GOD Never said that HE suffers not a Woman to Teach!
Satan Uses Men to Marginalize the Role of Women in the Church – GOD Forbid!
Some teach that GOD discriminates against women! GOD does not allow women to teach and preach the Everlasting Gospel because of their gender! Some would like you to believe when Jesus was here on earth, although women were also sitting at his feet, Jesus was only talking to the men when he said that the work that He did they would be able to do also. Some would also like you to believe that there is no need for women to study to show themselves approved unto GOD; And they are to be silent in the Church, and if they have any questions - they are to ask their husband at home. Some have marginalized what JESUS told Martha in Luke 10:41-42 that Mary had chosen the good part when she was sitting at his feet, and it would not be taken away from her. Moreover, some teach that women would be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. Some would have you to believe that because Apostle Paul said in 1 Timothy 2:12: “I suffer not a woman to teach” this is the Way of the LORD in the name of JESUS! Amen.
Now listen very carefully, GOD wants you to know that HE never said that HE suffers not a woman to teach!
Now you may ask – Where is the evidence.
Praise GOD in the name of JESUS! JESUS gave us a way to determine if the doctrine is of man or GOD. In John 7:16-18 records “16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.”
It is very important to understand this standard that JESUS outlined to determine if doctrine is of man or GOD. However, the writers of the KJV and other versions of the Bible did not apply this important standard when compiling the text for publication. But they did include the standard in the text of the Bible in John 7:16-18. It is unfortunate that scholars and ministers of the Gospel have overlooked it, passed over it, tossed it aside, dismissed it, or unheeded it. Nevertheless, JESUS gave us a way to determine if doctrine was of GOD or men – today all Bibles that have been published include doctrines that do not meet this standard.
Moreover, in A.D. 49 in the writing of Apostle Paul in Galatians 1:8-9 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” It is important to understand, Apostle Paul was inspired by GOD in A.D. 49 when he wrote this statement. When Apostle Paul made the statement regarding any man, he included himself. It is also important that we do not dismiss this standard!
The Evidence that GOD called Women to Preach and Teach the Everlasting Gospel in the Name of JESUS!
In Acts 16:14-15, Luke writes about a woman named Lydia, who worshipped GOD and GOD opened her heart to attend unto the things which were spoken by Paul. Lydia and her household were baptized. Surely, Lydia is the one who shared “that Way” with her household. Acts 16:15 says, Apostle Paul and Silas judged Lydia to be faithful to the LORD and they abode in her home. Surely, there was a church established in her home; according to Acts 16:40. After Paul and Silas were released from prison, they went back to the house of Lydia and they when had seen the brethren, they comforted them and departed. Lydia was from the city of Thyatira; Lydia worshipped GOD, and she was judged to be faithful to the LORD – GOD opened her heart to attend to the things that Paul taught! This is loaded!
Before we show you how loaded Acts 16:13-15 is in the KJV, let’s see what the writers of the ESV and the NIV have done with this text. We have discovered that the writers have marginalized the text.
ESV 13And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. 14One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
NIV 13On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. 14One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. 15When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.
Now let’s see how loaded this text is in the KJV!
Luke wrote that GOD opened Lydia's heart - they judged her to be faithful. Lydia had to demonstrate her faithfulness.
In Acts 16:15, Luke writes: “She “Lydia” besought us, saying, if ye have judged me to be faithful to the LORD, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.”
Why did Lydia ask them to come and abide in her house? Again, Lydia's home was in Thyatira. Thyatira is only mentioned three times in the Bible; once in Acts Chapter 16, the city where Lydia lived; and twice in Revelation 2:18-29, the report to the Church in Thyatira.
Praise GOD for the revelation! GOD appointed Lydia to share the gospel in the City of Thyatira. (It appears that scholars have failed to include the City of Thyatira in the records of Apostle Paul’s Missionary journeys)
To receive this understanding, we must revisit Luke Chapter Ten and learn what happened when JESUS sent the other seventy out to the cities, two by two. In Luke 10:5-9, JESUS gave these disciples instructions about abiding in the first house they came to and abide there if they found the son of peace there. They were instructed not to go from house to house. Surely, this protocol of how the disciples operated when they visited a city was not a secret – Lydia knew the importance of them staying in her home in Thyatira.
Lydia was chosen by GOD in the name of JESUS – she received the required teaching and training while they abode in her home. This was their place of fellowship while they were there in Thyatira. What is the purpose of ordination? Is an ordination the Church's judgment of a person's ability to perform the duties of the gospel ministry? Again, praise GOD for the revelation.
