Pastor WJS So the words of God Himself,Jesus, are just as weighty as those of a God-saved sinful man, Paul, in your eyes.
But that is not the point! Proper exegesis of scripture is to compare scripture with scripture. The prophets are subject to the prophets, as your beloved Paul says. If our understanding of Paul's words contradict the teachings of many other prophets in scripture we have to balance our interpretation so that it does not fly in the face of the whole counsel of God. Is that not so?
Since Jesus nowhere taught female submission, and since God presented Huldah the prophetess as a teacher of men and a king, as well as presenting Deborah,likewise, and taught that God's way is Equal (Ezekiel 18:25-29 and Ezekiel 33:17-30)how then do we find such weight given to the interpretation of Paul when he appears to take away the liberty Christ gives to women?
With Paul, then, I concur as he says of the Judaizers, Gal.2:4 ...because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you..."
-likewise with Jew, Gentile, male and female! Todays misogynist yesterday's Juda
Great Sermon! Thank God for the truth that is preached. Thank God for His criticism and judgment for the way I am living my life. Thank God for meddling in my life. His authority that leads me away from sin really is His grace toward me! Without it I would be lost for all eternity!
Great Sermon! Walking in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, is offering up myself, giving myself, putting my needs, my wants aside for someone else. Do they deserve it? No. Am I doing it for them? No. Did Jesus do it for me? Yes for me, I did receive the benefit but He did it as an offering and sacrifice to God. When I love like Chirst someone receives the benefit but my motivation is to offer myself as a sacrifice.
When is equal unequal I was teaching math the other day and was telling the child that for something to be equal to another thing, they have to be the same...if I add something to one side of the equation it becomes unequal. So it was interesting for me to learn that women are equal to men but unequal. And this was told with such 'delicacy'. Why didn't Jesus teach women this? Matthew Henry says women were created equal to men until the Fall. Are Christians still under the rule of Satan and in the Fall then? Has God changed from when He was the creator and decided to keep women unequal even though redeemed?
Praise God that I see that God is still in someone's heart to take a stand against what is being termed "GOOD" when all and sundry knows that homosexuality is a SIN I am being called an enemy of the church because I dared to stand and say that this is a sin and it says so in the word of GOD
Great Sermon! Your opening prayer eloguently expressed what God has done for you. It expressed all that He has done for me. I was so lost, so hurt, so hopelessly trapped in my sin and He lifted me up. I thaink God so very much for all that He has done!
Great Sermon! I did not realize how much I missed the first time I heard this sermon until I listened to it the second time. My prayer is that God will show me all the ways I have built an idol to myself. I pray He will help me to correct my thoughts, my speech and my actions so that I will bring glory to Him.