Monday, June 4, 2012

Apostle Malm: Woman Know Thy Place!

The apostle is continuing his beat down on women today.  All of you rebellious brawling women had better know your place!

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

This is about standing up before the saints and teaching them in a group. It is about a proper following of God’s lawful chain of authority; for the husband is in authority over his wife.

This forbids a woman to enter the ministry for it is would be unseemly and unlawful for a woman to publicly teach and reprimand her husband, or the husbands of other women; when they is under there own husband’s or father’s authority.

A woman may certainly discuss the Scriptures with her father or husband, with other women, with  her children; and with the elders in the Church with the knowledge and consent of her husband.  Others, even men, may certainly go to a wise woman for advice and judgment concerning difficult things, and husbands should always see their wives as their CHIEF advisors.   The women are not to  exercise authority over their men; rather they are to advise and help when they are sought out.

Then the apostle ends with this warm gushy love note:

Love is demonstrated by seeking to please and desiring the good; of the loved one.  We, being the espoused bride of Christ, demonstrate our love by pleasing him with our attentiveness and obedience to him.  We please our espoused husband by esteeming him above ALL others! Love is an action! It is NOT a passive emotion or feeling.
My question where have we seen love in Malmism?  So far I have never seen it manifested.


Anonymous said...

It's okay to beat your wife, just so long as it hurts you more to have to do it than it hurts her. That's what real love is. (sarcasm)

Lake of Fire Church of God said...

In typical WCG tradition, women should be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. A cursed nation is a nation where children are the oppressors, and women shall rule over them. We can't have smart articulate brainy women running companies and government organizations showing what idiots and buffoons their male counterparts are in the Church of God. Now can we?


Anonymous said...

I remember reading on Malm's blog that he is divorced. He said his wife joined one of the sacred name movements and he obviously didn't agree. I wonder how much this colors his thinking (He volunteered this because someone accused him of living in sin- It was pretty heated and I have to say, funny).

Byker Bob said...

Well, I guess it's safe to say that Malm would be vehemently against cunnilingus. I pity his poor wife, assuming he has one.


DennisCDiehl said...

BB I once sat through a hilarious "break out session' at a "Refresher" (which was exhausting) where the rightness or wrongness of this was discussed. The Evangelist opened with the oblivious comment, "I find the topic distasteful." Well we fell out and he wasn't sure what he had said.

Then the minister over the French church waved his hands yelling, "Stop, stop!!!! do not make a judgement on this topic, We'll lose all the French brethren!"

we fell out again and changed the topic

Byker Bob said...

I'm sure people have varying opinions on this topic, Dennis, but the practice remains perhaps the deepest expression of love one could possibly give to a woman. If a man happened to find it repugnant or distasteful, then hypothetically it also becomes an act of self-sacrifice in addition to an expression of love.

Knowing the mindset of Armstrongism, the "correct" teaching would be totally predictable and symbolic of the entire attitude towards love. I'm surprised, given the rest of the attitudes towards women, that Armstrongism didn't advocate female "circumcision".