[In response to a post by Stephanie Parker quoting 1Co 14:33
(and anyone else using this scripture to 'quiet' women in the House of God)]
Unfortunately people who don't do a complete study or who fail to 'get an understanding' as instructed in scripture, use scripture to impose on or to give the impression of their deepness...
In the scripture in 1Co 14:34
, the Apostle is speaking and giving instruction to a specific situation. The women in Corinth were so hungry and curious for the Word they would interrupt the services to ask questions. It was so disruptive that the reply as to how to deal with it Paul instructed that women should keep silent... but if one were to keep reading, the next verse (v35) says, "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." clearly we can see the full instruction for them to ask their husbands at home (for the meaning, interpretation, the breakdown, if you will, of the teachings. This is not a mandate for women to have nothing to say as some would have you to believe - that's a power move. Yes we are commanded to do things in decency and in order but let us let God use whom He will to deliver His message. The Prophet Isaiah reminds us, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord". (Is 55:8) Grace & Peace.