It’s mind blowing to think Saul is the ONLY Biblical writer to address women. What did the only begotten son say to women? NOT A DAMN THING. The bright and morning star never addressed his female audience. He never acknowledged his female audience. The lily of the valley ONLY SPOKE TO HIS MALE AUDIENCE. Did he speak to the Canaanite woman? Did he speak to the woman caught in the act of adultery? Did he speak to his mother? Did he speak to the woman at the well? What I’m saying is, the man from Galilee NEVER spoke women as a demographic or group, the way Saul did, as in Ephesians 5:22. The only begotten son NEVER had a special message especially for women. He NEVER addressed women specifically as a group. As a matter of fact, SAUL is the only Biblical writer to ever pay any special attention to women. Even Proverbs 31 is speaking to MEN. “The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him….” <— as much as women LOVE proverbs 31 and the whole “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies…” Proverbs 31 —> ain’t even talking to them. The ENTIRE BIBLE IS WRITTEN FOR, WRITTEN TO AND SPEAKING TO —> MEN… UNTIL WE GET TO SAUL. Saul is the ONLY Biblical writer to address children (Ephesians 6:1, Colossians 3:20). NO OTHER BIBLE WRITER SAYS A WORD TO CHILDREN. Only, Saul. When the bright and morning star said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14) <— He was TALKING TO MEN. Saul of Tarsus is the ONLY Biblical writer who thinks addressing women and children is important. NO OTHER BIBLICAL WRITER DOES THIS. Meditate on that. Not even the crucified lord had anything to say to women or children. THINK ABOUT THAT.
But I digress…
Here are Saul’s instructions to/for widows:
“I say therefore to the unmarried and [WIDOWS], it is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.”
1 Corinthians 7:8
☝️☝️☝️That’s what Saul of Tarsus says at first. Then, he switches up. Saul has a change of heart for some strange reason. A MAJOR change of heart.
“A widow who is put on the [widow’s] list for support [welfare/ assistance] must be a woman who is at least sixty years old and was faithful to her husband. And is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds. As for younger widows, do not put them on [the widow’s] list [for welfare/ assistance]: For when their [hormones/horniness] overcome their dedication to [J.C.] they’ll want to get married: thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge. At the same time they’ll also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossipers and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention. So I advise these younger widows to marry [right away], have children, and take care of their own homes. Then the enemy will not be able to say anything against them.” 1 Timothy 5:9-14
Whoa!? Saul??? Okay. Let’s make sure we understand you correctly, because your followers are QUICK to say you’re hard to be understood!!!
In 1 Corinthians 7:8 you said it’s perfectly fine for a widow to remarry, if she cannot be abstinent/celibate and keep her legs closed.
But then, in 1 Timothy 5:9-14, you’re saying, if a YOUNG, HORNY, widow is put on the widow’s assistance list, and then she gets married, she’ll be damned/condemned for turning her back on her first pledge?? Pledge to who? Her first husband??? Saul?? Wasn’t it YOU who said, “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband???” Romans 7:2
☝️☝️☝️Saul? Wasn’t it YOU who said a widow is loosed from her dead husband and that she’s no longer bound to him?? And now you’re saying, if a widow is put on the widow’s list, she must remain single and celibate until she’s at least 60 years old and was faithful to her husband?? Saul??? AN UNFAITHFUL WIFE WILL NEVER OUTLIVE HER HUSBAND OR BECOME A WIDOW, BECAUSE UNFAITHFUL WIVES ARE IMMEDIATELY PUT TO DEATH!!!! What the hell are you talking about, Saul?? How can an unfaithful wife ever become a widow? In order for a man’s wife to be unfaithful to him, HE MUST STILL BE ALIVE FOR HER TO CHEAT ON HIM. A wife can’t cheat on a dead husband. Because wives are not bound to their dead husbands. They’re LOOSED from their dead husbands, Saul?!? YOU said that? Remember? So, if an unfaithful woman’s husband is still alive, she’ll NEVER become a widow! Because adulterous wives are immediately STONED to death!!
I guess you don’t stone unfaithful wives, Saul. So, in order for this “faithful” (irrelevant) widow to qualify for assistance/welfare, she must be at least 60 years old (precepts???), she must have been faithful to her husband when he was alive; she must be well known for her good deeds (precepts???), such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people (precepts???), helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds (precepts???)?
