On Women Voting
- Do any of you well-read people, Bishop's Doom or GMW, or any others, that
can direct me to any of our standards, or books written by our Covenanted
Forefathers, that deal with women voting either in church matters, or in
civil matters. I imagine the two would be connected. I know neither gender
can lawfully vote on civil matters in a gov't such as the ones that the
states and Canada have now, but I am thinking of a time when we do have
lawfully constituted ones, as well as in a church now when voting on elder,
deacon or pastor elections. I am sure the subject is somewhat connected to
headship, so any documents or books that you can recommend that may address
this issue would be greatly appreciated.
What you ask is easily answered in that "women" and "voting" are a
contradiction in terms in the times of the Covenanted Forefathers.
Women were either under the covering of their father or under the
covering of their husband. English law even recognized the legal
existence of the woman was "incorporated and consolidated into that
of the husband." (William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of
England, pp.442-443). They were one flesh. So any voting that went on
was cast by the husband or father in the name of the family unit. A
wonderful discussion of the familial covenantal living can be found
in the book, In The Name of God, Amen: Rediscovering Biblical and
Historic Covenants by Daniel J. Ford, Lex Rex Publishing, 2003.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ginny Dohms"
> Do any of you well-read people, Bishop's Doom or GMW, or any
>others, that can direct me to any of our standards, or books written
>by our Covenanted Forefathers, that deal with women voting either in
>church matters, or in civil matters. I imagine the two would be