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Defining Behavior

People define God’s law as they see fit. Instead of stretching definitions to suit our own benefit, what if we strictly defined the law in accordance with God’s original intent.

Exodus 20:13 KJV Thou shalt not kill. Seems clear enough, but man changes it to thou shalt not murder. We search out excuses. It’s okay in war, it’s okay in self defense, it’s okay if someone breaks into your home, it might be okay if adultery was involved, maybe there are extenuating circumstances, maybe it’s only manslaughter.

Exodus 20:9-10 KJV …thou shalt not do any work,… Yet, man says it’s not work if it was necessary. It’s not work if you wanted to do it. Even if it was work, surely God won’t hold it against me.

If you’ve never read Corinthians you may skip this paragraph. For those of you desirous of learning and keeping the law, keep reading. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 seems pretty clear. The only question is what is Church. Is it a building? Is it a time? Is it a combination of the two? Is it whenever and wherever two or more are gathered together in Christ’s name? This like all of God’s law depends on the heart of the listener.

When you read or hear the law seek understanding. When you have understanding seek strength. When you find yourself seeking excuses – you should know you are definitely walking in the wrong direction.

When you realize your walking in the wrong direction, there remains 1 John 1:9. Turn and define (live) the law favorably within God’s original intent. Why? Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:14 KJV

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A Little Less Talk, A Little More Conversation

If you have never read Corinthians, I’m going to ask you not to read this post. It will inform you of sin of which you may be ignorant. In this instance the Bible actually says let them be ignorant. 1 Cor. 14:38

The Bible in 1 Peter 3:1 KJV says, Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

Now at the church I attend, two of the most outspoken women have husbands that do not attend church with them. If they followed the word of God, if they followed Corinthians maybe their spouses would be saved. What does Corinthians say, 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 KJV says, Let 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. [35] And 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.

It isn’t just something written to the Corinthians 2000 years ago. It is one of the clearest New Testament commandments, and if you followed it, maybe you would save yourself and your spouse through your conversation.

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Authority

I usually enjoy watching the 700 Club for the Q&A, generally to see if I agree or disagree.

Someone asked about 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Pat Robertson erroneously said it was only a tradition of Jews at the time. What does 1 Corinthians 14:37 say. I hear the commandment. Why don’t you?

No man not even Pat Robertson has authority to change or overrule a commandment of God. Yet foolish preachers do it all the time. Foolish women respond to those preachers shaming themselves in the house of the Lord.

A Proverbs woman might be nice, but where is the New Testament woman who hears a command from our Lord?

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Reserved

1 Timothy 2:11-12 KJV
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. [12] But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

When a woman preaches in a church and says she has a calling from God, I think to myself, No. I tell you many teachers who are men will go to Hell because of poor or false teaching. Yet God has reserved for men the pulpit and the role of Head of the Household.

So when I see women preaching on television I turn the channel. Like the man that calls himself Father or Rabbi, I know they have chosen their own desires over the word of God. Matthew 23:8, Matthew 23:9.

I think in one respect God is trying to make the path to Heaven easier for women. He has reserved to men the role of teacher. Make no mistake teachers of the Word will be judged by the Word, a high standard. Some men would be wise to take a seat and exercise their own right to remain silent.

Habakkuk 2:20 KJV
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

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