The Modern belief is that today's churches are mostly women and that a women preacher would better suite them. As we all know teachers are more effective if they have a similar background to the one's they teach. Modern belief accepts the fact that there are women preachers and embraces the movement of women in the church. But as I research for myself whether or not the bible allows women preachers, the answer is as clear as daylight. It is clear to me that these women preachers foundation is strongly rooted in the Modern belief and not the word of God. I feel that if one chooses to follow the word of god than one must not pick and choose what part of that word they will follow. This debate is not whether or not what the bible says is true; it's about whether or not the bible says it. In 1st Timothy Chapter 2 Verse 12 it states (as read in the International Version) "I do not permit a women to teach or to have authority over a man, she must be silent." In 1st Corinthians Chapter 14 Verse 34 it states "Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law say." Later in verse 35 of the same chapter, it states, " it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in church." In 1st Timothy Chapter 3 Verse 2 it states that an overseer (the equivalent to a pastor) " Must be above reproach, the Husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach". A man by the name of Rob Harrison writes that some of the greatest people in the bible were women (i.e.: Mary, Dorcus, Lydia, Phoebe, Eudia) but one of the things that made these women great was that they recognized the place that god had for them, and the honor that was bestowed upon them in their submission. It is not a question of men trying to hold back women for fear of competition. It's about what God has set in order. He later writes, "People are more interested in adopting the thinking of our times than the timeless wisdom of God.