Paul's Third Charge to Timothy
Part II
Timothy 2:11-15
Verse 11

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach,
nor to usurp authority over the man,
but to be in silence.
Men Who Failed God

They Didn't Shut Up a Woman!

One of the features of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement has been the unscriptural role women have played in leadership positions. This is nothing new and is admitted by the Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, which observes that "women have had extremely important leadership roles in the Pentecostal and charismatic movements" (p. 893).

Just think of the accountability to these men for what their cowardliness and wrongly dividing allowed to get started! I imagine there are other reasons, as well, such as 'not really saved', blinded, false gospel, another Jesus, another gospel, seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, women co-ercing, being finagled by a female, effeminated by their lifestyle and over-all basically just plain worthlessness as a man.

The first section below describes the women's 'accomplishments' in the Pentacostal Movement that would have been prevented if the men listed below would have done their job as a man!

Dr. Walter Palmer
Women were leaders in the holiness or sinless perfection movement of the last half of the 19th century. This was the movement out of which the Pentecostal movement grew. One of the leading proponents of holiness doctrine in Methodism was Mrs. PHOEBE PALMER and her husband, Dr. Walter Palmer (Vinson Synan, The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition, p. 17).

It was another woman, Mrs. SARAH A. LANKFORD, who won the Palmers over to the idea of complete sanctification in 1839. Mrs. Lankford held meetings in her home, and Mrs. Palmer became the leader of the meetings after her "sanctification." Mrs. Palmer taught that when the Christian put all on the altar, "one could be instantly sanctified through the baptism of the Holy Ghost."  This refers to a type of sinless perfectionism that was erroneously promoted. Phoebe Palmer had a vast influence through her speaking ministry and writings.

Another influential woman in the holiness movement was Black evangelist AMANDA BERRY SMITH. She was encouraged to seek sinless perfection after attending Phoebe Palmer's meetings, and in 1868 she claimed to have received the experience. She became "a leading light" to bring Black churches into the holiness doctrine (Synan, The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition, p. 28).
Thank you, Dr. Palmer!

John Dowie

LILIAN BARBARA YEOMANS (1861-1942) claimed a healing in January 1898 under the ministry of John Dowie. In September 1907 she claimed to experience entire sanctification with the speaking of tongues. She held evangelistic crusades throughout the U.S. and Canada off and on until she was eighty years old. A series of letters about the Pentecostal experience, published under the title Pentecostal Letters, was influential. In her later years she taught on the faculty of Aimee Semple McPherson's Bible school (Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, p. 907).
Thank you, Mr. Dowie

THE DUNCAN SISTERS, Susan Duncan, Hattie Duncan, Nellie Fell, M.E. Work, and E.V. Baker, founded the Elim Faith Home (1895), the Elim Tabernacle (1904), and the Rochester Bible Training School (1906), in Rochester, New York. Many of the early Pentecostal leaders were trained at this institution.

Robert Brown, Charles Parham & John Dowie

MARIE BROWN (1880-1971) and her husband Robert were the founders and pastors of the influential Pentecostal Glad Tidings Tabernacle in New York City. Marie's maiden name was Burgess, and her family had come under the influence of John Dowie at his Zion City north of Chicago. They accepted his doctrines of perfect sanctification, of healing in the atonement, and of end-times restorationism. In 1906 Charles Parham took over Zion City and Marie accepted his teaching of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongues. It was Parham who urged Marie to become an evangelist and in that capacity she later met and married Robert Brown. The two became affiliated with the Assemblies of God in 1916, two years after it was organized, and they founded the Glad Tidings church in 1921. It was a hub for Pentecostalism in that part of the country.  After Robert's death in 1948, Marie continued to pastor the church until her death twenty-three years later.
Thank you, Mr. Brown, Mr. Parham and Mr. Dowie

