Role Of Women In The Church
The Bible speaks of how women are to conduct themselves in worship. In 1
Corinthians 14:34-36 we read, "Let your women keep silent in the
churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be
submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them
ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in
church, for Adam was formed first, then Eve." This command of
God is not hard to understand. But some want to ignore it and do what seems
right in their own eyes.
The Bible explains why women are to keep silent and why they are not
permitted to speak in church. It was because "Adam was formed first, then
Eve." This is the way God has specified that it will be. God speaking to
Eve in Genesis 3:16 says, "Unto the woman He said...your desire shall be to
your husband, and he shall rule over you." The reason women are to be
submissive and not speak in the worship of the church is God has specified that
the man is to rule over the woman. Many people do not approve of what God has
done, but this is still God's business. As we read in Romans 9:20, "But
indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to
him who formed it, Why have you made me like this?" Who are we to question
Also in 1 Timothy 2:11-13 God's word to us says, "Let a woman learn in
silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have
authority over a man, but to be in silence For Adam was first formed, then
Eve." God's word is very clear. It says it is not to be permitted. In
other words it is forbidden. When we do things that are forbidden by God it is
sin. It is sin which separates us from God and sin will cause us to be lost
When a woman gets up before the church to teach, preach, lead prayer, or lead
singing, she is in violation of what God has commanded. She is perverting the
worship of God. As a result of this rebellion, God is not worshipped in spirit
and in truth. As we have already seen, worship becomes vain or useless when we
follow the desires of men instead of what God wants. To ignore what God has said
has horrible consequences.
Questions Lesson 9
Role Of Women In The Church
(click on the button of the answer of your
1) (1 Corinthians 14:34-36) How are women to conduct themselves in the worship
of the church?
They can preach.
They can lead singing and prayer.
They are not permitted to speak.
According to the Bible it is not shameful for women to speak in church.
3) (Genesis 3:16) God told Eve
That her husband was to rule over her.
That she was to rule over her husband.
That neither shall rule over the other.
The reason a woman is not to speak in worship of the church is she is to be
submissive to man.
5) (1 Timothy 2:11-12) During the worship of the church
Women can teach and have authority over man.
Women cannot teach and have authority over man.
Both men and women can lead
in the worship service.
God has commanded women to keep silent and not to speak, teach, or
have authority over man in worship.