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To: taxcontrol

If anyone wants to know what this is actually about...

The letter to the church addresses a cultural clash of the day... One faction culturally, did not allow women to speak in public, and one did. The people who did not allow it were offended greatly at the impudence of the women who spoke up publicly and violated very strict cultural mores.

The apostle (believed to be Paul) was of the opinion that in this clash, one of the sides had to compromise, and for reasons we don’t know, chose the side he did. Perhaps he thought it unwise to try to undo a societal stricture by force, or maybe it was just about who the majority was, we don’t know. Whatever the case, we don’t know if the church followed the advice or not. what we do know is that from reading the account, the instruction given is not a doctrine from Christ, but is, as is much of the the new testament, precisely that... The accounts of the disciples and apostles, concerning the life of Christ and the events shortly following his death.

There is no reason to think that this is anything other than the account of a cultural clash. Certainly, there is no reason to think this is a doctrine.


18 posted on 03/02/2011 11:54:25 AM PST by The Watcher
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To: The Watcher
what we do know is that from reading the account, the instruction given is not a doctrine from Christ, but is, as is much of the the new testament, precisely that... The accounts of the disciples and apostles, concerning the life of Christ and the events shortly following his death.

So the other books are basically like short stories that someone thought was interesting enough to include.

And here I thought it was Jesus speaking through the apostles via the Holy Spirit.

29 posted on 03/02/2011 2:46:15 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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'Certainly, there is no reason to think this is a doctrine.'

You cannot add or remove from the Bible. You cannot say you like this or do not like that and pick and choose. You have to take the Bible as a whole, accept it as without error or you become like the Adventists and other cults

42 posted on 03/02/2011 10:07:32 PM PST by OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian
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