Preaching, Half-Truths and Straw Man Arguments

A great article along the lines of the homemaking theme from our last post.

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A couple of Sundays ago a prominent pastor preached on 1 Timothy 2:11-15 in a sermon entitled “Women in the Church”. He has a rather interesting understanding of verse 15 (“But women will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety”) and rests his premise in part on his understanding of current cultural issues.

Rather, I should point out that he rests his premise on his misunderstanding of cultural issues.*

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First, we need to see how he views verse 15. The pastor acknowledges that many people in church history have considered that verse as referring to the birth of Jesus: a woman gave birth to our Savior, and this childbirth is part of salvation. The pastor, though, thinks this teaching is faulty and that Paul really did mean all women – women in every generation…

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2 responses to “Preaching, Half-Truths and Straw Man Arguments

  1. Thanks for the re-blog, Ruth. I really appreciated your last post too on homemaking. Left a comment there.

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