12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control. (1 Timothy 2:12-15 NKJV)
Is Paul banning women from ministry in this verse? No, he is not. As I will explain below, he was simply responding to a false teaching that claimed Eve was created before Adam. It appears that this false teaching made at least some of the women feel that they could domineer the men, and it is this that Paul is correcting.
Dr. Stuart Pattico
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