A.B. Simpson & A.J. Tomlinson

CARRIE JUDD MONTGOMERY (1858-1946) was a very influential holiness-Pentecostal evangelist who had a wide impact through her preaching and writings. In 1880, through the ministry of a black woman, Mrs. Edward Mix, Montgomery was healed of injuries she had suffered in a fall which had left her invalid. Later that year she wrote her testimony in a book, The Prayer of Faith, and encouraged others to believe God for divine healing. In 1881 she founded Triumphs of Faith, "a monthly journal devoted to faith healing and to the promotion of Christian holiness." The magazine bridged the Holiness and Pentecostal movements (Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, p. 627). In 1908 she claimed to have experienced the "baptism in the Holy Spirit" evidenced by tongues. She shared the speaking platform at healing crusades with other popular Holiness-Pentecostal evangelists, such as Maria Woodworth-Etter and W.E. Boardman. She also developed a lifelong friendship with A.B. Simpson, the founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. In fact, she was the first recording secretary for the CMA when it was organized in 1885, and she spoke at many CMA conventions. Through her influence, several CMA ministers sought the Pentecostal experience. It was through Montgomery's writings that A.J. Tomlinson, founder of the Church of God of Prophecy, was convinced of healing in the atonement and complete sanctification, or Christian perfection.
Thank you, Mr. Simpson & Mr. Tomlinson

MINNIE TINGLEY DRAPER (1858-1921) accepted the doctrine of healing in the atonement and rejected doctors and medicine. She preached and laid hands on the sick after this, and served as an associate of A.B. Simpson, who founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance in 1897. She served on the executive board of the CMA until 1912. In 1906 Minnie Draper claimed a Pentecostal experience of tongues and became associated with the Pentecostal movement. She helped found two churches, the Bethel Pentecostal Assembly in Newark, New Jersey, and the Ossining Gospel Assembly in Ossining, New York. She served as president of the Bethel Pentecostal Assembly missionary board from 1910 to her death in 1921.

Philemon LaBerge

The first person who allegedly spoke in Pentecostal "tongues" at the turn of the 20th century was a woman, AGNES OZMAN (1870-1937), female student at Charles Parham's Bethel Bible School in Topeka, Kansas. Ozman participated in the Fire Baptized Holiness movement and joined Parham's Bible school in 1900. On January 1, 1901, it is alleged that she spoke in tongues. In 1911 she married Pentecostal preacher Philemon LaBerge, and the two traveled around the country conducting meetings.
Thank you, Mr. LaBerge

William Seymour & Charlie Parham

Women leaders were prominently connected with establishment of the influential AZUSA STREET MISSION in California, which is commonly cited as the founding "revival" of the Pentecostal movement. The pastor of William Seymour's church in Houston before he began attending Charles Parham's Bible School in 1905 was a woman, LUCY FARROW. She was later associated with Seymour at Azusa Street, and conducted her own preaching campaigns in Virginia, Liberia, and other places. Lucy Farrow was described as an "anointed handmaiden" whose ministry included laying on of hands through which seekers received the unscriptural Pentecostal experience. It was also a woman, NEELY TERRY, who invited Seymour to Los Angeles in 1906, where he founded the famous Azusa Street mission. On his way from Texas to California Seymour stayed in the headquarters of the Pillar of Fire denomination in Denver which was headed by a woman, ALMA WHITE. The church to which Seymour was first invited in Los Angeles was pastored by a woman, JULIA W. HUTCHINS. When Seymour died in 1922, his wife, Jenny, continued as pastor of the Azusa Mission. ("Seymour, William Joseph," Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, pp. 780,781). Women also at the forefront of the tongues speaking and other phenomenon experienced at Azusa, and six of the twelve elders at the Azusa Street mission who were in charge of examining potential missionaries and evangelists for ordination were women. Women in leadership roles at Azusa included Jennie Evans Moore (who married Seymour in 1908), Mrs. G.W. Evans, Phoebe Sargent, Lucy Farrow, Ophelia Wiley, Clara Lum, and Florence Crawford. Women also led in singing and sometimes preached to the congregation at Azusa.

