Friday, March 30, 2012


March 30, 2012

1 Timothy 2:l1 let a woman learn in silence with all submission

I find it ironic that Christianity has gotten sort of a bad wrap for making women subservient to men. It’s not true by the way, but that’s a post for another day. When in actuality the early church had an unheard of view of women; when every culture around the early church viewed women as possessions, God desired them to be treated as His children. This was revolutionary. Women in this day in time were not educated. They were kept under the total control of the men in their lives. In this verse Paul isn’t saying that women should be quiet and NOT learn. No, not that at all. He is merely teaching how they are to learn. In fact Paul is commanding that they learn, that they be taught. Can you imagine how these early Christian women must have felt? To go from being treated like cattle to being taught, to learning; I can imagine that this would have been amazing. Perhaps, even some of these women might have gotten a bit carried away with this new-found freedom, and decided to go even further. Yet, God has given us, all of us, men and women, a hierarchy of authority. Being respectful of authority is not being suppressed; everyone has someone they must submit to. Paul is merely reminding these women and all women this concept.   

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