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Contribution to Book
The Laying On of Hands
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  • P. Gerard Damsteegt, Andrews University
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Contribution to Book
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This chapter responds to the argument that the laying on of hands is a part of the ordination service. In the Bible both men and women experience the laying on of hands, so both genders should qualify for ordination to the ministry. The chapter's evaluation brings out that this reasoning fails to take into consideration that the Bible has certain requirements for the office of elder and minister. Therefore, a woman does not have these biblical qualifications and consequently should not be ordained to these positions.
Book Title
Prove All Things: A Response to Women in Ministry
Mercedes H. Dyer
Adventists Affirm
Citation Information
P. Gerard Damsteegt. "The Laying On of Hands" Berrien Springs, MI(2000) p. 155 - 160
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