Some people mistakenly believe strongly that the church fathers are rooted in an anti-female Bible, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Without using the Bible as commentary on itself, we end up either writing this passage off as irrelevant or interpreting it so strictly that women are forbidden to use their spiritual gifts in the church in any way.
But we are approaching Scripture as a unified text in which each progression in God’s story reflects both the past and the future.” Using this passage to restrict women in leadership requires elevating a handful of verses over the rest of Paul’s writings, not to mention the entire New Testament.
But I do not allow a woman to reach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.
For it was Adam and Eve who was first created, and then Eve” (11-13).
The Bible contains many references to women that, in our modern day, sounds discriminatory and sexist towards women.