House Church Talk - Re: Were women silent during the first house
bwood4d at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 26 18:41:18 EDT 2004
You write:"I am going to assume that the first house church meeting was
Pentecost. There were women among those who gathered waiting for the Holy
Spirit. Since women were among those speaking in tongues, proclaiming the
word of the Lord, I am assuming this is considered speaking in the church,
and not only speaking in the church, preaching to unbelievers."
You are absolutely right (and no need of any assumptions either!)! One
needs only to read Acts 1 and 2 to see these facts as plain as day. And all
of this took place right in the presence of the apostles who were trained by
the Lord Jesus, Himself!
As you read through the Book of Acts and list all the specific recorded
events of house church gatherings, you will find that the vocal
participation of women was a very common occurence!
As you also list all the recorded events of whole church gatherings or
gatherings of city churches in one place, you will also notice that the
vocal participation of women is never once mentioned in such gatherings!
If one simply observes what scripture actually says (instructions) and what
scripture actually records (events) and does not try to force scripture into
one's contrived mold or system of interpretation, and if one is willing to
obey whatever they find there, God will continually teach such a person,
So keep on observing, keep on noting the relationships between instructions
and practice and keep a willing attitude to obey whatever you find
regardless of what others may think or do, and you will find that you are in
line for great blessing!!!
Was it not the Lord Jesus, Himself, who said, "He that hath my commandments
and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me and he that loveth me shall be
loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him."
Your brother in the service of the Best of Masters,
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