Did I Corinthians 14:34-35 Only Apply To That Time, That Place, And Those Persons?

Both I Cor 14:34-35 and I Tim 2:11-12 clearly prove “women preachers” are not scriptural. Liberals try to justify women preaching from the pulpit by saying I Cor 14:34-35 “only applied to that time, that place, and those persons.” But by that reasoning, what’s to keep a homosexual from saying the prohibition against homosexuality in Romans 1:26-27 “only applied to that time, that place, and those persons”?

Let’s examine the surrounding context of I Cor 14:34-35:

• The book itself was written to all Christians, then and now – “the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus” (I Cor 1:2).

This women preachers prohibition is inspired / from God Himself – “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit … Which things also we speak not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth” (I Cor 2:10,13).

• It applied to all the congregations – “who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church” (I Cor 4:17).

• The command to “let your women keep silence in the churches” refers to plural churches, so it did not just refer the Corinthian church.

• The reason the Corinthian women were to keep silence in the church assembly is because “it is a shame for women (in general, not just the Corinthian women specifically, ptd) to speak in the church” (I Cor 14:35).

• Two verses after his prohibition against women preachers, Paul said “the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord” (I Cor 14:37). This instruction then was not just advice from Paul because of local, cultural issues. It was a command of Jesus.

As is generally the case, this New Testament order is intended for all time, all places, and all peoples.

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