And women who rule their homes

By Steve Van Nattan


Here is a text of Scripture which is fervently hated and trashed by the vast majority of Christendom today.  If you have caved in to the politically correct gang, you will get on edge very quickly as you read this.  The interesting thing though is that this text was given to the Lord's Church by the Church's Apostle under inspiration.  Read, and consider please:

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Now, here is part of the very next chapter of the same book.  Note who is to be a deacon or bishop.  No possible room is allowed for a Christian lady to be a church leader.  Paul was walking close enough to the Holy Spirit that God would have given Paul the whole load.  To say that women were insinuated into the next text is mental gymnastics of devils.

1 Timothy 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
There is NO discussion of a woman qualifying to rule either her home or the church.
6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Here is the last text which eliminates ALL women from taking any office or place in life in which they have ANY authority over men.

Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

blips 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.  A man in the Lord's Church has NO option but to obey a woman who is in authority over him.  If he thinks this text, and the others here, prevent the woman from ruling over him, he should GET OUT of that local church at once.... which he will do if he is more than a wimpy little grease spot in the ecclesiastical carpet.

Isaiah 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.  This is NOT a compliment.  It is indicative of a nation which is backslidden and weak.  Golda Maier of blip was no hero-- She was a blip Tussy with a monstrous ego and a hateful attitude.  I happen to know that she would NOT respond with compassion to men who disagreed with her unless those men treated her like a good old boy.  She refused to respond to leaders who wanted to find peace in blip.  She was a bawdy trouble maker.

1 Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.  And, who is her head?  Answer:  Her husband.  So, how can a lady preacher or bishop pray in submission to her husband when the wimp is sitting in the congregation submitting to her?  Answer:  The sleazy weasel CANNOT receive the submission of his bishopette.  Thus, her prayers will not be answered due to her disobedience.

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.  This woman was famous for being a New Testament woman of great honor.  She did NOT take authority over men-- she did good deeds continually.  Any Christian woman who is not satisfied with this pattern, who has to be lifted up to speak at a podium from time to time, is a rebel and of no spiritual use to the Holy Ghost.  Mark it down.  It is right out of the Word of God.


Here then are the topics we need to discuss:

1.  Lady preachers--  
The "office of a bishop" was NOT some lofty position like we see today in the Anglican Church and the Roman Whore system.  The "office of a bishop" was simply the duty and office of pastor in a local church, and nothing more can be added by early church history.  It was egomaniacs in the early church, and later the Whore Vatican system, which made the title "Bishop" some lofty position.  So a lady is not possibly qualified in God's mind to be a pastor of a local church.  If so, then how can she be the husband of one wife?  Of course, the Methodists are rapidly working on this as they consider ordaining lesbians and marrying same sex people.  But this is Babylonian, NOT the local Christian Church.  

2.  Ladies in offices of deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and other rank over men--  
The above text makes is very clear that deacons are again men only.  Paul makes NO room for deaconesses.  While one text in the New Testament has a feminine ending on the Greek word for "deacon," this is NOT possibly a justification for adding women to 1 Timothy 3.  Deacons, and bishops, rule over the affairs of the assembly, and a lady filling this office would have to rule men.  If she did not do so, she would violate her duty to TAKE the office and use it to God's Glory, for her non-rule over the men would result in those men having NO head over them in the local church.

3.  Single lady missionaries--  
The story below on this page tells the story pretty well.  But let us just note this-- Lady single missionaries are NOT found in the Early Church and Apostolic Church age.  Jesus had 12 disciples, and not one was a woman.  Paul did not seek the companionship of ladies in his travels.  To be sure, Paul received the help of ladies in building up a strong local church, but he then left them behind to stay in the local church.  Lady single missionaries plant churches which are weak, youthful in leadership, with men who need mothering, and these women often fall into lesbian and adulterous affairs.  I lived there-- I saw it-- an honest mission leader will NOT deny it.

4.  Radio lady Bible teachers--
Simply read the section on lady Bible Conference speakers.  Add this thought.  Woman who listen to these lady radio teachers will glean bits and pieces which are "such a blessing," and they will begin to teach their husbands and lord it over them by using the radio popette as a final authority.  This reverses and trashes the Bible role of the husband who should study the Word and teach his wife.  If you think this is cute, then I must ask you if you are really born again.

5.  Ladies Conference Speakers--  
The question is always asked, "Can a woman teach women?"  Of course they can, and they are commanded to do so, but NOT "on the road again."  For the very thing the older women are to teach the younger women MUST be taught in the home where they belong.  Thus...

