13. Does the Bible forbid a woman to pray in the churches, since it is written: “Let your women keep silence in the churches” (1 Corinthians 14:34)?




No, it doesn’t. A woman is allowed both to pray and to prophesy when the saints are gathered together to worship God, for Paul says that “every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head” (1 Corinthians 11:5 – NKJV). If women were not allowed to pray or to prophesy, Paul would not have said these words.

Here are the things a woman is not permitted to do when the saints are gathered together: she is not allowed to teach nor to talk with other people, nor to ask questions. For it is shameful for women to do these things in the churches.