redfernkitty (redfernkitty) wrote in saltshakers,

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Womens Conduct in Church

I am sure that this is a popular discussion, especially when feminism is so prevelant in our society. Although I am not a new Christian, I am still a toddler, maybe a preschooler when it comes to my maturity in Christ.

This morning I read the passage. I Timothy 2:9-15...yes, that's the one...i'm sure you all know.

In vs. 9-10, Paul talks about the way a woman is to dress. I understand this to mean we are not to dress in a manner that makes others think impure thoughts or flaunt our fancy clothes and jewelry, etc.-because what is important is cloaking ourselves with 'good deeds'.

vs. 11-12 "A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent."

vs. 13-14 explains why this is the way it is to be and vs. 15 speaks of women being saved.

I suppose for now, I will just hold my comments and questions-because honestly, I do not know where to begin. I do not doubt or disagree, but I don't understand its life implications. I have to ask myself, 'am I being disobedient by being a Sunday school teacher?' I don't believe this is so, but I don't know how to explain this seeming contradiction.

Furthermore, I want to be able to explain this passage to non-believers.

I have already taken this to the Lord and asked for the Holy Spirit's help in discerning this [as I do with Bible passage] and I am not relying on comments/answers provided in this post...but I wanted to open it up for discussion. I know that God is faithful and true and because I have asked for spiritual wisdom, he will grant it to me.

Thanks for your input brothers and sisters.
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