Large numbers of women preachers went out from Azusa or, after visiting Azusa, went back to various parts of the world to preach. These included IVEY CAMPBELL, who preached in Ohio, MABEL SMITH who "preached nightly to overflowing crowds" in Chicago, RACHEL SIZELOVE in Missouri, LUCY LEATHEREMAN, who made a trip around the world, DAISY BATMAN and JULIA HUTCHINS, who preached in Liberia, and FLORENCE CRAWFORD in Oregon.

LILIAN T. THISTLETHWAITE (1873-1939) helped pioneer many of the earliest Pentecostal congregations in the Midwest in the first part of the century. Charles Parham named her the first "general secretary of the Apostolic Faith Movement." Thistlethwaite wrote a history of the Pentecostal revivals in Topeka, Kansas, which she entitled "The Wonderful History of the Latter Rain."
Thank you, Mr. Seymour and Mr. Parham

Smith Wigglesworth and Mr. ?Boddy

MARY BODDY (?-1928) claimed a healing of asthma in 1899 and began a healing ministry. In 1907 she had a Pentecostal experience and spoke in tongues. After that she "had a special gift of helping seekers into the experience of the baptism of the Spirit" (Dictionary, p. 91). It was Mrs. Boddy who laid hands on the famous Pentecostal evangelist Smith Wigglesworth, when he was "baptized in the Spirit" in 1907. Boddy's husband was the vicar of All Saints Church, an Anglican church in Sunderland, England. Though Mary Boddy was an invalid for the last 16 years of her life, she continued "ministering healing" to others.
Thank you, Mr. Wiggleswoth and Mrs Boddy's husband, whoever you were

IDA ROBINSON (1891-1946) founded the Mount Sinai Holy Church in America. She claimed that God spoke to her in a vision to "Come out on Mt. Sinai and loose the women." Robinson was the first bishop of this denomination and claimed that "if Mary could carry the Word of God in her womb, then I can carry the Word of God on my lips." That is a perversion of Scripture, because the Bible plainly forbids the woman to preach the Word of God to men (1 Timothy 2:12). Mary bore the baby Jesus in her womb, but she did not teach nor usurp authority over men as many of the modern Pentecostal-Charismatic women do.

MADGALENA TATE founded the Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of Truth (David Roebuck, "Loose the Women," Christian History, Issue 58, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1998, p. 39).

Henry Cotton

The founder of the International CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL was a woman, AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON (1890-1944). The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements says that she was "undoubtedly the most prominent woman leader Pentecostalism has produced to date." Many other women pioneered and pastored Foursquare churches who patterned their ministries after McPherson. Black evangelist EMMA COTTON (1877-1952) was encouraged by McPherson to establish the Azusa Temple in Los Angeles. Cotton co-pastored this church with her husband, Henry. They were associated with the Church of God in Christ. Today the church is known as the Crouch Memorial Church.
Thanks Mr. Cotton

Raymont T. Richey & Charles S. Price

Faith healer evangelist MARIA BEULAH WOODWORTH-ETTER (1844-1924) had a vast influence in the early Pentecostal movement. The Dictionary of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements says that "she was a monumental figure in terms of spreading the pentecostal message" and notes that "most early Pentecostals looked at Woodworth-Etter as a godsend to the movement and accepted her uncritically." The Pentecostal Evangel, published by the Assemblies of God, says: "Pentecostals today regard Sister Etter--along with Raymond T. Richey, Charles S. Price, Aimee Semple McPherson and others--as one of the pioneer salvation-healing itinerant evangelists who opened the way for a flood of tent evangelists for some 10 years beginning in the late 1940s" (Pentecostal Evangel, May 31, 1998, p. 22). When Woodworth-Etter conducted a five-month healing crusade in Texas for F.F. Bosworth, "the list of influential Pentecostals who flocked to Dallas was like a 'Who's Who' of early Pentecostalism" (Ibid., p. 365). Her meetings were characterized by spirit slaying, prophesying, trances, and general pandemonium. "She often went into trances during a service, standing like a statue for an hour or more with her hands raised while the service continued" (Dictionary of Pentecostal, p. 901). She was thus dubbed the "trance evangelist" and the "voodoo priestess." She falsely prophesied that the San Francisco Bay area would be destroyed by an earthquake and tidal wave in 1890. She accepted an invitation from Mormons to preach in Nebraska in 1920.
Thank you Mr. Richey and Mr. Price

