Connecting the Bible with Real Life - Topical Studies
Bible stories can be great for teaching children. And they also have real meaning for anyone who wants to understand God and how He wants us to act. Unlike the Joseph story, there are no characters to emulate. . Ephesians 33 for marriage roles and relationships this is true despite believing that all of Scripture is “God-breathed” and “useful for teaching, rebuking. and negative teacher-student relationships affected scholastic achievement. Metanarrative--the overarching story of Creation, Fall, and Redemption.
When threatened with imminent destruction at the hands of the mighty Assyrians, Hezekiah asked God for assistance. Instead of being arrogant like Uzziah had been, Hezekiah tore his clothes and knelt before God. When he received a letter from the enemy, he laid it before God and humbly asked God for His help 2 Kings If Hezekiah had relied on his own feeble strength to pull him through, he would have almost certainly been annihilated.
However, since he relied on God, his enemy was destroyed and his kingdom was safe for many more years. Another excellent example in the Bible is that of the heroine of the book of Ruth. After losing her husband and father-in-law, Ruth stayed loyal to Naomi, her grieving mother-in-law, and went with her to the land of Israel.
After arriving in Israel, she worked diligently to provide for both herself and Naomi. Her loyalty and hard work were noticed by several, including a wealthy farmer named Boaz.
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He made sure that Ruth and Naomi were taken care of, and he eventually married Ruth. She was rewarded, and God greatly blessed her and the woman to whom she was so loyal.
Learning about God Because God is a great, infinite and invisible Being, how do we come to comprehend who He really is? How can we learn about God?
How do we know who God is and what He is like? We can learn about Him through what others say in the Bible. There we see the extreme measures to which God will go in order to keep His word. He did this in order to free the enslaved Israelites due to a promise He had made to Abraham hundreds of years before.
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God demonstrated clearly to the descendants of Abraham—and to us—that He is completely truthful and fulfills all His promises. The Gospels also help us learn more about God. More than that, these four books record His story for us to read. For example, most people know that Jesus Christ was a man of peace, but did that mean He would just always let people disrespect God and His temple?
This is the essence of Christianity: After all, God created us to have fellowship with us. We were created for community with him.
But Leviticus also teaches us that God forgives, that a sacrifice can pay the penalty of our sin if we repentand in so doing prepares us for the cross of Jesus. It calls us to rigorous monotheism in which we refuse to worship idols of any shape.
Once the Israelites were given the Promised Land, for the most part they failed to renew the covenant and failed to receive the blessings from God. The same is true of our own families. Saul, the first king, did not learn the lesson that God is still king, and what matters for us is to remain faithful.
Unfortunately, many people make the same mistake as Saul. Mounce refers to "theodicy" at the first of the lecture, he means, "theocracy. This would argue more against men teaching women because at least Eve wanted to obey God, while Adam sinned deliberately.
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Thus, in versesPaul substantiates his instruction by arguing that the created order establishes a relationship of subordination of woman to man, which order, if bypassed, leads to disaster, and by suggesting that there are some activities for which women are by nature not suited. Both Schreiner and Doriani suggest that the solution is in the serpent targeting Eve, rather than Adam. In approaching Eve the serpent undermined the pattern of male leadership and interacted with Eve during the temptation.
Generally speaking, women are more relational and nurturing and men are more given to rational analysis and objectivity. Women are less prone than men to see the importance of doctrinal formations, especially when it comes to the issue of identifying heresy and making a stand for the truth.
Appointing women to the teaching office is prohibited because they are less likely to draw a line on doctrinal non-negotionables, and thus deception and false teaching will more easily enter the church. This is not to say women are intellectually deficient or inferior to men. If women were intellectually inferior, Paul would not allow them to teach women and children.
What concerns him are the consequences of allowing women in the authoritative teaching office, for their gentler and kinder nature inhibits them from excluding people for doctrinal error. But as a general rule women are more relational and caring than men. According to this view, women would be less likely to implement the negative aspects of rebuke and church discipline that is part of the teaching role.
Paul finally rounds off his argument in verse 15 stating that women will be saved through childbearing. This qualification is to lessen the impact of verses There are several problems in this verse which include: There has already been a switch from the plural to the singular in verses There are several views on this.
This is similar to 5 above but is broader than the assembly. The best of these interpretation seems to be either 6 or 7. Its weakness is that spiritual and eschatological salvation is somehow dependent on bearing children.
But if there are exceptions, then how is one saved through childbearing? But deliverance from deception is a spiritual deliverance.
It is an aspect of spiritual salvation. Continuance of faith, love, and holiness denote their participation in spiritual salvation, and its deliverance from sin and deception. The experience of childbearing will deliver them from the specific deception that they have no real significance or contribution to the community if they are not exercising a leadership role.
The experience of childbearing and motherhood combined with faith, love, and holiness will assure them that they have an important role in the church.
Significance and Conclusion If this understanding of 1 Tim 2: Generally speaking, women are less inclined to exercise these necessary negative aspects of teaching. Women can and should teach and exercise oversight over other women and children. The negative aspects remain, and some may find it difficult to confront, rebuke, and possibly recommend church discipline, 48 but it is still part of the process of teaching.
Women are prohibited from teaching men because of the creation order and the tendency to be deceived into thinking that relationships take priority over doctrine, even non-negotiable issues. These factors would not necessarily prevent a woman from giving an occasional message to the assembly, since the oversight and accountability aspects would be handled by the other leaders and teachers of the church.
But this would not really constitute teaching in the Pauline sense. Nor would the Pauline concept of teaching necessarily prohibit women from teaching in seminaries or other academic institutions, for the oversight and authority exercised there is academic in nature, not spiritual and ethical.
This is not to say that seminaries and academic institutions should not exercise spiritual and ethical oversight and authority, only that these types of oversight functions can be separated from the academic teaching process in a way that should not be done in the church.
Gerhard Kittel and Gerhard Friedrich, trans.