The Greatest Marriage Proposal

Why does God give us a choice in the first place, doesn’t he want absolute obedience? If he wanted absolute obedience then he would have made us robots pre-programmed to say I love you. God often compares his covenant relationship to various types of human ones like a parent to child (creator to creation) and a husband and wife (God to his people). Most people can understand the view of God as a Father but seeing God as a husband seems strange to some. What is the difference between the two kinds of relationships?

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Women Speaking in Church

1 Tim 2:11-15 and 1 Cor 14:34-35 are often sighted as sexist verses in the bible that require women to be absolutely silent in church. However proper examination of the original language and context of this letter reveals that it’s not like that. First of all, if women weren’t allowed to speak at all, then why does Paul instruct them on how to pray and prophesy in 1 Corinthians 11:5, both of which require speaking? Women who were prophets in the bible can be found in Exodus 15:20, Judges 4:4-5, Luke 2:36, Acts 2:17, and Acts 21:9.

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3 Interpretations of 1 Timothy 2:12-15

There are 3 interpretations of 1 Timothy 2:12-15, concerning the role of women in the church. Both letters to Timothy were written to help him deal with an uprising of false teachers in the church of Ephesus. These false teachers, Hymenaeus, Alexander, and Philetus (these are the one’s Paul names) were not women, but they were influencing the women.

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