THE WOMANíS ROLE IN THE BIBLE
(Has It Changed are made a Transition?)
Part 2: Questions & Answers Biblical Situations of Women
My Beloved Sister in Christ Ingrid Greetings,
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Peace be unto you. We also pray that the Brethren will forever walk with the Spirit realizing that God our Father sent the Messiah in Christ Jesus for our saving grace and God through Christ blessed us with the Holy Spirit to sustain us as we go this way. For this we are eternally grateful.
As we come to think and mediate on these concerns we realize that the woman has/had a great impact on the Church. As we review the present landscape we declare that women are some of the most faithful and Spirit filled members of the Church. Is it true that women have a much more complex state of emotional energy? Just why are the numbers of women so much greater than the number of men in the various congregations?
As we begin with Genesis what are the facts of equality with men in the creation found at Genesis 1: 27?
In Genesis 2: 18-24 what of the creation and the oneness in marriage with man?
What is the importance of reviewing these scriptures? Will they gave us a starting point as a place of reference as we pursue the womanís on-going role in the Bible?
While the role of women in the ancient world was mostly a manís world the status of women in Israel was much different. However for the most part Bible women were usually subordinate figures particularly in the Old Testament. Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Miriam, Deborah, Ruth and Esther were outstanding women each having a unique distinction.
The scripture references for Deborah are found in Judges 4 and 5 in the New Testament look at Hebrews 11: 32-34. Just who was this great woman? Although a wife, was her husband a weak man? We realize that she was called by God to be a Prophetess a ruler and warrior. Did these roles conflict with the ordained role of the man? What made Deborah an exception?
Why did God choose Deborah to be a Judge of Israel? In the New Testament a woman is not permitted to teach authoritatively. So why did God inspire Deborah thus qualifying her to teach or do anything else that God wished her to do?
Beloved as you ponder, mediate and think on these questions and concerns place them in the framework of the present time. Realizing the time of their occurrence what is to be gained from these situations that will allow you to better assess the role of women in the Church today.
Peace and Paradise, Brother Carl a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 8 April 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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