[18]  The Role of Women in the Christian Church

People falsely believe that if they cannot understand something then it cannot hurt them  - Scott Magnuson

This understanding is around 1,979 years too late, but better late than never! 

The true bible code is a condemnation of every religious leader of every Christian church. The understandings of the Lords' Witnesses, today, July 19th, 2004, as this page is first being written, are a condemnation of a generation of humans who have lost the will to think independently and who have lost the courage of their deductions. Jesus asked...

57 Why do you not judge even for yourself what is righteous? (Luke 12)

Many of our understandings are self evidently logically correct, and yet such is the prejudice of mankind against the Jehovah's Witnesses, and such is the brainwashing and the idolatry of the Jehovah's witnesses themselves, and such is the indolence of mankind as regards any personal search for the truth and such is the arrogance of mankind as regards their disregard for a divine rule book that solves all of their problems, that there are no more LWs today than there were apostles of Jesus. Here we stand as a race, self condemned and rushing blindly towards self annihilation. For to a man we trust in the Satanic status of our peers and have no respect or regard either for our creator or for ourselves and our God given powers of reason.

Men and women of faith will happily believe that the number 2 has been abolished (by the trinity doctrine) if they are told this by a church with a lot of money or with a lot of members or with a lot of history or with a lot of status or with a lot of buildings. But they will not believe that Jesus Christ became the second God to be worshipped along with Jehovah after he died for us and was resurrected and given the name above every other name, if they are told this by a church with no money and no buildings and no status and no large congregation and no history lasting more than 17 years.

The stupidity of mankind knows no bounds. We are indefinitely getting caught up in the mint and the dill and the cumin of problems, straining out the gnats, since such things make us appear to have a grasp even of the finest detail of a subject, whilst in truth we have never made the effort required to grasp the fundamentals, the meat and potatoes, of the issues that face us. So we happily and blindly keep gulping down the camels. 

Everyone represents, by their attention to the finest detail, that they have grasped the basics of their subject, be that subject religion, or science or politics or economics etc, and further that they moved beyond these basics years ago. But in truth no one is even interested in the basics because talking about basics never got anyone any status at a cocktail party. So as a race we have not grasped the basics and we disguise this by talking about the fine details of a subject. That behaviour pattern, that hypocrisy, is the hallmark of a Pharisee. 

As a result we fail to make the fundamental symbolic or metaphorical connections which solve most of the political economic and social issues that we face today. In this section we will make the connection as regards the role of women in a church and in so doing we will condemn further every modern Christian church (as usual). 

The heavens are run on the family model

The whole heavens are run by the holy family. God is the father, the Holy Spirit (144,000 holy angels as a group) is the mother, and all the angels individually are the children, and we, the humans, are the grandchildren. For the human body is the second generation vehicle for the living spirit of an individual, whereas the angelic body was the first such vehicle for life. The holy spirit is made up of a select few holy angels, who have effectively agreed to act collectively as a mother to the rest of the angels and to us...

14 Yes, the seventh one [in line] from Adam, Enoch, prophesied also regarding them, when he said: Look! the Lord came with his holy myriads (Jude 14).

53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than twelve legions of angels? (Matthew 26).

So there are at least 12 legions (72,000) and at least two myriads (20,000) of angels in the holy spirit. But the holy spirit is by no means all of the angels who are not demons. Whereas there are at least 404 million non-demonic angels...

11 And I saw, and I heard a voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders, and the number of them was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands (Revelation 5).

A myriad is 10,000 angels, a legion is 6,000 men.

The family, is how the entire universe is run. The holy family is the government of the entire universe and beyond. Then at the other end of the spectrum, the family, the individual human family is how human children should be brought up. So it is not hard to see that the church, which is somewhere in the middle of these two extremes of power, should also be run like a family is run. For God has this one and only way of administrating everything. In fact taking this connection, this template, one step further, in a manner that lamentably no one appears able to do, we see that every country should be run like a family, not like a democracy, and the United Nations should be run like a family and not like a democracy. In a family, there is a head, the father, whereas in a true democracy there is no true head person, no physical head, there is instead a multi headed beast, a huge committee, working on popularity and status. 

