Church Politics

Women are ordered to keep silence in Christian Bible

1 Corinthians 14:34
Women are to be silent in the churches. They are not permitted to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.
Αἱ γυναῖκες ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις σιγάτωσαν, οὐ γὰρ ἐπιτρέπεται αὐταῖς λαλεῖν· ἀλλὰ ὑποτασσέσθωσαν, καθὼς καὶ ὁ νόμος λέγει.

King James Bible
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

Christian Standard Bible
the women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but are to submit themselves, as the law also says.


Anti women views in Bible

Genesis 3:16-To the woman He said: “I will sharply increase your pain in childbirth; in pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

1 Corinthians 11:5-And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for it is just as if her head were shaved.

1 Corinthians 11:13-Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?

1 Corinthians 14:21-It is written in the Law: “By strange tongues and foreign lips I will speak to this people, but even then they will not listen to Me, says the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 14:35-If they wish to inquire about something, they are to ask their own husbands at home; for it is dishonorable for a woman to speak in the church.[1 Corinthians 14:35-And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church]

Ephesians 5:22-Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.

1 Timothy 2:11-A woman must learn in quietness and full submissiveness.

1 Timothy 2:12-I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; she is to remain quiet.

1 Peter 3:1-Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your husbands, so that even if they refuse to believe the word, they will be won over without words by the behavior of their wives


Comment: If any woman wish to inquire about something, they are to ask their own husbands at home; for it is dishonorable for a woman to speak in the church. Paul directed this to be a general rule, and one which ought to be normally observed; for he repeats it in 1 Timothy 2:11, 12. Deprivation of political power for women was evident. νόμος- means law of Moses was still applicable , despite vigorous claim of the death of Jesus as freedom from  the Law of Moses. Church became the New Israel for Christians, New directions/ laws took place of old one.

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