Baptists/Women Deacons and fear


Hope Nardick McCullough wrote at 2009-09-17 01:52:21
The reason that so many churches do not allow women to have prominent roles in the church is from a misunderstood verse. 1 Corinthians 14:34

Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says.

The reason that this is so often misunderstood is because no one likes to read it in its context. In that time and culture, some women were being disruptive in the church, and interrupting the sermon to ask questions because they did not understand, as most women in that time were not educated women. That is why it was written that women were not to speak during service. It was not that they are not allowed to teach, but the uneducated ones were causing chaos in service. This section of scripture, 1 Corinthians 14, is about keeping order in the church.

Powerstroke 7.3 wrote at 2013-04-26 00:30:01
Way to feed and give in to the sexist religious Hope. The Bible were authored from primitive male lacking knowledge and understanding of the world they lived.

Where in Bible does it say that is what that Scripture means? A book that can be that loosely interpreted shall be taken for exactly what it is, good story telling and historically what people of that time before any type information age or education could summarize without knowledge.

We have the information now, we should use it instead of making stuff up, its truly unwise.


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Rev. Robert Woods


I am an Senior Pastor of Southminster Church in Louisville, KY. I have a Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have an undergraduate degree in Government/Pre-law. I have special expertise in Church versus State issues. I have done intensive study in Baptist Doctrine and Eschatology. I can answer questions about separation of church and state, christian involvement in politics, what is the Baptist view on abortion, or capital punishment, who is going to heaven or to hell, what are the differences between the churches, why do Baptist immerse people, when is Jesus going to return, what are the signs of the end of time, is the battle of Armageddon going to come soon, and more! I am also co-author of the Book: The End of Days The Warning ISBN-13: 9781424199808 Check out our web site at

©2017 All rights reserved.