My name is Scott Barrett,
I am from Cardiff, Alberta, Canada.
Long time follower of RZIM ministries.
I am part of a pastoral search committee.
Hoping to find answers to hard questions through the word of God. And to hopefully offer encouragement whenever and wherever I can.
I am part of a local church that my parents originally helped to pioneer/ plant approximately 35 or so years ago. Baptist by denomination, born again christian around the age of 5 and reaffirmed/baptized by age 12. Our church is currently without a permanent head pastor, we have an interim pastor who is a firm believer in teaching God’s word in it’s entirety as we firmly believe the bible in it’s unadulterated form, is 100% absolute truth!
The issue: in june on Father’s day most of the men of our church were attending a mens retreat including our interim pastor. I was unable to attend the retreat, hence, I was one of the few males in attendance at church that Sunday. A guest speaker, a former congregant / member had been invited to speak and her entire message complete with biblical quotes from the CEB or common english bible, was based on the “Biblical patriarchal culture and why it is outdated (wrong). She is an avid supporter of the egalitarian world view.
For the first time since our church was planted, people were so disgusted and shocked at her message, so blatantly flippant and biblically incorrect, they started leaving. Phone calls and emails started pouring into the church office to our church board members in total outrage. I am not very familiar with egalitarianism but I am fairly familiar with my bible and I was stunned and completely caught off guard by this woman’s message. What exactly is egalitarianism and do egalitarians recognize the Trinity. It would seem that the Triune God would be in direct contradiction to an egalitarian as the patriarchal system is immediately established… GOD the FATHER… GOD the SON and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT.
I am seeking advice on how to properly present a rebuttal using Gods word as truth to expose the darkness and shine the Light of Gods word to those in our church who are easily confused and lead astray!