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The Bible “Anti Woman”? No way!!!

Matthew 27:55-56 Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

These women followed Jesus to the cross and were weeping that their Lord and Savior had been condemned to die as a criminal, though he had done no wrong. He was sentenced to death despite his miracles and acts of kindness to many people in need!

This for one shows us the unpredictable nature of people who may love you one moment and throw you under the bus the next. These people did not just throw Christ under the bus but nailed him to a cross.

Yet, these women went out of their way to care for his needs and even risk their own lives out of loyalty to this man, the man Jesus Christ.

Far cry from the “Christianity is anti woman” hunk of nonsense. Jesus treated women with dignity and kindness. Earlier on In John 8 a woman had been caught committing adultery so the religious leaders brought her before Jesus and said, “and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” John 8:4-5

Jesus replied after writing something on the ground, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” (John 8:7)

The story goes on like this:

“Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said.“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” (John 8:8-11)

Jesus did not turn a blind eye to sin but Jesus also knew this woman’s story, and why she did the things she did. Jesus saw the hurt and brokenness and not just the violation of God’s law. He gave her a new lease on life.

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Biblical Submission vs The Worlds Deffinition.

We live in a world where people do like to exercise authority, privilege, and the upper hand over others for self interest or gain. But this is not how God calls his children to live. According to Romans 12, it says, “Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”

Many people cringe at the idea of submitting to ANYONE, and that is because many of us view this as being ordered here and their and being controlled. What makes that even more difficult is the idea of following or submitting to anyone who does not have our best interests in mind but comes from someone who just likes to be in control. I do not blame anyone who thinks submission is that for having a negative reaction. The truth is that submission and trust are not easily divorced from each other without negative results! In my mind, Id say, “Why submit to someone who does not really care about my feelings or needs but only likes a power trip.”

God is not like that! Oh never! His every word is meant for our benefit and not harm.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Biblical submission is very different than the world’s idea. Imagine being madly in love with someone, so in that case bending over backwards and going the extra mile is no chore, no! On the contrary! Its a joyous privilege!

In Mark 10:42-45, Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

Well imagine that! The God of Heaven in the incarnation of Jesus Christ serving the ones who owed him? He washed their feet, and in the end was brutally tortured and hung on a cross, not because he had to but because we needed it.

In the same way a godly man is willing to forfeit any rights to comfort he may have to see his wife well nourished emotionally and spiritually. He is not going to be overbearing or demanding! Love does not demand its own way but voluntarily yields itself for the better of them it loves.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 

Does Christianity Really Oppress Women?

 

Some say Christianity oppresses women, well if that were the case then why did so many women weep when they saw Him nailed to that rugged cross. Some of the first witnesses of his resurrection were women.

Granted, some  have a warped view of Christ because someone who maybe claimed to know him abused the His words!

There will always be those who claim to know Jesus, and profess to be sheep, really actually be wolves in disguise.

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Do not run from the shepherd who died for you because some man or person who claimed to know him behaved in an abusive spiritual, emotional, or physical fashion. The Bible says, “Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church”

Did Christ abuse his bride? Did he abuse his authority and leadership over his Church? Is he kind when she is ungrateful? And is he patient when she is difficult? Does he punish us as our sins deserve? Does he condemn us when we have a difficult day? No, he died on that cross so he could adorn his bride with a garment of glory and righteousness! He gave her the ornaments of peace, joy, and hope! He lavished her with his loving kindness and betrothed her to himself.

Do not let someone in your past history drive you from the lover of your soul!