kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a
teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
8I will therefore
that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
9In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety;
not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
(which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness
There is, here, God's typical division of ministries between men and women.
Old Testament, Proverbs 31 has this same division between men and women.
Men are to be directly concerned
with ministry and duty to God, including governing.
Women's ministry, and of vital importance, involves
good works of various kinds.
This includes, that most special ministry of child-birth and child-rearing.
folks often object to verses 11-14 because women are not to teach, nor rule men.
heresy," I call it -- one of those politically correct, but dishonest, interpretive tricks -- is to say this applies
only within churches.
This is false, the reasons given say nothing about a church.
reasons are given, one, women's greater propensity toward deception as evidenced by events in the Garden of Eden, --
And, two, God's deliberate, differential and complementary, purposes for the two genders, deliberately
ordained in his Special Creation.
So this restriction really applies everywhere, in everything.
applies throughout the secular world and society.
Obviously we see the massive disregard of this everywhere
But, we should frankly acknowledge this.
WE SHOULD NOT FALSIFY INTERPRET
THE PASSAGE, IN A DECEPTIVE ATTEMPT TO DO, OR TO HOLD WHAT'S POPULAR.
We should follow God's will
everywhere possible, and this, likely will include our vocational choices.
Some women leading religious
ministries feel, that since they are not in a church they can teach men.
This is absolutely false --
they are falsely interpreting the 1 Timothy 2 passage and sinning.
WE SEE A TOTALLY RIDICULOUS THING
THAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS OR SO!
YOUNG PEOPLE BEING DEEMED AND CALLED "CHILDREN'
EVEN UP TO AGE 18.
The press speaks of 17 year old boys and girls.
It is AMAZING
how the public, including churches and their members, have blindly, stupidly swallowed this foolishness.
THE WORLD CHILDREN HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DEEMED YOUNG MEN OR WOMEN STARTING ABOUT AGE 12.
They reach sexual
Many churches have their "confirmations" and Jews have their
Bar and Bat Mitvahs at 13.
This stupidity, which I am sure is deliberate on the part of the evil spirits,
fools many folks.
Many churches feel women can teach teenage men, because they have been deemed "children."
the prohibition of women teaching men does not apply.
OH YES IT DOES!!! IT ABSOLUTELY DOES
Beginning at 12 years old they ARE young men and 1 Timothy 2 absolutely DOES
This is serious, unconfessed, sin involving whole churches.
to consider one more passage - where modern bible makers are falsifying the bible.
Consider the New
Testament book of Ephesians Chapter 5:20-33:
always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
22Wives, submit yourselves
unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23For the husband is the head
of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing;
but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28So ought men to love their
wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see
that she reverence her husband.
In the last verse (33) the King James Bible correctly says, "reverence"
This goes very hard against political correctness.
Every modern bible, I've looked at say "respect"
The underlying Greek word is phobeō.
This is like in claustrophobia, or aqua-phobia
-- it means FEAR.
It is NOT THE GREEK WORD FOR "RESPECT," AND IT DOES NOT MEAN RESPECT.
The King James
Bible correctly translates it "reverence."
Much of the time -- God has NOT left us to the mercy of
the Greek and Hebrew "experts."
The "context" comes to our rescue here and it completely rules out
the word "respect."
Notice in the passage the clear parallel between (see verse 23) between Christ the head
of the Church, and the man, being head of his wife.
Question: are Christians to "respect" Christ, OR,
Obviously we are to "reverence" Christ.
In the absolute, direct parallel
of this passage, then, the wife is to "reverence" her husband.
MODERN BIBLE MAKERS HAVE JUST PLAIN FALSIFIED
THE BIBLE IN VERSE 33.
One must wonder where else they have falsified the bible to be politically correct, or to sell
One last thought on this passage -- the husband is commanded to "love" his wife --
is commanded to be "subject" to her husband.
These two are differential and complementary.
husband loves her, she will usually want to obey him --
When she obeys him, he can't help but love her.
men and women to be differential and complementary, physically, culturally, etc.
Thus, his Bible instructions are differential
and complementary, to help us be as he wants, and to be as happy as possible.
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