Women and education and religion:
Women and Education: Some people, or I should say, some men for the most part, seem to be under the impression that women should not be allowed to receive an education in this life? And, if that is not bad enough, what is even stranger, is that, a great number of these same people, again mostly men, seem to be under the impression that it is God and the writings of His manifestations, that tell them that females and women should not be allowed to receive an education while in this world; which as I say, is a really strange belief to me, since from what I can see from the writings of God, God seems to be pretty adamant, in His writings, from His many manifestations He has sent to this world, that His people should be educated. Now why some people thing that girls and women are not part of those people, He created, that should, in fact, receive an education is mind boggling to me. God is a creator, and you would think that, Someone Who had enough intelligence to create everything in all existence, would in fact be intelligent. Ignorance than would not be part of that equation 1 Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 1 Chronicles 22:12 “The LORD give thee wisdom and understanding,” Proverbs 1:2 “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;” 1:3 “To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;” 1:4 “To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.” 1:5 “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” 1:6 “To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.” (Is to) 1:7 “fear of the LORD (which) is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
1:8 “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:” 1:9 “For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.” 1:20 “Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:” 1:21 “She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city (and) she uttereth her words, saying,” “How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?” 1:23 “Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.” “Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;” “But ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:” “I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;”
“When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.” “Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:” “For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:” (and) “They would (have) none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.” “Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.” “For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.” “But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”
“My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;” “So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;” “Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;” “If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;” “Then shalt thou under-stand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.” “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and under-standing.” (for) “He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.” (and) “He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.”
2:9 “Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.” “When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;” “Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:” “To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;” “Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;” 2:14 “Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;” 2:15 “Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:” 2:16 “To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;” “Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.” “For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.” “None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.” “That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous; for the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it, but the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.”
“My son, forget not my law – let thine heart keep my commandments, for length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:” “So (that) shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.”
“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of His correction:” “For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding; for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.” (King James Bible)
Psalms 4:5 “Get wisdom (and) get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.” 4:6 “Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.” 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding: (in-other-words make effort to get education and gain knowledge and understanding).” 4:8 “Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her, (embrace knowledge).” 4:9 “She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace (true understanding) (and) a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee (intelligence).” 4:10 “Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.” “I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee (instructed thee) in right paths.” “When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened, (surrounded by ignorance) and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble, (be unable to cope with the world due to lack of knowledge and good educated judgment).” Luke 1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom.” 7:35 “But wisdom is justified of all her children.” (King James Bible) Wisdom 14:20 And so the multitude, allured by the grace of the work, took him now for a god, which a little before was but honoured. 21 And this was an occasion to deceive the world: for men, serving either calamity or tyranny, did ascribe unto stones and stocks the incommunicable name. 22 Moreover this was not enough for them, that they erred in the knowledge of God; but whereas they lived in the great war of ignorance, those so great plagues called they peace. 17:12 For fear is nothing else but a betraying of the succours which reason offereth. 13 And the expectation from within, being less, counteth the ignorance more than the cause which bringeth the torment. 14 But they sleeping the same sleep that night, which was indeed intolerable, and which came upon them out of the bottoms of