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Is It Scriptural that Women should Minister in Public, (in ‘Church’ or actually the Ecclesia,) Just As Men do? 

 

Renette Vermeulen

 

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The prophet Daniel distinctly identified misogyny or hatred for women as one of the signs of the last of the end days.  Jesus called it “The Days of Noah and Lot.”  It stems directly from the fall in Eden, brutally manifested in the Old Testament, and is still expressed and enforced in the New Testament.  Yet, from the beginning in Genesis until Jesus returns, the discrimination of women  never came, or will come from God.  It comes directly from Satan, the hater of God and all creation.  Daniel 11:37 prophesied, “He shall regard neither God nor desire women [because he is inherently misogynistic and homosexual,] for he exalts himself above them all.”  Paul called the growing pandemic of narcissists that sadistically oppress women as “dangerous lovers of themselves…” (2 Tim. 3:1-12.) 

 

Subjects 

Ţ Every Word in the Bible, Interpreted in Context, Comes from the Mouth of God and is True

Ţ Anyone who understands the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will understand that the sin of misogyny [discrimination against women] can neither be part of Scripture, nor of the body of Christ 

Ţ It is impossible for God to violate His Scriptural, Contextual Word and Promises

Ţ Paul had to suffer from spiritual schizophrenia to command in 2 Tim. 2:15, “The woman shall be saved in childbearing, if they, [the woman and her children,] continue in faith and charity with sobriety.”  Strangely, Paul also declared in Galatians 3:28, “There are [spiritually] no more any [race, status, or gender] for we are all one in Christ Jesus” 

Ţ All men were polluted with misogyny [the hatred of women] at the fall

Ţ The sin of misogyny cannot be part of Scripture or the holy, spiritual body/bride of Christ 

Ţ The “Jezebel spirit” is another neat piece of misogynist [hatred for women] witchcraft 

Ţ They confuse the woman’s place in marriage with her calling to manage creation as the man’s equal, (Gen. 1:27-28.)  

Ţ God must violate His own Word in Acts 2:17-18 to exclude women from ministry 

Ţ Why does the Bible only speak of male elders, deacons, and “bishops?” 

Ţ Paul the male chauvinist or Paul the advocate of complete spiritual freedom for all in Christ?  

Ţ Should all women have a male ‘head;’ even if it’s a strange man like the pastor, as that is demonic husbandry

Ţ Let women keep silent in the assemblies… as also says [what] Law???”

Ţ I do not allow women to teach or to exercise authority over men…” But, anyone “absorbing authority by teaching” is sinning according to Jesus’ own words. 

 

 

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EVERY WORD IN THE BIBLE, INTERPRETED IN CONTEXT, COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD AND IS TRUE 

Ţ Let it be absolutely clear that the “ENTIRETY OF GOD’S WORD IS TRUTH...” (Psalm 119:160.)  This means, the full, contextual Truth of the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the whole Bible can never be altered or snuffed out.  Jesus proclaimed in Mark 13:31, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My [written, contextual] Words, [which will always remain My whole Truth,] will by no means pass away.”  Jesus Himself Is the Word of God, (Jn. 1:1-14.) 

This does not mean that man cannot corrupt God’s Words on a physical level.  Often, dangerous dogmas do not even have to  corrupt Scripture literally to distort God’s Truth and to indoctrinate people. They simply interpret the Truth as it suits them.  E.g., the dogma of the so-called ‘passive’ Ahab and ‘controlling’ Jezebel is a great deception in plain sight of everyone who choose to read the Bible for themselves!  In the Book of 1 Kings, Scripture clearly describes over more than five chapters how the arrogant, narcissistic King Ahab, mainly without the help of his pagan wife Jezebel, for most of his twenty-two year rule, “did more evil in the eyes of the Lord than all the kings before him!”  (1 Kings 16:29-30 — chapter 21.)

Ţ However, an example of word by word tampering with God’s Truth is Matthew 19:3-9, where the Pharisees tried to justify their sin by arguing with Jesus about the Law of Moses, [the original Old Testament Law,] which allowed them to divorce their wives for just any reason to supposedly ‘marry’ another.  Jesus directly referred them to His eternal Creation Principles and the unchangeable Moral Law when He said, “Have you not read that He Who made them at the beginning, [made only one husband for only one wife and vise versa.]  But Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives [for trivial things.]  Yet, from the beginning it was not so!”  So, Moses himself already changed some of God’s laws to appease the sinning Israelites! 

