Women in the Church of Malm are currently being relegated to subservient levels of servitude. The husband is lord and master of the manor and women are to follow the mans instructions without question.
Apostle Malm also says that women are never to ask questions in church. It is disrespectful of the lord masters authority.
After spending over 40 years in the screwed up cult of Armstrongism where questioning was never allowed, I have made it a policy of telling those that I have in newcomers class at the church I am at now, that they are free to question. Just because the preacher says something does not mean they have to agree with it. He knows I do it too. I tell them to question the doctrines they grew up with and teaching of churches they have come from. I let them know it is OK to question the Bible and not to take it as 100% literal. The Bible is filled with stories, metaphors, allegories and myths. It doesn't mean they don't have truth and meaning, but it also does not mean that it all had to literally happen. I also tell them that when they walk through the door of the church they do not need to check their brain.
The idea that women cannot speak in a church setting, ask questions, talk about God, question God, doctrine, and belief in a church setting is appalling and ignorant. What does Apostle Malm think the women in the New Testament era did? They spoke out, they raised money, they paid for the spread of the gospel and even spread it themselves all without a man at their side. It wasn't a group of grumpy Malmite men that went to the tomb of Jesus, it was women. Women were the first to proclaim Jesus was no longer in the tomb.
Anyway, here is the apostle's directive for subservient Malmite women:
An acolyte asks:
Can a women pray and prophesy in church if she is wearing a head covering?
The apostle responds:
A woman is not to speak [as a teacher of the men, or in prayer when a man is present] in the assembly, due to the fact that doing so would be disrespectful of the man as the head of the woman. She is not even to ask a question without going to her husband first.This is a matter of example and public discretion.
In the privacy of their own home, a woman should definitely discuss the scriptures with her parents and mate.
She may pray privately at any time, but should not lead in prayer, if her father or husband is present; the men need to learn to take the lead.
Husbands should always listen to their wives and take their advice very seriously making their wives their CHIEF advisor and confidant at all times.
More will be coming as I get into 2 Cor, Tim, Titus Peter ect. James
Then the apostle wants to reinforce his demand that subservient Malmite women wear hats in church.
and with this:An acolyte asks:
Are you saying women need to cover their heads in church? Would that be a hat, a veil, a handkerchief or what? Is not her husband her covering?
So, if a women wears a hat can she pray and prophesy in public?
As far as men having their heads covered, I understood this was a cultural situation where taking off their hats was a sign of respect.
The apostle responds
Anything modest; some hats are designed to be great attention grabbers and are anything but modest. Just use some judgment. James
Great will be the day when these jackasses can no longer preach their message of legalistic bullshit.Another acolyte asks: