I must weigh in on the matter.... what do you all think, then, about 1 Timothy 2? This is a very interesting matter to me... I pray that we, by trusting and testing, will find the true will of the Lord for every man, woman, and child. Shalom. In Christ's awesome name, David Cole >From: Aaron Siddall <asiddall@...> >Reply-To: dragonraid@... >To: dragonraid@... >Subject: Re: [DragonRaid] ...as a Christian gamer >Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 08:58:53 -0600 > >Hello, > I wonder if Pauls statements concerning women speaking in church had >anything to do with the near-by pagan cultures. I have often thought that >the reason for forbidding women from dancing in the front of the church was >partially to discourage pagan practices (plenty of whom had temple >prostitutes), as well as to keep men from being distracted. If men from a >culture that recently indulged in temple prostitution, have women cavorting >in front of him, it might prove too much of a distraction. > Perhaps women speaking out in church was a potential hold-over from the >local pagans, I believe that the cult of astoreth(the female counterpart of >baal) had priestesses rather than priests (and they would sacrifice >infants). > I dont have hard facts concerning this theory (yet), but it would make >alot of sense. The hebrews were surrounded by a whole world full of >atrocious religeous practices. Small wonder that Christianity spread like >wildfire. > >Aaron Siddall > > > >At 07:36 AM 1/9/02 -0500, you wrote: > >I have to comment here. > >Please remember, the Chapter and Verse divisions were added very recently > >(about 1500). When Paul wrote, there was no punctuation, even. > >1 Cor 14:27-40 "If anyone speaks in a tongue two or at the most three > >should speak one at a time and someone must interpret If there is no > >interpreter the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to > >himself and God Two or three prophets should speak and the others should > >weigh carefully what is said And if a revelation comes to someone who is > >sitting down the first speaker should stop For you can all prophesy in > >turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged The spirits of > >prophets are subject to the control of prophets For God is not a God of > >disorder but of peace As in all the congregations of the saints women > >should remain silent in the churches They are not allowed to speak but > >must be in submission, as the Law says If they want to inquire about > >something they should ask their own husbands at home for it is > >disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church Did the word of God > >originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? If anybody > >thinks he is a prophet or spiritually gifted, let him acknowledge that > >what I am writing to you is the Lord's command If he ignores this, he > >himself will be ignored Therefore my brothers be eager to prophesy, and > >do not forbid speaking in tongues But everything should be done in a > >fitting and orderly way" > > > >Notice the saracsm in there?? (IMO) Paul, to me, says "You tell women to > >be quiet. What ?!? Did the Spirit of God only come to you?" This is > >the same man who wrote Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave > >nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. > > > >Last Comment -- The whole 1 Cor passage appears, to me, to be about > >Tongues. It seemed to be very active throughout the early church. I > >can't see applying that partial sentence to other situations. > > > >Jack > > > > > >-- >To unsubscribe, send ANY message to <dragonraid-unsubscribe@...> > _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.