The Paul Bomb

The “Paul Bomb”

 

“And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence”

 

1 Timothy 2:12

 

Drop the “Paul Bomb” and watch the fireworks.

 

The issue is over sisters in Christ correcting brothers in Christ.

 

Sister, if there’s a brother who needs correcting, let the brothers do it.

 

Because if you do it, it’s YOU who needs correcting.

6 Responses to “The Paul Bomb”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    Concerning 1 Timothy chapter 2.

    So, it’s not a cultural practice.

    It’s divine order.

    It doesn’t mean women must be silent in church, for Paul mentions them praying and prophesying in church, it means they are not to correct men.

    If a woman reads out scripture and explains it, it does not mean she is taking authority over men by correcting them.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Furthermore, if a woman is not authorized by God to correct men then she is not authorized to be an elder in the church, for God has ordained elders to exercise spiritual authority for edification, not for selfish gain.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    Lynnette Hughes. unfriended me and sent me this message:

    NOTICE TO ALL PROFESSED CHRISTIAN MEN WHO REQUEST MY FRIENDSHIP but somehow seem to have visual impairment or visual loss, not fixable by usual means, such as glasses, and have a decreased ability to see my FB profile name and picture is that of a female.

    It seems that the first time we have a difference in opinion, and you are losing ground in a theological difference, you throw on your ecclesiastical riot gear and attack me personally on the basis of my gender in order to devaluate me while simultaneously flaunting your spiritual ‘superiority’ and ‘authority.’ It never ceases to amaze me how pride in a man’s heart is so quickly ignited when a woman speaks a corrective word or how quickly your tediously predictable affliction of misogyny morphs into verbal harassment and abuse. May I remind you that I did not send you a friend request, you sent me one. I am not ignorant just because I’m a woman and neither do I need to “educate myself,” simply because we disagree. If you don’t want to be ‘taught’ by a woman, I suggest you ‘unfriend’ or ‘block’ me at your earliest convenience.

    Stop twisting scripture and using 1 Timothy 2:12 against women. Understanding its meaning and significance actually requires diligent study and more effort than you are apparently willing to expend. Gal 3:26-28 tells us: “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” We no longer divide the church by race (Jew nor Gentile) and we no longer divide the church by a person’s class in society (slave nor free). However, why is it we continue to divide the church by gender (male and female)?

    At the foot of the cross, we all stand equal and there are no limitations because of gender, race, and class. In matters of rule in the home God has established the headship of men [husbands]. But in the dimension of spiritual possessions and privilege there is absolutely no difference. When are we going to finally put these scriptures about women keeping silent in the church into its proper setting, recognizing that these were special directives to a special need in a special situation instead of being an all-time universal directive?

    If you do not want to be ‘taught’ by a woman, don’t send me a request. I am not obligated to answer to you for my gifts and calling, and I am under no biblical command to submit myself to you, or any other man, other than my own husband.

  4. ian vincent Says:

    The logic is all over the place here.

    There is no more male or female in Christ, and yet man is the head of the woman.

    So, this is scripture twisting.

    This woman’s rant demonstrates why God forbid women to have authority over men in the church.

  5. Levi Says:

    I agree with your interpretation. However, the KJV mentions THE man and not A man. Does that mean primarily over her own husband? Also, I agree that a woman cannot correct other men as well.

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

  6. ian vincent Says:

     Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. 35 And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

    1 Corinthians 14:34-35

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