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.
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 …