TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY
CAN WOMEN PREACH OR SPEAK IN CHURCH?
(1Cor 14:34 [KJV])
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.
Today in almost all churches the women preach, teach and play leading roles in their respective organization (except in the main body of the Catholic Church). In this paper we will explore if this development is in keeping with the Bible’s approval. In other words, is this approved by God?
UNDERSTANDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
To approach this study we must first understand how the Kingdom of God works. God’s Kingdom has a law with regard to how things should be done. Any transgression of this law is called sin. What is called the church today does not represent what the scripture teaches about the Kingdom. In this paper, TTGM will attempt to show you how the Kingdom of God works with regard to the role of women speaking in the body.
WE MUST ESTABLISH THE CONTEXT OF VERSE 1Cor 14:34.
The context of this gathering (church = assembly = gathering) in 1Cor 14:34 is in teaching. It is a case where the elders are teaching the assembly from the word. The spiritual leaders of the body taught the men, and the women that were present listened on. They (women) were not permitted to speak in this type of session. First, let us establish it was an educational session, notice verse 35; you will see the word “learn” in the verse. The only way to learn is by being taught. It is written.
(1Cor 14:35 KJV)
And if they (women) will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
WHY WERE WOMEN NOT PERMITTED TO SPEAK IN THIS TYPE OF FORUM (educational)?
Just like in the world, there is also a line of authority in the Kingdom of God. For example, in the business world, you have an authority structure; you have the general manager, a supervisor, and the employee(s). The general manager communicates what is required to the supervisor and in turn, the supervisor instructs the employee. If the employee is not clear, does he/she go to the general manager? no, they go back to the supervisor. It is called the chain of command. For an employee to by-pass the supervisor without a very good reason, it is considered out of order and reflects poorly on the employee’s understanding of how things should be done (the employee may be called insubordinate); the same goes for the military.
In God’s Kingdom, there is an order (divine order).
Yeshua (Jesus) is the head of the man, and the man is the head of the woman. It is written.
(1Cor 11:3 [KJV])
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
For a woman, to by-pass the authority that is over her (head of a woman = father, husband, firstborn son = man) is considered a shameful act.
GOD INSTRUCTS HIS PEOPLE TO TEACH (not entertain).
Most of today’s church gatherings are based on ENTERTAINMENT. In God’s Kingdom, it is based on TEACHING. Teaching what? Teaching the commandments (instructions) of God. The highest priority for God’s people is to know how to apply God’s instructions in their lives so that they can avoid sin. God instructs us to do and teach His commandments. It is written.
(Exod 24:12 [KJV]) – In the Old Testament, we are to teach.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
(Matt 5:19 [KJV]) – In the New Testament, we are to teach.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them (commandments), the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
(Matt 28:19 [KJV]) – We are instructed to teach the nations.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
IMPORTANT: All men must be able to do and teach the word of God if they are to be leaders (the head of a woman).
WHAT CAN WOMEN DO IN THE ASSEMBLY?
Outside of a teaching forum, TTGM believes that women can pray and prophesy in the assembly, but their head must be covered so as not to dishonour her head (man) – A Woman’s Covering. It is written.
(1Cor 11:5 [KJV])
But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
The older (aged) women must teach the younger women. It is written.
(Titus 2:3-5 [KJV])
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
HOWEVER, when it comes to teaching the word of God, men and women must submit to the Bible’s authority. Men learn from other men, and women must learn from their head (supervisor). And younger women should learn from both their head and aged women.
WHAT HAPPENS TO WOMEN WITH NO HEAD?
On our Lord’s return to reign on this earth, the women are quick to find a head. It is written.
(Isa 4:1 [KJV])
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name (marriage), to take away our reproach.
Be blessed in understanding
FOR FURTHER STUDY.
John MacArthur Jr. shares on why women should not speak in Church – from the Bible
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Why the FEW keep the commandments as written in the Torah (videos – watch the first).
A historical account that explains why the modern church moved away from the Way (the commandments of God) – watch the first video
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