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A brief summary of an egalitarian approach to 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Read more
A brief summary of an egalitarian approach to Genesis 1-3. Read more
A brief summary of an egalitarian approach to Ephesians 5:18-33. Read more
A brief summary of an egalitarian approach to 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. Read more
A brief summary of an egalitarian approach to 1 Timothy 2:11-15. Read more
. . . The twelfth verse (italicized above) contains a rare Greek verb, found only here in the entire Bible. This word, authentein, is ordinarily translated “to bear rule” or “to usurp authority”; yet a study of other Greek literary sources reveals that it did not ordinarily have this meaning until the third or fourth century, well after the time of the New Testament. Essentially the word means “to thrust oneself.” Its earliest meanings are noteworthy, since they might provide a quite different understanding of a difficult text.  Read more
Although we may idealize the early church, most of us would not have enjoyed a visit to a worship service at Corinth. The impression which one was most likely to receive was that of chaos and delirious insanity: So if the whole congregation is assembled and all are using the "strange tongues" of ecstasy, and some uninstructed persons or unbelievers should enter, will they not think you are mad? (I Cor. 14:23, NEB). Read more