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Can A Sister Teach?
  • The church is a body of people, not an actual physical building in the earth. 

1 Peter 2:5 

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to Alahayim by Yache Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:13

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:18

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Ephesians 2:20

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Yache Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Ephesians 2:21

In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

Ephesians 2:22 

In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of Alahayim through the Spirit.1 Corinthians 12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.

  • Knowing this, the church setting can be wherever the members of the body gather, like a home for example:

Rom 16:5  

Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ. 

  • Seeing as though the church is a people, wherever they gather in the name of the Lord, he is in the midst: 

Mat 18:20  

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 

  • In general, women are not permitted to teach in the church setting:

1 Corinthians 14:34

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.

  • They also keep silence in the church setting:

1 Timothy 2:11

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

1 Timothy 2:12

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.


  • If they will learn anything in the church setting they are to ask their husbands, daughters their fathers, and unmarried women who have no righteous covering ask the ministers of the church: 

1 Corinthians 14:35 

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

  • The women’s ministry in the faith to convert unbelievers is to do the following: 

1 Clem 21:6

…………Let us guide our women toward that which is good.

1 Clem. 21:7 

let them show forth their lovely disposition of purity; let them prove their sincere affection of gentleness; let them make manifest the moderation of their tongue through their silence; let them show their love, not in factious preferences but without partiality towards all them that fear Alahayim, in holiness. 

1 Peter 3:1 

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

1 Peter 3:2 

While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

  • There is nothing wrong with praying or singing songs in one’s heart: 

Ephesians 5:19 

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things unto Alahayim and the Father in the name of our Lord Yache Christ;

  • During praise and worship everyone sings as well:

Colossians 3:16 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

  • Women do teach their own children to bring them up in the fear of the Lord, they just don’t teach them in a church setting:

The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians 2:6

[6] And teach ourselves first to walk according to the commandments of Ahayah; and then your wives to walk likewise according to the faith that is given to them; in charity and in purity; loving their own husbands with all sincerity, and all others alike with all temperance; and to bring up their children in the instruction and fear of Ahayah.

  • Women likewise ought to learn to walk in the faith themselves, first, before trying to teach another, lest they be an hypocrite in the sight of the nations: 

Luke 6:41 

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Luke 6:42 

Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
Ecclesiasticus 1:29 

Be not an hypocrite in the sight of men, and take good heed what thou speakest.

  • Aged women, when they behave in behavior as is becoming of holiness, outside of the church setting they can teach the young women the following:

Titus 2:1

But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

Titus 2:2

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

Titus 2:3

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

Titus 2:4

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 2:5

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of Alahayim be not blasphemed.

  • The aged women who behave as is becoming of holiness can also exhort young men unto the following when outside of the church setting:

Titus 2:6 

Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

  • They exhort young men but don’t usurp authority over them to teach them doctrine.

1 Timothy 2:12 

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

  • A mother has authority over her son, so she may teach him in his youth outside of the church setting:

Ecclesiasticus 3:2 

the Lord hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons.

  • As for a mother teaching  her sons, she is their mother and has authority over them (Sirach 3:2) in their youth to instruct them and raise them up in the way they should go, so that they would not depart, (Pro 22:6) yet when they are grown, they are now men, and a woman ought not to usurp authority over them (2 Tim 2:12) to teach them, rather the father or minister of the faith so they may have the proper example of their mother keeping the commandments in faith. So a mother ought to set an example of a believer exhorting her sons who are now young men to be sober, while setting an example of a believer herself so that they can be won over by her chaste manner of living, and if the young men desire to learn, encourage them to go unto their father, if in the faith or the ministers of the Church to submit themselves to be edified in counsel from holy men that they know to keep the commandments. (Sir 37:12)

  • This edification is in regards to women teaching doctrine not merely teaching in other areas of knowledge. A woman teaching a man to read for example is not unseemly to do or a husband and wife discussing scriptures together to get understanding isn’t unseemly to do.

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