I was on a Christian blog called Pyromaniacs. Of course, in case you read anything on that blog, I advise you to read with big discernment. I guess one needs to be a theologian in order to see the traps there, for they do not talk the language of common people as Jesus and His Apostles used to do.
Anyway, let’s come back to our topic. I was on that blog, and I read this title: “Women must preach in church”… Well, what would be your first impression if you read such a line on a Christian blog? Would you not think the topic is about whether women can preach in church or not?… Well, I said let’s see what they wrote. And here is what they wrote: “…on one occasion.” They linked it to 1 Corinthians 11:26, as you can see. So what do you understand from this? I understood that it is only in the Lord’s Supper that women can preach, and not only can but must preach. And the idea is that the participation in the Lord’s Table is in itself that preaching that women must do. Note that the author concentrated on women, as if men should not preach in the same occasion the same thing that women preach. And an interesting point is that the Bible never says that women can participate in the Lord’s Table, but men are clearly mentioned as participating! I am not saying that women must not participate in the Lord’s Table. The teaching of the Bible is clear that all Christians should participate. But I am saying that this author concentrated on women in a topic that is NOT about women, but about the Lord’s Table, ALTHOUGH women are not separately considered in the topic of the Lord’s Table in the Bible…
Later on in the comments, the administrators began to delete any comment related to the topic that I stated above… And what was their justification? The justification was: That is not the topic of that post…
So what I want to say is this: This is a case of using a misleading title to catch the attention of people to something which is not exactly what the title of the post says. And my question is: Do you think this is a lie? Should a Christian do things like this?
By the way: I posted there some questions that are related to the Lord’s Table, but the administrator could not see the relation and so he/she deleted it… Later on, I posted the same questions but in the form of another question, and the post was accepted as on topic… Let me show you the two posts of mine, and you will see how both are related to the same topic: The Lord’s Table. I will put the concerned parts in bold:
1. First post:
What does the expression “in church” mean, brother?…
And what does “preach” mean? I never read in the Bible that women cannot preach the Gospel. I read that they cannot teach…
“Now this man had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses.” (Acts 21:9)
Quiz: What does a prophetess do?
1. She cleanses the house.
2. She doesn’t talk for God before the people.
3. She talks for God before the people.
4. She wonders what Acts 21:9 means.
Have a blessed time trying to find the answers to these questions…
Grace be with you!
2. Second post:
OK. Now, another question. This should be on topic, according to your definition…
Is any meeting of Christians called “in church” if it is not around the Lord’s Table?
Please, back up your answer from the Bible.
Grace be with you!
As I previously said in one of the posts of that blog: America’s Christianity is pitiful… needs much prayer…
Grace to you!