Discussion 21

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church (1 Corinthians 14: 34-35).

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be silence (1 Timothy 2:12)

Bless it be the name of the Lord, my beautiful readers! I’m sorry I’ve been absent from my blog. I pray that you all had a relaxed and joyful weekend present with the Lord God Almighty, who doesn’t cease to bless us with His precious breath of Life. I pray that those who are absent from the body will be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). Okay, my good people, the scriptures above are something that I’ve wanted to talk about for the longest for clarity’s sake. I’ve been told to shut my mouth because people are completely misconstruing the purpose of Paul’s words when I’m only trying to spread the gospel as our King Jesus instructed us according to (Mark 16:15). The reason why Paul said this was certainly not to point out the role’s of women in the church because according to (1 Corinthians 12-14) God gives women spiritual gifts as well and encouragement to perform them in the body of Christ. God can use anyone He chooses, whether it is a child (Samuel: 1 Samuel 1-28) or a woman. Deborah, a prophetess, was the first and only female judge chosen by God to lead and guide Israel to the ways of righteousness (Judges 4-5). Paul had an entrusted co-worker Priscilla who taught Apollos (Acts 18:24-26), and other females had certain positions in the church: Phebe (Romans 16:1), Mary, Tryphena, Tryphosa, Persis (Romans 16: 6,12), Euodias, and Syntyche (Phillippians 4:2). Paul targeted the Corinthian and Ephesian churches with these words because the women during his time were biblically uneducated to understand the truth, and flashed about their Christian freedoms. They obviously thought it was okay to question the men in public worship, which caused division. Also, the Ephesian church had issues with false prophets. Paul wanted unity in the churches. So, does this scripture apply to the women of today? In my opinion, I believe those scriptures are for individuals with a know-it-all attitude, which is why we should always examine ourselves. God can work through anyone He chooses, and as sinners with no authority, we don’t have the right to put down other women who are trying to do God’s work as He instructed. If you’re not destroyed by lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) and know a woman by her fruits (Matthew 7:16), you would know if her teachings come from the Almighty. I know that Adam was created first (1 Timothy 2:13), and husbands are the head of the wives (Ephesians 5:23); however, we are living in a time where some males are not following after righteousness. I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, but it’s true. I see it every day. Therefore, we, as God-fearing women, have to step up and, by any means, do what is acceptable and holy in the eyes of the Lord. I would love your feedback on this, so please comment below. An update will be coming soon regarding my books. Thank you for reading. Grace be to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

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