What Does Paul Mean that “Women Should Remain Silent”?

Episode 763 Show Notes 

From the Show

The officers of the church, the Elders, were to help discern the prophecies being made in Corinth. And in this context, Paul is highlighting women were not Elders, which fits with what he says in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Once we understand that, that clears up the question of what Paul means in 1 Corinthians 14, especially because we see that women were speaking and prophesying in the church in chapter 11.

–Adriel Sanchez

What Does Paul Mean that “Women Should Remain Silent”?

Questions in this Episode

  1. I have often struggled with the assurance of my salvation. If I believe in the name of Jesus and believe in his resurrection, is that enough in order to be saved? Or is something else required?
  2. What does Paul mean in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 when he says “women should remain silent”?
  3. Does John 2 teach that everyone has the anointing of the Holy Spirit? And what does it mean to receive the power of the Holy Spirit, as it says in Acts 2:8?
  4. What exactly is the unforgivable sin and how do I know if I actually have committed it?
  5. In regards to your answer about what we need to do to be saved, how does belief relate to Peter’s command in Acts 2:38?
  6. In 1 John 2:3-6, it says that we will know we are Christ’s if we obey his commandments. Why is this so often missed by people today when talking about eternal security?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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