Women Preachers ? Why Not ? They are as much anointed !!

The Scriptures quoted Against Women ministering in Churches are

1 Tim 2: 11,12 and 1 Corinthians 14:34..and I use the KJV for the proper translations ..

1Cr 14:34 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.

1Cr 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.

1Cr 14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

Here the Apostle Paul is talking about those women who kept speaking in church services vs 34 – but they are commanded to be under obedience .. the context tells me that there seems to be a relational problem with their husbands …

Otherwise what will women who have no husbands do ? vs 35 …if they will learn anything ..let them ask their husbands …

Here the emphasis is on Learning and women asking questions in church to learn !!! I mean if they were preaching..Where does this bit of learning come into the picture ?

How many of us would like to have our Ministers learn while Preaching ?!!

So, we can safely conclude that this verse is talking about keeping silence in church while the teaching is going on? I stress then that they were speaking in church to learn something and that too they were interrupting the preaching going on by so doing .

Paul was talking to Timothy his student and pastor of a church in Ephesus the same thing


1 Tim 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

1 Tim 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Look again at the emphasis on learn here. Now here he is talking about Woman USURPING authority over the (a) man …. Telling us that He had some authority over her in the first place !!

Look closely at the word used for Man and you will know that it is normally translated husband in a relational context. [ Gk Strong 435 ] or look at the Definite article The , rightly translated in KJV and wrongly translated in many other versions .

As Ps Chris says, Mary was the first woman to preach the Resurrection Gospel to the Disciples ..the Lord Jesus did not count her any less worthy ..Now again Gaius many believe is a woman to whom John the Apostle wrote his episteles ..In the book of Acts,
Philip’s daughters preached(prophesied) with signs and wonders ..so even the Holy Spirit didn’t count them less worthy to minister His presence..

Having said that Who am I to count them any less ?

After a careful study of the Bible I find that WOMEN ARE NOT PROHIBITED TO PREACH , MINISTER IN CHURCHES !!


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