Let Her ....

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  1. wpe3bql

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    .....Ask Her Husband at Home.

    I know that our present culture is a bit different than it was "back then," e.g., I don't buy my kosher pork at the shambles mainly because that franchise doesn't have any nearby outlets.

    Somewhere in Paul's writings (I believe it's in one of Corinthian letters.) he makes reference to the gals bitin' their tongues while there's preachin' goin' on. (Still don't have my Strong's to reference this "command.")

    So ...... There's this female who's an upper class "person" at the local state university who's a regular attendee at our services. She has a question about something a visiting speaker brought up and wants to know the answer.

    Not having a husband, where does God's Word specifically command her to find out the answer?

    BTW, if I were she, I'm not so sure my "husband" would have the spiritual maturity to know the answer to my question, given the way a lot of them were acting in Corinth, would you?
     
  2. InTheLight

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    What Biblical prohibition is there against her asking her question of the speaker after the preachin' is over?
     
  3. wpe3bql

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    If the speaker "already left the building" [No, he wasn't that vanilla-cookie-eating guy! :smilewinkgrin:] she whom is she to ask?
     
  4. HankD

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    She has the internet.

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  5. Scarlett O.

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    OK, here is my two cents....she is to speak up and ask whomever anyone else would ask.

    Women aren’t the only ones to keep silent in the church according to Paul and 1 Corinthians 14.

    I. The church at Corinth was a hot mess. Paul spends the first 10 chapters giving them a smack upside the head for their issues with their:

    • “Preacher worship” and divisiveness
    • Misunderstanding of spirituality
    • Immaturity
    • Loss of rewards
    • Judging each other
    • Lack of discipline
    • Lack of purity
    Paul does stop midstream and give them some solutions. And then Paul answers some of their questions about marriage, divorce, being celibate, and eating meat sacrificed to pagan idols. That’s all the first 10 chapters.
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    II. Next, in chapters 11-14, Paul addresses their problems in their worship services.

    • Women prophesying and praying in corporate worship should have a head covering
    • Their abusing the Lord’s Supper
    • Their misunderstanding of spiritual gifts
    • The overarching importance of love
    • Their misuse of tongues and prophesy in the worship service
    In chapter 14, Paul says that:

    • Only two or at the most three people should speak in tongues at church and then only if there is an interpreter
    • If there was NO interpreter, Paul says that the person speaking in tongues should “keep silent”
    • Only two or at the most three people should prophesy and the rest of the congregation should evaluate the prophesy
    • If someone has a revelation and needs to speak, the first person should “keep silent”. Paul says that God is a God of order.
    Next, Paul says that women should be silent. Well, he already said in chapter 11 that they could prophesy and pray in public. I think that the “silent” part fits with the above two “keep silent” issues.

    Could it be that Paul was asking that women “keep silent” and not judge the prophesies? I have trouble with this because he has already given them permission TO prophesy.

    I feel that - when looking at the entire flow of the chapter and book - that Paul is possibly talking about disruptive speaking. The church at Corinth has SO MANY problems. Women talking out loud and asking questions could have been one of them. This WHOLE chapter is about maintaining order when tongues and prophesy are going on in the church – not about forbidding women to open their mouths.
     
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    I've always looked at the command as not disrupting the service. So in this gals case she could always ask the pastor after the service about a question she has. There was a gal in my church that was coming before she was saved. Every Sunday after service she would be in the pastors office asking him all kinds of questions she had about the sermon. When the Lord saved her she was just as inquisitive so she continued meeting with people that could answer her questions.
     
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    My OP requested specific Scriptures.
     
  8. HankD

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    I know you requested such, but I did not comply.

    However I did a scan of the Bible for "internet" and as we both already know I found nothing.

    I don't know of any BB rule (other than common courtesy, which apparently I lack) which says that we must supply scripture if so requested but I would have if I could have.

    However there are many 21st century questions such as yours which have scripture which could be applicable so I'll give a couple.

    Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

    This one would apply if she could access the internet for a preacher who knew the subject matter and practiced putting his sermons online...

    2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.


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  9. wpe3bql

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    Sounds good enough for me!! :thumbsup:

    I'm not being super critical of any of my dear brethren or cisterns here on BB.

    What deeply concerns me is when people (NONE of y'all BB folks I'm sure. :smilewinkgrin:) gets up and pontificates on some hobby horse and subsequently almost demands of his/her(?) audience to comply 110+% with what he/she(?) is preaching about.

    IOW (and I've actually witnessed this), "I don't care what the Bible says, I'ma tellin' y'all THE TRUTH!!!" :tear::tear:
     
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    I think she can ask whoever she dang well pleases.
     

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