Women deacons and the WCF

Discussion in 'The Confession of Faith' started by BG, Nov 19, 2017.

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  1. BG

    BG Puritan Board Junior

    is it true that the writers of the WCF almost allowed women deacons?
     
  2. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

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  3. Jake

    Jake Puritan Board Junior

    I'll need to find a citation, but I believe Rutherford and Gillespie argued that the women referenced in I Timothy 5 as the order of widows were a type of officers in the church. Calvin linked this order with deaconesses, but I don't think Rutherford and Gillespie did explicitly.
     
  4. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor

    Jake,
    The paper I cited above has those references.
     
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