I am posting up my analysis of 1 Tim 2 11-15 just in case some of you are still wondering, like our friend, ugley vicar, how the church of England decided to ordain women in 1994, when such Biblical verses exist:
11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission (written in the imperative 'Let this woman learn' Paul was very counter-culture).12 I do not permit a woman (that particular woman who is deceived, ie who isn't learned enough because women weren't given access to education then) to (Greek is didasko – to teach falsehoods) teach or to have authority over a man (the particular man, her husband, who is educated aner Greek for husband so a woman is his wife) she must be silent (on this occasion, in this church, not about women in general or for all time) . 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve (just like in these days the men were educated, the women weren't, Paul thought they should be). 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner (because she hadn't had the same access to God's instruction as Adam. 15 But she (3rd person singular; because of the grammar this has to be the woman he is referencing in 11) will be (future tense so referring to the particular woman not Eve who is dead) saved (sozo -spiritual salvation - saved) (It cannot be taken to indicate a reference to plural women (as mistranslated in the NASB, NIV) since “she shall be saved” is a correct translation of the future tense, passive voice, 3rd person singular form of the verb sozo (sothesetai). through childbearing (noun teknogonia: the childbearing that is the birth of Jesus)—if they (the man and the woman) continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
NOW I CAN FINALLY MOVE ON...
...because this woman who was in error (was teaching falsehoods) will receive God's mercy if she continues or lives in faith, just like Paul had received God's mercy. He had persecuted Christians as Saul before he was Paul. This woman is saved too through her faith in Christ. This passage should not be used to prohibit women in ministry; this involves a real twisting of the sense of the situation and a complete disregard of the context. In fact, this passage is instead one which provides comfort - it reminds us of God's grace, that no matter what we do in error, God, incredibly can have mercy upon us - this passage is an example of his amazing grace and is not a message from God about the fact that he doesn't want women to minister in his church. Surely, if this had been God's objective, he would have made it clearer and certainly a recurrent theme in his beautiful book about his love for us - our Bible!