Gerorge above has covered this, but I will too.
"All the good stuff in the Kingdom," as you can read from the context, means everything that men enjoy without question and women have been taught is a sin for them. It has nothing to do with worldy possessions.
But, for me there is no such a thing. Its not liek Im saying men can have sex with random women before marriage, but women can't. (It'd be sort of hard ot anyway.)
All are expected to cmply to the Will of God and Jesus our King.
The ability to heed a call on your life and have others accept that your call is real.
People who preach in the Church of Chrst don't say they are "Called". They decide, and the Church accepts.
Others though do have this, but one has to ask, if God himself established the Churhc to operate on a male-only clerical system, why woudl he call a woman? While you may want ot turn this around and say "Thats the point, he does!" Your still misisng the point. The reason peple woudl treat it with suspicion, or simply reject it, is because it does go agaisnt the instuctions the Church recieved as an institution.
Heck, Ideally the Church doesn't even listen to men when they say they are called, they have to be subjected to rigerous testign and consultation, and then the Churhces approve them, in he vast majority of Churches I know of. People dont ust get up, say "I've been called", and then get to preach from Pulpits.
Usually it takes years of seriosu study, and gruelling counseling, and only then will a Churhc allow them to assist, much less ascend the Pulpit as Principle Minister of a given group.
The ability to study the Bible and share what you've learned without being told to be silent. (Do you know that throughout church history, men have often denied women even the power to preach to other women?)
In the Bible clases I attend, women are feee to ask Questions or share their insights int he clsss itself.
As to the Historical treatment of women, its also been true that Throuhgout Church Hisotry women have been commanded to Preach t pother Women in order o preserve propriety.
Whats your point?
The ability to use inborn leadership skills and not be told to go back to the church kitchen.
But a Minister is not really suppose to be a Leader. hey are uppose to be Servants.
If women wish to lead, let them enter Politics. Let them own Buisnesses. Anyone who wants ot Lead as a Minister is denyign the obvious point of the Ministry.
The ability to be taken seriously when being mistreated by a spouse, and not be told it's all your own fault for not being submissive enough.
Agreed, but not the same issue. I'm sure that some Churhces have doen this, but its not liek all who refuse women the position of "Leader" in the Church also agree to send them back into abuse. Likewise, female Clergy may well mock and ridicule makle vitims of domesric Violence for "Not beign man enough".
I've heard cases such as that, too.
But this describes a Failure of the Churhc to act properly in situatiosn involving Domestic Violence, not a Failure of the Churhc in not lettign women preach.
The ability to choose not to have children and not have your faith be held suspect.
But this isn't even really given to men, is it?
Aren't both sides told to try to have Children if possible by such groups?
Further, you still seem to place yoru own interests abov the actual teachings of the Churhc your suppose to be tryign to follow, which itself disturbs me.
The ability to be listened to, taken seriously, and treated as a full human being in an institution in which you have usually been the majority members.
Not mroe tosh about Democracy. You do know that Majority Rule is not really ho the Churhc is se up, right? The Churhc is a Monarchy.
That said, I know of no Church in my area that doens't listen to women or treat them as fully Human.
The ability to not be told you "want to be a man" when all you want is to be fully human, and not a subspecies that God has chosen for all the drudgery in life, while others enjoy the fruit of your labors and take all the credit for it.
This is oerdramatic. In fact its malodrama. I'm sorry but., not lettign women rpeach for the reasons I listed above doesn't consign them to a life of Drudgery, nor does it take the Fruit of their Labour.
It doens't render them a subspeicies, either.
It simply reflects the Divine Order which can't be set aside simply because someone wants it to.
The ability not to be ignored in church history and in the church itself, for all the hard and unthanked work you do,
You do know that in Catholisism, ne of those evil Patriarical Churhces that will not Ordain women, the Virgin Mary is the Highest of the Saint sin heaven , right? She's listed as "The Queen of Heaven' and intreated mroe hran any other, and venerated much mroe than any other Saint.
St. Mary Magdalene is admiteldy a Distant Second, btu also a Second.
St. Rita, St. Bridget, St. Caroline, Blessed Katarie, St. Abigale, St. Dolorose, many, many women make the list of Saints routinely invoked to intersession.
Mother Theresa wa sin this life Honoured by the CHruch, as was At, Joan of Arc. (Her Trial as a withc had mro to do withthe Engish CLerics who tried her than anytign else. Hey, she was French andthey wre at War, what do you expect?)
Even outside of Cahtolic or Orthodox circles, women are Routinely HONOURED by several CHruches for htier commitemt, work thatbenefits others, and loyality, as well as their moral Life.
So this point is moot.
work that men consider beneath them--
You cannot cim to be combatign Sexiusm, only to turn aroudn and make a Sexist claim like this, and expect to be taken Seriously. DO you reallythink all men see certain work as beneith them, but will let owmen do it and benefit form it, only to shrotchange them? If so, then your view of men is quiet Poisoned.
when Jesus Himself took the lowliest place of a slave and considered nothing beneath Him, and told His disciples to do likewise.
But, your makign a presumption abotu an Enture sex. If I were to do rthis abotu women, how woudl you react?
Last time I checked, "sin" was not about Christians preaching and teaching,
Then you have never heard of Heresy.
exercising their spiritual gifts,
But what if one employs thier Spiritual gifts in an effort at subverting somethign the Chruch has clealry taught? The use of a Spiritual gift to undermine Chruhc teaching woudln't really be benificial woudl it?
or doing any other thing that is a "good work" if a man does it. How can something be a "good work" for half the body of Christ and "sin" for the other half? This re-definition of "sin" has to go.
Because, the Ministers position is to Relfect the GLory of Jesus as he wa son Earth and serve as Jesus in that Capacity for thise in audience. he is there to reflect hte Divine Order, withthe Churhc as the Bride of CHrust and he representign the Groom, and the Fatherhood of God.
WOmen can't do that, because they can;t embody Fatherhood and can't be Husbands. To allow them to be Ministers woudl undermine the very essence of the role they seek to fulfill.