Confusion INRE to women speaking in Church (an explanation follows): “In John 14:15, Jesus said that ANY Christian that claims he/she loves Jesus, let him/her OBEY the commandments. Why are Christians then NOT obeying the commandment in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 below… 👇❓
1 Corinthians 14:34-35 KJV
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.
35 And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”
I believe the context of this particular verse in Corinthians is the response Paul made to the paganism from the Delphic Temple adjacent to Corinth that had filtered into the Corinthian Church. Corinth was allegedly a hotbed of sexual perversion and paganism and the “unknown tongue” (intoxicated gibberish) uttered by the pagan Priestess at the Temple in Delphi providing oracles of enlightenment apparently offered much confusion for the attendees at the Corinthian Church; therefore, Paul was forced to deal with the prevailing disorderly conduct.
It is believed that certain women in the Church mimicked the prophetic oracles, the pagan behavior, of the Delphic priestess, perhaps interrupting services through prophetic utterances and creating dissension among the membership; in response, Paul most likely gave the command that Corinthian women remain silent during Church services. I do believe it’s important to understand Paul’s edict concerning women in the Corinthian Church in this context and not extrapolate said edict to all Churches throughout all times.