Ţ Jesus also rebuked the temple masters in Mark 7:13 by stating, “You nullify the Word through your traditions, and many such things you do!”  Matthew 15:8-9, “… In vain you worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men!” 

Ţ The New Testament Peter also warned that false teachers and pervertors of God’s Word would infiltrate the assemblies of believers to do exactly the same as the false teachers of the Old Testament did, (2 Pt. 2:1.) 

Still, some people believe the Bible is totally incorruptible; God directly spoke every word, and that sounds right.  But then they forget what Jesus said about Moses and the temple masters who changed and corrupted the Scriptures to suit themselves, and they add that the Scriptures must be literally applied word by word to everything.  This is called “biblical literalism.”  They even take ‘literalism’ illogically to what God’s creation should look like according to their dogmas, no matter the overall context of Scripture or the fact that we can clearly see His creation – which declares the majesty and existence of God.  Paul confirmed in Romans 1:20, “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by [looking at creation;] even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” 

Paul stated inarguably in Romans 1:20, “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by [looking at creation;] even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse [to err and sin.]”  Both Paul and John also commanded that we must “not believe every spirit [or teaching,] but test [prove] everything to see if it is from God,” (1 Ths. 5:21-22; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.)  So, if we apply the guideline of Romans 1:20 to the context of the Scriptures, God commanded us to know that His existence is evidenced by the work of His hands, (physical things,) so we can understand and obey Him according to what He says in His Word — related to our finite abilities, of course, (1 Cor. 13:9.)

For instance, “God created mankind in His image…  Male and female He created them, [humanity.]  Then God blessed them and said to them [both,] ‘Be fruitful… [on every level of life,] subdue the earth, and have dominion over [everything you must manage together,’]” (Gen. 1:27-28.)  Then, in Genesis 2:24, God instituted the Moral, Holy Marriage Covenant, and now we understand why He created mankind in two parts, which we physically “see” as male and female.  It was to spiritually and emotionally join “the two” into “one spirit, mind, and flesh” as husband and wife, for the purpose of, (in marriage,) bring forth physical children by their fleshly union as well, (1 Cor. 6:15-20!)  This means, when we “see” and “understand” these two different but yoked creation principles, (one God’s physical creations and the other God’s allegorical union into one,) we understand through the work of His hands why male and female must work together universally as individuals, (Gen. 1:27-28,) while they were specifically created male and female for each other in the marriage covenant to build, keep, and manage their private home and family.  Two different creation principles.  Two separate “places” that mankind must occupy according to God’s Moral Law, (one physically and the other one allegorically;)  the truth of which is written on every human “mind and heart,” (Heb. 10:16; 8:10.)  Two positions that are both vital to God’s plan for mankind; but incredibly misunderstood and twisted by evil men, even in Biblical Scripture.  Malachi 2:15, “Why did God make them one… He seeks Godly offspring.  Therefore… let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.” 

 

Nevertheless, people like Flat Earthers illogically and thus “without understanding,” (Romans 1:20,) and against everything we can “clearly see,” (such as the phases of the moon, and the sinking globe of sun in the east and rising ball of the sun over the horizon in the west every 24 hours,) stand on Old Testament verses to literally interpret the earth as a ‘flat disk’ because “God sits upon the circle of the earth,” (Isaiah 40:22.) But where does it say that a round circle/ring/sphere/ball/globe is a ‘flat disk?’ Yet, their ‘flat’ disk has “four corners” and supposedly stands on “four pillars.”  What’s more, it is allegedly without gravity and continually moves upwards into ‘outer space,’ which they say doesn’t exist.  Who can understand that a “round disk” has “four corners” and “stands on pillars” that have nothing underneath but empty space “that doesn’t exist?”  The oxymoron of ‘biblical literalism’ is the counterpart of the dogma that ‘spiritualizes’ the whole Bible — with equally illogic, confusing consequences. 

