As we seek to understand the tensions present in the church of Ephesus, we also must seek insight for how error today has mingled with sound doctrine, and how our behavior could destroy the good news of Jesus Christ for the watching world.… Read More What is useful in 1 Timothy 2:8-15?
1 Timothy is a letter written to help Timothy navigate the mixed-up, idolatrous ideas that were wreaking havoc on the faith of the Christians in Ephesus. Read more about these problems in this article. In 1 Timothy 2:9-15, Paul placed extreme limitations on the women in the Ephesian church, because the women were especially causing… Read More Artemis worship instigated the restrictions of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Put in its historical and contextual setting, Paul’s instructions for Christian women in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 reveal God’s desire to see movement from deceptive controversy to unified doctrine.… Read More The Ephesian Context of 1 Timothy 2:9-15
She sat on her bed with the Bible open. She might not understand all the theological points Paul was and was not making in that chapter, but she was still reading. … Read More She kept reading, a win
She slapped the Bible closed.… Read More 1 Timothy 2:9-15 Offends
Recently, my daughter was reading through a certain New Testament book that I knew was going to get her all hot and bothered. I knew that if my little feminist read that letter to a particular young man, she would only see the words written at the end of the second chapter, lose her temper,… Read More A young feminist reads 1 Timothy
The context of wives submitting to husbands is from the larger result of Christians everywhere submitting to each other as they are filled with the Spirit of Christ.… Read More Problem Passages: Christian Submission in Ephesians 5