Women in the Church
Christ was very respectful unto woman and they were even allowed to enter the temple when he was preaching. He treated them with great respect and Mary was also one of his disciples, but the sexist church administrators back then suppressed her Gospel as Apocrypha (questionable or undesired) – see gnostic Gospels – The Gospel of Mary. She also was the disciple that Jesus loved mentioned in the Gospel (not that fictitious young boy). He kissed her fully on the mouth and often the Apostles were jealous and even asked why he loved her more than them. This was a natural love from male to female as we generally treat the tender feminine race softer.
GAL 3: 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Apostle Paul, to the Church in Corinth states:
I Cor. 14:34 “Let your women keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but let them subject themselves, just as the law also says (old Jewish law). And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church”. (not because Christ taught this, but it is Paul’s own decision).
Apostle Paul to Timothy, his son states.
Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
(here Paul lays down the rules for his own church, not the rules of Christ. And he also clearly says: ” I “.)
Apostle Paul to the Church in Corinth states:
CO1 11: 1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
CO1 11: 2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
CO1 11: 3 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. (if we are all one in Christ, the head of the woman is also Christ, as it is)
CO1 11: 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoured his head.
CO1 11: 5 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. (all old jewish laws, abolished by the Gospel)
CO1 11: 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
Here Paul alerts the believers about that which ‘he’ commands and that which ‘God’ commands:
CO1 7: 10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
CO1 7: 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
CO1 7: 12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
CO1 7: 13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
CO1 7: 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
And why did the spirit move Paul to alert us that CO1 7: 12 – 14 is not from God? Because it contains an untruth: one unbelieving partner cannot be sanctified by the other. If this was correct then some would be excluded from baptism, and Jesus tells you that everyone who is to become a Christian and Holy must baptise, for else they cannot enter heaven.
Apostle Paul to The Roman states.
ROM 16: 1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
ROM 16: 2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
ROM 16: 3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
ROM 16: 4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
The I Cor. 14:34 gag on woman, not being the doctrine of Christ, is Paul’s own opinion. This is him as the administrator of his church. He may have given this order for various reasons, inclusive the fact that woman were not as learned in reading and writing as man, or he was just following the old Jewish laws and customs, which do not apply to Christians, and are far away from Christ’s teachings (recall our escape on circumcision). Everything Christ requires us to know he taught us and ‘he’ did not teach us this.
Not every word of the Apostles is define-inspired by the holy ghost and thus from Christ,
but only that which does not contradict Christ; and what we read as the words of an Apostle can also be a forgery by some person or an error; and so we constantly return to Jesus’ teachings for confirmation and credibility on any commandment not given by him.
If Jesus has ‘clearly’ not taught something we do hear from the Apostles, we must be able to discredit it as corrupt, or distinguish it as the Apostle’s own doctrine and not from Christ.
Paul’s restrictions on women in the church demonstrate that these are his own ‘church rules’; and as if he regards it logic that we understand this, he makes no mention of this. But in CO1 7:10-14, he very nicely distinguishes that which God commands.
Throughout the Gospel we are warned to avoid the laws of men, Paul also warns of this:
TI1 1: 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than Godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
COL 2: 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
ROM 16: 7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
This not only tells us that there actually were female prominents, but clearly tells us that woman did teach, as did Mary ) but were suppressed as we have hardly any text on them. There also is an argument about whether Junia was an Apostle. But if she was or wasn’t, has no bearing on your salvation, so you are free to join the historical investigation.
As you must agree, we need no further proof, for as taught and confirmed throughout the Gospel, the below quote confirms that males are no different from females. “We are all one in Christ Jesus!” We become holy through faith, repentance, and baptism: thus become holy and receive the holy ghost through praying for it as Christ tells us in Luke 11:13, if not by means of laying on of hands (very rare today). ACT 15:8/9/10 and so we are all equal as Christians.
Galatians 3: 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Women in the Ministry of Christ
Women can become ministers, as truly as they become Christ’s after their true repentance and Baptism. If Christ wants them as his minister then he will call them – as he will have chosen them from the beginning, before the foundation of the earth. And do not be fooled by crooked women playing minister for financial gain: know them by their fruit, as Jesus tells you. Worldliness and excess are NOT from Christ.
Jesus speaks to his followers:
JOH 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Beware of the fables of men. Also, note personal opinions from Pseudo Christians who are nothing of the sort. If these people, like Paul did, would only care to tell you what is from them and what is from Christ, then you would not be deceived: and that’s why they don’t. And so you must read the Gospel yourself!