Christians Say the Darnedest Things: Woman Aren’t Equal to Men

keeping women in line

You may visit denominational churches and find women preaching, publicly teaching, or leading committees which frequently include men. This certainly seems fair given our modern, common social norms regarding gender equality. However, is this culture consistent with God’s Holy Word? We know what denominational churches [Shannon belongs to the Church of Christ] have to say about women preachers and leaders, but what does God say about it?

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Some Bible believers may shrug off Paul’s command, contending this only represented his opinion or the norms of the 1st-century culture. However, please notice that this commandment was not rooted in Paul’s culture, but rather, the inspired reason sprang from the order established by two universal facts: The creation and the fall of man. The God-defined roles of men and women are therefore transcendent and apply to all of Adam and Eve’s descendants as far as the consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin have spread.

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Older women are to teach younger women to love and obey their husbands (Titus 2:3-5). This does not imply that this teaching was done in the assembly. It does not imply women can teach minor children the Word while the church is assembled. This does not imply that women can preach, teach, wait on the Lord’s table, lead prayer, or lead singing when men are not present. This does not imply that older women are to teach younger women the gospel or the doctrine of Christ. It does not imply younger women can teach what older women were commanded to teach. It does not imply women can teach the gospel by writing articles on the internet, in church bulletins, or by authoring sermon books, etc

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In a generation and society where women are equal to men on so many levels, it is hard for many women to submit to man when it comes to handling God’s Word. Even so, God’s Word does not change from one generation to another. What was true for 1st-century Christian women is true for all other generations going forward. If anyone attempts to change God’s Word they shall be accursed!

— Al Shannon, Biblical Proof, Gender Based Responsibilities in the Church, August 19, 2018

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5 Comments

  1. maura

    it’s the same reason for racism. power over another/. and the reason they are acting out so badly now is that the fear of losing their power is growing.

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  2. Just Mic

    Well, he seems like a pleasant person. (e_e)

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  3. Zoe

    Teach that women are worth shit and they’ll grow up believing it and along the way they won’t be able to remove themselves from the abuse because of “fear of the Lord” the Bible and a hellish after-life.

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  4. That Other Jean

    Well, accursed it is, then. I have a brain, and I use it. If that means that I’m asked to teach someone else, of whatever age or gender, how to do something I know, including bits about the Bible, I’ll take my chances with God. Surely, if he/she/it/they exist, accurate information would be high on the list of desirable data to pass on to others. I’m not going to spend my life doing nothing but praising my husband and taking care of my children, much as I love them. Life–anybody’s life–should be more than that.

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  5. ObstacleChick

    Funny how certain groups seem to think that having a certain body part is necessary for passing along information. The fundamentalist evangelical school I attended had female teachers teaching math, science, even bible classes, but never preaching. As an educational institution that paid their teachers a pittance they needed each teacher they could get – therefore, they wouldn’t go so far as to say women couldn’t teach men. Lol

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