What do you think about Kay Arthur's Precept Ministries.  I know that men are included in her classes.  Is this Biblical?


Well, 1 Timothy 2:12 says, "I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent." There is nothing ambiguous about this statement--it is very clear.  And the reasons given why a woman is not to teach men nor to have authority over them is also clear, "For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner" [1 Timothy 2:13-14].  A woman is not to teach nor have authority over a man in spiritual matters and Church ministries because of the divine order of creation and the fact that they can be more easily deceived than a man as evidenced in the Garden.  Some would argue that this was a cultural restriction but the verses just mentioned rule that out.  Kay should restrict the men from sitting under her teaching, and the men should know better.  She should be only teaching other women and children.

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