I know exactly what you tried to 'equate'. Your Christian theology isn't judged by the world, it's judged by the Word. Like I said, those who know the Word judge you a heretic.<quoted text>
LOL!!!.... No.-I- EQUATED THE CONSENSUS OF THE WORLD - to show just how worthless an argument can be when based upon a peculiarly misguided consensus. Any "vast consensus" can be erroneous, just as the "vast consensus" in which you have put your faith has all too frequently been shown to be!
The letter of Paul to Philemon is not a discussion of the institution of slavery, which, in other texts had already been shown to be acceptable. It is in reference to an individual. Read your bible.
As for flatness, scripture says that God said, "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky ..." implying that the expanse of dry land, which is earth, existed before the hanging of the "lights." They were not understood to be stars of the cosmic deep.
So, Dear Smiley, you are full of Baloney.
I do not relish ridiculing anyone; unless they persist in trying to push the innocent and ostracized among us into a detrimental position.
Jesus tells us, repeatedly, to protect the children. Jesus shows us repeatedly to regard our mothers, sisters, significant others, wives, daughters and the entire female population with absolute respect.
There is a reason why Jesus did as his mother asked at the Wedding in Cana. This was his first miracle. In spite of his reticence and objections, he did as he was asked.
Later, when the sisters, Mary and Martha, hosted the "inner circle" disciples, Martha complained that Mary would not help with the chores of hospitality. Jesus was not sympathetic to Martha. Instead, he stated with obvious conviction that Mary was exactly where she was SUPPOSED to be, taking in the Teachings!- and for what purpose?
Everyone who was there taking in the Teachings was there so that they could later propagate the dissemination of the Gospel.
It is the height of patristic arrogance and a willful denial to continue to hold that women are incapable of holding any specific office of spiritual guidance or to competently conduct the Ministry of the Gospel of Christ Jesus. They have proven their full capability. They now serve and are welcome in the priesthood at every level.
...we will be ready in the spirit of deception to answer.
The message of the Bible is that sin brings slavery. Not God's design at all. Jesus brings freedom, and that is exemplified by history. Philemon is the message of a slave becoming a brother.
Respect goes to all people. Authority does not. Jesus obeyed his mother as a child, and respected her as an adult. The context of the Martha and Mary incident is that they were there to serve Jesus and the disciples. You once again falsely equate the desire to hear God speak with His commission of Disciples. Clearly Mary and Martha were not included in the latter.
The prohibition of formal positions of authority by women over men is clearly stated at the end of I Tim 2. Immediately formal positions in the Church follow in I Tim 3.
I am simply and accurately stating the consistent teachings of God's Word and the practice that followed. You have created a self designed theology where your god does your bidding and submits to your understanding. You clearly have the stature of a god confused with yourself.
But please, try another example from God's Word that equates gender authority.
Meanwhile rev., here is a question for you. If there were a group of women in a church with specific needs and problems, according to Biblical instruction, who would you appoint to assist them? All women? All men? Or mixed?