So democracy is basically the kids running the family. And the electorate as a totality, behaves just like an abused woman, more like Satan's wife than the holy spirit. She responds to flattery, and forgives incessant abuse. Buy her a box of chocolates before the election and talk to her softly for hours promising her the moon and the stars and she is yours. Then, once you have got her for another term, you can start abusing her all over again and failing to keep any of your electoral promises.

Running a good administration is about getting the basics just right, no more and no less. In this imperfect world that means incessant prioritizing and disregarding of lighter matters and refocussing on the basics. No church has ever done this so far. Most churches give no authority to women whatsoever. And the rest of them, such as the church of England, give them the same authority as men. But they are women, they are not men. Men cannot give birth physically and likewise women cannot give birth spiritually. Women cannot baptise anyone, they cannot be priests in that sense. 

The Hierarchical Structure of Men in the church

Here now is the hierarchical structure of men in the church. It is deduced from the following scriptures...

21 But you yourself should select out of all the people capable men, fearing God, trustworthy men, hating unjust profit, and you must set these over them as chiefs over 1,000s, chiefs over 100s, chiefs over 50s and chiefs over 10s.
22 And they must judge the people on every proper occasion; and it must occur that every big case they will bring to you, but every small case they themselves will handle as judges. So make it lighter for yourself, and they must carry the load with you (Exodus 18).

14 And Moses grew indignant at the appointed men of the combat forces, the chiefs of the 1,000s and the chiefs of the 100s who were coming in from the military expedition (Numbers 31).

48 And the appointed men who were of the thousands of the army, the chiefs of the 1,000s and the chiefs of the 100s
proceeded to approach Moses (Numbers 31).

So some chiefs of 100s operate independently from chiefs of 1,000s. This has to do with the minimum and maximum size of Christian congregations. 1,000 is the max size and this limit, when exceeded, should result in a split into 10 congregations all of 100. If you like the 1,000s are the notes and the 100s are the change.

19 So that from Jerusalem and in a circuit as far as Illyricum I have thoroughly preached the good news about the Christ (Romans 15).

23 When they persecute you in one city, flee to another. For truly I say to you, you will by no means complete the circuit of the cities of Israel until the Son of man arrives (Matthew 10).

11 Let a woman learn in silence with full submissiveness.
12 I do not permit a woman to teach, or to exercise authority over a man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
14 Also, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was thoroughly deceived and came to be in transgression (1 Timothy 2).

1 That statement is faithful. If any man is reaching out for an office of overseer, he is desirous of a fine work.
2 The overseer should therefore be irreprehensible, a husband of one wife [if they are married at all], moderate in habits, sound in mind, orderly, hospitable, qualified to teach,
3 not a drunken brawler, not a smiter, but reasonable, not belligerent, not a lover of money,
4 a man presiding over his own household in a fine manner, having children in subjection with all seriousness.
5 If indeed any man does not know how to preside over his own household, how will he take care of God's congregation? [So much for the celibacy of Roman Catholic Priest, you need to be married to have your own household]
6 not a newly converted man, for fear that he might get puffed up [with pride] and fall into the judgment passed upon the Devil.
7 Moreover, he should also have a fine testimony from people on the outside, in order that he might not fall into reproach and a snare of the Devil [Therefore monks and those who limit interaction with the world are ineligible].
8 Ministerial servants should likewise be serious, not double-tongued, not giving themselves to a lot of wine, not greedy of dishonest gain,
9 holding the sacred secret of the faith with a clean conscience.
10 Also, let these be tested as to fitness first, then let them serve as ministers, as they are free from accusation.
11 Women should likewise be serious, not slanderous, moderate in habits, faithful in all things.
12 Let ministerial servants be husbands of one wife, presiding in a fine manner over children and their own households.
13 For the men who minister in a fine manner are acquiring for themselves a fine standing and great freeness of speech in the faith in connection with Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 3).

