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as far as I know, this "context" was recently interpreted by the baptist church rather recently to this:
That would be the Mormons, Redneck... they don't allow their women in leadership positions in the church, and they have special sessions just for men only. Also, the Jehova's Witnesses - I dated one, and she was not allowed to disobey her man.
originally posted by: darkbake
But right now, women are still getting paid less and are still under-represented in leadership positions. So there is not a problem with women getting paid more and being represented more in leadership.
Jesus promoted peace. Many of His instructions were aimed specifically at the Jews, and concerned themselves with Jewish custom in order to maintain peace. Yes, it was Jewish custom at that time for women to not speak in the church. The Epistles quoted are actually letters that were written to various groups by the early followers of Jesus. In them, these followers followed Jesus' example and recommended not going against the local customs, to prevent offense that could have torn the church apart.
I've spent years in a southern pentecostal church in texas. We used to go out after church services to the nearest waffle shop or if sunday maybe the mexican resturant or catfish house all together. I've listened to plenty of debates as to what was wrong with the southern baptists beliefs and how they weren't true christians.
and, that is about the position I take when it comes to the position of women not only in marriage, but when it comes to positions of leadership, in the workforce, ect. but, I didn't come to that position because of anything I heard in the churches I've been to. not that pentecostal church where I heard that "well if her husband doesn't want her coming to church, maybe she shouldn't" which gave me the impression that hey, maybe I need hubby's permission to go to church. Which led me to hey, maybe I need his permission to even accept salvation? which led to the idea that hey, it's just a two for one special deal for satan, since God gave the man complete domain over his wife in all things..
which led me to find another diety!!!
no human created deity can fully reflect the full essence of the creator since they are created and defined by men according to their understanding and gaining that understanding is like studying the sun via a microscope. you only can see a small portion of the whole.