David Kotter, Executive Director of the Council for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, asks and answers the following question: “Does Governor Sarah Palin Present a Dilemma for Complementarians?” Among other things, he writes:
“We must remember that on November 7 the voters will not elect a national minister or pastor in chief.Â A president is not held to the same moral standards as an elder of a church.Â While it is a blessing from God to have ethical or even Christian political leaders, the Bible places no such requirements on secular governments.Â . .
“. . . Nevertheless, the question remains whether or not it is wise for a specific woman in a particular season of life to seek such an office â€” and the same would apply to any man.Â In evaluating individual cases, a spouse and a local church pastor would be a crucial source of counsel and a means of grace from God.Â Because of cultural voices to the contrary, we must remind ourselves of the unbelievably high calling of being a wife and mother, and that faithful service in the home is just as pleasing to God as national leadership.
“So a female vice president, or even a female president, doesn’t necessarily pose a dilemma for complementarians.”
Read the rest here.
(HT: Daniel Patterson)