5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you might correct the things that were defective and might make appointments of older men in city after city, as I gave you orders.
6 if there is any man free from accusation, a husband of one wife, having believing children that were not under a charge of debauchery nor unruly.
7 For an overseer must be free from accusation as God's steward, not self-willed, not prone to wrath, not a drunken brawler, not a smiter, not greedy of dishonest gain,
8 but hospitable, a lover of goodness, sound in mind, righteous, loyal, self-controlled,
9 holding firmly to the faithful word as respects his [art of] teaching, that he may be able both to exhort by the teaching that is healthful and to reprove those who contradict.
10 For there are many unruly men, profitless talkers, and deceivers of the mind, especially those men who adhere to the circumcision.
11 It is necessary to shut the mouths of these, as these very men keep on subverting entire households by teaching things they ought not for the sake of dishonest gain.
12 A certain one of them, their own prophet, said: Cretans are always liars, injurious wild beasts, unemployed gluttons.
13 This witness is true. For this very cause keep on reproving them with severity, that they may be healthy in the faith,
14 paying no attention to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn themselves away from the truth.
15 All things are clean to clean [persons]. But to [persons] defiled and faithless nothing is clean, but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
16 They publicly declare they know God, but they disown him by their works, because they are detestable and disobedient and not approved for good work of any sort (Titus 1).

1 You, however, keep on speaking what things are fitting for healthful teaching.
2 Let the aged men be moderate in habits, serious, sound in mind, healthy in faith, in love, in endurance.
3 Likewise let the aged women be reverent in behavior, not slanderous, neither enslaved to a lot of wine, teachers of what is good,
4
that they may recall the young women to their senses to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 to be sound in mind, chaste, workers at home, good, subjecting themselves to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be spoken of abusively.
6 Likewise keep on exhorting the younger men to be sound in mind (Titus 2).

Christianizing Exodus 18 using 1Timothy 3 and Titus gives us the table below. The chiefs of Moses become the ministerial servants and the elders of Paul.

Brother or Sister in Congregation Chief over their own spirit, individually responsible and accountable, child.
Ministerial Servant Chief over 10 children max
Elder Chief over 50 children max
Elder Chief over 100 children max
Presiding Overseer Chief over 1,000 children max, a full sized congregation.
Circuit Servant Chief over 10 congregations max
Circuit Elder Chief over 50 congregations max
Circuit Elder Chief over 100 congregations max
Circuit Overseer Chief over 1000 congregations max, a full circuit of congregations
Gordon President of the LWs

Unlike the situation in the Watchtower at present, the Ministerial Servant in the LWs is a chief over 10. He is chief over a specific 10 spiritual children who are his family. There is no rank without responsibility. Every child must have a ministerial servant. So once every ministerial servant has 10 children, the next spiritual child to be baptised is placed under a new ministerial servant who must be appointed by the congregation, which means by the head of the congregation.

The first MS in any congregation must be externally appointed as he is the head of the congregation until the first Elder is externally appointed. All other Ministerial Servants are internally appointed. 

Before or soon after the 5th Ministerial Servant is appointed (internally), the first elder is appointed (externally). He becomes the head of the congregation until a Presiding Overseer is appointed from the Elders. If any Elder cannot manage his position as an Elder and his position as a Ministerial Servant then he may appoint a MS to manage his group of children. Elders and POs are all external appointments to avoid nepotism and in accordance with Titus. Ministerial Servants can sit on judicial committees, but these are not democratic. The highest ranking Elder on the committee makes the final decision, everyone else is his advisor, subject to his persuading one other committee member in cases of low importance and 2 others in cases of high importance, so that when 2 or 3 are in agreement that matter is established. An elder should not look after more than 10 ministerial servants. Once an Elder has 10 ministerial servants, another Elder is externally appointed and they split the servants 5 each, until a congregation has 10 Elders. No Presiding overseer can manage more than 10 elders. If the PO cannot manage all the Elders underneath him and all the Ministerial Servants underneath his Eldership then he can move people around but he cannot himself appoint Elders.

Now that we have the proper understanding of the role of the Ministerial Servant, namely to look after a family of 10 children, we realise that he is the head of a single parent family! It is a family with a father but with no mother - Woops. This is not how God runs things. Every physical child has a right to a father and a mother, and so does every spiritual child. So plainly we need women Ministerial Servants too!

