Order For Humans

“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
“Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me
in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered
them to you.”
“But I would have you know, that the head of every man
is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and
the head of Christ is God.”      I Corinthians 11:1-3.

We humans have an attitude that our knowledge is greater than that of the Creator of the universe. This type of thinking always brings disaster upon the human race. We are never capable of intelligent discussion which brings peace or resolution of the crises. The answer for living is found in one place and one place alone the Bible. This is God’s word for our personal, family, and national survival.
Set out in I Corinthians 11:3 is the order of command for people who prefer to be in the body of Christ and the also the world as will however do not do not expect worldlings to follow this pattern.

“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and
And the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

This is not the muslim or those without Christ way, but this passage then sets a pattern for Christians to follow. When the plan is set out and followed the results will be significant.

Years ago there was written an article about what McDonald’s had done with the use of one of its products. The story had slipped my memory until I was reading a book by Carl Sewell entitled, “Customers for Life”. In this volume, chapter five, the author went into the detail how McDonald’s researched the potato. From what had been set out it was the research of the potato that had given the key to the tremendous volume of French fries that this company sells each day.

"Follow The Plan." CREDIT: McDonalds.com

“Follow The Plan.” CREDIT: McDonalds.com

McDonald’s sought to serve the perfect French fries. At that time there was no national standard for selling cooked potatoes. Even the Department of Agriculture had no means to grade the potato.

Here is what this company did. It did the following:

  • Found the best species of potato to buy.
  • Found where these potatoes came from.
  • Found the best frying equipment.
  • Found what was the best temperature.
  • Found the best way to store the potato.
  • Found the best heat to cook these in.
  • Found the best time to cook them.

At the end of each day the central office knows the volume and the number of customers it has sold. This illustrates how to be prepared and know what you are doing.

Now other companies have produced variations of this. One example is Wal-Mart which has similar programs. The point is obvious.  We have the plan from the prophets and the apostles.  The Authority is God – Himself, who spoke and wrote through the Holy Spirit.

Follow the plan. God has already told us what to do. 

 

PAUL’S PLAN

We know from Acts that Paul was given a purpose for his conversions of the gentiles. Acts 9:15-16 sets out his commission.

“But the Lord said unto him, go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me. To
bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel;”
“For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.”

On several occasions Paul retold this story of his being called to preach Jesus the Nazarene. To read about this then read Acts: 25, 26, 27 and 28.  The plan he executed was this:

  • Go to a city.
  • Go to the local synagogue.
  • Preach Jesus through the Old Testament.
  • When refused go to the gentiles at once.
  • Teach the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus from the grave and the implication therefrom.

We know that Paul’s plans were sometime thwarted by God. The short version is found in Acts 16: 10-12.

“And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavooured to go into
Macedonia, assuredly fathering that the Lord had called us for to preach
the gospel unto them.”
“Therefore loosing from the Troas, we came with a straight course to
Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;”
“And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.”

 

As Christians, we must know that for success in our personal life, our business endeavors and in our spiritual journey; there must be the willingness to attach God’s design that should be ours. We must adopt His blueprint for our life.

Paul told these Corinthians they should look and see how he lived. This was told to us also in I Corinthians 11:1-2.

“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
“Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep
the ordinances as I delivered them to you.”

This will be ridiculed by the atheist, agnostics, progressives and the liberals in Roman Catholics and Protestants.

 

WAY WE SHOULD PRAY

As far as we know there is no other animal that has the ability to talk as we humans. God except homo sapiens – male and female.

Since the male is created in the likeness of God we are not given any way to cover our head when we pray, which is a sin to do.   Why is this? I do not know. But it is. The plan is –  do not do it.

Your author has been to Disciples of Christ, Methodist, Lutheran and Baptist churches, but I have never seen anything over a woman’s head when offering prayer. You know that would be inconvenient for this to happen. Yet here is the scripture in I Corinthians 11:4-5.

“Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth
his head.”
“But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered
dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.”

Without question I did not make the rule for behavior since Paul did through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

A man should conduct himself properly because the woman can and should glorify the man – her husband. Read this in I Corinthians 11:6-7.

“For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn; but if it be a shame
for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.”
“For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image
and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.”

A man should treat his wife and all women with respect. Our culture does not subscribe to this. Look at Western culture and its degrading of women.

  • Abortion
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Nakedness
  • Foul mouth
  • Show off as much skin on TV
  • Rape
  • Medical experiments
  • Teach to curse like drunks

 

There is a verse which has been a puzzle for literally hundreds of years. It is I Corinthians 11:10

“For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.”

The phrase “ …   because of the angels”.   It is a mystery why this wording is used. This could have been inserted later or it could have been a mistranslation.

 

PAUL AND WOMEN

There are people who comment that Paul did not like women or that his comments were derogatory. From what it appears from history neither one of these remarks are true.

First, it should be understood that the culture of the gentiles – as well as the Jews downplayed the female sex. There were strong women but the fact was the female was pushed back. Women plotted in the darkness.

Second, it was not trained to place women on a high bench. Therefore we have no way of understanding what his feelings were. I suspect that he was indifferent.

In the past, women drew respect when they put a kind of special covering on their heads. The following are two examples. A Registered Nurse was given a special type of head covering often displaying where they graduated. Then the women in the Salvation Army wore a bonnet which told who they were. My grandmother always wore a hat to church. My Mother did for the first 25 years of my life. Styles change. Today women put on hats no more. The one exception is the Kentucky Derby.

 

TREATMENT

The Bible teaches men are to treat women with kindness, respect, and gentleness. It is only in the pagan world that this does not occur. I Corinthians 11:12 teach this.

“For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.”

It is the pagans who exploit women. Look at the television and decide for yourself. Men are fascinated by the bodies of the female sex. One of the great tragedies of our culture is where men have insisted that women work outside the home. Now they are subjected to the attitude of men in the work place.

Look at how the muslims talked about treating, and sexually abusing of women. Any person who upholds this needs to be physically stopped. The muslim-leaning man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C.,  never discusses the issue of how muslims treat women.

Of course, his wife and two daughters are on constant armed protection. Did he ever mention the Christian females who were shot in Oregon.  No!

Remember it is Christianity which upholds females.

Keep the faith!

 

 

WOULD YOU LIVE FOR JESUS

 

“Would you live for Jesus, and be always pure and good?
Would you walk with Him within the narrow road?
Would you have Him bear your burden, carry all your load?
Let Him have His way with thee.
“Would you have Him make you free, and follow at His call?
Would you know the peace that comes by giving all?
Would you have Him save you, so that you can never fall?
Let Him have His way with thee.”

CYRUS SYLVESTER NUSBAUM

 

 

Gerald Fugit

October 11, 2015

www.diggingoldwells.com

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