These passages are largely rejected by religious liberals today. One theologian suggests that verses 34b to 36 in 1 Corinthians 14 are a crude forgery. If they are simply deleted, the chapter flows smoothly from verse 34a to 37. More info. Many liberal Christians believe that 1 Timothy is a forgery and is written circa 100 to 150 CE, up to 85 years after Paul’s execution. This text refers shows how the second century church reinstated the oppression of women in opposition to the teachings of Paul. More info.
The Castrati and Matthew 19 in the Bible:
The author of the Gospel of Matthew describes a conversation by Jesus to his disciples in which he bans divorce, except in those instances where the wife commits a sexual indiscretion. The disciples respond:
- Matthew 19:10: “His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.”
Jesus responds:Matthew 19:11 12: “But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”
Origen (c. 185 c 254 CE), an early church father from the Alexandrian school, interpreted this passage literally and allegedly castrated himself “for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.” Some Catholic church leaders, centuries ago, interpreted the same passage as providing justification for the use of castrati so that they could contribute their powerful singing ability to church choirs.
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