In fact in 1 Timothy 3, we have the criteria for elders, and ministerial servants and for 'women'. But no criteria for men who are not overseers! Why are we being given criteria for women in a chapter that is exclusively about overseers as regards men? Furthermore why is the criteria for male ministerial servants split into two parts, which parts are separated by some criteria for women? Well the answer is that women are also to be ministerial servants. The proof of this is that if you consider all the criteria in 1 Timothy 3 and in Titus that 'old women' and women should obey, they have to obey everything that male ministerial servants obey (other than headship conditions).

8 Ministerial servants should likewise be serious, not double-tongued, not giving themselves to a lot of wine, not greedy of dishonest gain,
9 holding the sacred secret of the faith with a clean conscience.
10 Also, let these be tested as to fitness first, then let them serve as ministers, as they are free from accusation.
11 Women should likewise be serious, not slanderous, moderate in habits (so not greedy), faithful in all things (so not double tongued).
12 Let ministerial servants be husbands of one wife, presiding in a fine manner over children and their own households (1 Timothy 3).

3 Likewise let the aged/elder women be reverent in behaviour, not slanderous, neither enslaved to a lot of wine, teachers of what is good,
4
that they may recall the young women to their senses to love their husbands, to love their children [physical and spiritual, husbands and children],
5 to be sound in mind, chaste, workers at home, good, subjecting themselves to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be spoken of abusively (Titus 2).

Further proof comes from Paul's words about Phoebe...

1 I recommend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a minister of the congregation that is in Cenchreae,
2 that you may welcome her in [the] Lord in a way worthy of the holy ones, and that you may assist her in any matter where she may need you, for she herself also proved to be a defender of many, yes, of me myself (Romans 16).

This could just mean that Phoebe ministered to the congregation from her belongings as did the women who accompanied Jesus on his ministry. But it could also mean that she was a ministerial servant to that congregation.

Now Paul says that he does not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man. But he then says that women should teach young women. Hence one can deduce that they should also exercise authority over women, and so they should have authority in the church. They have the authority of a mother of 10 in the case of a female MS and the authority of a Grandmother in the case of a Female Elder. Ministerial Servants and Elders have a singular female wife which they choose themselves subject to the female agreeing and subject to the conditions of Timothy and Titus. Presiding Overseers have a body of Elders for a wife which they choose. The GB of a congregation should have no more than 12 male Elders (in addition to the PO) upon it following after the model of the apostles.

A judicial committee to discuss the sins of a woman could consist entirely of women Elders and Ministerial Servants. And a judicial committee to discuss the sins of a man could contain women, for we must obey the law of our mother. But since women cannot directly exercise authority over a man, there would need to be a male head to the judicial committee who made the final decision in the case of a man, on the advice of the other members of the committee.

For the wise man Solomon said:

8 Listen, my son, to the discipline of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother [this applies to any family including a congregation - which is a baptism family rather than a genetic family] (Proverbs 1).
20 Observe, O my son, the commandment of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother (Proverbs 6).

So all the men in authority as a group are the father of the LWs and all the women in authority as a group are the mother of the LWs. But of course the father has more authority than the mother. But of course the work of the mother is precisely as important as the work of the father. And these two composite parents are married to each other. But the male ministerial servant is not married in any permanent sense to the female ministerial servant looking after the same set of 10 children. For one parent of 10 may be promoted or moved sideways or demoted or disfellowshipped entirely independently of the other. They are not in a permanent pairing, they are in a temporary pairing for as long as both parties wish to continue the pairing. And now, for the first time in the history of any church as far as we are aware, the whole congregation does not consist of bastards! Everyone has two parents, both a father and a mother, as it should be.

Spiritual Wives and Physical Wives

A servant of the church does not have to choose his physical wife to be his spiritual wife. Obviously if his wife is not in the church or does not meet the criteria to be a church servant then he cannot choose her. But even if she meets all the criteria the one marriage has no bearing upon the other. The physical marriage is about sexual fidelity and security for genetic children. The spiritual marriage is about spiritual fidelity to God and security for the baptism children of the church. 

