2 comments on “Women Praying Allowed Audio

  1. Very much needed to hear this. Thank you Greg Taylor. Thanks for putting it into context for me. Thanks to Tim Herbel for pointing me to this website. Thanks to my precious cousin, a missionary in Africa and his wife also helping clear up this issue for me. Praise God!!!! I wish more Christians would remember ‘context’ of scripture is essential in understanding. As is our own study of the Bible and prayer.

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  2. Thank you, Nancy. If context wasn’t important, we’d be advocating for some pretty weird stuff throughout the Bible (if we had to take *everything* at face value with no reference to context). Someone might say, “Well, who’s the arbiter of what’s face value, what has special context?” First, the Bible needs to continue to be read in communities, where we can discern together. Second, we need to return to prayer over Scripture, asking the Holy Spirit to show us and give us wisdom according to James 1. Third, we need to remember we hold opinions with humility and these opinions don’t always have the same weight as the matters of faith, such as God the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, the Bible as inspired word of God, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and following his teachings. Even Christ’s teachings, such as the Sermon on the Mount, are hard teachings and need discernment in communities, prayer, living them out as faithfully as we know how. Big thing is we can’t cop out of following them because they are hard to understand. Finally, I’d say we keep all under the love commands of loving God and loving others. As Jesus said, all the law and the prophets hang on these two great commands.

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