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Synod 2010: Women in Office Argument Not Re-Opened


Synod 2010 refused to reopen the discussion on biblical interpretation regarding women in office.

For the second year in a row, Classis Minnkota asked synod to acknowledge that the biblical/theological interpretation of the Bible used to favor the ordination of women contains errors and needs to be corrected.

Synod decided that Classis Minnkota’s request did not present new or sufficient grounds to reconsider the biblical/theological argumentation approved in 2000.

Rev. LeRoy Christoffels, Classis Minnkota, said the request was a matter of integrity and not an attempt to undermine the CRC’s position on women in office.

“This is not against women in any way whatsoever,” Christoffels said.

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