The U.S. Flag is often at half-staff, where I work, due to
soldiers' deaths in combat.
I lie about the dishonor of a man working for a woman -- I forsake the precious freedom of speech, freedom of religion, etc.,
we deem those soldiers died to give us.
Worse yet, I betray God's New Testament statement in 1 Timothy 2:12 and God's great character and holy purposes:
(Geneva Bible - almost identical in the
King James Bible)
THE WORD "USURP" OCCURS ONLY HERE, IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE (KJB), and that is probably true for the
Geneva Bible, too.
My quick look at several popular, modern versions, INCLUDING THE "NEW KING JAMES," shows avoidance
of this word "usurp." DELIBERATELY SO - I'M VERY SURE.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
I permit not a woman to teach, neither to USURP authority over the man, but to be in silence. (My Emphasis)
13 For Adam was first
formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived, and was in the transgression.
through bearing of children she shall be saved, if they
continue in faith, and love, and holiness with modesty.
Many may ask, "Aren't we past all
this sexist foolishness?
Bible says we all have a conscience --
I see indications telling me that deep down inside -- folks know -- it IS wrong.
THE MAD DASH TO OBLITERATE ALL OF GOD'S GENDER PURPOSES IS
We men may have no
choice but to work for a woman, but we should not compound the dishonor by lying about it, dishonoring God further, and our
fallen soldiers, too.
commonly commit the SIN of adding to the Bible, here, by saying this passage only applies ONLY within churches.
This is false, there are ONLY TWO reasons
given for disallowing women's usurpation.
The passage says nothing about churches - this idea is wrongly ADDED to the Bible.
Jesus Christ seriously charged the religious
leaders of his day with effectively replacing God's words with their own "traditions."
Religious leaders of our day are
still at it -- see my page Standard Heresies.
The passage gives two reasons against this usurpation -- (1) the
problem of Eve's deception in the Garden of Eden, and (2) God's deliberate creative purpose.
This purpose was to make man in God's image and the
woman to be his helper.
See my page Image of God and the Sin of Unisex for further detail.
It is another standard heresy leaders say that BOTH
men and woman are made in God's image. THIS IS FALSE.
Chapter 2 of Genesis is the expanded explanation for Genesis 1:26,27.
Many bible teachers don't know
this, or do not have the courage and integrity to teach it.
I have NEVER heard a bible teacher go to Genesis 2, the expanded explanation, when
teaching Genesis 1:26,27.
God made MEN in his image, since he is a straight male.
THEN, later, he notes that it is not good for the man to be alone.
So, he makes Eve to be a companion
and helper for Adam.
God DOES NOT make her ANOTHER image of God.
God is a Straight Male - a woman cannot
be his image.
IS differential and complimentary to God's person.
She IS critical in showing that being a straight guy is absolutely integral to being
a man -- just like it is for God, too.
So women are of critical importance to imaging God as the Straight Guy he IS!