When men read that the Bible makes them the head of the women, they often view this as a divine endorsement that they get to tell their wife what to do. Is that the case? Are they considering the context? And what does ballroom dancing have to to with headship in marriage? This video will attempt to answer those questions.
Shawn has been baptized for six years, but is having issues with some of the teachings of the organization. In situations like this, are the elders interested in helping the sheep, or are they more interested in enforcing compliance?
Research into the Greek of Paul’s day indicates that the famous verse of 1 Corinthians 11:3 about headship has been incorrectly translated resulting in untold suffering for both men and women.
Paul appears to be telling us at 1 Corinthians 14:33, 34 that women are to be silent in congregation meetings and wait to get home to ask their husbands if they have any questions. This contradicts Paul’s earlier words at 1 Corinthians 11:5, 13 allowing women to both pray and prophecy in congregation meetings. How can we resolve this apparent contradiction in God’s word?
Every religion has an ecclesiastical hierarchy of men who control doctrine and conduct. There is rarely a place for women. However, is the very idea of any ecclesiastical hierarchy unscriptural? This is the topic we will examine in part 3 of our series on the role of women in the Christian congregation.