Calhoun, OH – After many lengthy and trying Bible studies and prayer meetings, the all-men team of deacons and elders at Apostolic Bible Church have instituted a “complete silence” policy for all females in the congregation.
Elder Luke Olson told us, “We have never allowed a woman to preach in our church because of the teaching of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament, ‘I do not permit a woman to speak in church’ (1 Corinthians 14:34; 1 Timothy 2:11-12). We were recently challenged on this teaching and others by heretics who said we weren’t in line with our church’s name, so it got us thinking: why do we currently let women pray out loud, give announcements, sing, answer phones, and more in our church building?”
Deacon Jeremiah Sven proudly stated, “We decided to say what the Bible says, toe the line of the Word of God, and go all the way on issues concerning women. They must be silent. After looking into 1 Corinthians 11, we also put in our bylaws a no tolerance policy for a lack of head coverings. If a woman isn’t wearing one, they can’t enter the sanctuary; because of the angels. Further, concerning the verse that says women are not to ask questions in church but are to ask their husbands at home, we realized that single women must ask their fathers or stay in the dark (1 Corinthians 14:35).”
In light of these developments, the church fired their secretary and worship leader because they were women and had speaking roles.
When asked how they felt about the history of the church, which got through a rough patch with only three women meeting together, the elders suggested that they simply should have gathered for silent prayer.