Women Deacons

23: If you continue in the faith grounded and settled and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye have heard and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven of which I Paul became a diakonos deacon [1]

[1] The church office of “Deacon” as practiced in many mainline churches is unscriptural and often a hindrance to the gospel. In some cases, pastors must answer to church deacons. In most cases, women are banned from the “office” altogether. The Seven, chosen in the Book of Acts to care for widows, could have been diakonos, but the scriptures do not specify that. The woman, Phoebe, was diakonos [Romans 16:1]. The fact that the great apostle called himself diakonos, is not commonly taught. That both Phoebe and Paul were diakonos, has been completely obscured by English-translation-theology. 
The commentary above is an excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Online Bible Commentary HHBC

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