Burroughs Waltrip

KATHRYN KUHLMAN (1907-1976) is called the "world's most widely known female evangelist" by the Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. She established the large Denver Revival Tabernacle in the mid 1930s, but this work was destroyed when she became involved with married evangelist Burroughs Waltrip, who subsequently left his wife and two children and married her. Kuhlman and Waltrip were romantically involved for two or three years prior to their marriage. In the summer of 1935, two years prior to his June 1937 divorce, Waltrip and Kuhlman were caught hugging and kissing in the church office prior to a service. The two were married in October 1938. A few years after her illicit marriage, Kuhlman left Waltrip, claiming that God had given her a choice between her love for a man and her love for God and His calling. Waltrip's first wife was left alone to raise her two sons and to pay off her husband's debts. He never returned to visit them and he failed even to send the court-appointed child support payments. After the divorce from Kuhlman, Waltrip dropped out of sight. His brother later found that he had died in a California prison, convicted of taking money from a woman. Kuhlman taught that people could be healed and then lose their healing if they failed to come up to the stage and testify. In her later years, Kuhlman was very ecumenical, drawing denominationally diverse crowds, then urging them not to leave their churches but to return to be a healing force. Kuhlman also purposefully preached a positive message, refusing to expose doctrinal error or warn against drinking and other social evils. She believed that preaching a positive gospel would accomplish more. Her biographer says Kuhlman is credited with helping to bridge gaps between Protestants and Catholics (Warner, p. 163). Kuhlman was strongly influenced by Maria Woodworth-Etter and occasionally preached for her in Indianapolis. The unscriptural and dangerous practice of "spirit slaying" was frequently manifested in the services of both women. Even her sympathetic Pentecostal biographer, the late Jamie Buckingham, could not hide Kuhlman's inordinate love for expensive clothes and jewelry and her first class lifestyle.
You were such a loser, Mr. Waltrip!

FLORENCE LOUISE CRAWFORD (1872-1936) was the founder and general overseer of the APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH. She had a spiritual experience in 1906 at the Azusa Street Mission and began preaching soon thereafter. She left her husband of sixteen years and made a series of evangelistic trips to the Northwest and Canada. In 1908 Crawford and her friend, Clara Lum, stole the 50,000-person mailing list for William Seymour's paper, Apostolic Faith, and moved to Portland, Oregon. This crippled Seymour's ministry. The reason given for this strange act was that they did not agree with Seymour's marriage to Jenny Moore because they were convinced time was too short before the Rapture.

The congregation which eventually grew into the Pentecostal denominations the CHURCH OF GOD (Cleveland, Tennessee) and the CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY was formed in 1906 through a revival meeting conducted by two men, M.S. Lemons and A.J. Tomlinson, and one woman, "SISTER MCCANLESS" (Dictionary of Pentecostal, p. 847). The first leader of the Church of God, Tomlinson, "constantly wrote in support of female ministers and utilized them in strategic church positions" (Ibid., p. 848).

LOUISE NANKIVELL was one of the most famous evangelists of the Pentecostal healing revival of the 1950s. She "preached in sackcloth because of a vow made in 1941 when she reported that God had healed her of pernicious anemia" (David Harrell, Jr., All Things Are Possible, p. 80). Nankivell was listed in the 1953 book by Gordon Lindsay, Men Who Heard from Heaven. The book sketched the ministries of 22 Pentecostal ministers. She was featured on the cover of Lindsay's Voice of Healing magazine, May 1952.