However a married sister cannot become a spiritual wife of a brother without her physical husband's consent since he is her head. This would apply even if the husband is not in the church. We hope not to have to legislate any further than this here. Please do not pick the sexiest sister to be your spiritual wife, especially if she is married physically. Pick the girl who will be the best for your 10 spiritual children period. If you fancy or better still love an unmarried sister then go our with her, do not make her your spiritual wife.

So the whole hierarchical structure now looks like this...

Brother or Sister in Congregation Chief over their own spirit, individually responsible and accountable, child.
Ministerial Servant (male and female) Chiefs over 10 children
Elder (male and female) Chief over 50 children
Elder (male and female) Chief over 100 children
Presiding Overseer (male, wife is body of elders) Chief over 1,000 children, a full sized congregation.
Circuit Servant (male and female) Chiefs over 10 congregations
Circuit Elder (male and female) Chief over 50 congregations
Circuit Elder (male and female) Chief over 100 congregations
Circuit Overseer (male, wife is body of circuit elders) Chief over 1000 congregations, a full circuit of congregations
Gordon (male, wife is governing body of the Church) President of the LWs

So women can be Ministerial servants or Elders or Circuit Servants or Circuit Elders!

Even in the law women had a role at the temple...

8 Then he made the basin of copper and its stand of copper, by the use of the mirrors of the women servants who did organized service at the entrance of the tent of meeting (Exodus 38).

This would have been a hospitality or reception type service. So just like in a large company or government department, brothers should be received at first by women into any meeting tent! These women do not have any special authority and so can be any sister willing to show hospitality to the congregation.

1 And Jehovah went on to say to Moses: Talk to the priests, Aaron's sons [the sons of the ICC], and you must say to them, 'For a unclean soul no one may defile himself among his people.
2 But for a blood relation of his who is close to him, for his mother and for his father and for his son and for his daughter and for his brother
3 and for his sister, a virgin who is close to him, who has not become a man's, for her he may defile himself.
4 He may not defile himself [have procreative sex with] for a woman possessed by an owner [married] among his people so as to make himself profane.
5 They should not produce baldness upon their heads [do not literally shave your head. A number 4 would be OK though presumably. Also this breach would be remedied when the hair grew back!], and the corner/extremity of their beard [genitive] they should not shave [This is not physical prohibition since beard counts 0x. It means that an elder should recuse himself from judging one of his own direct children by baptism (and of course genetically), since the end of the beard is the oldest growth from the face, the firstborn], and on their flesh they should not make an incision [No studs or piercings or tatoos after being baptised].
6 They should prove themselves holy to their God, and they should not profane the name of their God, because they are those presenting Jehovah's offerings made by fire, the bread of their God; and they must prove themselves holy.
7 A prostitute [getting semen and money from a man after joining the church] or a defiled woman [defiled by semen after joining the church - it makes no difference what happened to her body prior to being baptised] they should not take [as a ministerial wife]; and a woman divorced from her husband [after joining the church] they should not take [as a ministerial wife - God is no longer protecting a genetic seed from a literal wife - he is caring for a spiritual seed], because he is holy to his God.
8 So you must sanctify him, because he is one presenting the bread of your God. He should prove to be holy to you, because I Jehovah, who am sanctifying you, am holy (Leviticus 21).

The account runs from verse1 to verse15. It has a greater meaning since 'daughter' counts 2x. Let us make this absolutely clear. There is no sanction whatsoever on any brother for physically marrying a prostitute or a defiled woman or a divorced woman whether she has become such before or after her baptism. The regulations above are for choosing an administrative wife to help with his church duties. It is not a good idea to choose an administrative wife whom you fancy if you are already married. 

Choosing Elders

Now when elders are picked there are these three things to be considered:

[1]    The criteria of Timothy and Titus

[2]    Physical age and Spiritual age

[3]    Representativeness with respect to the congregation. The body of elders should not be chosen so as to represent the cultures of the congregation, the ages of the congregation, the backgrounds of the congregation, the different social standings of the people within the congregation etc. There is to be no form of positive or negative discrimination on racial, socioeconomic, or status grounds in these appointments. 

