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Women Cannot Teach or have Authority Over Men in the Church
Bible study on women preachers.

1 Tim. 2:12

Women are not permitted to teach or have authority over a man. They must remain quiet (cf. 1 Cor. 14:34-35).

  • Women cannot be preachers or evangelists since they are not permitted to teach or have authority over men (1 Tim. 2:12; cf. Tit. 2:15).

Paul's command is in reference to Christians' conduct in the church (1 Tim. 3:15; cf. 1 Cor. 14:23).

Paul's command is applicable to Christians in every age siting God's creation of the human race when giving this command (1 Tim. 2:13-14; 1 Cor. 11:8-9).

Women cannot be preachers or teachers in situations where men are present. Older women are to teach younger women (Tit. 2:3-5).

1 Tim. 3:1-13; Tit. 1:5-9

Only men can be qualified to hold the office of elder (also called pastor and bishop) or deacon. No other offices are authorized in the church (cf. 1 Cor. 4:6; Col. 3:17).