But the YOUNG widows? They CANNOT be put on the widows list because they’ll get horny, hot and bothered, and they’ll want to get remarried BEFORE they turn 60. Saul? You know this because????? And once they’re on the widows list, they CANNOT remarry until they turn 60 – lest they damn themselves for breaking their pledge to their DEAD HUSBAND? Huh? What??? What pledge??? How does a woman being added to the “widow’s list,” lengthen her marriage vows to her dead husband, until she’s 60 years of age?? Saul??? PRECEPTS, PLEASE??? And WHY does ANY of this matter, Saul?? When a woman’s husband DIES, she’s free to remarry! <— THAT’S scripture!!! And Saul, didn’t YOU say, “But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn?”
1 Corinthians 7:8 <— What happened, that changed your mind, and made you come up with a bunch of weird, ELABORATE, COMPLICATED, CONFUSING rules for widows? With ZERO PRECEPTS???
Torah is our FINAL authority regarding widows.
“Makabi, why are you making such a big deal about how Saul governed and regulated the widows in his church?”
☝️☝️☝️BECAUSE IT WAS SAUL’S CHURCH! It was NOT the church of the new testament messiah. Saul created his OWN churches, his OWN theology, and his OWN doctrines which had NOTHING to do with Torah or the man from Galilee. But the average “Christian” somehow believes Saul’s decisions, were CHRISTIAN decisions! Saul of Tarsus is no different than Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons, Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science. Saul was NOT a TRUE Christian (follower of J.C.) but Saul is definitely the founder of modern day Christianity. Because modern day Christianity follows SAUL <—> NOT the man from Galilee. Modern day Christianity places Saul’s doctrines and teachings ABOVE the new testament messiah’s, and EVERYTHING the new testament messiah said or taught, MUST be interpreted and understood through the eyes of SAUL. Modern day Christians are anything BUT true Christians. Modern day Christians are only Christian in name. But in behavior, in doctrine, in practice, and in theology, they are PAULINIANS <— they are the followers of Saul of Tarsus. Saul contradicted the new testament messiah over two dozen times, and paid NO RESPECT to Torah whatsoever, because he taught that Torah was done away with, and to obey Torah is to sin. Saul’s teachings are NOT Torah based. Yet Christians somehow believe Saul is a Biblical, divinely inspired writer. Saul contradicted the lily of the valley, over two dozen times, Yet Christians somehow believe Saul is a Biblical, divinely inspired writer. Saul has been caught RED HANDED, telling over three dozen, irrefutable LIES!! Yet Christians somehow believe Saul is a Biblical, divinely inspired writer. THAT’S why I’m highlighting Saul’s foolishness regarding widows.
Saul did NOT follow the lead of the new testament messiah. Saul RARELY, IF EVER, quoted the man from Galilee. Why? Because Saul’s letters are 20 to 50 years OLDER than the gospels. Saul had no idea what the man from Galilee said, which is why he hardly, IF EVER, quoted him. Saul COULDN’T quote the man from Galilee, so did the only thing he could do and get away with it —> HE SPOKE FOR THE MAN FROM GALILEE. Saul couldn’t quote the son of David because he didn’t have the book of Matthew, Mark, or John, to find out what the bright and morning star said. Remember, Saul’s epistles are 20 to 50 years OLDER than the gospels of Matthew, Mark and John. When Saul wrote his epistles, he wrote them WITHOUT THE NEW TESTAMENT. There were NO new testament books for him to grab and fact check his doctrines. So, he made up his doctrines as he went along. Yet, Christians somehow believe this man who NEVER met the man from Galilee, knows far greater, what the only begotten son wants for his church, over and above that, of the actual disciples who knew him, and lived with him, and ate with him, and watched him die, and spoke with him after he rose from the dead.
Saul is a goofy clown who can’t make up his mind. Should widows get on the widow’s list and remain celibate until they turn 60? Should widows remarry if that can’t keep their legs closed, but wait and see if they can keep their legs closed first? Or should widows remarry right away, because if they don’t, their HORNY LUSTS will overcome their dedication to J.C. and they’ll want to marry: thus incurring condemnation, because they’ll set aside their previous pledge [to their deceased husbands] and at the same time, they’ll also learn to be idle, and they’ll go around from house to house; and not merely be idle, but also [be] gossipers and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention? WOW!!!
Saul doesn’t need the approval of the new testament messiah, nor does he need to quote the new testament messiah to validate his doctrines with precepts. Saul marches to the beat of his OWN drum. Saul doesn’t need the new testament messiah to validate his ministry. SAUL VALIDATES THE MINISTRY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT MESSIAH!!! Saul doesn’t need the only begotten son’s approval, or his ignorant disciple’s approval. Saul doesn’t need ANYONE’S approval. Saul does what he wants, when he wants. And if you catch Saul telling lies, SO WHAT. BIG DEAL. For if the truth of God hath more abounded through [SAUL’S LIES] unto his glory; why yet am I still making posts, judging Saul as a sinner? Because he’s a damn, sinning, liar. (Romans 3:7)