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

This command CANNOT be fulfilled by running to Gull Lake, Winona Lake, Hume Lake, Schroon Lake,  and Maranatha Bible Conference, and teaching dip head Christianettes who chase them, how to stay at home and be a good wife.  Their own very absence from their own home makes these conference lady speakers unqualified.  Their problem is that they are not satisfied to stay in the local church and do what God told them to do.  They want to be famous and see to it that Zondervan publishes their book.  They are total disasters and ought to be avoided.

6.  Ladies on governing boards of local churches, holding denominational office, and sitting on mission boards--
 Women who rule on such boards are spiritual tug boat pilots.  They may not overtly perform lesbian acts, but spiritually, they are lesbians at heart.  They are women who are not satisfied with their role as a woman, and they accept and campaign for power with Christian good old boys.  The men who let them join the board are weak and show that they need mothering and don't truly trust the heavenly Father alone to guide them.

7.  Ladies who lead in their homes--  
These women, in a word, are destroying their homes.  They are highly likely to turn their boys into pianos.  They show their daughters how to dominate men.  Worst of all, they may break their husbands. When I hear a woman say that she just has to lead in spiritual things in her home I know that she is very likely ruling her man. and he must allow her to in order to have a little peace int he home.

The lust to rule overcomes their love for the man they married, and day by day they make the man into a slave of their ego.  These men are known among other men as hen pecked and worse.  The community is not fooled, and the bossy wife, in her old age, becomes a cranky grabby trouble maker.  These women usually fear sex, and they teach their kids that sex is only for having children and is to be barely tolerated within a marriage.  These women are the chief gossips of the local church and the community.  They are ALWAYS at the root of ousting a good pastor.  If you are one of these women, you have NO hope of Christian victory unless you publicly repent and confess your sin against the Lord, His Church, and your husband.  If you refuse to do this, your sons could turn to sodomy and your daughter will likely be just like you.

You will ask, "Why are you so rough on this one?"  Answer:  There is nothing worse in this world than a woman who destroys her husband, her son, and her daughter at the same time.  She will raise the Hitlers and the Mansons and the Bill blips.

Proverbs 27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

8.  Ladies who leave their homes to work where they rule over men--  
An illustration of how the home is perverted by ruling women is blip blip.  She has ruled and ridden Bill blip to fame and fortune, and now she is about to trash him.  Bill has just about lost all his usefulness to this tussy of the One World Club.  She will soon either divorce him or arrange to have him killed.  Young man-- Do you want to die in disgrace and defeat?  Do you want to be broken daily in spirit and be the laughing stock of your own children?  If so, marry a woman whose mother ruled her father and sassed him continually.  

"Daddy is a boo boo, they shout;
Their mother tell them, "Shut up your mouth."
They tell their mother, "Oh, no;"
"Our Daddy can't be ugly so."
"Shut your mouth,"
"Go away,"
"Daddy is a boo boo eh?"

Proverbs 31 tells of a Bible woman who stays at home.  She is no wimp or mere slave, and she finds ways to care for the home and even buy a field.  But, she does NOT exalt herself at the expense of her husband, and the result is that her children and husband exalt HER.  Her husband is known in the streets because of her good works.  Read about it please for yourself.

9.  Lady school teachers in Public and Christian schools--  
This seems to be a tricky one.  It has long been the custom in the United States for women to teach in public school.  

First, let us note that in blip in Jesus' day the Rabbis at the local synagogue taught the children.  So, Jesus was not taught as a boy by women, nor did He submit to them, other than his mother in biblical respect.  blip's village did NOT raise the kids-- the godly men did.

Second, we must ask when a boy becomes a man.  If that is at about age 13, then a boy over 13 should not be taught formally by a woman other than his mother who is under the headship of her husband, the boy's Dad.  I see no problem with a young child being taught by a godly woman.  Of course, there are none in the Public Schools of the United States, for if they were godly, they would stay at home.  So, if you have a godly lady who tutors your young child, and if you, sir, are in charge of the whole format and content, I see no problem. 

Third, where a boy is under a woman teacher in a public school, that boy must be piano coversned not to allow that woman to teach him ANYTHING other than cold facts of Math and History etc.  The father of the boy must go to the school and demand that the Principal not allow the woman teacher to teach ANY moral or spiritual principles to his son.  This applies to the alleged "Christian School" also.  

Fourth, if this cannot be obeyed and accomplished through the public OR church school, then the father must bring his son home to be taught at home.  Whatever he learns at home, the son will not be confounded in his zeal to be a man before God.



There is a Bible College in the Florida pan handle which boasts of its preparing young men for the work of the ministry.  The rules in the school are very strict, and women students and faculty are under close supervision to insure the respect of the above Apostolic standards.  Ah, but there is one exception-- the founder passed into the Lord's presence recently.  Did the man's widow stand back and let the men of the school rule?  NO.  She is in the midst of ALL considerations.  She recently took a strong stand on the King James Bible.  The college leaders, because of her power, deferred to the widow and tooted the "KJV only" horn loud and clear.  "KJV only" Christians around the country were encouraged, but that was short lived joy.  

