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Women in the Church (Part 2) — CAL.VINI.ST

Here is the continued part 2. Hope this helps to explain the role within the church! It has been a great encouragement to me! Thanks for part 2, Nathan!


“As discussed in Part 1, there is much controversy in the modern church regarding the role of women. This series is briefly examining the apostle Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 2:11-14 as it is a passage that deals directly with the issue at hand. Part 1 explored vv. 11-12 which gave Paul’s prohibition in regards to the role of women in the church. That is, in the formal assembling together of the saints women are to remain “quiet” (v.11a & v.12c). Paul defined “quiet” as “receiving instruction” (v.11a) rather than “teach[ing]” (v.12a), with an attitude of “submissiveness” (v.11b) never “excercis[ing] authority over a man” (v.12b).

“Paul’s clear prohibition in vv.11-12 is sufficient to establish the limitations upon a woman’s role, and prevent a woman – based solely on her gender – from becoming a Pastor and Teacher within the church. However, Paul continues in vv.13-14, giving explanations for his prohibition, and it is these explanations that we will briefly examine today.”

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