The verse in question reads...
1 Corinthians 14:34 NASB
The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says.
Why am I starting a thread on this subject?
I want practice. Lots and lots of practice dealing with objections to what Paul plainly said. I want to know all the objections. I want to encounter them in the marketplace out where all the Christians are and in this case where they are on this forum and over the internet as a prelude to speaking loudly and clearly, even in open air preaching, about how we need to get back to New Testament church practices...women being silent in church assembly being one such practice.
Whether you chose to believe it or not I truly believe that what Paul meant to say is what he so plainly said. That women should remain silent in church assemblies. That they are not permitted to speak out and that it is a disgrace for them to do so.
As such I believe it is something we ought to be doing today for the greater honor and glory of God within the Body.
It's really that simple.
Call me a glutton for punishment but I want to discuss this issue.
If you are willing to do that by all means let's get into it.
I am hoping, perhaps naively, that any discussion will focus on what is written rather than unending assumptions, theories, conjectures, personal beliefs, likes or dislikes, or what have you as so often seems to happen on discussions of this among Christians.
With that in mind you will have to just put up with it if I call your favorite theory about why we shouldn't do this today...just that. A theory.
Or your favorite assumption about some supposed Corinthian women shouting across a supposed aisle and supposedly being unruly and uncouth just that. An assumption.
If you will not stick to what is written I will want facts. Supporting sources for your contentions against what Paul said.
That you heard so and so is not good enough.
That you believe so and so is not good enough.
That such could not possibly be is not good enough.
If you are a Christian and claim to go by what the Word says then...let's do just that. Stick to what the Word says and to a discussion of what it says.
I am sure that this has been discussed before. If so...humor me and allow me to entertain the hope that this discussion might be a little better than the last. Time will tell whether my hope is realized or not.
May the Lord above through His Spirit guide this conversation and have it be whatever He may want it to be.