Speaking where the bible speaks, and silent where the bible is silent.

Biblical Proof

IF God commanded women to preach the Word of God, then it would be a sin if they did not. However, God never once commanded woman to preach the gospel of Christ. Woman was never commissioned to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Man was! (Mt 28:19,20 ff; Mk 16:15,16; 2 Tim 2:2) In fact, God did give women commandments to do. If she is married she is to love her husband and children, be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to her own husband, that the word of God may not be blasphemed (Tit 2:4,5). She will be saved in childbearing if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control (1 Tim 2:15). Women were prohibited from being speakers in the church assembly (1 Cor 14:33-40). Women were prohibited from teaching men and taking a position of power or importance illegally or by force from man (1 Tim 2:11,12). Man was placed over the woman in both the home and the church. The only two things which women were commissioned to teach were her own children, and aged women were to teach younger women to love and obey their husband.

IF God commanded all to sing with instrumental music, then it would be sin to sing without it. However, not once did God command the use of instrumental music in the church. In fact, Christians were commanded to sing and make melody in their heart to the Lord (Eph 5:19). Only by singing with our voices can we teach and admonish one another (Col 3:16).

IF God commanded all to eat in the churches, then it would be a sin not to do so. However, not once did God command anyone to eat in the church. In fact, the scriptures forbid Christians eating in the church. Paul writing to the Corinthians said, “What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you” (1 Cor 11:22). And again he said, “If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment” (1 Cor 11:34).

Evidently, mankind wants to do what God didn’t command, and refuse to do what God commanded. This is what Ezekiel called a rebellious people. “That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the Lord; Who say to the seers, Do not see, and to the prophets, Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits” (Isa 30:9-10). Let all Christians adhere to the words of the apostle Paul who said, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Col 3:17). And let us learn not to go beyond that which was written (1 Cor 4:6). “I cannot go beyond the commandment of the Lord, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the Lord says, that will I speak” (Num 24:13). If God didn’t command it, don’t do it. If God commanded it, do it! Nothing more and nothing less.

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