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.
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The Role of Women in the Christian Congregation (Part 6): Headship! It’s not what you think it is.
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.
The Role of Women in the Christian Congregation (Part 5): Does Paul Teach Women are Inferior to Men?
https://youtu.be/rGaZjKX3QyU In this video, we are going to examine Paul’s instructions regarding the role of women in a letter written to Timothy while he was serving in the congregation of Ephesus. However, before getting into that, we should review what we already...
The Role of Women in the Christian Congregation (Part 4): Can Women Pray and Teach?
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?
The Role of Women in the Christian Congregation (Part 3): Can a Women Be a Ministerial Servant?
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.
The Role of Women in the Christian Congregation (Part 2) The Bible Record
Before we go making assumptions as to what role women can play in God’s Christian arrangement, we need to see how Jehovah God himself has used them in the past by examining the Bible account of various women of faith in both Israelite and Christian times.
The Role of Women in the Christian Congregation (Part 1): Introduction
The role within the body of Christ which women are to play has been misconstrued and misapplied by men for hundreds of years. It is time to put off all the preconceptions and bias that both sexes have been fed by the religious leaders of the various denominations of Christendom and pay heed to what God wants us to do. This video series will explore the role of women within the great purpose of God by allowing the Scriptures to speak for themselves while unmasking the many attempts men have made to twist their meaning as they fulfill God’s words at Genesis 3:16.
The Bible Book of Genesis – How does God view Male and Female?
Introduction This question of “How does God view Male and Female?” is an examination focused on how God treated the first man and woman and what God intended for them both in terms of the relationship of the two sexes. Many Christians use the book of Genesis in...
Does a Woman Praying in the Congregation Violate Headship?
[This is a continuation of the topic on the Role of Women in the Congregation.] This article began as a comment in response to Eleasar’s thought-provoking, well-researched comment on the meaning of kephalē in 1 Corinthians 11:3. "But I want you to understand that the...
Understanding the Role of Women in God’s Family
Author's Note: In writing this article, I am seeking input from our community. It is my hope that others will share their thoughts and research on this important topic, and that in particular, the women on this site will feel free to share their viewpoint with...