1 Timothy is a letter written to help Timothy navigate the mixed-up, idolatrous ideas that were wreaking havoc on the faith of the Christians in Ephesus. Read more about these problems in this article. In 1 Timothy 2:9-15, Paul placed extreme limitations on the women in the Ephesian church, because the women were especially causing… Read More Artemis worship instigated the restrictions of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
This post is a part of the series comparing the teaching on various gender passages in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 14:34-4034 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… Read More Problem Passages: 1 Corinthians 14:34-36
Complementarians believe the fall distorted the God-ordained order of complementary roles: men lead and women follow. Egalitarians believe male leadership is a result of the fall. Explore the differing interpretations of Genesis 3:16.… Read More Problem Passages: Genesis 3:16 (Updated 2022)
In previous posts, I ask if Eve is culpable for her sin. Was she formed second to provide a way for Jesus to be born of Adam, yet without Adam’s sin? The first reason why I question her culpability is that the nature of her sin is different than Adam’s. The second reason is that… Read More The serpent is to blame for Eve’s sin.