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Christian Woman: Are You Living Biblically? Maybe Not...

Updated on December 9, 2009

Woman, if you lived by the Bible, this would be YOU!

Get it?
Get it?

You believe that Christ has liberated you…but what about the world?

When I was in high school in the early ‘60s, the term “Women’s Liberation” was yet to be coined. Still, the girls in my senior class were already itching to be out there, in the world, making careers, challenging the Old Boys’ Network. My parents and grandparents thought the girls of the 1960s were crazy. I remember Mother saying things like, “Girls today want to be like men. It’s just not natural. They need to keep their place.” (Interestingly, by 1965, just a year before she died, Mother was a bit more liberal. She had been watching all the stuff on TV and decided that it might be OK for young women to challenge the status quo.)

But even though we’ve come along way (baby!) since the ‘60s, there is still an element within our society that would love to see women return to the nest, raise babies, and forget about competing with the guys. What element is that? Why, the evangelical Christian element, that’s what! Don’t believe me? Don’t think that even many Christian WOMEN would like to see the females return to the 19th century customs and mores? Then take a close look at the picture included with this post and the accompanying scriptural reference (I Corinthians 11:8-9). If you are a devout believer—male or female—you must take this passage seriously.

If you don’t like the inference here, tough. The Bible says what it says. Paul teaches what he teaches. If you don’t want to live up to it, take it to your pastor or husband. I’m just pointing out the evidence that according to the Bible, women should be in subjugation to their husbands and other men in the culture.

You can scream Women’s Lib ‘til you’re blue in the face. It won’t alter the fact that, Biblically speaking, Christian women are sinning to the extreme by taking the democratic stand they currently take in the U.S. If they want to walk with God, they must walk behind their men—and at a good distance.

Christian women, I have just two final thoughts for you:

1. Your faith has determined that you are NOT equal to the man. Get used to it, or leave the faith.

2. Just be grateful you don't live in parts of the world where you would be forced into submission.

Women, know this: You are indeed equal to men. You are talented, intelligent, creative, magnificent expressions of the One Spirit. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.

Let those who would subjugate others be damned!


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      Richard Kent Matthews 7 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      Women are not inferior. That's just the point. Your interpretation here is not the official view of the history of Christianity. Women, according to the teachings, sinned first and then caused men to sin. That put them into the inferior role. If you read your history, you'll find that what you said in your comment has never been applied in real life--that is, until women took the bull by the horns, told men to f**k off, got the vote, got elected to high positions, took on CEO spots, and generally made up their own minds.

      But I stand on the assertion that the Bible does not give equal status to men and women.

      I appreciate your comments.

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      dude 7 years ago

      Men and women are equal in God's eyes, but created for different roles. In Genesis, God created all the animals, and Adam named them. But God saw that there were none that could be true companions to Adam. So God created woman from Adam. She was created as his helpmate. This means that man should lead woman, but not that man is in any way superior in God's eyes. "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," this verse does not say, "Women sin worse so God loves men better." All, both men and women, sin, and God's love covers the iniquities of both sexes. Men and women are equals, and neither sex should be treated as inferior. Men should lead, but the woman's support is equally as important as the man's leadership. Do not go so far as to say woman is in any way inferior. It is wrong.