Franklin Hall

THELMA CHANEY, was a co-evangelist for awhile with the influential Pentecostal preacher Franklin Hall, author of Atomic Power with God through Prayer and Fasting. She established a moderate reputation of her own and claimed that miracles, signs and wonders followed her ministry with Hall (Harrell, p. 81).
Thank you, Mr. Hall

ELIZABETH SISSON (1843-1934) was an influential evangelist, conference speaker, and writer in the early Pentecostal movement. In her autobiography she "describes sitting in an Episcopal ordination service wishing she were a man so that she could be ordained" (Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, p. 788). She claimed that later, while meditating on that service, she had a vision of Christ, who said to her: "I have ordained you." Eventually she was affiliated with the Assemblies of God and her articles were published in the AOG paper, the Pentecostal Evangel.

RACHEL A. SIZELOVE (1864-1941) was influential in early Pentecostalism. She received the "baptism in the Holy Spirit" and was commissioned to preach at the Azusa Street mission in Los Angeles in 1906. She then carried the Pentecostal message back to her home of Springfield, Missouri and began holding cottage meetings. She claimed to have had a vision that Springfield would become a center of worldwide Pentecostal influence.

Three women evangelists were featured on the cover of the influential Voice of Healing magazine, May 1952. These were MILDRED WICKS, LOUISE NANKIEVELL, and FERN HUFFSTUTLER. Mildred Wicks was one of the editors of Jack Coe's Herald of Healing magazine, which was founded in 1950, and she preached at the opening celebration for Coe's Dallas Revival Center in 1954.

Jack Coe, Dan Hope

JUANITA COE, the wife of healing evangelist Jack Coe, conducted healing campaigns of her own. After the death of Jack, she married Dan Hope and became co-pastor with him of the Dallas Revival Center after Jack died in 1957.
Thank you, Mr Coe and Mr Hope

Gordon Lindsay

FREDA LINDSAY (1916- ), wife of the famous healing revival historian Gordon Lindsay (1906-1973), became president of the Christ for the Nations ministry at the death of her husband. "The real growth of that institution came under her leadership" (Dictionary, p. 541).
Thank you, Mr. Lindsay

ALICE EVELINE LUCE (1873-1955) was a church planter in India when she sought and allegedly received here Pentecostal experience in 1910. In 1915 she was ordained by the newly formed Assemblies of God, and later she established the Berean Bible Institute in San Diego for the purpose of training Hispanic preachers. She had a wide influence through her literature, including a Bible school curriculum, lessons for Sunday School quarterlies, several books, and regular contributions to the Apostolic Light magazine.

HATTIE PHILLETTA HAMMOND (1907- ) had a Pentecostal experience in 1924 and began an evangelistic ministry soon thereafter. She was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 1927 and has traveled and spoken all across the U.S. and in many countries in churches, colleges, Bible schools, and conventions.

LEANORE O. BARNES (1854-1939) was an early Pentecostal evangelist. She preached in the Midwest and promoted the Pentecostal "baptism in the Holy Spirit" experience evidenced by tongues. She was a charter member of the Assemblies of God in 1914, but soon joined the "Oneness" or "Jesus Only" movement which denied the doctrine of the Trinity. She was associated with "Mother" MARY GILL MOISE (1850-1930) and her Faith Home for homeless girls in St. Louis, and this became a center for the Oneness movement in that area after a visit in 1915 from Oneness evangelist Glenn Cook (Dictionary, pp. 49,644). The home was a way station for traveling Pentecostal preachers and also served as a Bible school. The various Pentecostal doctrines were taught here, including entire sanctification, healing in the atonement, and the Baptist of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongues. "Mother Moise" also held the belief that Christian need never die, but she died in 1930.

