How do you interpret 1 Timothy 2:15?

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  1. Abiyah

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    Since I cannot answer in Baptist only (although I
    forget sometimes), I would like to answer this
    question brought up there:

    Scripture cannot contradict Scripture; therefore,
    there must be an explanation. I interpret this
    Scripture as follows:

    Believing women who are involved in congrega-
    tional duties (faith, love) save themselves from
    regrets by continuing in faith and good works
    (love), in holiness, and in child-bearing
    (submission).
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    I see the paragraph and context of this controversial statement (all scripture from the New American Standard Bible):
    Then here are some of the "good works" exemplified:
    After using the example of Eve - who was JUDGED by pain in childbearing AND submission (read Gen 3:16), Paul continues
    GODLY women will still bear the double burden of child-bearing in pain AND submission to the authority of the husband. But GODLY women will find this a blessing.

    The "if" is really a third class conditional in the Greek - we would think of it not the a "maybe", but with a "since". So it could be "godly women shall be preserved . . SINCE they continue in faith . . "
     
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    excellent!
     
  4. BobRyan

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    Notice that if you trash the book of Genesis - as those do that are not fundamentalists - the instruction to Timothy becomes "a fairy taile" for it relies on the fact/detail of "a myth".

    In Christ,

    Bob
     

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