Male Dominance.

  • What is the role of women in the Jehovah Witness faith?
  • What did the Apostle Paul say about women?
  • Jesus vs Paul. What is the role of women in Christianity?

Criticism of Male Dominance.

Jehovah's Witnesses believe they are following the Bible and all their teachings accurately reflect what God's Word says. In fact they refer to themselves as being 'in the truth'. Everyone outside their faith is 'out of the truth'.

Critics of course disagree that Jehovah's Witnesses have interpreted the Bible correctly.

What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Say About Women?

Jehovah's Witnesses follow the instructions of the Apostle Paul, who said, ''women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.' 1 Cor. 14:34,35 See Christian Women Keep Silent

The Apostle Paul Vs Jesus.

Christian women consider what the Apostle Paul said but they always put Jesus first. All Christians must be careful about blindly following any leader other than Jesus. Even though Christians respect the Apostle Paul and his role in the early Christian congregation, the theology of Paul was painted by his past.

Being in submission to Paul and not putting Jesus first, may unwittingly be an non Christian practice based on the Bible's account of Jesus vs Paul.

The Bible is clear. The theology of Paul is not the same as the teachings of Jesus. Paul added his own understanding because he converted to Christianity after Jesus died. Before that he was a zealous persecutor of Christians. He was Pharisee. Jesus warned is followers not to follow the Pharisees. Luke 12:1; Matthew 16:6; Matthew 12:11

Even after Paul converted to Christianity, he referred to himself as a Pharisee. Paul based his theology on his beliefs as a Pharisee. Acts 23:6;

Paul was born and raised as a Pharisee. Even though the Bible account and Paul's testimony indicates that he converted to Christianity, what Paul did is similar to a zealous Jehovah's Witness suddenly leaving their faith and becoming the Pope.

No matter how sincere, it would be impossible for a JW to abandon every single one of their beliefs overnight and accurately teach the Catholic religion without any formal training. Likewise Paul, no matter how sincere, could not help but add some of his beliefs as a Pharisee into the early Christian congregation.

Critics say that true Christians put Jesus first. The Bible says that Jesus is the path to eternal life. All authority was given unto Jesus. Matthew 28:18;