The reality is that  the Bible was given to us in two different Testaments or Covenants for a very good reason.  Also, Scripture frequently explains literal things in allegories, and vise versa.  So, the entire Word must be prayerfully interpreted in context and in total reliance on the Holy Spirit of the Bible.  He is the Only Teacher, and He will always remind His disciples of everything Jesus had said, (Jn. 16:26.)  Jesus’ Words are Inalterable Truth.  Still, God did not dictate His Word to His ‘secretaries.’  “All Scripture was given [through human vessels] by inspiration of God…” (1 Tim. 3:16 KJV.) He will always keep His contextual Truth safe from those who attempt to “nullify [the meaning of] His Word.”  But because the “whole world is in the power of the evil one,” (1 Jn. 5:19,) in the Old Testament, just as in the New Testament, free-willed, evil men mixed the two Covenants and tampered with passages, verses, and words in the Bible to sustain their false doctrines. 

Ţ Now the big question, “If we know some of the verses were corrupted, how will we know what is truth?” Well, although Old Israel had the whole of the law and the prophets, God commanded His wayward people in Jeremiah 29:13, “You shall seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart!”  Jesus also commanded, “Seek… ask… knock, and you will find and it will be opened to you…” (Mt. 7:7-11.)  Certainly, all these verbs mean we must constantly seek God’s face for everything; especially our “daily bread,” (our life source on a multilevel,) as Jesus taught us to pray.  In accordance, the apostles wrote we must “test” and “prove” everything: every spirit, supernatural manifestations, and the dogmas of those who apply God’s Word to what they say, to see if it is from God! (1 Ths. 5:19-22; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.) 

Ţ This means, it is most important to interpret the true context of any given verse, passage, and chapter according to God’s Creation principles, the New Covenant Gospel, and the other Books of the New Testament, as we must now live under His New Covenant, (John 19:28-30; Heb. 8:13; chapters 7-9.)  Although I do not respect the false hierarchy of church clergies, this was the valid method that was used when apocryphal books were excluded from the “canon” of the Bible.  There are good reasons why the book of Enoch, the so-called gospel of Thomas, etcetera, and the Deuterocanonical books of the Catholic Bible were left out of the Protestant Bible. 

In addition, it is vital to understand, “...Until this day, the same veil [or lack of Old Israel’s understanding] remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament...  But when one [is truly born again in Christ, and interprets all Scripture with the insight of the New Testament,] the veil [on our minds] is lifted…” Then, we can understand God’s Moral dealings with Old Israel, and that all the Old Testament prophesies, outward ceremonies, and feasts were mere symbols of everything Jesus did at the cross, His resurrection, ascension, and Pentecost, to establish His New Testament Covenant.  So Jesus, “knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled… [breathed these final words with His dying breath,] “It is finished!” (John 19:28-30; Mt. 5:17! 2 Cor. 3:14-17; 1 Cor. 10:6-11.) 

Ţ Similarly, Jesus did away with the physical, ceremonial, temple law and the physical, hierarchical Levitical priesthood that served in the physical temple, (Heb. 7:11-12.)  Jesus or Eternal High Priest Melchizedek has a non-ranking spiritual priesthood that is made up of every believer in the body of Christ, (the spiritual temple of the indwelling Holy Spirit,) bought with His blood from every tribe, tongue, and nation, (1 Pt. 2:9-10; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; Rev. 5:9.) 

Ţ As the entire New Testament Covenant is spiritual, the Only Law Jesus commanded is the inward Moral Law, which was also applicable under the Old Testament Covenant, and which continually governs all people globally; even every pagan in a far-off forest, (Jn. 13:34; Rom. 2:12-16; Heb. 8:10; 10:16; 1 Ths. 5:23.) 

Knowledge of this spiritually born again position of all true believers in Christ is extremely important because the wrong method of Scriptural interpretation can diabolically change the meaning of God’s Word.  Thus, we must “test” or interpret everything in the Bible in relation to God’s “whole truth,” (Jn. 16:13,) and His original Creation and Gospel Principles, as Jesus Himself taught in Matthew 19:3-9, Paul commanded in 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, and  John affirmed in 1 John 4:1-4. 

 

ANYONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE SIN OF MISOGYNY [HATRED FOR WOMEN] CAN NEITHER BE PART OF SCRIPTURE, NOR OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

The New Testament Covenant Truth of Jesus is summarized in the following wonderful verse, “God so loved the [whole] world, [everyone from “every tribe, tongue, and nation,” Rev. 5:9-10,] that He gave His Only Begotten Son, so that whoever [personally and sincerely] believes in Him, will not perish, but have [present tense] everlasting life,” (Jn. 3:16, KJV.) 

