To make simple, to you, the things of God; read this page.
1) He who sheds man blood, by man his blood shall be shed.
2) The Righteous requirements of the Law.
3) Do to others as you would have others do to you.
When you do some Thing, to an other person; you have given Others permission to do that Thing to you.
If what you do is wrong (shed blood) then people may kill you or imprison you or some other punishment.
When you make a decision to do some Thing ask yourself, - Would I like this done to me? When you place a person lower then your self, regardless of reason; - sex, sexual preference, age, race, religion, national origin; ask yourself; - Would I want to be treated like that? If people do not have a right to stand on you to lift themselves up; you do not have a right to stand on another person.
When your thinking takes in the concerns of others and you treat others the way you want to be treated; then, you think like God and you are fulfilling the Righteous requirements of the Law. Regardless of what you may of read in the Torah, Holy Bible, Qur'an or any other book; this is God.
If you would like to meet God, ask Him / Her to have a talk with you. If there is no God, then you have nothing to loose except the time you took to read this page.
John A. Clark; 2005 Nov. 17.
A message for women on the next four pages; and something every man needs to know.
2007 March 26 Written by John A Clark with The Holy Spirit guidance; page 1/4 Women in the Church and the Marriage
Before I start; I once try to stop a young man from drinking to much. When I took out my N.I.V. Holy Bible; he said to my ; you are going to go to hell, because you do not read the King James Version, Holy Bible. Another time before I got married, I had to leave the church over the marriage vowels. The minister said that my wife to be become my servant. So if , you are one of these people, you are not going to like what I have to say.
I read the New International Version; Holy Bible. You may want to get a copy, so you will understand what I am talking about.
Read Proverbs 31: 10-31
V: 10-29 could be brought up to date with our life today. “(V:10, A wife of noble character, who can find? She is worth more than gold. V:11, Her husband has full confidence in her and he lacks nothing of value. V:12, She brings him good, not harm all the days of his life. V:13 -29, She cuts the grass in summer and shovel the snow in winter; while her husband plays cards at the men's club. She go out in winter at 40 below and rotates the wheels of the car; while her husband has coffee in the house.)”
She does; She makes; while her husband is respected at the men's club. V:10-29 are all about her work and his reward. A side note v:10 'irony'; 'A honest politician; who can find – one!' Does this make you rethink v:10? -yes, no?
V:30, we find a BUT. But is a conjunction. It holds a lesser to a higher in the same sentence. V:30, “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,” (That is a rewrite of v10-29.) BUT, But, but, “A woman who fears the Lords is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at (the men's club) the city gate.”
All these good things in v 10-29, do not come close to the goodness of a woman who fears the Lord. Note, she is to get her reward that she has earned, not her husband.
Prov. 31:10-31; The short version; A wife of noble character is good, but a woman who fears the Lord is better.
Prov. 31:10-29 is not a list of things a wife must do for her husband, but it is a list of lesser character then that of a woman who believe in God. It is a comparison between two types of women. Or in today world; it is a comparison between a door-mat and God's child.
No man, who believe is God; uses his wife as a door-mat, servant, maid, etc.
“ ... whoever wants to become great among you, must be your servant and who ever wants to be first must be your slave ... just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, ...” - Jesus; in Matthew 20:26-27.
Read 1 Timothy 1:2; 2:8 and 2:11-15
Paul states: “To Timothy, my true son in the faith.”
What does Paul mean? “My true son in the faith,” Paul means that Timothy has learned everything Paul tough and did. At this point in time; they been together for over 30 years.
What did Paul do? Write?
16:1-2; 2:6-7 and 2:11, “Who obey the law.”
Galatians 3:28, 'male nor female'.
1 Corinthians 11:11-12, 'men and women are not independent'.
Ephesian 5:22-33, “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he love himself and the wife must respect her husband.”
Colossians 3:25, 'no favouritism'.
1 Corinthian 7:8, 'I say'; 7:10, “not I, but the Lord”; 7:25, “I give a judgement”
Timothy knew what Paul was getting at; Paul would never call God stupid, but man will. In 1 Cor. 14:4, Paul teaches that “prophesies edifies the church”. Church is the people not the building. So why did God give the gift of Prophecy to women? See Acts 21: 8-9. “Stay at the house of Philip ... had four unmarried daughters who had the gift of prophecy”. Why would God give women the gift of prophecy if they needed to be silent. Is God stupid? No, but men (males) are.
