I was on my way home the other night and had the opportunity to hear a lady speaking at a Pastor’s Wives conference (that I assume was recorded and played over the radio).
She was giving numerous tips on how to be a good and gracious pastor’s wife. She talked about being a hospitable host, being kind to others, using edifying language (she even apologized for saying the word ‘vomit’ during a story she told), not gossiping or bragging, and she gave several other ‘tips’ that I think we would all agree are good things.
During these tips she talked about a sister who started a bible study in her home. She had invited a few people to study the Word of God during the week. Apparently, this is a no-no. The pastor’s wife had to confront her to tell her that “we don’t do that.”
You see, this sister of ours had good intentions, she wanted to learn more about God and enjoy that fellowship with other brothers and sisters. She just did not understand the rules about studying the bible. First, they need to be commissioned by the church leaders (note lowercase c). Second, they need to take place in the church building. Third, a female is not allowed to study the bible without a man present to correct her.
Question, at what point did we “protestants” become Catholic?
P.S. Our sister stopped her bible study in accordance to the rules.