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Jesus & Paul – Different Messages? Part 20

PaulIn the past few months I have noticed that there are rumblings – at least in my world – of some internet folks trying to make out the message of Paul to be different that that of Jesus.

Never mind the fact that Jesus was dealing with a nation in the last gasps of it’s life and His pleading for their repentance, and Paul’s focus on “making that tent bigger for them dirty Gentiles” (See Isaiah 54:2-3)

Why?  I don’t know, and at this point I am not concerned with their motivation, since I will assume the worst, which may not be fair.

Nevertheless, as I was browsing my computer bible study files, I providentially tripped over the following information.  I must have found this info years back, and will not take credit for the compiling of the verses, but for the life of me, I am not sure where I found this.

This is the twentieth post addressing different topics from the New Testament that both Jesus and Paul taught on showing similarity in their teachings.  My comments will be sparse, (unless they are not)

20. Both had the same attitude toward women’s roles – Did not choose them as church leaders

Jesus

Mark 3:13-19 — And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: Simon, to whom He gave the name Peter; James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom He gave the name Boanerges, that is, “Sons of Thunder”; Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Cananite; and Judas Iscariot…

Luke 6:12-14 — Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles: Simon, whom He also named Peter… [etc.]

Paul

1 Timothy 2:12 — And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man…

1 Timothy 3:2-5 — A bishop [Gr. “overseer”]then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, soberminded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?).

Titus 1:5-6 — For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you—if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children…

A short post to encourage you with the consistency of the Word.  May the Lord strengthen you and bless you as you seek His Kingdom.

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2 thoughts on “Jesus & Paul – Different Messages? Part 20

  1. Could it be that Apostle Paul was speaking because of his Jewish heritage. Paul was probably one of most formal trained person that God called. He was both a citizen of Israel and of Rome. Apostle Paul where do you stand about the women who took the message that Christ has risen? There were many female teachers active in the early Church[names escape me at this moment]. What about that Paul declared that in Christ there is neither male or female, bond or free… So, I have always been conflicted about how to interpret these Scriptures. Personally, I believe that women can hold a place in ministry. I have met some wonderful women who are in ministry. Just my thoughts…

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    1. I also think women have a place in ministry – All believers have a ministry.
      I do hesitate to considering women as elders, since Paul defines a characteristic of an elder as a “one woman man”, and as a “man who leads his home” well.

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