In 1 Timothy 2:11-15, Paul was restating things that others said he was teaching, Timothy knew better. Timothy knew Phoebe (Romans 16:1). She was the deacon from Cenchrea, the minister, who held meetings in her home and tough the people, both men and women, about God. Timothy knew that women had the gift of prophesies. Timothy was not a puppet, he could think for himself; unlike most male minister today, who only know what is tough in the divinity school and then repeat it to graduate.
In Paul's letters to the Ephesians, he starts his talk about “Living as Children of Light” at 4:17 and ends it in 6:9.
Men; do not read Eph.5:22-24. It is not address to you; it is address to wives. Men read Eph. 5:25-33, that is what you are to “do”. So read it. Then read what Jesus said in Matthew 7:3-5. Does it make you feel guilty about something? If not reread Eph. 5:25-33 and Matt. 7:3-5.
Wife submit only to the husband – equal to the husband submits to God. If man lives each day, each hour, each minute in Eph. 5:25-33; then, his wife will love him and he will not need to read Eph. 5:22-24 and his wife will not need to read Matthew 7:3-5 to him.
Now, about woman – the sinner, not man!
Read Genesis 2:4 to 3:24
God made man.
God tells man not to eat something.
God made woman from out of man.
Woman talks to the serpent.
Woman eats 'something'.
Woman gives it to man. “to her husband, who was with her and he ate it”.
God talk to man.
Man blames woman.
Woman blames serpent.
Did you ever ask a child, “Why did you do that?” And the child says, “because Billy did it first.” or something like that? The man and the woman were trying to shift the blame to someone else; the man to the woman and the woman to the serpent.
The serpent is punished.
The woman is punished.
The man is punished and cursed – or the land is curse because of the man, - not the woman.
Do serpent still crawl on their belly? Do women still give birth with pain? Yes and yes! While then, why do men, not have to; till the soil, “through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistle for you and you will eat the plants of the field”. But there is nothing about woman being a sinner and man not a sinner. That is man's down fall. Today man said, ' it is all her fault', and that is man still not taking responsibility for his wrong doing.
To women, for you to accept men 'as the head' is for you to buy into this lie. And for a man to be right, he will never tell a woman where her place is nor what she can do nor not do.
Propriety in Worship or Women Rights
Read 1 Corinthian 11:2-16
In verses 2-10; put an exclamation mark at the end of each sentence; not a period mark nor a question mark. In v:2-10, Paul writes one thing; then in v:11-16, he write the opposite.
V:2-10 (head of Christ is God; head of man is Christ; head of woman is man ). V:11-16 “In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman”.
V:2-10 (man's head covered is dishonour; woman's head uncovered is dishonour; woman cut hear is dishonour). V:11-16 “Does not the very nature of things teach you (this)”? Answer, No. see paragraph on horses and lions.
V:2-10 (woman is the glory of man; woman came from man; woman made for man). V:11-16 “For as woman came from man, so also, man is born of woman”.
Paragraph on horses and lions: Horses have long mains, both males and females. Lions, the male has a long main, but the female has a short main. Therefore, the nature of things does not teach me anything about hair on people.
Paul is being sarcastic. “Judge for yourself:”. If long hair is given to women as a covering; then, why does she need to cover it? My hair is longer now; then, when I got it cut; does that mean I am sinning when I am praying?; for I am a male (man). Sarcastic; Paul is. “A sign of authority”on a woman head is not a woman who submit to a man, just because he is a man. Paul is tactfully putting males (men) in their place.
Note also, Paul does not say; that, women can not Prophesy nor Pray in the church. Church being the group of believers, not a building.
In my country, I was born a commoner because my mother was a commoner, but if my mother was born a Queen, I would be a prince. So as woman came from man – man is born of woman; therefore, how can you be more then the woman who gave you birth?
“Contentious”, mean to argue about trifles. “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them and their high official exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be come your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many”. The Son of Man died for the church, what did you men do, to be come first? To be born of a woman! O' how low class of you.
“To shorten the new testament: I give you two rules to follow: 1) respect everyone as you want respect; 2) obey rule one.” - Holy Spirit of God.