posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 12:40 PM
Originally posted by helen670
Now ,in Church, meaning men can only become a Priest.....but, a woman and a man is equal in Goodness......
"For God is not the author of confusion,
but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
This is an example on typical Roman Catholic hypocricy. How can a woman not be a priest when women can become saints? Isn't the sainst the first to
be ressurrected, and thereby the ones who shall rule with Christ as priests during the Millennium? If women can be saints, they can be priests.
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; ... 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" (1 Cor. 14, 33-35).
Have the God-inspired words of the chief Apostle become obsolete, or show disdain of women, as maintained by the vain champions for equal rights?! Did
not the same Apostle say that : "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one
in Christ Jesus" (Gal. 3, 28). With these amazingly simple words the Apostle refutes not only the wearisome squabbling regarding freedom, nationality
and chosenness, but also explains the essence of true equality of men and women.
Chief Apostle? This word is mentioned once in the Bible, and then it's used as a term of abuse. No apostle is above another. Paul is the first
gentile apostle and the one to replace Judas the deceiver. If any apostle is to mentioned above the other, it would be Peter who was given the keys of
Heaven and given authority to judge in good and evil, to bind and loose as he saw fit. But it would be wrong to place one apostle before another.
The Apostle's scrupulous attitude to women's conduct in church is caused not only by the well-known transgression of our original mother Eve
who had plunged Adam, and subsequently the entire mankind, into the original sin, but also by specific observations of confusion caused, apparently,
by women (1 Tim. 2, 14). The Apostle could not but take into account that by their nature women are more exposed to all kinds of influences, including
deeply sinful and pernicious ones. This phenomenon forms the predominant topic of the entire world fiction; theatre and cinema productions also
address this theme.
Where have you got all this from? So women are more stupid than men is that what you say? "more exposed to all kinds of influences" does woman have
different eyes than men? Has women got different ears than men? Women are exposed to just the same things men are. We are different, but equal.
When Jesus visits Marta and Mary Magdalen, Mary sits down with him to learn in the same manner the men who followed him used to do. When Marta says to
the Lord that he must tell Mary to help her with her duties as a woman, Jesus shows that she should be allowed to do what she wants, for she chooses
the good part. If a woman wants to become a priest and thereby choose the good part, why stop her? Hypothetically: If Mother Mary had come to a
Catholic Church, would you rather have her to keep her mouth shut, or would you've liked to hear what she had to say?