My conviction that women shouldn’t be teaching women doctrines other than the doctrine of biblical womanhood, as commanded in Titus 2:3-5, has given me a lot of criticism from many places. I am even being called dangerous, legalistic, ungodly, and a false teacher.
Women’s Bible studies are the pathway that has led to many female preachers/pastors, women speaking in the churches, and lukewarm churches. If women can preach/teach Scripture in a church, how is this any different than the men who do this on Sunday mornings?
Yes, women can share Bible verses that encourage and convict them with others. Yes, they can listen to a sermon by John MacArthur or another great male preacher and share what they learned from it. I use a lot of Scripture to support what I teach in biblical womanhood. I also use a lot of Scripture to encourage women in being godly women, but I don’t teach verse-by-verse from the Bible in a church and expound deeply into what they mean. God has clearly ordained men who are biblically qualified to do this. I am not.
If women are to be silent in the churches with all subjection (1 Timothy 2:11) and not teach nor be in authority over men because Eve was deceived (1 Timothy 2:14), what gives them the authority to teach Scripture and sermons to women in the churches? I can’t find any verse that supports this.
If you don’t agree with me, that’s okay. I am only sharing my convictions with you. I don’t see how any of this is dangerous, legalistic, or makes me ungodly and a false teacher though. I love truth. I love searching God’s Word for His perfect will. If you come to different convictions than I do, that’s fine! I am not God. I don’t know everything, but I would rather error on the side of taking the Bible too literally rather than too liberally.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.