I have learned though that the college's leaders can't wait for the widow to die so that they can take back the rule and pitch out the "KJV only" position. It is interesting that this college has a neighbor school which has been a long time defender of the KJV, and the big college people HATE the Bible Institute people and mock them and have been known to lie about them.  The old founder's widow will die one day soon, and then the scholars in the big college will be free to again correct the Bible.  They do so obliquely already, and their preacher boys trash the KJV by correcting it eagerly. So we shall soon see that a woman cannot rule men successfully in the flesh.

Correction received from a reader:  The lady super-power in the big college has not yet lost her husband-- she is not yet a widow.  This is even more serious and frightening-- It seems that she is THE power and the glory, though her husband is not yet dead.



During the early 1960s, the American Assembly of God sent a man to start a work in Tanzania.  His last name was Bruton.  The man was zealous and full of good works.  He preached the Gospel, and he desired to start Pauline local churches.  So, looking around at the Africa Inland Mission, the Mennonite Mission, the Lutheran mission, the Anglicans, and many other missions, Brother Bruton noted that many evil trends and problems came from allowing single lady missionaries to enter the mission field to serve and do church planting ministry.  So, Brother Bruton sent word back to the Blip AOG missions headquarters that he refused to take even one single lady missionary.  His work had much less sorrow in leadership because of this.  What happened in later years I do not know.  I would be very shocked if he was not followed by a man who eagerly took on single ladies in the work.  It is so hard to get men who are willing to be missionaries that most missions world wide make this compromise in due time.



After watching the Lord's Church during my years of living with a father who was a pastor and a missionary, and after traveling thoBlipnds of miles all over the Blip and visiting local churches on deputation trips of my parents and my own family, I can say one thing with authority:  Having observed local churches which are started by women, even good "Bible women" who started with Sunday schools, I have not found one mature and solid work which was started by a woman.  You will of course think you know an exception.  I would be happy to come and examine your local church at your expense.  Perhaps I will have to agree with you, but I fully expect your church indeed is ruled de facto by women who rule their men folk.  Women who start churches make sure they gather milque toast wimps as male leaders.  And folks, that is a fact.

"Bobbed hair, bossy wives, and slacker husbands"--  John R. Rice hit the nail on the head.  You might not like John R. Rice or some of his "preacher boys," but he did NOT leave a trail of wimpy greazy little manlettes to lead the Lord's work.  What is YOUR pattern?  Paul's or Dr. Dobson's?



Instead of seeking to follow the Bible in these things, thoBlipnds of alleged Christianettes come up with all sorts of horror stories based on widowship, divorce, orphans, and other true problems.  Here is the rule-- The rule reigns, and the problems get in line with the rule of the Word of God.  Stop trying to make out that you are a special case of some sort.  So, your husband is unsaved, and you have an opportunity to teach a Bible class at the Christian School.  Do so, and you may well be sending you husband to hell in a hand basket.  Your husband is your only class, and submission the only lesson-- YOUR submission.

Let us stop trying to find special cases and simply OBEY the Lord and His Word.

By the way, I know your pastor has ladies for church secretaries-- about 99% do this. And, I know that, from Hammond to Honolulu, there are sorry tales of sincere Godly women leaving home to serve the Lord all week at the church house, only to end up in bed with the pastor. Save your home and the pastor's home a lot of sorrow-- YOU stay home where God wants you.

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;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed



1 Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

Now, this invokes notions of dumb broads, right?  Well, that is the world of pagans calling to us.  How can this godly woman be silent and dumb and still teach other younger women to be good wives.  Other texts allow for women to prophecy and pray in submission to their husbands.  What is meant in I Timothy 2?

I must resort to some of my choice memories.  I remember Marge T____.  She had a class for young wives, she studied the Word deeply, she had a sweet spirit, and she married after widowhood to start a new and godly home.  But Marge had a fantastic sense to know when to be silent.  And, that silence was often the greatest comment on her spiritual maturity.  Another woman in the same church would declare anything in the church, anything which she didn't like, as "tacky," and she did so in bawdy loud terms in the middle aisle after the sermon.  She, by the way, was a drop out of the PCC faculty in Florida.  Interesting, right?

I recall the silence of many women who were strong wives to powerful men.  This silence was never broken in public, but one small peek by accident into the marriage of the two would show a partnership of powerful strength.  Both the husband and wife depended on each other for spiritual strength and encouragement, each building up the other.  But, this kind of woman is silent in groups where the men are leading and prevailing.  I have also seen a number of men virtually destroyed because their wives were loud and raucous fools.

It will now be very interesting to see how much loud E-Mail I receive from women and hen pecked men :-)