Charles J. Ellicot edited a commentary on the Bible in the 1870s. Here is what was written on 1 Timothy 2:12:
“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.—The whole purpose of these weighty admonitions of the great founder of the Gentile Churches relegates Christian women to their own legitimate sphere of action and influence—the quiet of their own homes. St. Paul caught well the spirit of his Master here.
“He raised once and for ever the women of Christ out of the position of degradation and intellectual inferiority they had occupied in the various pagan systems of the East and West, and taught with all the weight of an Apostle—of an accredited teacher of divine wisdom—that woman was a fellow-heir with man of the glories of the kingdom,—where sex would exist no longer; but while teaching this great and elevating truth, St. Paul shows what is the only proper sphere in which woman should work, and in which she should exercise her influence and power; while man’s work and duties lay in the busy world without, woman’s work was exclusively confined to the quiet stillness of home. The Apostle then proceeds to ground these injunctions respecting the duties in public and private of the two sexes upon the original order of creation, and upon the circumstances which attended the fall.”
Many try to convince me that it’s feminism that has made women’s lives better. No, it’s Christianity (believing in Jesus Christ) that makes lives and cultures better. Without Christ, people aren’t good, and they are agents of Satan whose goal is to kill, steal, and destroy. With Christ, people are good because His Spirit dwells within them, and they walk in the good works ordained for them by Christ. People are loved and valued with Christianity. They aren’t with Marxism/Feminism as we can clearly see in our culture. God’s ways are good, women. Embrace them instead of fighting against them.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.