· Spiritually, there are no race, status, or gender here, just as Paul explained in Galatians 3:28. 

All sincere believers were “called from, [and thus completely delivered out of the kingdom of] darkness into His marvelous [Spiritual Kingdom of] Light,” to follow Jesus, The Light, as His Scripture-obeying disciples, (1 Pt. 2:9-10; Eph. 1:12-14!) 

· Spiritually, there are no race, status, or gender here, (Jn. 18:36.) 

God’s true children are all those who were born again through sincere faith in and personal acceptance of Jesus, (Jn. 1:12-14; 3:3-5.)  Spiritually, all real believers became “bone of Jesus’ bone and flesh of His flesh,” (Gal. 5:30.)  This is why all true believers, males too, are called to be the spiritual genderless “body,” “virgins,” and “bride of Christ,” (Mt. 25:1-11.) 

· Spiritually, there are no race, status, or gender here. 

Jesus’ “calling,” (to be set apart for Him in His Kingdom;) anointing, (spiritual power,) spiritual authority, (to preach His Gospel and serve His body,) through the constant indwelling Holy Spirit, enable every personally born again believer to follow Him in His Light and to do His will, (Gal. 3:28; Acts 1:8; Mt. 28:18-20;  Rom. 12:1-3.)  The human being Jesus is The Anointed Redeemer, New Covenant Maker, and Mediating High Priest between all sincerely believing human beings and God.  Thus, all those who were born from “Water and Spirit,” (not the water baptism itself but the Truth of God’s Word, Jesus,) must be His follower-disciples, “who will never walk in darkness [again,] but have [present tense] the light of life, ” (Jn. 4:21-24.) 

· Neither are there any race, status, or gender here. 

Paul wrote in Galatians 4:4-8, “...God sent His Son…  to redeem [or fully deliver all true believers from darkness,] so that they might receive the adoption as sons. [“Sons” is an allegory like “the bride of Christ” or the “whore of Babylon.”]  And because they are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into their hearts...”  In Christ, all genuine believers “are one.”  Together, both males and females are His spiritual “sons, [the brethren,] body, children, virgins, and bride.” 

· No race, status, or gender here either. 

 

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO VIOLATE HIS CONTEXTUAL WORD AND PROMISES,  (Ps. 89:34; Numbers 23:19

· The Sovereign God proclaimed in Acts 2:17-18, “[By fulfilling at Pentecost His Old Testament promise of Joel 2:28-29,] I will pour out My [indwelling] Spirit on all [sincerely believing] flesh, (John 3:16.) And your sons and daughters shall prophesy… [Both genders will partake equally of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.]  And on My menservants [ministers] and on my maidservants [ministers] I will pour out My Spirit…  And they shall prophesy [or minister My Word as My servants.]” 

· Jesus’ servant Paul understood this great truth and undeniably taught that in the Kingdom of Christ, spiritually, there are no longer any race, social status, or gender, (male or female,) “for we are all one in Christ Jesus… and [because Jesus became a curse in our place,] we are all of Abraham’s believing seed…”  (Gal. 3:10-14, 26-29.) 

 

PAUL HAD TO SUFFER FROM SPIRITUAL SCHIZOPHRENIA TO COMMAND THAT THE “WOMAN MUST BE SAVED THROUGH CHILDBIRTH, IF THEY, [THE WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN,] CONTINUE IN FAITH AND CHARITY WITH SOBRIETY,” (1 Tim. 2:15.) 

“Paul’s” above mentioned “law” means, if the woman’s children does not continue in faith, she will not be saved even “by bearing children!”  Yet, Paul was the one who wrote in Romans 14:12, “Each of us will give account of himself to God!”  In addition to Jesus’ full atonement in the place of every true believer, (which is the sum of His New Covenant Gospel,) it is His Moral-Law principle that ‘neither the son nor the father will bear each other’s sins,’ (Ezekiel 18:19-24.)  Everyone from an accountable age will be responsible for their own choices and sins, (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5; Mt. 19:14-30; 2 Cor. 5:10!

· It is clear that “Paul’s” misogynist discrimination against women is in complete contradiction to God’s Creation Principles, (Gen. 1:27-28,) judgment principles, (Ezk. 18:19-24 & Rom. 14:12,) Jesus’ New Covenant Gospel, (John 3:16,) and God’s calling of “menservants and maidservants” at Pentecost, (Acts 2:17-18.) 

