From my careful study of Scripture, I strongly believe that women are to be keepers at home and that they are to be silent in the churches. The only area they have been given any authority to teach is the “aged women” (Titus 2:3) teaching the young women biblical womanhood (Titus 2:4,5). Many think I’m crazy, I know. These seem extreme views even in most churches. But wait a minute! Look at what these two commentaries of old had to say about the verse in 1 Timothy 2:12:
“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.—The whole purpose of these weighty admonitions of the great founder of the Gentile Churches relegates Christian women to their own legitimate sphere of action and influence—the quiet of their own homes…St. Paul shows what is the only proper sphere in which woman should work, and in which she should exercise her influence and power; while man’s work and duties lay in the busy world without, woman’s work was exclusively confined to the quiet stillness of home.” (Ellicot’s Commentary)
“But I suffer not a woman to teach, They may teach in private, in their own houses and families; they are to be teachers of good things, Titus 2:3. They are to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; nor is the law or doctrine of a mother to be forsaken, any more than the instruction of a father; see Proverbs 1:8…. but then women are not to teach in the church; for that is an act of power and authority, and supposes the persons that teach to be of a superior degree, and in a superior office, and to have superior abilities to those who are taught by them.” (Gill’s Exposition)
Many have been asking me if Mrs. So-and-So is a good Bible teacher. If Mrs. So-and-So calls herself a Christian Bible teacher, is her focus upon biblical womanhood? There are many women these days who write Bible studies yet fail to teach anything about biblical womanhood such as Kay Arthur of Precepts Ministries, the woman who wrote all of the BSF studies, plus the hoards of other female Bible preachers and teachers. What qualifies them to do this? God sure didn’t. God was careful to only have men chosen with strict qualifications who would be the ones in authority in the churches and do the Bible teaching.
Did you know that there are 16 biblical qualifications a man must meet in order to be a pastor or elder in a church? There are 13 biblical qualifications a man must meet to be a deacon. And there are four biblical qualifications that an “aged woman” must meet to teach young women biblical womanhood. There are NO qualification for women like Kay Arthur and the many others who are teaching Scripture yet fail to teach biblical womanhood. Women don’t need female Bible teachers. There are many solid, biblical male pastors and preachers to learn the Bible from!
I know this offends the feminist mindset of most Christian women. “What, I am only supposed to work in the quiet of my home? You mean I can’t speak in the church?” These questions show that they have no intention of searching Scripture and obeying God. They want to continue on the path that they are on with no regard for God’s clear commands. Don’t you be one of them, women!
“And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression” (1 Timothy 2:12). This is one of the reasons women can’t teach in the churches; women are more easily deceived. The other one is that men are the ones God put in authority. So if these are the reasons why women are not to teach in the churches, what qualifies them to teach other women in the churches? Nothing. The only ones qualified to teach are the “aged women” (Titus 2:3) and God tells them exactly what to teach (Titus 2:4,5).
This isn’t complicated. Feminism complicates everything by watering down and twisting God’s Word to give women authority that God hasn’t given them.
There are many great older women who teach biblical womanhood you can learn from. They are on my Instagram account under “favorite books” with authors Virginia Ruth Fugate, Elizabeth Baker, Teri Maxwell, Linda Dillow, Martha Peace, Rebekah Curtis, Carolyn Mahoney, Anna Mary Byler, Laura Doyle, Marilee Horton, Denise Renner, Mary Pride, Debi Pearl, Dorcas Stutzman, Nancy Wilson, Rebekah Merkle, and Nancy Campbell. These women teach biblical womanhood as commanded by God. I am thankful for them.
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 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. 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.
1 Corinthians 14:33-35