Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sarah Major Quote

I conceive it would be very inconsistent
in an apostle,
who has laid his hands
on men and women,
and pray'd over them,
that they might receive the Holy Ghost,
to quench the gift
of the Spirit of God,
because it was given
to a woman.
God always gave his gifts freely
where they were willing
to use them, and
I believe
in Christ Jesus
male and female are one,
just as Jew and Gentile
are made one.
Source: Sarah Righter Major
(from a letter dated April 1, 1835)