In 1 Timothy 2:12, Apostle Paul writes: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” Here is the problem; GOD never said that He suffer not a woman to teach; this is Apostle Paul’s disposition at this time. This disposition is contrary to what Apostle Paul had observed and how GOD had used women. Apostle Paul had commended women who labored in the gospel to include a woman, Apostle Junia, who was an Apostle before him. (Romans 16:7) And Apostle Paul knew that GOD had opened Lydia’s heart to attend to the things that he taught. Apostle Paul also knew how God used a woman named Priscilla to work with her husband Aquila to teach others (Romans 16:3). Moreover, he also encouraged the men to assist the women who labored in the gospel. (Philippians 4:3)
Let’s revisit what Apostle Paul wrote in A.D. 49, Galatians 1:8-9 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” It is important to understand, Apostle Paul was inspired by GOD in A.D. 49 when he wrote this statement. Apostle Paul did not write 1 Timothy until A.D, 63; this teaching is contrary to what Apostle Paul taught at that time. Surely, this is new doctrine. Is it possible that Apostle Paul is walking in his flesh?
Here is an example of Apostle Paul walking in this flesh.
Acts 20:22 – King James says: “And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:” However, the NIV has capitalized the “s” is spirit. The NIV says bound in the “Spirit”. Here is the problem; when you study and align scriptures it becomes clear that Apostle Paul was not in the Spirit of GOD when he made that statement. Acts 21:4 says: Some disciples through the Spirit told Apostle Paul that he should not go to Jerusalem. In Acts 21:10-11, Prophet Agabus demonstrated to Apostle Paul (under the power of the Holy Ghost) how he would be bound if he should go to Jerusalem. Moreover, at Acts 22:18, Apostle Paul testified how JESUS told him to make haste out of Jerusalem because they would not receive his testimony concerning JESUS! JESUS never told Apostle Paul to return to Jerusalem. Moreover, it is also clear that the NIV is in error.
Surely, this observation presents a real problem for most. This means that at this point Apostle Paul was walking in his flesh. Apostle Paul explains in Galatians 2:11-17, how he brought Apostle Peter and others in check when he observed them walking contrary to the way of the LORD in the name of JESUS. We must understand that Apostle Paul was also subject to walk in his flesh. Praise GOD, today we can use the Word of GOD to address when he walked contrary to the Way of the LORD. For some, this is hard to realize! However, this is one of the reasons, JESUS gave us provisions to determine if doctrine is of man or GOD.
It is clear, in A.D. 63 the text in 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy and Titus pertaining to women is contrary to earlier teachings and contained new doctrines. One of our tasks today is to bring this in check in the name of JESUS.
We carefully reviewed the Books of the Bible that the Apostle Paul wrote, and we find that these meet the test that Jesus outlined in John 7:16-17.
- Galatians – Probably written in A. D. 49
- 1 Thessalonians Probably written in A. D. 51
- 2 Thessalonians Probably written in A. D. 51
- 1 Corinthians A.D. 55 or A.D. 56 (It is clear at times Apostle Paul expressed his opinions about things and he was not speaking for the LORD in the name of JESUS. However today, some of the things that Apostle Paul expressed have been adopted by some as doctrine. JESUS warned us in Mark 7:7 that we can worship GOD in vain by teaching for doctrine the commandments of men. This teaching of Apostle Paul serves as red flags, and it is imperative that it be brought to the attention of the Saints of GOD.) Here are some of the examples we discovered in 1 Corinthians: (1) 7:12-16 (2)
- 2 Corinthians A. D. 56 or A.D. 57
- Romans – Written in A. D. 57 or A. D. 58
- Ephesians A.D. 60
- Philippians A. D, 61 (Salutation Paul and Timothy)
- Colossians A. D. 61 (Timotheus our brother)
- Philemon Probably wrote about A. D. 61 (Timothy our brother)
After carefully studying these works it is very clear that most of the text in these works glorify God and Apostle Paul does not seek glory for himself. Moreover, Apostle Paul acknowledges others in the ministry and commends some of them for their accomplishments. Apostle Paul also referred to Timothy as our brother in these works. JESUS says: call no man on earth your Father; however, Apostle Paul refers to Timothy and Titus as his sons. There is no record at any other time that Apostle Paul referred to these men as sons. However, in 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy, Apostle Paul refers to Timothy as son. This makes Timothy accountable to Apostle Paul as a son would be to his father.
In 2 Timothy 2:6, Apostle Paul reminds Timothy that the gifts of God were stirred up in him (Timothy) by Apostle Paul putting his hands on him. (This reminder is surely about Paul.) In 1 Corinthians 1:10, Apostle Paul admonished the saints for saying that they were of Paul, Cephas, or Apollos; however here Apostle Paul lays the foundation for Timothy to say that I am of Paul. (We share more details in the more comprehensive article.) JESUS said call no man your father. Today, some refer to others as their sons in the ministry or their fathers in the gospel. Surely, the Catholic Church has dismissed this teaching of JESUS. These dispositions make what JESUS said of non-effect. After carefully evaluating the KJV, we discovered that 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, and Titus do not meet these standards.
This change in the demeanor of Apostle Paul does not end in the salutation, however, it can be observed throughout these books. Including what he had done to others, how others had treated him, and what GOD has reserved for him. During this writing Apostle Paul claims that the gospel was put in his trust.
