Follow all the verses?
Just one more letter to a certain person responding to my previous letters. A person I also happen to know, like and respect.
Because you happened to be in the company of two silly women while serving on a jury, you use this as an example of the differences between men and women? You might want to take a broader view of the differences and the wonderful things that both men and women have to offer.
And for those Christians who take a serious view of the scripture, yet use it to lord over the opposite sex because they feel they are better, is sin and a complete failure of their understanding of the gospel.
I think Paul got it wrong in 1 Timothy 2:12 and I don’t put Paul on a pedestal, or on the same level with Christ. He was only an inspired man. Examine the truth of the scriptures to see if what Paul said was true. We also have to check Paul. I follow Jesus, not Paul. It reminds me of other places where he gives his personal opinion. It is better to remain single, men shouldn’t have long hair, etc.
There are many instances in the Bible where stoning of women was practiced. Also, whoever works on a Sabbath day should be put to death. If parents have a rebellious son, they should bring their son to the elders of the city where he should be stoned. ( Deuteronomy 21: 18-21. ) Fathers gave up their daughters to be raped.
Jesus recommends that to avoid sin we cut off our hands and pluck out our eyes. This advice is given immediately after he says that anyone who looks with lust at any women commits adultery. Matthew 5: 29-30
Are we to follow all the verses in the Bible? Or only the ones that fit the subject or the point that we’re trying to make in a Letter to the Editor?