Because of the fall with Eve, God brought demotion among her. He placed her under Adam. Gen 16-19. (see Ed Silivoso- Women:God’s Secret Weapon pg 65 par. 3)
And b/c of this, men have made it a subject to rule over women… but then there was Paul.
“Eve fell b/c Adam failed to instruct her. He was the one who received the prohibition to eat from the tree and was cogninizant (having knowledge or being aware of) of the details, whereas she had heard it secondhand. Judging by the way Eve mishandled the information when confronted by the serpent, Adam had apparently not given her proper instructions…. par. 1 – Adam saw that Eve was being misled and also that she was responding incorresctly. Nevertheless, he stood next to her and did nothing to instruct her. Paul’s admontion to men is that teh should not fail their wives the way Adam failed his. par. 2 -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon
Paul’s restrictions about women not being allowed to teach must be seen as a principle that is in process rather than a fixed rule. He wrote to a specific group of people in the 1st century- to a woman or group of women who were contentious (causing or likely to cause an argument) and domineering (assert one’s will over another in an arrogant way), as suggested by the command in 1st Tim. 2:11-12 to be “in full submission” and to show “quietness [a peaceable attitude].” -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg. 66 par 3.
Paul came after Jesus died on the cross. And when Jesus died on the cross he took the sins of the world and forgave them. That included the sin of Adam and EVE! He made a way for women to be reconciled along with men.
Paul came to the 1st century church and was correcting the women whom were trying to be a voice when they hadn’t the teaching or the right attitude and he spoke to the men telling them that they needed to insruct the women in order for them to teach. But the church has taken this philosphy and made it into a rule. Paul didn’t say that it was a rule to follow all the days of our lives. He just let them know that women have not been taught the things that they needed to be taught and that they needed to be. He pretty much said that they needed to listen and that man needed to teach them the way of the Lord. And once they are taught, then the women will be able to teach! 🙂
I agree with this teaching, b/c there are so many women out there that God has in leadership and who He is raising up to be what He has called them to be! Including me!