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Voddie Baucham On Sarah Palin And The Pulpit

Posted by Job on September 30, 2008

 Faithfully recreating the work of I’m Speaking Truth, who hopefully won’t mind too much!

***hat tip my brother Keith over at In Submission To Sovereignty for locating this video – I’ve been looking for it for weeks!**

I have already expressed my personal opinions about the presidential candidacies of both Barack Obama and John McCain – and continually affirmed that I’m not voting for either of them.

I’ve also expressed my personal allegiance to the Word of God in affirming thatwomen should not pastor churches.

The video below is a culmination of both of these controversial stances that I have taken – and succinctly detailed by Dr. Voddie Baucham, one of my newestfavorite expository preachers. Dr. Baucham was interviewed recently on CNN discussing how evangelicals have “fallen in love” with Sarah Palin – and how that coincides with women in leadership roles (interview starts at the 1 minute mark):

Voddie Baucham and Sarah Palin


Did you catch Dr. Baucham’s quote – the one that should be nailed to the door of every Christian church in the world?:

We are about the Gospel. The culture doesn’t dictate truth, the Gospel dictates truth. My job is not to be a political pundit or a political activist – my job is to be a pastor, and proclaim the truth of the Gospel as clearly as I can.

Amen, Amen, Amen!!! Voddie should go on tour and make that very simple yet profound statement to every pastor who is advocating for a political candidate from the pulpit – be it Obama or McCain.

Sarah Palin is winning over “evangelicals” because McCain, Palin, and the Republicans have successfully painted Barack Obama as the Devil incarnate (to counter the Democrats deification of him). The CNN commentator is clearly trying to use Sarah Palin’s ascension as validation for women pastoring (or preaching, as she says) – the premise of the story (and she alludes to it throughout her interview) is that evangelicals find Sarah Palin appealing based on her “faith”(more on that in another post), yet these same evangelicals “don’t allow women to preach”.

Of course, it’s not the “evangelicals” that don’t allow women to preach in their churches – it’s the Word of God, but why let a little thing like God’s truth get in the way of a good “cultural” story, right?

Anyway, Dr. Bauchman masterfully exegetes scripture to combat that (and other) defenses throughout the interview.

Thank God through Jesus Christ that there are TRUE men of God who aren’t afraid to stand on His Word – and His Word alone.

Adding my own little bit to this post 🙂 here is Pastor Baucham’s podcast archive. It would seem that he is some sort of expert in this area …



6 Responses to “Voddie Baucham On Sarah Palin And The Pulpit”

  1. Devon said

    I have to admit, that Voddie guy is solid…he really presents the Gospel Truth and doesn’t back down…though I have to admit, I don’t have a big problem with Women preachers…

    Again, I think this is somewhat of a gray area…

  2. Job said


    Not a gray area. Scripture explicitly teaches against it. Further, there was not a single female preacher in the Bible or the early church. There were female prophets, but that is a different office that does not come with ecclesiastical authority.

  3. James said

    Most Christians I know don’t hate Obama they just want someone who won’t look down their noses at them and allow the high society crowd to mock Christianity as Obama does.
    I think Obama would be great for the people of Illinois as a senator if they don’t have anyone better. Biden as president would be better equipped in my opinion than the man who will lead him and us.
    I just don’t think a one term senator is ready to be president. The anti-Christians like the Matt Damon and Bill Maher will get the victory. Obama beat Hillary by appealing to the atheists during the primaries. They know that once Obama and Hillary said that they didn’t believe in evolution as the Bible says they cheered. The became sophisticated and nuanced enough to lead. People who are Christians are too rigid or scary to them. I hear people say daily Palin scares them because she is too religious.
    They say George Bush rushed to war after claiming he heard from God irrespective of all the world drama that led up to the war. They don’t want a direct answer that life begins at conception. They prefer the cowardly relative truth argument.
    The media right now wants someone who is either an atheist or someone very lukewarm in their faith and that man is Barack Obama.

  4. Lance Roberts said

    No, we hate what he stands for, DEATH.

    I agree with Job, there is no slack in the Bible for women being in authority.

  5. Andrew Raymond said

    In my opinion, this was an embarrasing representation of Christianity. The unfortunate message sent to all viewers was “Christians don’t agree on anything!” This leaves one thinking, “Why in the world do I want to be one of them?” What a wonderful waste of an opportunity. I bet God was proud of that display of arrogance on national TV.

  6. Job said

    Andrew Raymond:

    In my opinion, this was an embarrasing representation of Christianity. The unfortunate message sent to all viewers was “Christians don’t agree on anything!”

    So the message that Christians are people who can disagree and make mistakes is an unfortunate one to show the world? If that is the case, we should ban and burn every Bible, which is filled with examples of Christians disagreeing and making mistakes, even to the point of apostles and Bible writers like Paul, Peter, Barnabas, and John Mark disagreeing and erring. So since every time we open the Bible we are confronted with such arrogance, it would be best to be rid of them, right?

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