Wednesday, October 14, 2009

1 Corinthians 14:26-35

"What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church. If anyone speaks in a tongue, two -or at the most three - should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and God.

Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church."

Orderly Worship
In worship, everything must be done in harmony and with order. Meaning only one person speaking at a time for the edification of the church and to strengthen the faith of believers.

It is clear in chapter 12-14 that women also receive spiritual gifts and are encouraged to exercise them in the body of Christ. Research for yourself the Corinthian culture and find out the reason the women of those times were not allowed to speak in worship.

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