(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.

The following is in response to points made that try to support why women should speak in the assembly (church).

When Paul said that women should keep silent, he did not say church, he said churches, meaning all churches (plural). We are going to examine and respond to the statements made below that were sent to TTGM including the references made to scripture. This study is not meant to put down women or find ways to justify why they should not speak or lead in the assembly. It is meant to understand what the word of God says. God requires obedience, however, in today’s world the drive for women to lead and control (direct) others is not of God. God gave us an authoritative structure and we are expected to follow it (man is the head of the woman and Christ is the head of man). If we do not follow God’s divine order, we will fall into disorder and confusion. Men that lead should do it from a heart of love as Yeshua (Jesus) showed us.

IMPORTANT: When we interpret the word we must not have a contradiction. Paul’s message was clear, women must be silent in the churches (He wrote and spoke by the Holy Ghost). In our paper, we demonstrated that he meant in the teaching of God’s word. A woman is taught by her own head at home in obedience. Read the full topic here.

The following was sent to TTGM in response to “can women speak or preach in church”. TTGM will respond in Green bold font.

We Begin.

Ten Women Leaders in the Bible
Inspiring examples from the pages of Scripture

Yes, they were women acting in the role of leadership in Scripture, but we should ask ourselves this, is this the norm or the exception and to what degree. Let us look at what God’s word says about women leading. 
First women are to submit to a Man’s rule. It is written.
(Gen 3:16[KJV])
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee (woman).

If women rule it will bring destruction to our path (you only need to look around in our world today). It is written. 
(Isa 3:12[KJV])
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee (women’s rule) cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Paul by the Holy Spirit is wholesale clear that women should not have authority over the man (or to teach). It is written.
(1Tim 2:12 [KJV])
But I suffer not a woman to teach (ref. teaching sessions in the assembly), nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Again Paul by the Holy Ghost is clear that women should be silent in the churches (plural). It is written. 
(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.

As we go forward we will make our understanding known in light of what is written in God’s word above. There will be no contradiction or any attempt made to discredit what Paul wrote by the Holy Ghost. 

In many traditions of the Church, there has been confusion and controversy about the roles of women in ministry. While people still debate what Paul meant in a few passages, there is strong evidence throughout Scripture that God intended women to take a leadership role. Here are 10 examples of women leaders in the Bible:

There should be no debate on what Paul said, he was crystal clear in what was written – read the verses above. 

1. Judge
Judges 4 and 5 tell of the great leader Deborah. She was not only a judge, but also a prophet. Some try to argue that God called Deborah only because Barak refused to go to battle without her (Judges 4:8-9). But that ignores the fact Deborah held court before this male military leader came on the scene (Judges 4:5).

Nothing wrong with a woman being a prophet, only let her head be covered when she does it. 

Yes, Deborah was a judge. Was this the norm or was this a situation that God intended? NO, it was not the norm. Did God intend for the evil that was in Deborah’s time? NO, He did not. Let us look at it.
The time was evil as shown in verse 4:1.
(Judg 4:1-2[KJV])
And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, when Ehud was dead.
2 And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

With evil comes disruption. There were no men worthy to be a judge so Deborah stood up to take on the task. The scripture is clear she came forward (arose) -notice also, she said she was a mother in Israel. It is written. 
(Judg 5:7[KJV])
The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

2. Exodus Leader
When the children of Israel miraculously crossed the Red Sea, Miriam was one of the first to pick up an instrument and lead in worship (Exodus 15:20). But this wasn’t her only ministry role. Micah 6:4 names Miriam as a leader of the nation, along with Moses and Aaron.

Yes, Miriam lead in worship and all the women followed her (Exod15:20). By doing this, is she teaching the word to the assembly or having authority over men? And yes, she was one of the leaders, but is it recorded that people went to her for guidance/judgment? Moses was the authority over Israel, then later he appointed ALL men to take up judgment on the easy matters (no women were appointed). Where in scripture had anyone approached Miriam as their head? 

Here we see God only instructs Moses and Aron to speak to the nation. Miriam is not included. It is written. 
(Lev 11:1[KJV])
And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,

3. Reformer
In 2 Kings 22, King Josiah finds the long-lost Book of the Law. Knowing the kingdom was in need of revival, he gathered some of the most trusted prophets. Although there were more prominent prophets on the scene at the time, like Jeremiah and Zephaniah, it’s interesting that Huldah the prophetess had a leading role in the restoration.