All the apostles were Jews, in fact they were all Jews from Galilee except Judas Iscariot who was from Kerioth in Judah.. In Acts 2, we see that all 120 in the upper room at Pentecost were Galileans. So from a Christian standpoint, a mainly black congregation could have entirely white elders and a mainly white congregation could have entirely black elders. Christianity must transcend all divisions of power wealth status race, class, etc. If not then we are in trouble. The LWs are not politically correct. We aim to be theocratically correct period. We must be truly blind to race and position. 

When a woman does have authority over a man's body!

2 yet, because of prevalence of fornication let each man have his own wife and each woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render to [his] wife her due; but let the wife also do likewise to [her] husband.
4 The wife does not exercise authority over her own body, but her husband does, likewise, also, the husband does not exercise authority over his own body, but his wife does (1 Corinthians 7).

So in respect of the physical priesthood of the woman over physical life, she carries the baby, but she is still one flesh with the husband who is her head. So they both have to agree to have a kid. However Jesus has already advised against having kids during the Great Tribulation...

19 Woe to the pregnant women and those suckling a baby in those days! (Matthew 24).

Now the word symbolic meaning of the mutual authority over each other's body is equally fascinating. For the husband is equivalent to the presiding overseer and the wife is equivalent to the body of elders of the congregation. Obviously the PO exercises authority over the body of elders. But the body of elders exercises authority over the body of the PO. In other words they can judge him in the flesh. So they can disfellowship him. But who would be the head of the judicial committee? Presumably the most senior elder other than the PO. Also the governing body can disfellowship Gordon. But the PO can appeal to the CO and Gordon can appeal to 'Jesus', by reference to scripture. That would appear to be the only way he could do it. But Gordon and the PO should be subject to the law that they judge others with, just as God is. The most senior apostle would run the judicial hearing for Gordon. We should not sit in judgment of people under a law that we ourselves are not obeying. That would by hypocrisy.

Shut it!

Paul gives detailed instructions on how to run a full congregation meeting in 1 Corinthians 14. He states that his advice is Jesus' commandment.

34 let the women keep silent in the congregations, for it is not permitted for them to speak, but let them be in subjection, even as the Law says.
35 If, then, they want to learn something, let them question their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in a congregation (1 Corinthians 14).

11 Let a woman learn in silence with full submissiveness.
12 I do not permit a woman to teach, or to exercise authority over
a man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
14 Also, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was thoroughly
deceived and came to be in transgression (1 Timothy 2).

37 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or gifted with the spirit, let him acknowledge the things I am writing to you because they are the Lord's commandment (1 Corinthians 14).

The result of Paul's advice is that during a full congregation meeting, women are not permitted to say anything at all during the teaching part of the meeting. They cannot speak to the entire congregation or to any member of the congregation (about the subject matter of the meeting), they should learn in submissiveness. This is quite burdensome because if they see any man speaking in the congregation, making a mistake, they can only write that mistake down and present it to their immediate spiritual head in the congregation after the entire meeting. They must not do anything to lead the congregation, during the teaching part of the meeting. However since the teaching part of the meeting is covering old ground, any mistakes made by the men taking that meeting are only local to the congregation. However, if a woman realises that there is a fundamental flaw in an LW understanding during a teaching session of the full congregation, she must write down that flaw and bring it up in the research part of the meeting.

During the research part of the meeting, when new interpretations or new prophecies or new revelations or speaking in tongues (word symbolic meanings) are being discussed, women take precisely the same role as men, since their minds are just as agile and since we work better as a pair in the case of spiritual vision. We know that Joel and Peter have said...

28 And after that it must occur that I shall pour out my spirit on every sort of flesh, and your sons and your daughters will
certainly prophesy. As for your old men, dreams they will dream. As for your young men, visions they will see (Joel 2).

17 And in the last days, God says, I shall pour out some of my spirit upon every sort of flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy and your young men will see visions and your old men will dream dreams (Acts 2).

