“What do we do with 1 Timothy 2:15? How does it fit with Paul’s theology?” asked one of our Union Learning Community students?
This is the verse that goes:
15 But women will be saved through childbearing,[a] assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty
It’s the kind of verse that preachers hope someone else on the teaching team will get. It’s not just something for theological students to puzzle over before sitting their exams. You will have read my recent post that picked up on the #churchtoo hashtag and one of the arguments being made is that the cover for sexual harassment and abuse in the church is provided by our theology. Therefore, the answer is to change our theology and to stop interpreting the Bible, especially verses like this so literally. Continue reading