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Are you Obedient?

Women and the Assembly
Should women be "ordained" as ministers of the gospel of Yahushua the Anointed? Should they function in the body of Yahushua in the same manner as men? Is it fair that mostly men are preachers? These kind of questions can go on and on forever, with people getting any answer they want if they are willing to ask enough people. The only way to get the correct answer is to go to the authority on the subject, the Scripture.

To start the answer, I'll say that women of course have their place and reason for being in the assembly. There is absolutely nothing chauvinistic about their place. There is absolutely nothing derogatory about their place. There is absolutely nothing demeaning about their place.

Our Eloah, whose name is Yahuwah, has a place and a purpose for all of His creatures, big and small, man and beast, animal and plant, male and female. There is nothing that He created that does not have a specific purpose for being.

His purpose.

Not man's.

Not yours.

Not mine.

His!

Very possibly we don't see or understand the purpose He has assigned to a specific creature, but that is of no matter. He still knows its purpose and you can rest assured that its purpose will be fulfilled.

Men and women are different, and as such, have different positions in the assembly and for different reasons as you'll see below. Yahuwah never was an equal opportunity employer and never will be. The question is not whether there will be equality between the sexes, but will they both be obedient to His word. If you will be His servant, your sex does not matter. Just obey His word.

Because of the "Cafeteria Christians" who like to take only the parts of the scripture that they find appetizing and ignore the rest and then say that if you don't believe the way they believe that "that is your interpretation," I have put the following collection of the same verses from several different versions of Scripture that I have at hand together for your perusal. This should give you a clue that what is said has nothing to do with MY interpretation of anything. It is what Yahuwah said. Remember, we must not interpret His word, just translate it from language to language and then diligently study and apply it.

Don't take my word for it. Read what I have put here and read all around these verses in the Scripture to see if it's in context and then you can determine for yourself if what I have written is true or not. Take no man's word for it, for if you do, you are exposing yourself to eternal damnation based on what someone else believes. Remember. You are responsible for yourself. All I or any other man can do is to give you the word of life.

It is up to you to take it or leave it and to study to show yourself approved of our Eloah.

1 Korinthios (Corinthians) 14:34-35

(KJV) 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 says the law. {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.

(NIV) women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. {35} 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.

(RSV) the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. {35} If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.

(NRSV) women should be silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as the law also says. {35} If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.

(NKJV) Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. {35} And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

(ASV) let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also says the law. {35} And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.

(NASV) Let the women keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but let them subject themselves, just as the Law also says. {35} And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.

The words below show what the Greek words are that are translated to the English in this passage.

As you can see, Yahuwah had some things to say about whether or not women were to be "ordained" as ministers to the flock, preach to a flock, be TV evangelists, etc., and everything He had to say about it was, "They can't. Not in MY kingdom." If some man-made religion decides it is going to "ordain" women as preachers, ministers, bishops, priests, reverends, or whatever else their title may be, so be it. That ought to be a good clue that it is a man-made religion, and not the Assembly that Yahushua built. More on the subject below.

1 Timotheos (Timothy) 2:9-15 - All of the words in the various translations are left intact just as they came off the translator's pen.

(KJV) In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; {10} But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works. {11} Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. {12} But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. {13} For Adam was first formed, then Eve. {14} And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. {15} Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

(NIV) I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, {10} but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. {11} A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. {12} I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. {13} For Adam was formed first, then Eve. {14} And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. {15} But women will be saved through childbearing--if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

(RSV) also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire {10} but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion. {11} Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. {12} I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent. {13} For Adam was formed first, then Eve; {14} and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. {15} Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.

(NRSV) also that the women should dress themselves modestly and decently in suitable clothing, not with their hair braided, or with gold, pearls, or expensive clothes, {10} but with good works, as is proper for women who profess reverence for God. {11} Let a woman learn in silence with full submission. {12} I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she is to keep silent. {13} For Adam was formed first, then Eve; {14} and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. {15} Yet she will be saved through childbearing, provided they continue in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.

(NKJV) in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, {10} but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. {11} Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. {12} And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. {13} For Adam was formed first, then Eve. {14} And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. {15} Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

(ASV) In like manner, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefastness and sobriety; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly raiment; {10} but (which becometh women professing godliness) through good works. {11} Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. {12} But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. {13} For Adam was first formed, then Eve; {14} and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen into transgression: {15} but she shall be saved through her child-bearing, if they continue in faith and love and sanctification with sobriety.

(NASB) Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments; {10} but rather by means of good works, as befits women making a claim to godliness. {11} Let a woman quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. {12} But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. {13} For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. {14} And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression. {15} But women shall be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

C.F. Castleberry
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