Thursday, September 29, 2016

Elyse Fitzpatrick: she teaches both men and women

At the "Christ Hold Fast" conference this past February, it appears that Elyse Fitzpatrick taught a mixed audience. In her bio and in the schedule, there's no mention of a "women's only" breakout session. She taught in the main session and was also was part of the panel discussion which also was for  conference customers. Her bio reads:


Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She is a conference speaker and has authored 21 books on daily living and the Christian life.

Photos from the 2016 CHF conference:

As you can see neither in her bio or in the scheduled discussions is Fitzpatrick's talks are labeled as "women only". But Scripture commands women to not teach men:

1Tim. 2: 11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 1Tim2: 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 15 But women  will be saved  through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.

1Cor. 14: 33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the congregations of the saints, 34 women should remain silent in the churchesThey are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. 36 Did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached? 37 If anybody thinks he is a prophet or spiritually gifted, let him acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. 38 If he ignores this, he himself will be ignored.

Being silent would indicate what Paul has also said in 1Timothy: no teaching men. Period. Why? Because Eve was made second after Adam. She was not the leader, he was. She was deceived, Adam was not. The reason women are not to teach men is because they are far more easily led into deception, as we see with these three women, and then will lead others like Eve did.

We've seen women do this before: Kay Arthur, Beth Moore, and Priscilla Shirer. My article addressing all three women is here. They have a facade of being a teacher of women but in reality, they are teaching both men and women, thus not only violating the clearest of commands in Scripture, but also accepting and even promoting mysticism as well as accepting of other religions like Roman Catholicism, for example.

Women who consider themselves teachers of Scripture should be able to read, understand, and apply the commands regarding women's roles, but apparently they cannot. Therefore they can't be trusted with the rest of biblical Truth.

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