Note the Point (in picture), read the New Testament and ask yourself,
“is it the apostle’s teaching taught in the modern congregations?”
(recall that “apostolic Teaching” is what is taught by the apostles themselves, with “verses” and “not opinions”).
Here is a simple test to tickle you a little:
Look at these two verses:
(verse 1) “Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.” – apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 14:34)
(verse 2) “I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.” – apostle Paul again (1 Timothy 2:12)
Now, the “common” argument used by the modern congregations against the two New Testament verses above (“disobeying it”) is this:
(1) Time has changed
(2) Those verses were only meant for a specific audience, e.g. the Corinthian church only
Both arguments (1) & (2) above are “false” due to the rebuttals below (please consider wisely):
(i) Both are New Testament verses meaning they’re “not” abolished (after being fulfilled completely in the previous Old Testament).
(ii) Both verses are a “Command” (and not a suggestion or option) which were written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (given to apostle Paul).
(iii) God’s Command does “not” change with time before the New Testament itself is fulfilled in obedience.
Some of the Old Testament practices were fulfilled (ending with the “previous age”) and thus nullified when the New Testament came in force (in this “present age”).
Thus, their point (1) claims that God changes His Commands within ‘His Testament or Covenant time period of an age’ which is clearly a “lie”.
(iv) God’s New Testament commands are to be obeyed by “any congregation” bearing “His Name”.
That is to say that God “cannot” have partiality with Him where the quoted verses only apply to a specific congregation (e.g. the Corinthian church).
God’s commands for “His Call, ministry or church” must adhere to “His Rules” (e.g. the verses above).
Men cannot change that to please women for then, you will fail to please God.
(v) This is not a man vs woman thing.
This is about the “order in the church” and “spiritual leadership” toward which the rules above apply & can only be defined by God alone for after all, it’s His Work alone.
Who is anyone else to change it?
His Rules above need not apply to “woman leaders” in the “secular world” for that’s not God’s Work. Hence, women are welcome to be leaders or assume authority there.
(vi) Be careful if you “claim” that God told now that it’s possible to do otherwise.
Doesn’t He speak the “same thing” to apostle Paul and you with regards to the “same issue”?
(vii) There were leaders in the Bible but all “secular” (e.g. a judge) but “not spiritual” (e.g. no “priests” were women).
A prophet (male) having the gift of prophecy can double as a “spiritual leader” (teach doctrine or have spiritual authority) while a prophetess (female) may only speak the prophecy given.
Being able to prophesy is called the gift of prophecy & has nothing to do with “spiritual leadership” (the rights to both “teach & assume authority” with regards to “spiritual matters” as God calls him).
Learn the Truth & the Difference.
After that, it’s one’s choice to follow or not or “claim whatever” (with “no” verses to prove it).
Lastly think, “If it is possible to quote verses to disprove the two verses above, then what’s the point apostle Paul was inspired of God to command those two verses in the first place?”
Please don’t be deceived to say otherwise just to “please the flesh” (women too) as that’s a challenge here.