· Strangely, despite all these anti-creational, anti-savior, misogynist teachings and commandments, Paul himself declared, “There is, (spiritually,) neither male nor female,” for we are all one in Christ,” (Gal. 3:28.)

· Then again, “Paul” suddenly commanded that “women must learn in silence with all submission [to all men,] as I do not permit a woman to preach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence...”  (1 Tim. 2:11-15.) 

· As evidenced in the contextual truth of Scripture, God Himself never discriminated against women.  So, what is “Paul’s” reason for condemning women from partaking of God’s grace in Christ, and nullifying God’s gifts and calling on their lives, despite his own declaration that spiritually, there is no gender in Jesus’ body of believers

· Paul “explained” in 1 Timothy 2:13-15, “For Adam was formed first and then Eve, because Adam was not deceived but the woman was deceived and fell into transgression…. she [can only be] saved through childbirth...”

· Now the truth of Scripture does state in Genesis 3:6 that Eve was deceived, but “Adam... was [there] with her,” and he never protested anything but willingly ate of the forbidden fruit.  So, Adam was not deceived — he sinned knowingly

· How can anyone believe that 1 Timothy 2:11-15 is the truth of God’s Word, as this passage and especially “Paul’s” incredibly twisted view of the fall in Eden, invalidate the woman’s redemption, salvation, and blessing by the blood of Jesus.  Thus, “Paul” had the audacity to forbade women to use their gifts and heed God’s calling on their lives!” 

Most confusingly, it was also Paul who explained in Romans 5:11-12, “[All true believers] have now received reconciliation [with God through Jesus Christ.]  For just as through one man [Adam] sin entered the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned… [everyone can be saved by personal faith in Jesus,]” (Jn. 3:16.) 

· Could “Paul” really have declared that “sin entered the world through Adam,” which pulled all of mankind into a spiritually dead and mentally diseased state without God - and then with the same breath, exonerate the willfully sinning Adam by piling all his guilt onto “the woman that was deceived” and apparently can never be forgiven by Jesus’ blood? 

· What is really going on here?   

 

ALL MEN WERE POLLUTED WITH MISOGYNY [THE HATRED OF WOMEN] AT THE FALL 

The destructive sin of discrimination against women and the corruption of Biblical Scripture because of it, cut right back to the fall in the garden in Eden, as Jesus Himself said in the context of marriage and divorce in Matthew 19:1-9.  The moment mankind ate of that fruit, misogyny immediately entered into Adam.  When God asked Adam to account for what he had done, instead of honestly regretting and confessing his sin, he turned on his wife, invented blame shifting, and said, (acting as if he did not know God forbade them to eat of that fruit,) “The woman You gave me… gave me of the fruit and I ate,” (Gen. 3:12.) 

· On top of that, Adam was immediately infected with Satan’s lie that they will supposedly “become immortal, all-knowing gods,” (Gen. 3:4-5.)  Instead, mankind became deceived narcissists who believe they are invincible gods, (2 Tim. 3:1-12.)  So, instead of explaining why he disobeyed God, Adam actually said, “Because You God, gave me the women, and she gave me of the tree, You and the woman are responsible for what I did!”  But God cannot be gaslighted or confused by narcissistic mind-games.  He answered, “Because you have [idolatrously] heeded the voice of your wife and ate from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it…’ Cursed is the ground for your sake.  In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life…” (Gen. 2:17-19.) 

· Just as blame-shifting will get us nowhere with the Most Righteous God, Jesus forbade everyone to rule harshly over anyone else, (Mark 10:42-43.)  “Ruling” is an egotistic sin, which is the hallmark of narcissism personality disorder: one of the deadliest forms of self-adoration, which manifests as the malicious control and oppression of other people.  As in all forms of unrepentant abuse, it is always yoked with psychopathy, or the dreadful lack of empathy and moral conscience, just as Paul warned in 2 Timothy  3:1-12.) 

· Thus, God would never have commanded the husband to arrogantly rule over his wife!  Jesus is the All-good God and in Him there is no evil, (Jam. 1:17 KJV.)  Jesus taught that leadership and so-called “greatness” in His Spiritual Kingdom can only come through humble servanthood, (Mt. 20:26-28.)  Gentle humbleness must be the sign of true “ministers” or

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