God and the 24 Elders on the 24 thrones

All of God's administrative structures are fractal. They all contain the same fundamental pattern. We know that there are 12 1NC apostles and we know that there are 12 2NC apostles. We know too that the 2NC apostles are effectively wives to the 1NC apostles. We know too that God arranges for every family to have a father and a mother. So every one of the 12 tribes of the greater Israel of the Kingdom of God has a 1NC father and a 2NC mother who are married to each other. The 24 apostles co-operate and sit together on 24 thrones as the 24 elders of Revelation. So that rather than the left wing (the mother) arguing with the right wing (the father) as is the case in every government in every country of this earth. The two co-operate in love under God's law as parents should. Now the kings wife, the queen sits at his right hand and his prime minister sits at his left hand. This is classic royal symbolism. Things are no different with Jesus. The 1NC kings are his wife and the 2NC kings are his prime minister. The 2NC kings are the executives and the 1NC kings are the board of directors. The 1NC kings are the father of the kingdom family and the 2NC kings are the mother. So the 12 1NC apostles sit at the right hand of Jesus and the 12 2NC apostles sit as his left hand. The left hand supports and looks after the children like a mother, the right hand protects and teaches them, like a father.

Mankind's Pharisaical Goverments (some applied theology)

But first, here are some other great examples of mankind's staggering pharisaical stupidity...

[1] In the UK, parents can now be jailed for smacking their children if they cause any 'redness'. So the government which runs our social services, which are known to sexually abuse and physically abuse a huge fraction of children in their care, with the relative impunity that all high status organisations grant themselves, are making laws for parents which they themselves do not even come close to obeying. What should be happening here, is that rather than the government telling parents who love their children, how to bring them up. Parents should be telling the social services, who plainly do not love the children in their care, how to stop abusing them. What is worse, our ex Prime Minster lead us into an unjustified war which has caused thousands of Iraqi children to be red not to a slight extent on their backsides resulting from a smack that they can actually feel, but with their own life's blood, due to a cluster bomb or some other ordinance, authorised by the people who ban smacking but permit unjustified genocide. The government of Great Britain in 2009 decided to fund 20,000 community police to combat loutish behaviour in local communities, in circumstances where it prevents parents or teachers by law, under criminal penalty, from disciplining these very children themselves in their youth, so as to prevent them becoming louts in the first place. 

The bureaucrats have destroyed classroom discipline by taking the right to discipline children away from teachers and now, not satisfied with this sick level of control of other people's children's lives, they are banning parental discipline as well. Soon many families in Britain will have the discipline of an inner city comprehensive school classroom - i.e. no discipline at all. The liberals argue that the government, in taking away the powers of the teachers and parents to discipline children, is just protecting children rights. It is not doing this. It is destroying the family and destroying the classroom. The liberals who pass such legislation are not wise enough to have any power at all over children. They are themselves abusing other people's children. For they fail to understand that interference in other people's families is the real abuse. For the parent loves his or her child more than the state, and that the teacher loves his or her pupil more than the bureaucrat in the department of education, and so they are both far better arbiters of what kind of discipline they should be using on their kids and on their pupils than the state or the bureaucrat can ever be. 

The bureaucrat gives the parent or the teacher the responsibility for the child, but takes away the child's accountability to the parent or teacher and makes the child accountable to the bureaucrat, through legislation and through incessant tests and examinations. This is like giving the parent or the teacher the power to use the accelerator but the bureaucrat is the only person allowed to use the brake. How long is such a car going to stay on the road? Perhaps we should start training 200,000 community anti-lout police!

More recently these governments who ban parental or school discipline of children via smacking have granted themselves the power to torture our children with 50,000 volt stun guns so that they writhe in agony and fall to the floor, their head hopefully missing the curbstone, in an uncontrolled electronically induced collapse. Hypocrites. 

[2]  The first world has very good physical property legislation, which has been developed over centuries, which gives tenants rights and stops landlords abusing them. But we have no intellectual property legislation that mirrors this physical property legislation. We live in abject intellectual property feudalism whilst congratulating ourselves on our enlightened real estate legislation. And no one appears able to make these sorts of connections. Where are the tenants right in SOPA and ACTA? Have we forgotten the lessons of millennia of property feudalism? 

[3]  Every premier league football club in Great Britain in 2008 was managed by a man who himself has played football at a professional level (except Mourinho who worked for another manager). For if they were not, then they would fall straight out of the premier league. Almost every male person in the UK, knows this for a fact. Yet no one knows how to cure the trouble we have with the health service. 