Howard Goss

ETHEL GOSS preached evangelistic services together with her husband, Howard Goss (1883-1964), one of the fathers of the Pentecostal movement. Howard sat under the ministry of Charles Parham from 1903 to 1907, at which time he began holding his own preaching meetings. In 1914 Howard Goss helped organize the Assemblies of God in 1914, but a year later he accepted the Jesus Only doctrine and left the AG in 1916 to serve in various leadership capacities in the Oneness movement. Together with her husband, Ethel co-wrote The Winds of God, a history of the early Pentecostal movement.
Thank you, Mr. Goss

MYRTLE BEALL (1896-1979) began preaching in the 1930s and later founded and pastored the 3,000-seat Bethesda Missionary Temple in Detroit, Michigan, which was dedicated in 1949. She was forced to withdraw from the Assemblies of God after accepting the post-World War II New Order of the Latter Rain movement which had originated at Sharon Schools in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. It claimed to be the latter rain miracle outpouring which was expected to precede Christ's coming. Allegedly God has raising up prophets and apostles to lead this miracle outpouring, and "the prophetic word" was emphasized, whereby the secrets of men's hearts were revealed. Beall's Bethesda Missionary Temple became a very influential center for the New Order of the Latter Rain.

CHRISTINE AMELIA GIBSON (1879-1955), like many of the early Pentecostals, advanced from the holiness doctrine of entire sanctification to the Pentecostal Spirit Baptism-tongues experience. In 1907 she began pastoring a Pentecostal church, and in 1925 she founded the Zion Bible Institute in Providence, Rhode Island.

IVEY CAMPBELL (1874-1918) claimed an experience of entire sanctification in 1901 and five years later attended services at William Seymour's Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. There she claimed a Pentecostal tongues experience and soon began to preach in various churches and conferences in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She was one of the preachers at a Pentecostal camp meeting in Alliance, Ohio, in 1907, "that had a major impact on the spread of Pentecostalism in the northeastern U.S." (Dictionary, p. 107).

ALICE BELLE GARRIGUS (1858-1949) accepted the Pentecostal doctrine and experience in the early 1900s, and in 1910 she moved to Newfoundland for "preach the full gospel--Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Baptizer, Healer and Coming King" (Dictionary, p. 330). She founded the Bethesda Mission in 1911, which, under her leadership, grew into the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland in 1930.

Tommy Lee Osborn

DAISY OSBORN (c1925- ), wife of Pentecostal healing evangelist Tommy Lee (T.L.) Osborn, has preached and ministered alongside her husband since 1941. They did evangelistic work in Oklahoma in the early 1940s. In 1945 they went to India as missionaries, but after contracting typhoid and amoebic dysentery, they returned to the States. They then pastored a church in Oregon. In September 1947, during a William Branham healing crusade in Portland, Oregon, they determined to go into the healing ministry; and they later conducted at least one campaign jointly with Branham. They have since focused their work primarily in foreign countries. The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements notes that "Daisy has functioned as a minister in her own right, serving as president of the Osborn Foundation, international editor of Faith Digest magazine, and director of Overseas Evangelism."
Thank you, T.L.
John Gimenez
ANNE GIMENEZ (1932- ) is co-pastor with her husband, John, of the large Rock Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is one of the influential centers for the Pentecostal-Charismatic-Ecumenical movement today. They operate a television network and a daily television program. They have also hosted the ecumenical Washington for Jesus rallies. Anne founded International Women in Leadership and is author of Emerging Women (Dictionary, p. 335)
Thank you, Mr. Gimenez.

EDITH DIFATO (1924- ) is cofounder of the Catholic-Ecumenical Mother of God community in South Bend, Indiana. She was an early participant in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal which began in the late 1960s. The Mother of God community grew out of Catholic Charismatic prayer meetings which Difato and others conducted. Her teaching is an unlikely combination of doctrines compounded from the teachings of personalities as diverse as Catholic saints and Presbyterian Bible teachers. "She has emphasized that inner revelation is central to baptism in the Spirit" (Dictionary, p. 244).

