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Women - No Dominion Over Men

In light of the crazy Bible twisting Beth Moore and others bring to us, I began to realize just why the Bible is very clear about women having any kind of dominion over men and asserting that by teaching them. Being in a teaching position is leadership, thus forcing men to submit to her authority (Hebrews 13:17). In these post modern times us girls are taught vigorously to not only compete with men, but to beat them over the head for control.

Women are allowed to teach other women. Women are allowed to teach children and are instructed to teach their own children and wield their influence there. Women have a prominent role in the church and they are to be honored for all the hard work they put in, but they are not to be teachers in the church. It's given to men to teach both men and women. They have the authority by God.

"Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness. For Adam was first formed, then Eve; and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen into transgression:" 1 Tim 2:11-14

It was Eve who had been deceived not Adam. Though Adam freely followed Eve into the fall, he wasn't the one tricked. Eve was the one targeted not Adam. She was weaker and easily duped. In light of a lot of heresy running rampant in the church these days of apostasy, there's no room for gender wars or prideful self assurance.

"But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3

I love everything about being female and would never wish otherwise, but let's face it, us females are emotional creatures. We don't always use our heads. I know some girl is going to read this and get upset because she's been raised on a feminism diet. In any case, we are to obey God even if our sin nature takes offense. One thing that stands out with Beth Moore, Joel Osteen, Priscilla Shier and many others is their constant appeal to emotions. They base entire ministries on the emotions and addressing emotional issues females are highly prone to.

"But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.  They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires,  always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:1-8

Paul, writing Timothy, warns him about the end times and what people will be like. Mankind will go from bad to worse being completely self-centered, self absorbed and narcissistic. He ends it with "having nothing to do with such people". Turn away and cut it off. Is he talking about the world? No. We'd have to go live on the moon to have nothing to do with them. He's talking about in the church. Heretics don't announce themselves. They don't introduce themselves as deceivers. They slip in unnoticed.

Then Paul points out that they're the kind of deceivers who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women. They strike when the husband is not around because he's not so easily deceived or gullible. He's not as easily moved by emotions. They prey on the weaker of the two who is easily given over to emotional stimulation and who has more influence over the husband. Just as Satan got Adam through Eve. Satan didn't have to go after Adam. He knew if he could get Eve then he could get Adam through her influence. Being one flesh, as you can see, means a lot more than working together.

We don't need to have someone showing up at our door to fulfill this. We let these heretics in our homes everyday through the TV, computer, books, DVDs and radios. While the cat is away the mice will play, in other words, while our husbands are away they move in for the kill. Get the wife and you'll get the husband. Women are far easier to deceive with a sob story or any other appeal to our emotions.

Lastly, he points out, "they are loaded down with sins and swayed by all kinds of evil desires". That's very interesting. Look at the concentration of teaching coming from Beth Moore and many others. It's a man centered message and not God centered. It's all about "me". They want me focused on me. It's focuses on self esteem, confidence, hurts, abuse, failures, insecurities, etc. It focuses on sins women tend to be loaded down with. Paul doesn't call these things anything other than what what they are....sin. Satan did the same thing to Eve. He told her the forbidden fruit would be good for gaining wisdom which would benefit her. The fruit was attractive, it didn't look "bad". He got Eve to focus on herself and what would be personally beneficial to her. She was aware that God created Adam first and gave him His command. She was aware God placed Adam over her. Satan appealed to her emotions.

We are swayed by all kinds of evil desires because it's mostly emotional. We are constantly looking for something to fulfill us emotionally and this makes us females easy prey. Since we are far more likely to get it wrong then it's downright dangerous to put women in a position of teaching which is a position of authority. Where men would have to submit to her leadership thus an eventual total derailment.

Finally, Genesis 2 gives us the account of the creation of man. Something very important happened here that I think often gets skipped over. Notice that when God created Adam he gave His command to Adam about eating from all the trees except one. Eve hadn't been created yet. God never spoke directly to Eve or gave her any commands. He only spoke to Adam. Once Eve had been created, Adam was the one who taught Eve what had been given by God. It established the order of hierarchy God intended in their relationship and when Satan deceived Eve, he not only questioned and made her doubt and distrust what God said, but also her husband.

God didn't establish His order in our relationships because He's a chauvinist. It was for a very specific reason. Trying to usurp that or change it is direct disobedience and rebellion to God and us females continue to fall for Satan's trick even today. Did Christ ever lock horns with the Father? Though equal with the Father, though He was God in the flesh, He submitted and women are to follow Christ's example. By taking this hierarchy seriously, even though men are not perfect themselves, it's respectful to God and His rule and also protects us...His daughters, from further deception and future heartache.


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Disclaimer: I do not condone the teaching of men by women nor am I trying to exercise authority over men by using this blog as a method of teaching men. All posts are for the edification of women. For more on what I believe concerning this issue please see: Women - No Dominion Over Men
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