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In the Love of the Three in One,

Br. Jack+, LC

Patriarchy in 1 Timothy 2

1 Timothy 2.11ff (NLT*; adapted): Women should learn quietly and submissively. I don’t let women teach men or have authority over them. Let them listen quietly. For God made Adam first, and afterward he made Eve. And it wasn’t Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result. But women will be saved through childbearing, assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty.
Regarding this passage, a friend wrote (edited for content and length):
Here is my problem with this scripture passage. 1) The word Christian means “little Christ” which vests authority just by Christ’s presence in your heart and life. 2) A preacher is not an authority figure. A preacher, just like a deacon, is a servant. A servant to God, a servant to his flock, and a servant to his community. A servant. Servitude does not imply authority. God is the authority. I believe if God calls a woman to serve, it’s his call how he wants her to serve. The modern church trying to pl…