Religious Conformity Proves Restrictive on Women in Ministry
Author seeks to shake Christian church
out of its gender betrayal
LONGWOOD, FL—In his book Mother of All Living: Opening the Doors and Regaining Dominion (paperback, 978-1-60266-247-6; hardcover, 978-1-60266-248-3), author Andrew Roy tackles a topic of ongoing controversy within the church: women in ministry. His book aims to reestablish God’s original plan for the church by rooting out the injustices and corrupt agendas that have caused competition between men and women. In addition, the book reminds women of their God-given authority, answers the question of women pastors and elders in the church, and helps men understand the beauty and value of this gift (women) God has given them.
The rivalry within the male/female establishment, that had its renaissance in the world; has now, in the 20th and 21st centuries infiltrated the church. When you have a rivalry, it means that two factions are competing for the same position and the same status. Roy says, that that was never God’s design for the relationship between man and woman. Good things are happening in the church today says Roy, but we must address those things that lean towards conformity. We are not to be influenced by the world; but we are to avoid compromise and be a positive influence to the world. In his book, Roy addresses the power of the woman which lies in her maternal anointing. She is not the rival of the man Roy insists; but she is the interdependent part that completes the male/female establishment. The relationship between the man and the woman in the church coincides with the husband/wife relationship in the domestic household. The power of the household lies not solely with the father, nor with the mother; but with the combination of their interdependent strengths and gifts.
“I hope readers will see without question the power of a woman who will not usurp the authority of the man but will take hold of the maternal authority God has always designed for her,” says Roy. “When these two authorities come together as ordained by God, the zenith of power in the church will be as it has never been before.”
The author has labored tirelessly for the reemergence of knowledge that would declare the conscientiousness of the shared dominion on the earth that God originally intended for the church. His dual education in theology and psychology provides a background for understanding the behavioral and mental health aspects of relationships, and the manipulative power that reflects the biblical works of the flesh. “The church’s compromise is causing a diminishing of authority as churches around the globe are conforming to the abandonment of maternal power,” says Roy.