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Why Women Should Not Preach

"Let the women learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not a women to teach nor usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.  For Adam was first formed, then Eve.  And Adam was not deceived but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.  Not withstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in the faith and charity and holiness with sobriety" (I Timothy 2:11-15).

 

Therefore, the Bible illustrates that a woman should not teach nor preach according to the above scripture.  

"This is a true saying, if a man desires the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach." Verse 4-7 says, " one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; for if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into  the condemnation of the devil.  Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil." (! Timothy 3:1-2)

This scripture plainly demonstrates that a woman can not be a bishop.  The scripture says a bishop must be the husband of one wife.  It did not say the wife of one husband.  Also,  this scripture states "he desireth a good work".  Therefore, a woman is not a "he" but a "she".  

"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak: but they are commanded under obedience, as also says the law, and if they will learn, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35).

This scripture emphasizes that a woman can not preach.  However, there are times that they can teach.  "That they may teach the young women to be sober, and to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste keeper at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed (Titus 2:4-5).  Women can do many things in the church, but preaching is not one of them according to the Bible.  Some say that Mary preached the first message in St. Matthew 28th chapter.  The Bible does not validate that.  "And the angel answered and said unto the women fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.  He is not here: for He has risen as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall you see him lo, I have told you.  (Matthew 28:5-7) Many say that Mary Magdalene carried the first preached word.  Many based their authority from St. Matthew 28:7, "and go quickly, and tell . . . ", however, "tell" is not preaching.  Mary Magdalene only carried a message to say "that He has risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him lo, I have told you" (Matthew 28:7).  Finally, Mary did NOT preach,.  She only relayed a message from Jesus.

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