IS GOD A SEXIST?

Due to the many references and directives written about the different roles of men and women in the Bible the world would shout YES He is. But they completely overlook the fact that the Bible is His word to covenant  believers. From the beginning in Genesis following the fall of Adam and Eve plunging us all into their original sin God separated their roles to wit:

“Then He said to the woman, I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.”

“And to the man He said, Since you listened to you wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains by the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground.

It’s important to notice He says “return to the ground” because we Christians know we have eternal life with Christ afterwards. God, however has established that while we live on this earth we are to be governed by His revealed will.

Paul in 1 Tim. 2:11,13,14 basically refers to the different  original roles when he writes, ” Women should learn quietly and submissively. I do not let women teach men or have authority over them. For God made Adam first and afterward He made Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result, But women will be saved through childbearing, assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness and modesty.” Again this refers to women’s roles in the Church. In the world they can be anything from wrestlers to Presidents to corporate heads, maybe even combat soldiers. He adds in 1 Cor. 3,” But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, and the head of woman is man, and head of Christ is God”. And in Eph. 5:22 he says, “For wives, this means submit to your husbands (voluntarily), as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the Church, For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church, and gave His life for her. And Peter says something similar 1Pet 3:1,17 “in the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together.”

While it’s no wonder the world might consider God a sexist they over look this fact from Gal. 3:28, “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, MALE AND FEMALE. For you are all one in Christ.”

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