SUNDAY JUNE 23 - FAQ BIO

Do you ever sit around wondering about certain spiritual questions like…

  • “Is it wrong to go dancing?”

  • “Should a Christian get a tattoo?” 

  • “Will we be married in heaven?”

  • “Do people turn into angels in heaven?” 

  • “Is it wrong to trust in horoscopes?”

  • “Is it OK to spank your kids?” 

  • “What’s up with the whole dinosaur stuff?”

  • “Is there ‘for real’ an unforgiveable sin?”

You’ve got questions? The Bible has the answers. And where the text is unclear, we will give you our opinions and what has formed them. Some of life’s most fun, most interesting, most shocking, and most trivial questions will be discussed with real questions from real people.

Q&A RULES:

  • The Bible is the STANDARD OF TRUTH

  • Wherever the BIBLE SPEAKS CLEARLY, I will stand with it and will not waiver a bit

  • Where the BIBLE DOESN’T SPEAK DIRECTLY to an issue, I will look for PRINCIPLES TO APPLY

  • If I CAN’T FIND PRINCIPLES that apply, I will give MY OPINION

  • Let’s do it all with a SPIRIT OF GRACE, compassion, empathy and shared experiences. Nobody is a “STUPID IDIOT!”

1 PETER 3:15 NIV Always be PREPARED TO GIVE AN ANSWER to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with GENTLENESS and RESPECT.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17 NIV All SCRIPTURE is God-breathed and is useful for TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING and TRAINING in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 

TOPICS IN FAQ SERIES - FOUR CATEGORIZED TOPICS

  1. God’s Love, Salvation & Eternity

  2. Bible Interpretation, Faith & Science

  3. Church Community & Relationships with Unbelievers

  4. Moral Behavior & Sexuality

TODAYS MESSAGE - BIBLE INTERPRETATION, CHURCH COMMUNITY & RELATIONSHIPS WITH UNBELIEVERS

QUESTIONS ABOUT WOMEN & LEADERSHIP

  1. Can WOMEN LEAD in church (over men)?

  2. Can WOMEN TEACH in church (to men)?

  3. Can WOMEN be PASTORS?

 

1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-35 NKJV Let your WOMEN keep SILENT in the churches, for they are NOT PERMITTED TO SPEAK; but [they are] to be SUBMISSIVE, as the law also says. 35 And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is SHAMEFUL FOR WOMEN TO SPEAK in church.

1 TIMOTHY 2:11 NKJV Let a WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE with all SUBMISSION. 12 And I DO NOT PERMIT a WOMAN to TEACH or to HAVE AUTHORITY OVER a man, but to BE IN SILENCE.

 

RELIGIOUS ASSUMPTIONS

  • WOMEN must SUBMIT to ALL men!

  • WOMEN can’t LEAD in CHURCH over men!

  • WOMEN can’t TEACH in CHURCH to men!

  • WOMEN must keep SILENT in the CHURCH!

 

  • WOMEN must SUBMIT to ALL men!

    • Only CHRISTIAN men?

    • What if the man VIOLATES BOUNDARIES?

    • What if TWO men want CONFLICTING THINGS?

  • WOMEN can’t LEAD in CHURCH over men!

    • Can they INFLUENCE?

    • Can they LEAD SONS at HOME or even CHURCH?

    • Is sharing CREATIVITY or ADMINISTRATION LEADING?

  • WOMEN can’t TEACH in CHURCH to men!

    • Can they TEACH NON-RELIGIOUS things?

    • Can they outside the CHURCH PROPERTY LINES?

    • Can they teach KIDS CHURCH… to BOYS… and what if MEN are serving on the KIDS TEAM too?

    • Can they be MISSIONARIES?

  • WOMEN must keep SILENT in the CHURCH!

    • Can they GREET, PARK CARS, or KIDS CHURCH?

    • Can they say “HI” to friends… even in the LOBBY?

    • Can they SING during WORSHIP, or on STAGE, or PRAY?

    • Can they LAUGH at the PASTOR’S JOKES?

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VIOLATED THE PRINCIPLE - WHAT ABOUT….

  • DEBORAH (OT Prophet, Judge & Military Leader)

  • MIRIAM (OT Prophet to lead Israel out of Egypt)

  • HULDAH (OT Prophet & authorized Scripture)

  • PHEOBE (NT Deacon)

  • PRISCILLA (NT Teacher)

  • JUNIA (NT Apostle)

  • JEZEBEL (NT called herself a “Prophet” to seduce…)

  • NOADIAH, ANNA, RUTH, ESHTER, RIZPAH, FOUR DAUGHTERS OF PHILIP, RACHEL, HANNAH, ABIGAIL, ELISABETH, and MARY  

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THE MAKING OF MISOGYNY

  • INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF OPPRESSION

  • DIFFICULT SCRIPTURE TEXTS (PATRIARCHAL)

  • JEWISH TALMUD – BABYLON CAPTIVITY

  • JEWISH RABBINIC CULTURE (QUOTES)

  • CHURCH LEADER & JUDIAZER CULTURE (QUOTES) 

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JESUS LEADS THE CHANGE

  • MARY & MARTHA

  • “BLESSED RATHER ARE THEY THAT HEAR THE WORD”

  • WOMAN AT THE WELL

  • WOMEN SUPPORTERS OF JESUS

  • JESUS REVEALED HIMSELF TO WOMEN FIRST (REZ)

  • NEW COVENANT EQUALITY

  • BEGINNING OF THE CHURCH AGE

  • LAUNCH OF WOMEN LEADERS & TEACHERS

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UNRAVELING THE DIFFICULT TEXTS

1 CORINTHIANS 14:34-35 NKJV Let your WOMEN keep SILENT in the churches, for they are NOT PERMITTED TO SPEAK; but [they are] to be SUBMISSIVE, as the law also says. 35 And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is SHAMEFUL FOR WOMEN TO SPEAK in church.

 

“NOW CONCERNING…” 1 CORINTHIANS

  • 7:1 NKJV NOW CONCERNING THE THINGS OF WHICH YOU WROTE TO ME: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.

  • 7:25 NKJV NOW CONCERNING virgins…

  • 8:1 NKJV NOW CONCERNING things offered to idols…

  • 12:1 NKJV NOW CONCERNING spiritual [gifts]…

  • 16:1 NKJV NOW CONCERNING the collection for the saints…

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1 TIMOTHY 2:9-12 NKJV I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the WOMEN adorn themselves in MODEST APPAREL, with PROPRIETY and MODERATION, not with BRAIDED HAIR or GOLD or PEARLS or COSTLY CLOTHING, 10 but, which is proper for WOMEN PROFESSING GODLINESS, with GOOD WORKS. 11 Let a WOMAN LEARN IN SILENCE with all SUBMISSION. 12 And I DO NOT PERMIT a WOMAN to TEACH or to HAVE AUTHORITY OVER a man, but to BE IN SILENCE.

1 TIMOTHY INTERPRETATION

  • JUDIAZERS (Law and Jewish tradition first)

  • GNOSTICS (Claimed secret knowledge)

  • APHRODITE (CORINTH) & DIANA (EPHESUS)

  • UNLEARNED & UNSKILLED IN THE WORD (1:1 & 2:11)

  • SOME WERE NOT BELIEVERS (2:15 & 6:21)

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WOMEN PASTORS???

1 TIMOTHY 3:2 NKJV A bishop then must be blameless, the HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;

TITUS 1:5-7 NKJV …you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city … THE HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE 

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION

WHO SAID WOMEN CAN’T TEACH – CHARLES TROMBLEY

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