Paul’s standards for women and men in church

Once again, the angry protest my writings on Facebook. He is a sincere Christian man of God, and He sincerely believes that I should shut-up or face damnation in Hell for my teachings.

I answered as politely as I could. Here is my response initially:

“Some Christians interpret that way. And I would love to teach you the deep teachings of those verses. But in a nutshell…WOMEN CANNOT HAVE AUTHORITY. When men are preachers and teachers, and the people they are responsible for receive their teachings, the followers must adhere to those messages. They are given authority by the LORD God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Women have absolutely NO NO NO authority in the churches; they have only authority over their children. That’s it. When I teach, any Christian man or woman can consider what I write, and decide whether that fits their understanding of Scripture and what the Holy Spirit is moving them to understand. They can choose whether to accept my teachings or not. HOWEVER, be careful with your belief. I can assure you that the Holy Spirit writes the words I share, and you might be guilty of denying the Word of God that He is speaking. BUT, for you, its a matter of choice of whether you listen or not!

Don’t think it helped much! 🙂 However, I haven’t put on the deep teachings of this before, so I thought it a perfect time, once and for all.

This study contains the Standards of the Apostle Paul. He was tasked by the Lord Jesus Christ to spread the Gospel of Christ, and to establish and guide churches. Many of Paul’s letters to the churches are placed within Holy Scriptures. That means that His Words are as vital as Christ’s concerning the things of God reported in His Word. The important thing to recognize is that this is Paul’s Standards. He made the rules for the churches. The formation of the Christian Church exists because of Paul’s Standards. We must always follow His Standards inside the Church because that is what the Lord wills because it is written in Scripture.

However, we must take care not to confuse the Standards of Christ with regards to our Spiritual and Natural Lives, and the Standards of Paul in relationship to Church policy. Spiritual and Natural Lives do not have the same requirements as Church Life. Though they are both Standards, those standards are different because the subject matter is different. Do you understand?

The Standards of Paul concerning Christian Leadership in Church will cover your outward appearance, body language, and physical reactions that are found in the teachings of Scripture. While brand new Christians in Church are just babes in Christ, we seldom teach them how to behave. But once you start advancing to mature Christianity, Christian bearing becomes critical because you are looked to as representation of higher-ranking officials in Church Christendom. Make sense?

Standards of Behavior in Christian Churches 1 Timothy 3:1-11

Bishops, Deacons, and Deacons’ Wives

1 Timothy 3:1–13 (KJV 1900)

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 3:1-13)

All words contained within the Holy Bible are the words that the Lord wants us to see and know. Paul formed a church standard to bring order and authority to the church. That church, when implemented under Paul’s definition of standards of behavior for Bishops, Deacons and Deacon’s wives will form a church that can serve God and the people that gather in worship in the
best ways possible.

Men and Women in Church

1 Timothy 2:7–15 (KJV 1900)
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. 15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. (1 Timothy 2:7-15)

Women, if you do NOT trust your Pastor to be a leader of your spiritual lives and worship of the LORD God, why are you going to his church? Why haven’t you chosen a Pastor that will be responsible for your spiritual development that you can trust? Do you understand that an ordained Preacher of the CHURCH is accountable to the Lord for every soul that listens to his words? The Preacher of the CHURCH has full authority over your spiritual development. If a Preacher fails at his duties, and gives false teachings, it is he that is accountable for the reason you may end up in Hell!

Make no mistake. Paul knew many women that were great evangelists to the unchurched with the Gospel of Christ. It is NOT forbidden for women to carry the Word of God to the four corners of the earth. It is forbidden for women to disrupt church teachings who are the responsibility of the Bishop only. Paul created order in the church and placed the full authoritative responsibility upon the shoulders of one man in each church.

Leaders of churches must have AUTHORITY, and according to the Word of God, women cannot have AUTHORITY in CHURCHES. Women are NOT even to speak in them! I have witnessed over and over many strong Christian women that are led by the Holy Spirit to teach, lead, worship, guide, counsel, and support the things of God. They will be moved to minister in the exact areas the LORD God wills, amongst the UNCHURCHED, whether that be street preaching, home churches, or even on Facebook, just as I am doing right now. (Note: Though most of my students belong to a Church, they do not learn the things I am teaching from their Pastors. I am not challenging the authority of their Pastors, if they preach the True Word of God); instead, I am just adding to the foundation that the Church has already laid (hopefully).

Many times, CHURCH people (usually men not involved in our studies) declare me unable to teach the Word of God because women are “supposed to remain quiet.” They think that Facebook is equal to CHURCH, I guess. I inform them that I have no authority to make anyone believe anything I teach. There is not one person that pressures authority over them to declare me as their leader.

I teach, and my readers can confirm my teachings through their Holy Spirit and decide how to apply that to their lives. I am in obedience to the Holy Spirit, but I am not in authority of any person I teach. There is a difference between Paul’s Standards of Church, and Christ’s Standards of Spiritual and Natural Life.

However, there are many men amongst our Facebook Friends that are in authority of churches and operating under the ordination of other denominational churches. When they tell their congregation they must learn something about the Word of God and apply it to their lives, they have the authority to do so. They are accountable for teaching the Truth of God, and the congregation is accountable to obey them. That is the way the perfect CHURCH works, and it is ordered in a way that there can be no doubt of how a CHURCH works.

Christian women, if the Holy Spirit leads you to teach the churched, it will always be in an unchurched setting. Count on it and prepare your ministry accordingly.

Celebrate Paul!

He knew the LORD God had ministry for him to accomplish, and he did just that. Soon he found that things were not going as smoothly as it should in the Kingdom of God. So, he wrote Standards of Behavior for the Church, to make sure that it all worked in harmony so the teachings of the Lord could progress.


Thanks be to God!

Dec 18, 2023 11:40:04am

Christians! Shine your Light Brightly for the Celebration of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Matthew 5:14–16 (KJV 1900)
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Christ’s Standard of Being the Light of the World

1. Followers of Christ are the light of the world.

2. Look at that Greek word for “light.” φωτός (phōtos) is the Greek word that reminds us of “photographs,” right? What do photographs do? They take a picture of the actual image. If the
surroundings are dark, no image can be seen. But, if that photograph is taken in light, the image of the actual person can be seen perfectly.

3. The world lives in darkness. Christians are the light. Light is always seen when darkness surrounds the viewer.

4. Jesus uses the example of a city that is upon a hill cannot be hidden. Once again, those bright lights atop a hill that light the city, the vibrant sounds of people within the city leave no doubt that it exists, and it is there on that hill.

5. The city cannot be kept secret from the world. It shines with the light and cannot be invisible.

6. Christian history records many times about Christians going underground, or into distant monasteries, often for the sake to avoid persecution, poverty, and illness. In today’s world, threat of nuclear war, famine, End Times, the Apocalypse, persecution, war, and the falling of government and nations has caused many, many Christians to seek refuge away from the world. They hide in holes they have dug in the ground, trees that conceal their presence, caves that darken their presence, and fortresses made to hide the Christians when trouble comes. These types of concealment are against the standards of Christ.

7. Christians do NOT light a candle, then hide it inside a container where the light cannot be seen.

8. When men light a candle, they put it in a candlestick holder, where it can shine brightly and give light to all in the house.

9. Jesus says let your light shine! Let that light shine amongst all people so they can see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven! Do NOT hide your light of Christ!

Shine your lights brightly for this upcoming Celebration for the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ!