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Reformation21 has a short series dealing with some people's responses to Paul's teaching in 1 Tim. 2:12, "I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet." The initial post is here, followed by a list of claims (by Wayne Grudem) that some people make about why this passage does not apply to the church today, and then finally some responses to these claims.

On an unrelated note, here's an interesting article about potential Hamas plans to fly planes into Israeli skyscrapers. I hope it's not true or Israel can stop it.

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How can you give a gender to a holy white light spirit living inside of you?

First of all, it's a pretty ludicrous to describe the biblical view of the Holy Spirit as "a holy white light spirit living inside of you". It's even further removed if you mean to refer not just to the particular person of the Holy Spirit but to God in such a way.

Second, I know of no serious complementarian who thinks God has a gender, and that applies to the Holy Spirit as well. Jesus of course is male, since he is humanly male, though his divine nature is just God's nature and is not gendered. But that doesn't mean that male and female are irrelevant to God and God's relation to human beings. Complementarians hold that the male-female relation reflects relationships among the persons of the Trinity and between Christ and the church, and the references to God with masculine pronouns don't reflect any real view of God as gendered but instead represent those analogies that the scriptures do speak of. That's the standard complementarian view, anyway.

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