But the National Health Service is run by managers who have never been trained as doctors and have never been trained as nurses. This is why it no longer works, and no one appears able to see it. There is a direct correlation between the increase in NHS administrators and the decrease in NHS effectiveness. We now have more bureaucrats in the health service than we have doctors and nurses. And of course the bureaucrats are paid more per head, because they have a higher status, being so much more important than our doctors or nurses. And they are of course happy to take more money per head out of the NHS than either the doctors of the nurses do. But they are only the sheep, the real problem lies with the shepherd, the minister for health, the cabinet and the government. 

The educational system is run by bureaucrats in the department of education who have not been trained as teachers. This is why 25% of school children are illiterate when they reach 16. And the majority of school leavers do not know what an adverb is or how to use one. Their minds are full of mint and dill and cumin but they know no grammar, cannot spell, can't add up and cannot see the great beauty of the English language. They do wear the latest trainers however! 

The US army is presently run by civilian bureaucrats, intelligence operatives, who demonstrate very little intelligence and even less wisdom, many of whom have never been trained as soldiers. These are the people, who having conquered Iraq, then told 100,000 armed Saddam loyalists to go home and to take their guns with them, because they would have no part in the new Iraq. Well, that is fine for an intelligence operative to say, he is not going to be shot at by heavily armed alienated Saddam loyalists with absolutely nothing to lose. Let me throw in some bible intelligence here. It is as unnatural as homosexuality to God for people who cannot speak Iraqi to administrate Iraqis. God split our languages up precisely to prevent this situation.

So it goes on. The world is full to the brim of people who have not made the effort to get trained in a subject, but are so selfish, short sighted, arrogant and opportunistic that they are prepared to wield authority over those of us who have made that effort. These people are Pharisees. They represent a self defeating corruption of all the great professional training that the real teachers, doctors, nurses, policeman and soldiers etc. have had. They should all resign, get trained and then re-apply, if they are able to pass the basic training that is.  

[4]  The writer's favourite political example of this was Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London until 2008, some of whose exploits he must applaud. But he does not or cannot drive a car and yet he is running transport for London (he may not even have a driving licence!) He is therefore another ski resort designer who has never actually been skiing. Every day London drivers have a choice between death by head on collision or a 50 pound fine for driving in a bus lane in order to avoid such a collision - Thanks Ken! As regards the London Congestion Charge, there was a great documentary about  corrupt Nigerian border guards who were charging people to enter or leave Nigeria. The writer was really disgusted at such an abuse of power. He remembers thinking at that time, thank God I am British, because that type of corruption will never happen here in the first world! Well, was he naive and was he wrong? So let us call the congestion charge what is really is - the corruption charge!

Ken Livingstone has invented a non existent border, an imaginary border, and he charges us for crossing it. If fact he charges us even if we do not cross it but we think we might, since the congestion charge is non refundable. He is therefore worse than a corrupt Nigerian border guard, who at least is charging people for crossing a real border! Let's not get started on road congestion or we will never get to the role of women in the Christian church, but suffice to say, that there is no longer a white collar blue collar divide in the UK. We now have a bureaucrat technocrat divide. There are some easy technical solutions to traffic congestion which would reduce it significantly in weeks and end it in months in London, and of course reduce pollution and global warming and asthma etc. And the bureaucrats will not even listen to the technocrats who have these solutions because they do not want to solve the problem, for then they would lose their power that they love and they have worked for all of their life, and they would be shown up as incompetent. They are like the AIDS drugs companies, who wish to keep both the disease and the epidemic going, so that they can milk those on death's door financially whilst keeping them on death's door indefinitely. They truly are the modern day Pharisees. It is this government's abusive, divisive, apartheid, segregating and controlling transport policy which is the one thing that has made the writer want to leave the city that he loves. 

But there is a city which he loves more than London. It is the 4th true Christian church. A city built of living stones, which are the spirits of those who love God more than they love their status in the eyes of his mislead children. It is a city that is to be administrated properly and with divine wisdom both by men and by women. And here, hopefully, is a little bit of that wisdom.