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“LET WOMEN KEEP SILENT IN THE ASSEMBLIES; FOR IT IS NOT PERMITTED UNTO THEM TO SPEAK, BUT THEY ARE COMMANDED TO BE UNDER OBEDIENCE, AS ALSO SAYS [WHAT] LAW?”
It seems that “Paul” or whoever wrote this still granted women, who wore traditional head coverings, permission to pray and prophesy [or minister] publicly in 1 Cor. 11:5. However, in 1 Cor. 14:34, whoever wrote this commanded their complete silence, “...As also says the Law?”
While some allege that this is not a prohibition on ministry; [whoever spoke here] was merely admonishing chattering during sermons, this is clearly not the case. Paul, or more likely, male chauvinist theologians, ‘lawfully’ commanded women in all the assemblies to keep quiet – in the context of the public ministration of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which “He gives as He wills,” (1 Cor. 12:1-11.) Supposedly, it is disorderly for a woman to minister in the assembly just because she is female. So, again, they all forgot that Paul really did teach, “in Christ there is neither male nor female for we are all one in Christ,” and that God Himself decreed in Acts 2:17-18, both His “male and female servants [ministers] will prophesy?”
Ţ Paul fought throughout New Testament Scripture for freedom from the Ceremonial Law to obey only the Moral Law of Love, which is written on the hearts of all humanity. Yet, a “law” is used here to support this uncontextual command – a law that does not exist in Moses’ Law or anywhere else in the Bible. Would the God of Truth — or even Paul, lie like this? Some theologians refer this ‘law’ to Gen. 3:16: “He shall rule over you.” Yet, this too, is clearly not a law at all but a warning to all husband-worshipping women that men are inherently misogynistic. Even if it were a ‘law’ in the Old Testament, (which it isn’t,) did Christ not fulfil the entire Law for females as well? (Gal. 3:7-14; 2:18-21.)
Spirit Filled Bible, footnote, “The woman was not directly cursed, [in Eden] although it is obvious that she comes under God’s general curse [just like the man does.] Rather, there will be a major marring of her appointed roles as wife and mother. Maternity will be with great suffering [because of the fall;] therefore Old Testament women saw large families as a sign of blessing. “He shall rule over you,” asserts the divine assignment of the husband’s servant-leader role. There is no evidence that this was ever intended as diminishing her person or giftedness, [or her place in God’s Universal Plan for humanity to manage His creation together with males as their equal.] It does not assert male dominance over females. It does assign husbandly responsibility for leadership in the marriage relationship” and no where else.
“I DO NOT ALLOW A WOMAN TO TEACH OR EXERCISE AUTHORITY OVER MEN, BUT TO BE IN SLICENCE.” ‘ABSORBING AUTHORITY BY TEACHING’ IS A SIN, WHICH JESUS FORBADE
Then, there is so-called “Pauline” instruction to Timothy in 1 Tim. 2:11-14. He allegedly wrote, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.” According to Paul, (if it were really him speaking,) a woman should sit in silence and be taught by her husband, even if he is not capable to teach anyone. Even if God entrusted His gifts of teaching, prophecy, etcetera, as well as His specific calling to her, the woman has no platform from which to speak.
That is absurd! Yet Paul or whoever wrote this continued: “I allow not a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over the man, but to be in silence.” First, how can the person who commanded this (and thus it could not have been Paul,) connect Godly teaching to “exercising authority” over anyone? This directly contradicts Jesus’ commandment in Mark 10:42-43, “Gentiles consider themselves rulers and lord over them, and exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you… [those who are called to be leaders] must be your servants.”
If Paul wrote this, his commandment to “[humbly] submit yourselves one to another [in all truth and Godliness, Eph. 5:21,]” must have suddenly disappeared from his mind. And what is the reason why women supposedly ‘must not usurp authority over men’ in the secular and religious world? “For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” In reality “Paul” said: “I do not allow a woman to teach or have authority as a joint-heir of Christ, because even spiritually, she was created a lesser being. She remains untrustworthy – remember how her mother Eve was deceived? Therefore her sinful, cursed state still counts against her. The blood of Jesus simply cannot clean her from all sin and unrighteousness. That is reserved only for men.”
True, the woman was deceived, while “her husband was with her” when Satan deceived her, (Gen. 3:6.) Why didn’t he, as the “spiritual head of his wife,” intervene before she was deceived, but instead, chose to be deceived with her? What’s more, is the woman not forgiven and recreated in Christ just like the man? (Gal. 2:20-21.) “For Adam was first formed”, implies that “Paul” subjected the woman to the rule, authority, even the marital possession of all men, not only to that of her “own” husband. This religious-misogynist-patriarch view has serious, far-reaching implications.
If religious leaders are correct, and males must lord over all females in general, it actually implies that women are lesser beings, common property, concubines, and even sexually, men may use and abuse all women, little girls, and even the wives of other men, as their common property, (Heb. 13:4.) Based on these totally unbiblical passages, cult leaders such as David Koresh did exactly this to claim all the females in his congregation as his “concubines!” Such things must never even be suggested among the holy nation of Jesus! But not even among animals do female wolves, for instance, live in a position of sexual and other submissiveness toward their male equals in the pack. Yet, religious misogynists expect women to submit even to strangers, bequeathing ultimate authority to every male, who can then actually command women to submit to their sinful and even shameful rule. Can it be the same voice of Paul that spoke such occult, misogynist, hateful discrimination against women, which also said, “[No believer must lord over another,] but in humbleness the one must “esteem the other higher” than him or herself, and we must all “submit to one another” - in everything that is true, good and Godly, (Eph. 5:21.)
1 TIM. 2:15: “THE WOMAN SHALL BE SAVED IN CHILDBEARING, IF THEY CONTINUE IN FAITH AND CHARITY WITH SOBRIETY. WHAT HAPPENED TO JESUS’ ATONEMENT AND NEW COVENANT GOSPEL?
Christ alone saves every one of us through His atoning work in our place. Yet, I believe, someone posing as Paul nullified Jesus’ atoning work in the place of humanity by wring into the Scriptures that the poor woman must be saved by bearing children – and then only “if they,” (meaning the children,) behaved correctly. Fact is, good behaviour as such cannot save anyone, neither the woman nor her children, (Rom. 3:23-24.) Even if this means that ’childbirth will not hinder the woman’s salvation,’ as some of the translations comment, this still remains a totally unacceptable and sinful remark, (Jn. 3:16; 1:12-13.)
We can never doubt that Paul was a chosen instrument in the hand of God. He received wonderful revelations and understood God’s kingdom in a miraculous way.
But we can be certain that, if church clergy did not add these passages to Scripture themselves, Paul’s religious misogyny did not emanate from God.
The ancient world was ruled by men.
They were all devoutly religious and their deceived leaders led them to believe that God discriminates against women; therefore it is their ‘right’ to do the same.
However, through all the ages, these misogynists have been wrong about the role of women in secular and religious life — and even in marriage. These woman-haters who still misunderstand and therefore reject God’s creation principles and the entire contextual truth of the New Covenant in Christ, are constantly erring in all their other dogma as well. They are extremely sinful and evil, to say the least, demeaning and abusing what God Himself had commanded and done for both male and female, believing humanity in Christ.
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