Charles Hunter

FRANCES HUNTER (1916- ), wife of Charles Hunter,  is a well-known charismatic healing evangelist of our day. The May 1986 issue of Charisma magazine stated that the Hunters were among top 20 most popular and influential Charismatic leaders. Mrs. Hunter is a co-equal with her husband in conducting the preaching and teaching aspect of their ministry. The Hunters promote the doctrine that healing is in the atonement and conduct "Healing Explosion" conferences to teach Christians how to heal the sick. They also distribute their healing seminars on audio and video cassette. Hundreds of thousands have attended their crusades in various parts of the world. Almost 200,000 people attended the first 21 Healing Explosion meetings in the United States in 1985, and as many as 50,000 people attended single crusades. Their annual budget was more than $2 million in 1987. The Hunters claim that "every Spirit-filled Christian can and should be healing the sick on a daily basis" (advertisement for Healing Explosion crusades). In How to Heal the Sick, the Hunters say: "Yes, it is God's will for you to be healed. You do not bring glory to God by walking around sick, saying, I am being sick for the glory of God. Sickness does not bring glory to God -- healing and health bring glory to God!" (p. 18). The Hunters teach people that they need to speak in tongues to have God's miracle power. To receive the gift of tongues people are urged by the Hunters to stop thinking and to start muttering sounds so that God will allegedly take control of their tongues. This is the instruction given by Charles Hunter: "In just a moment when I tell you to, begin loving and praising God by speaking forth a lot of different syllable sounds; but not in a language you know, and don't try to think of the sounds. At first make the sounds rapidly so you won't try to think ... Continue ... with long flowing sentences ... loudly at first" (Charles Hunter, Charisma, July 1989). This is foolish and unscriptural counsel.
Thank you, Mr. Hunter
Rodney Howard-Browne
MARILYN HICKEY (author of God's Seven Keys to Make You Rich) is another Pentecostal leader today. She pastors a church in Colorado, has written many popular books, and frequently preaches at large conferences. When Rodney Howard-Browne conducted his "laughing revival" crusade at Carpenter's Home Church in Lakeland, Florida, in 1993, Hickey flew to the meetings and spent her time there on the floor laughing hysterically. When Howard-Browne called this Pentecostal female preacher to the microphone, she laughed and fell down and could not speak (Charles and Frances Hunter, Holy Laughter, 1994, p. 35).
Thank you, Mr. Browne

The devil gives thanks to the men of these famous women.  By their allowing their wives and lady members to go against the scriptures and usurp their authority over men, these ladies have done more damage to the truth of Biblical Christianity than the devil could have done on his own.

They have not only destroyed a country, they have destroyed the words of Jesus Christ in thousands and thousands of homes in America - and now this destruction has traveled to millions in the entire world.

I am sure those thousands of Christians that spent many of the years of their life being tortured, etc. as they fought for the availability of the scriptures would be thrilled to know that the fruit of this modern day cowardice has now deceived millions of people throughout the entire world.

Much of the research regarding the specific names and information of the following women was done by David Cloud.  The Way of Life web site is The End Times Apostasy Online Database is located at this web site. (360) 675-8311 (voice), 240-8347 (fax). (e-mail)]
David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277) -

An Out of Control Woman in Authority!
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets,
and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her;
but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Ecc 7:26
Give not thy strength unto women,
nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
Proverbs 31:3
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit:
he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Proverbs 22:14
For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
Proverbs 23:27
Such is the way of an adulterous woman;
she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
Proverbs 30:20
A foolish woman is clamorous:
she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
Proverbs 9:13
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout,
so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
Proverbs 11:22
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:9; 25:24
It is better to dwell in the wilderness,
than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 21:19
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
Proverbs 27:15
For three things the earth is disquieted...
For an odious woman when she is married...
Proverbs 30:21,23
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb,
and her mouth is smoother than oil:
Proverbs 5:3
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Proverbs 5:4
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Proverbs 5:5
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life,
her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Proverbs 5:6
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread:
and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
Proverbs 6:26
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot,
and subtle of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Proverbs 7:10-12
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children,
and attend to the words of my mouth.
Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
For she hath cast down many wounded:
yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 7:24-27
...the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again,
neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Proverbs 2:16-19
We are now living in a 'HER' world!

Verse 13
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
The context of this series of verses is plainly the marriage relationship between a man and his wife, for the original man and wife are given immediately in the context.

