Here is an article where I deal with the ignorant atheists, #feminists and liberals who question and condemn the writings of #ApostlePaul claiming that He was against women. Sometimes believers do not know how to react to this foolish charge, so here is an article that lays to rest the foolish claim that Paul was against women, Go through and share it with others.
Was Paul Against women?
This falsehood that Paul was against women is commonly brought forth by Atheists, feminists and sometimes liberal Christians, who use their foolish ways of thought to understand the Holy Scriptures!
The accusation that Paul was anti women must not surprise us that much, Peter reminds us that unstable people twist the scriptures and the difficult things that Paul writes unto their own destruction just like those who twist scripture and utter blasphemy by claiming that the revelation of Jesus Christ unto Paul was partially against women thus with error
as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 2 PETER 3:16
Atheists, feminists and some liberal theologians claim that Paul said many things that where degrading to women and thus was anti women. Below is one such passage, 1 Timothy 2:13-15, cited as proof that Paul was against women.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. 1 Timothy 2:13-15
The immidiate question that comes to mind is by what standard does one claim that the above passage shows Paul to be anti women. The feminist cannot by any means claim that the bible is antiwomen, moreso Paul.
Here is why feminists and liberals who claim to be believers are so mistaken. If indeed they believe God is sovereign and is Creator, then they must know and affirm that God created men and women and of course being the creator God decides what he wants both men and women to do, and so if God spoke through Paul that exactly what God intended , case closed!
Secondly for those who assume that God is non existent, we ask, on what basis will they dare accuse Apostle Paul of being against women. What basis do they have for an objective standard of right or wrong that can be used to prove that Paul was against women. If they dont beleive God created everything including the standard of what is good or bad, then they will claim that humanity was brought about by evolution as it began to exist out of mere dust, eventually evolving from lower forms until such a time after billions of years humans eventually began to exist the way we know them.
Unbelievers have no basis for morality
Those who support this false theory of evolution claim that all species that have survived this far managed to tussle it out against other species for survival. Evolution doesnt presuppose the existence of a moral code, because placing restrictions and rules on action would actually limit the chances of survival of a particular species.
With evolution survival of the fittest is the rule, This implies that maiming, harrasing, exploiting and killing women or men is perfectly fine since this is how one can perpetuate His or Her survival into the future.
Evolution does not suppose a moral code thus the atheist cannot claim and has no right to claim that women have any right to be treated in any specific way, since he has no basis for morals. If humans just started to exist by accident and where not purposefull made, if they is no after life whats the motivation for treating others well. The only proper thing is to survive at all costs, for its the survival of the fittest that is the rule
Secondly the atheist claims the bible is false so if its false then He cant claim that indeed what Paul wrote is actually true, and it just could be Paul actually never existed thus the atheist once again cannot attack Paul or that which is alluded to Him, since its false, case closed!
As a believer I dont have to apologise for the things that are written in scripture, for the simple reason that God’s wisdom is better that man’s wisdom and thus what Paul wrote is the wisdom of God that is greater than that which the feminist, liberal of atheist says of the very things that Paul wrote.
Now we return to our text that some claim proves Paul was against women.
Paul says in 1 Timothy 2:14, that Eve was deceived and not Adam, By these very words some claim Paul was biased against Eve and thus proof He was against women, since Adam just as much sinned, but was not spoken of as a transgressor in this particular passage.
The truth of the matter is that indeed Eve was deceived by the serpent and not Adam, unfortunately this explanation is not complete without understanding the context, The context is as follows Paul was adressing an issue by which women where purveying a falsehood that woman was created before man. Also this doesnt mean that just because Eve transgressed, Adam was thus exonerated from sin, since elsewhere Paul does explain and mention the fact that Adam too also sinned.
WHAT PAUL WROTE WAS INSPIRED!
Once one claims that Paul was anti women, then one will soon accuse Christ and God and the Father of the same, because the most excellent and sacred revelation of Jesus Christ as authored by Paul was not His own invention but proceeded from the Divine
Lets look at these specific examples from the Old testament and New Testament where women where exluded. God commanded that only the Levites and the male Levites could be priests, will you say the Almighty was biased?
Only male sheep where to be sacrificed, as God commanded, was that bias, no it wasnt because God is perfect, he is sovereign and does what He wants when he wants!
In the New testament Christ called 12 disciples all who where male, is that bias, will one claim that the Holy son of God is biased
Paul writes to Timothy
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, – 2 Timothy 3:16
And of course The very things Paul wrote are scripture, and in themself part of the rule of the faith
Some claim that Paul is subject to reproof as he speaks of it in the passage above and thus especially regards to what he says about women. The question is, if what Paul says is considerd to be scripture how then should it be subjected to correction, and by what standard is that which Paul speaks subject to correction?
Its scripture that corrects us and everything outside it. Its not any part of scripture that must be corrected, Thus what paul speaks of women cannot be corrected.
What Paul speaks is infallible, its scripture therefore what Paul says is not to be seen His own utterance but the inspired word of God communicated unto us Whatever Paul wrote as we find in scripture is inspired! If its in scripture then its cannot be corrected Paul was writing under the inspiration of Holy Spirit, Paul was not writing His own doctrine, he was expounding the gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed to Him by the Holy Spirit.
So how could the Holy Spirit make errors? The Holy Spirit shares the attributes with other members of the Trinity since he is God by virtue of the fact that He is part of the Trinity the Holy Spirit is perfect and thus cannot make mistakes, none of the things that Paul received from the Holy Spirit where mistaken.
Therefore since Paul received perfect revelation, Paul made no errors.
Thus Paul’s commands pertaining women are just as inspired as everything He writes. Since the revelation to Paul is a total unit one cannot decide what He wants out of what Paul while rejecting what He doesnt like.