When was the gospel put in the trust of Apostle Paul? In Galatians 1:9, Apostle Paul writes James, Cephas, and John seemed to be pillars. However, we must realize that the Holy Spirit is the One who guides and directs us in the name of JESUS. GOD wants us to come together as one. We can think too highly of ourselves. Moreover, today there are some who fail to understand that the Word of GOD changes not! It is not about our personal opinions – we all have our own opinions, and this creates confusion. However, when we allow the Holy Spirit to direct us and lead us into all Truth, we will not err and we can work together as one. Listen carefully, if the Everlasting Gospel was put in the trust of Apostle Paul, who trust did GOD put the Everlasting Gospel in after Apostle Paul was killed. Answer – the Everlasting Gospel was never put in the trust of Apostle Paul – GOD wants the Saints of GOD to work together as one and be led and directed by the Holy Spirit in the name of JESUS!
In 1 Corinthians 14:33-36, we can see how the opinion of men can create confusion.
Apostle Paul writes:
33For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
35And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
36What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
1 Corinthians 14:36. King James Version of the Bible says: “What? Came the word of God out from you? Or came it unto you only?” The King James Version shows that Apostle Paul was admonishing these men in Corinth. However, the NIV has removed “What?” Consequently, the admonishment has been removed. What is the effect of this omission? Readers of the NIV are being led to believe that women should be silent in the churches – it is a shame for them to speak in the churches – if they will learn anything they should ask their husbands at home.
Why did the NIV remove the admonishment? Of course, we could entertain several opinions here. However, what is most important is to realize that these men were being admonished for holding the disposition that women should be silent in the Church.
In Titus, Apostle Paul writes standards that restrict women’s role in laboring in the gospel. Some believe that the gospel was put in the trust of Apostle Paul because he said it; however, there is nothing to support that GOD had given Apostle Paul the authority to write new standards that restrict women's roles and to limit the position of the bishop to men. Moreover, after you carefully observe the instructions that Apostle Paul gave to Titus, it is about Apostle Paul appointing Titus to ordain others. It is important to remember that GOD is the one who appoints. Luke Chapter Ten, covered how the LORD appointed the other seventy and sent them out with power.
Apostle Paul conveys, that men must be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. Surely, you become blameless, if you have been born again; however, your children might not ever accept Christ. Apostle Paul also conveyed a standard of not being self-willed; however, after you study scripture, you will discover that at times Apostle Paul did things his way. Nevertheless, the standards outlined in Titus 1:7-9 are sound, and all of the children of GOD should strive to obtain them.
In Titus, Apostle Paul, shares a different disposition about women being teachers. In 1 Timothy 1:12, Apostle Paul writes, “But I suffer not a woman to teach,…” However, in Titus 2:4, he says that women should be teachers of good things. But, here it appears that those good things are regarding teaching women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. Surely, these things should be done by women, however, there is no record whereby, JESUS restricted women from sharing the gospel.
It is imperative that we revisit what happened in Luke Chapter Ten when GOD appointed the other seventy and sent them out two by two. GOD appointed them and gave them power. Today, we must realize that it is the same GOD that calls and appoints. It is not about the appointments made by men. Sometimes when men appoint, they look at the outside of the cup, however, GOD knows the heart. When you revisit some of the standards that were outlined by Apostle Paul for the appointment of bishops, we can see that some of those cover the outside of the cup. Today, there are some organizations that have elected to use these standards; however, we can see that something is wrong. Listen carefully, GOD is the one who calls men and women in the roles of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers; it has not been given to men to call. Organizations can confirm appointments – and Saints can be given assignments and appointments under those administrations. We cannot put GOD in a box, there are differences of administrations, a diversity of operations, but the same GOD which worketh all in all.
The LORD called Paul and Apostle Paul knew it. The same thing holds true today when GOD calls you – you know it. Surely, GOD is calling men and women today; some of them may not fall under a known administration. Some may have been married two or three times before they were called. Apostle Paul called himself the chief sinner – what man would have appointed him over any Christian activity? We must give GOD the glory in the name of JESUS for the Spirit of Truth! It is unfortunate, today there are women who have been called by GOD in the name of JESUS but the doctrine of men prohibits these women from working in their calling.
I am Prophet Elmore Richmond Jr.; GOD gave me this work to complete! This is one of the tasks that GOD gave me from the very onset of my calling. The first sermon that GOD gave me was titled: “A Checkup for the Body of Christ: The Church!” This was at the time when I knew very little about the Word of GOD. GOD also called me as a Prophet to the Nation, I have also been working faithfully in that role. However, I know that it is not about me! Today, GOD is not pleased with what is going on with His Church and the United States of America is walking out of the counsel of GOD in the name of JESUS. At the direction of GOD, this work was prepared and there are other works posted on the Church Readiness Ministries Website that are designed to help the Saints of GOD to Regain the Focus of God's Strategic Battle Plan.