Man, the Male Leadership Role as Directed by God - Part 19
Its been a while since the last posting due to unforeseen circumstances. But we'll pick up where we left off and move ahead to the substance of the matter.
Now we come to the controversy, the point of this study, verses in the New Testament which must be redefined or updated by the libertine in order for the libertine to circumvent the Word of God, in this area. The premise is "God did not mean for man\male to be in charge, totally." The attack is full-force on all verses where the word woman, as the libertine expresses, "may be used" in place of the word "man."
We will look at a few verses where the most attacks come. We can rightly assume these are the focus as they are quite definitive in their directive. We will see that the attack is only fruitful, for the most part, when dealing with the uninformed, unstudied or unsaved.
But there is a fourth group, and they are more dangerous than the libertine. They are the believers of both genders that have accepted the teachings of the libertine neo-theologians. They are usually well-studied women that "want" a greater recognition of their importance in the world. We may assume that many of these women do not mean to violate the Word of God, but ego has caused them to turn a blind eye to their own false teachings.
And we can add that group of men to the mix, men who profess to have "a calling," and we won’t challenge this with a broad brush. But we will say, they are easily swayed for some reason, be it ego or self-importance in the world or some other issue that pulls them away from a true calling of God to His work.
These men have either fallen prey to the libertine and have turned a blind eye to the teachings of the libertine for the sake of peace in the church and/or in the home. Their support is necessary for the libertines to procure in order to change the understanding of God’s Word. In some cases, these men give in quickly for something nearer to their heart than the Word of God. But it would seem that many are just fooled because they let their need for self-importance override their judgement. In all cases, we find them defined distinctly in the Book of Jude.
The following are verses (some in the next hub) with which we will conclude this portion of our study, then move onto the results of not adhering to the directives of God. The verses are:
1 Corinthians 11:12; For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman ; but all things of God.
In this verse, God has set a certain standard. One cannot be without the other and, therefore, there is a standard of equality. But this is an equality of humanity, not deity. Note God ends the verse with a statement of who is in charge; "but all things of God."
"All things" belong to God. Though man has a way of tweaking them in a most "useful" manner to meet worldly fashion and personal wants, they never-the-less, what ever it is, belong to God. And when God made/formed/spoke things in a specific manner, it was for a reason. So we can only see that the "tweaking" is nothing more than rebellion, thought most times done with a smile on the face and Bible in the hand.
We dare not decide that "as times change, needs change" and God’s omniscience is negated. To say so is to say God is out of touch with His world and no longer has the right of ownership.
So now we come to the Church of today, and the main verse which is so under attack by the libertine:
1 Corinthians 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.
The libertine is supported by (and is usually spawned by), the doctrines of "presumptuous men" (2 Peter 2:10-15) and "silly women" (2 Timothy 3:1-7). They would present new meaning to words of scripture, with an urgency that "God must understand the new way of thinking."
Way back in Genesis 3:16, God commanded that the woman would be under the command of the man. He has not changed His mind. On the contrary, He has stated "I change not.", Malachi 3:6.
Again, argue with God if you do not like this position. He is the one that instituted it, and because of sin. And He is the one that reminds us time and again of the command found here in 1 Corinthians. It is still enforce. Then God repeats or supports this verse with the next verse.
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.
There is no doubt of the command here in verse 35 is the same as in verse 34. And there is no doubt God means what He says. But mankind will not have limits.