Applying the 'not teach' concept is a misapplication of I Cor 14:34-38, as older women are told to teach younger women (Titus 2:3,4) & Priscilla assisted her husband in teaching Apollos (Acts 18:26).

Unfortunately, in most schools, the teachers are women, and as that is scripturally ok (not usurping authority), the leadership in the administration has now also turned to women and that is now unscriptural (that is, if there are any real men teaching in schools today).

Adam was made first, so He could explain a few things to him without being interrupted.  har har har
Father never had any last words before he died - mother was with him until the end!  more har har har

Since the whole trend of modern Christianity is EFFEMINATE, no expositions like this are going to be found.  The modern 'coping' books are all designed to raise the ideal family with the ideal husband and the ideal wife and the ideal children - an ineffective gathering of frightened milk-sops who have no effect whatsoever on the world system in which they live.  The 'coping' books avoid discussing heaven, hell, repentance, judgment on sin, payment for sins, reaping what you sow, cleansing the conscience, reckoning the body dead, and a dozen other Biblical ESSENTIALS that are needed to 'cope' with LIFE and DEATH.

What is being said here, is that usurping of authority is forbidden.
The final authority in the home is the man - not the man AND his wife.  Opinions and suggestions are needed form both sides; but DECISIONS are male and the male is responsible for the decision (I Cor. 11:3,7-8).  Adam was responsible for the decision he made.  When it was made, the Lord told the woman that from then on he would RULE over her (Gen 3:16).  He is told that in I Tim 3:4, exactly as you found it in Esther 1:14-22.

Verse 14
And Adam was not deceived,
but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Men are rarely, if ever, deceived when they sin.  They are not fooled even where it looks like it and they act like it.  Men count the cost and then sin; women are talked into it.  Men fall in love with what they see, women with what they hear.

When Adam saw that "Snow White" (she had no blood Gen 2:23) had turned to "Pink Rose", he knew that death was working through.  He did not have to take what she gave him to eat.  ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED.  He took it in order to die with her.

Verse 15
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing,
if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

1.  SAVED here does not mean, and has never meant, the salvation of any soul from hell, anymore than the word meant that in the same epistle by the same author not three chapters later (4:16), nor in the epistle to the Romans, or Acts 27:20.  Just as the word "damned" is not always used by Paul to refer to going to hell (see I Cor 11:29), the word SAVED here is not getting out of hell.

2.  Since the woman is the weaker vessel (I Peter 3:7) and more susceptible to deception than the man (II Tim 3:6; I Tim 5:14,15; II Cor 11:1-3), the time that the devil will 'work her over' more than any other time is in childbearing.

3.  She therefore will be saved from being deceived if both she and her husband continue in faith and charity.

Note that not even SALVATION in the NT (II Cor 1:6) is always a reference to being saved from hell.  Philippians 1:19 is certainly not Paul hoping that someone will dos something for him that will help him to go to heaven, and Jude was not talking about the new birth when he spoke of God saving the people out of Egypt (Jude 5).

However, once the stupid conservative Evangelicals and Fundamentalists took the Catholic bait, they had to do something to make it make sense towards the Catholic way.  They did what they always do - they butchered the pure words of God and rearranged their own words to bring you down to their level of ignorance.  This operation is absolutely standard in every major Christian college in America.

Note how the grossly corrupt NASV forces the reader to accept the "women, collectively" as the THEY of verse 15, then throws out the SAVED, replaces it with 'preserved', but then cannot tell you what the word PRESERVED is a reference to.

Preserved?  Why, if it is talking about 'being kept safe', it would mean that UNSAVED WOMEN ARE KEPT SAFE AND PRESERVED.  For it you make the they women collectively, you have done the worst thing you could do with the NT: you have stated that all unsaved women who have children are save, kept safe, saved, preserved, etc.

They certainly are not!

The reference is to a saved woman married to a saved man, to whom she is to be in subjection.  All of the new readable translations were simply perversions of the truth of God.

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