Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Men, Women, and Biblical Equality


Emily Miller

Believe it or not, men and women were designed to be equal in a biblical perspective.

Before the fall, we were supposed to live together in harmony.

For starters, marriage is designed to represent a holy union to God. Secondly, men and women both have strengths and weaknesses that were designed to complement each other, not to tear each other down.

Yet, put sin into the equation and things become a different story.

Genesis 3:12
 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.”

In the above scripture, Adam immediately tries to shift the blame to the woman. God had told them that they would die if they ate the forbidden fruit, so the act of shifting the blame was essentially like Adam saying, "if someone must die, let it be her". This essentially destroyed any harmonious idea that men were supposed to love and protect their wives right by their side, as we came from the side of men.

Genesis 3:16
To the woman, he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain, you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.” 

This verse shows the full reality of what sin did to destroy the male/female dynamic. Men now lorded over their wives while women became devious and scheming. All in all, it basically cumulates into exactly the opposite of what God intended for this relationship to be.

Yet, not all hope was lost after the fall. In this day and age, we as Christians should want nothing more than to strive to be more Christlike. One way to do this is by working to achieve some of that harmony that God originally intended in our relationships. 

Ladies, instead of challenging and tearing the men down in your lives by following ideals such as feminism, I want to invite you to look at them in a different way. See them as people where you can use your God-given skill set to complement theirs.

You may discover that harmony is overall a little less stressful way to live all around.



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