Romans: Women

  1. Paul explains that "the natural use" of women is to act as sexual objects for the pleasure of men. 1:27
  2. Phoebe our sister, which is a servant of the church. 16:1

    The Revised Standard Version calls Phoebe a "deaconess", which would make would make her a church leader. If the RSV translation is correct, this verse contradicts the requirement that women not be permitted to teach and that they must be silent in church. (1 Cor.14:34-35, 1 Tim.2:11-12).