Women Apostles and Mary Was Born Into Sin
17. Women (1 Pet. 3.7) can be apostles, elders and teachers (Gal. 3.28). "That which is born of the flesh is flesh" (John 3.6) so Mary was born into sin, made mistakes and sinned.
Can women as co-heirs (1 Pet. 3.7) be apostles, evangelists, prophets, shepherds (teachers/pastors), elders of a locality (bishops), elders of meeting places and deacons (Gal. 3.28)? In the Bible, do you believe Mary was born into sin as she made mistakes which stemmed from the flesh ("that which is born of the flesh is flesh" John 3.6), her overassuming and sin? Christians love the messsage of Thecla (female disciple of Paul and acknowledged as an apostle) recorded in the 2nd century, and Junia (the first recorded female apostle, Rom. 16.7,15) in the Bible. If women can be Apostles, they certainly can be Elders of a locality and Elders of meeting places. We know why women didn't have a more prominent role in antiquity, because it is difficult to buck the standard of the day among the nations, but over time we see more women apostles and elders, inspired by God's Word.