Being part of restoration does not give you authority over men. Did Huldah teach the word of God in the assembly or had authority over men? NO. 

4. Queen
A whole book of the Bible tells the story of this fearless leader. Esther risked her own life to save the lives of the Jewish people. And each year at Purim, Jews everywhere still reflect on Esther’s story.

Did Esther teach the word of God in the assembly or had authority over men? NO. As a queen, she would have been in submission to her head (king). If she directed servants, it would have been in her place (office) to do so, as she spoke for the King. 

Mary Magdalene was the first person Jesus sent with the message of hope.

Did Magdalene teach the word of God in the assembly or had authority over men? NO. 

5. Disciple
While the twelve male disciples of Jesus are more familiar to most, Mary of Bethany was one of many women who followed Jesus (Luke 8:1-3). Sitting at the feet of a teacher, or rabbi, was a privilege normally reserved only for men. Yet in Luke 10:39 we find Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, assuming the posture of a student of the Lord.

Did Mary teach the word of God in the assembly or had authority over men? NO. 

6. Witness
Although often confused with Mary of Bethany, Mary Magdalene was the first to see the risen Lord (John 20:14). It was Mary who received the task of proclaiming Jesus’ resurrection to the other disciples, specifically the men. She was the first person Jesus sent with the message of hope. Some say this makes Mary the first apostle, or “sent one.”

Anybody can say what they like, what the Bible says is what matters. Mary Magdalene was never called an apostle in the Bible. Did Mary Magdalene teach the word of God in the assembly or had authority over men? NO. 

7. Businesswoman
Upon arriving in Philippi, Paul first went to the Jews. He found no synagogue, but he did find women praying at the river. Lydia, a merchant, responded to the message of Christ and offered hospitality to Paul and Silas (Acts 16:14-15). The believers later gathered at the home of this businesswoman and Early Church leader (Acts 16:40).

Did Lydia teach the word of God in the assembly or had authority over men? NO. 

8. Deacon
Little is known about Phoebe except that she held the title of “deacon” (Romans 16:1). But many scholars believe Phoebe’s role was to take Paul’s letter to the church in Rome where she would have read it to the believers and even answered questions they may have had. What an amazing responsibility!

Did Phebe teach the word of God in the assembly or had authority over men? NO. A deacon is a position of service to the assembly. 

9. Teacher
Priscilla, along with her husband Aquila, was a business owner in Corinth who gave Paul lodging and perhaps a job. She was also a great teacher (Acts 18:26). It’s of note that Luke lists Priscilla first, which may indicate she was the lead teacher of the two.

And perhaps a job“. TTGM will not respond to this. Priscilla would have been under the authority of her husband (Aquila). If her husband did not agree to take in Paul, it would not have happened. Nothing wrong with Paul being sharpened by Aquila and Priscilla.

10. Prophets
This last one is actually more than one. And in fact, their story continues. Joel 2 foretold a time when God would pour out his Spirit on all flesh: “Your sons and daughters will prophesy” (verse 28). On the Day of Pentecost, Peter confirmed that time had come. And it is still true today! Any daughter of God has the full rights and privilege to declare His Word, testify to His salvation, and prophesy by His Spirit.

Yes, women can pray, prophesy, worship, sing, dance and testify. However, a woman should not teach the word of God to the assembly or have authority over men. This is not the norm, when we have made it the norm and not the exception we are working iniquity. Such is what the Many do today; they wok iniquity and will be told to depart from our King. Read the Many and the Few – see below. 

1 Tim 2:12
“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence”. The verse is widely used to oppose women from being trained and ordained as clergy, and from women holding certain other positions of ministry and leadership in large segments of Christianity.

TTGM will interpret this verse this way. God by His Holy Ghost is instructing the assembly how to function with regards to women. God is saying to women, do not teach in the assembly, do not take over the authority of the man and finally, be in  silence. To say that this verse means something else and all that was said can be trasgressed (as the Many do today), it is not of God.  

TTGM is not here to disagree with what God’s word is saying, we are here to explain it. Neither are we to tell you what you should do, we are here to help others understand. Let them that have an ear to hear, hear.

Be Blessed.

John MacArthur Jr. shares on why women should not speak in Church – from the Bible

Understanding what is true repentance 

The Many and the Few (This paper explains why only a Few will get into God’s Kingdom)

Understanding Iniquity (Working iniquity will keep you out of God’s Kingdom)

Explaining the True Gospel of the Kingdom of God (A MUST read for everyone)

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