John Piper, ending the same sermon I was quoting this past 4 posts:
this is the way the Scriptures teach us to order the church,
and God inspired the Scriptures
Oops. The primary verse expounded upon in there is 1 Timothy 2:12. And 1 Timothy 2:12 is not what the scriptures, per implication God, teach. It is prefaced with the word “I.”
“I permit not” means, in that context, that the letter writer Paul forbade something. Piper’s words make it sound as if we have to believe that God is behind Paul’s words when Paul say “I”. Paul makes it clear this is not always the case elsewhere:
1Co 7:12 But to the rest say I, not the Lord: …
Another important verse he use is Ephes. 5:32, which he muddles badly.
Ps: Jon Zens tackles Piper with logic and evidence here. http://searchingtogether.org/articles/women-piper.htm