Refreshing It is refreshing to hear God's Word taught without apologies. Oh, that those professing faith in Christ would be obedient to His Word! (1 John 2:3-6 and Matthew 7:21-23)
Russell Johnson (7/3/2012)
This sermon's 'aside' helps interpret 1 Cor 11 Christians who see the applicability of 1 Corinthians 11:2-6 for Christian women today disagree as to when it applies:
1. Some view its applicability as being for all the time, since women (along with men) are to "pray without ceasing".
2. Others view its applicability as being only within some specific, limited context.
Among those holding to this view, there are some differences of opinion as to what the limits of this context are
(Public worship?, Corporate worship?, Multi-person ("2 or 3 gathered") worship [including family worship]?), etc.)
but I still see this as 1 main viewpoint.
My understanding and adherence to view #2 (above) was strengthened by an "aside" Pastor Einwechter (who shares this view) gives here in his exposition of 1 Timothy 2:11-15.
Pastor Einwechter mentions (from about 31:40 to 36:50 within the message) the important symbolism Christians are to be confronted with each Lord's Day, through:
Seeing the women of the church wearing headcoverings, which symbolically represents God's created order.
Observance of the Lord's Supper, which symbolically represents God's redemptive order.
(Pastor Einwechter's series on Headcoverings gives a much fuller explanation of view #2.)
K. Biser (8/20/2009)
Great Sermon! Thanks from a woman much in need of encouragement and support in this area of Christian life! Please continue to preach faithfully concerning God's revealed roles for men and women in the home, church, civil government and society at large. God bless!
Great Sermon! Thank you for your stance on women's role in all three spheres! I am so tired of reformed preachers who use this text to say that even though women aren't to lead in church, there's no reason why they can't rule in the civil sphere or be leaders in corporations. Wrong! This is one an example of why the complementarian view of evangelicalism today is insufficient and even anemic to fight egalitarianism. Christians need to get their minds off complementarianism and focus on coverture marriage - the real biblical antithesis to egalitarianism. Women are not public servants, which is why they are not to preach or lead in the civil sphere and go off and have their own careers. They are to serve their own families and serve the Church of Christ as helpers. Thank you so much, Pastor Einwechter, for preaching the TRUTH!
William O. Einwechter is a teaching elder at Immanuel Free Reformed Church. He is a graduate of Washington Bible College (B.A.) and Capital Bible Seminary (Th.M.) and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1982. He is the vice president of the National Reform Association and...