:1-7)

Christianity affirms the verbal plenary inspiration of Holy Scripture; so we believe God the Holy Spirit chose precisely the language He used. Had God meant this office of elder open for women, e.g. He would not have used husband, He would have instead used the neutral spouse; He would also not have used he/his, but they/their.

In its Baptist Faith And Message the Southern Baptist Convention, at this time, does not sanction women pastors. Now it seems there’s a growing bunch within it who do. Consider that Rick Warren recently had his own wife act as an elder, which you can see for yourself in Kay Warren Preaches Sunday Services At Saddleback Church.

Meanwhile, yet another attack within the SBC has been launched against Calvinist brothers in Christ. ((See Response to “A Statement of Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation,” Pt. 1)) Really; so the doctrines of grace are a problem? Well, as an SBC pastor myself (for now) I would say the leaders in the SBC—which with its Idol of Autonomy is a bit oxymoronic—would be wise to get people to focus on the real problems.

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