I’ve been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for less than a year. Being part of this church has been a blessing in my life and I’ve seen it work in the lives of others. As a former Catholic, I never really gave any thought to the ordination of women. It was just something you didn’t do. Now, as a Latter-day Saint, as I read the scriptures and observe the lives of the amazing women I have gotten to know in the Church, I’ve come to the conclusion that women deserve the same equality as men.
The scriptures, the New Testament especially, have great examples of strong and faithful women. The first person in the New Testament to be told of Christ’s coming was His mother, Mary. The catalyst for His first miracle in Cana was His mother, Mary. The only observers mentioned at the foot of the cross were three women along with John the Apostle. The first to not only hear the news of His resurrection, but also the first to see the risen Savior, was a woman, Mary Magdalene. Finally, the Savior’s mother was present with the Apostles when they received the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. These are important points in the life of the Church and at the center of these moments, next to Christ himself, was a woman.
The women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are no different than the women of the Bible. They are strong, devoted, and most importantly, serve as special witnesses of Christ.
Women have played an indispensable role in Salvation History, from Eve to Mary, from Emma Smith to today. I believe women should be ordained.