Many conservative Churches believe that women are not allowed to teach the Gospel. In our opinion we disagree. Organized religion has treated women much different than the Sacred Text. Here are some facts about women in the Bible.
The controversy lies within the text of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12. Many conservative Churches take those verses to mean no women should be ordained or teach men the Gospel. Through translations issues the words may or may not have been mixed with husband/wife instead of man/woman. There is a structure set in place as to how a husband and wife interact within their home. There are specific gender roles but in no way does the Bible state women can’t teach the Gospel. One role for a man is to LOVE his wife as the Messiah loved the Assembly. There are 4 different words for the word LOVE in Greek. The one used there is Agape. That is the deepest most unconditional love possible.
Let’s start in the NT. Anna (Luke 2:36) was a prophetess. Phillip had 4 daughters who were all prophets (Acts 21:8-9). If a woman can be a disciple like Junai and Tabitha, a deacon like Phoebe, or evangelists like Euodia and Syntyche, why can’t they teach the Gospel? The simple fact is that they can. In fact, YHVH has used them for centuries.
Taking that into account, that would contradict the 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:11-12 verses. We know YHVH (God) will not contradict himself as long as we stay in context and don’t pull a verse away from the rest of the verses. The Luke and Acts verses above stand on their own to show support of women teaching the Gospel. The Corinthians verse in question is demanding that women don’t interupt the Leader while speaking. The Timothy verse in question is staying true to the commands that a woman is not to have authority over man.
YHVH also had women prophets in the OT. There was Miriam, Huldah, Deborah, Nodiah, and Isaiah’s wife. Deborah was a judge over ALL of Israel (Judges 4:4). Zipporah, Moses’ wife, had to circumcise their son to prevent Moses from being killed for disobedience and she was a pagan (Exodus 4:25). So HE can use anybody HE wants. In Numbers 22:28 we see YHVH (God) use a Donkey because of Balaam’s disobedience. If YHVH (God) can use a Donkey to get HIS message across HE surely can use anything he wants.
Hope this helps anyone reading your post that believes women can’t teach the Gospel.
I concur. I’ve done extended research.