IMO - THE BIBLE'S CONTENTS AND IT'S EFFECT ON WOMEN:Mark 13: 14 (let the reader use discernment)
Is every expression contained in the bible the thought and command of God? Is the bible, in it's entirety, the 'Word of God?' Or does the bible contain the word of God along with human reasoning?
For instance, is Proverbs 31: 6 and 7 a 'Bible Principal' or is it just the 'opinion' of King Lemuel's mother? When reading Deuteronomy 24: 1 ~ 4 it appears to be God's law though Moses, does it not? Yet, when we read Matthew 19: 7 ~ 9 Jesus makes it clear that on the matter of divorce Moses took it upon himself to make law...it was not from Jehovah. Would any Israelite who disagreed with Moses law on divorce have been wrong? Or was Moses wrong in making his own law to begin with?
Now, concerning the writings of the apostle Paul, his personal opinions and imposed traditions are intertwined throughout his writings.
Here are some important examples: 1 Corinthians 11: 4 ~ 16 (pay special note to verses 14 and 16) also chapter 14: 34 and 35, 1 Timothy 2: 9 ~12,
Remember, before he was a Christian, Paul was a Zealot for Judaism, a man raised in a life of Traditions and Rules. Galatians 1: 13 and 14. His writings (more than those of Moses) shows he had no problem imposing his personal views and traditions on the congregation, especialy the women.
Should we not use our discernment and be discriminating as to what we accept as from Christ through Paul or should we just assume it is ALL from Christ?
Remember Pauls coversion? He went almost overnight from being and unbalanced zealot Jew to being a Christian...an unbalanced zealot Christian ( 2 Corinthians 11: 16 ~ 23 especialy note verses 17 and 23 ) who ultimately caused his own imprisionment and pre-mature death by ignoring TWO Divine Warnings about his going to Jerusalem. Acts 21: 4, 10 ~ 13.
Anointed Women are, or will be, 'Ruling as Kings' in heaven, but today on earth, can only serve refreshments to 'hard working brothers’ thanks to Paul and those who support his erroneous reasonings.
So, with the modern day Governing Body agreeing with Christendom, insisting that Paul's opinions and traditions are Divine Law our women have been unjustly oppressed in life and especialy within the congregation. This must change!
Now does all this mean Jehovah did not inspire/motivate the bible to be writen and preserved? No.
Does inspiration alone elevate ALL the contents of the bible to the level of Divine Law? No...As I hope I have just shown.
Feel free to disagree. I'm just sharing what I've come to personally believe.