Young Lady Asked :- Why is the Bible So Anti-Women?

I and Public Transportation

A young lady approached another young lady asking for a few dollars.

The approached lady looked through her wallet.

And, later I observed the other young lady walk away.

The asking lady walked up to me and shared that she is two months pregnant and will like a few dollars to eat.

I knew that I did not have it.

Cash and me often part.

Seeing her Heart

Seeing her heart, the approached young lady and I quickly engaged.

She said what a pity that even when one takes money out of an ATM Machine the lowest denomination is a twenty.

And, ain’t it hard to give away a full twenty.

 

A Biologist and an Environmentalist

She studied Biology at School.

Worked a few odd jobs.

Now she has her dream job; engaging lawmakers about the need to preserve the environment.

I asked specifically which creations she is primary working on at the moment.

She replied frogs and lizards.

 

My Biases

We spoke more about her work; the need for it; the various players and positions they espouse.

And, then she referred to a bible verse and asked why that verse is so anti-women.

Her Take

Her understanding of it was much stronger and deeper than mine would have ever been.

Her understanding was profound.

My Response

Like Montell Jordan “I’ll never come wack, On an old school track“, this was not a question I could fake on.  It was a heart question.

I said to her, she should please not speak too loud, as that question will get people listening in.

She is young and she can think out loud.

I am an old man and my answer will likely not please many, and so I have to be more careful.

I cannot avoid answering, but I can not step on people’s heart.

I got off her exit and we spoke more.

Later I eased her and boarded the coming train.

 

A Deeper Take

Outline

  1. Source
    • Bible
      • The bible was written by men for men
    • Church Organizations
      • Church organizations are mostly founded by men
    • Christian Schools
      • Christian Schools founded by men
  2. Church Body

Source

Bible

Written By Men

It is likely all 66 books of the bible were written by men.

 

Church Organizations

Founded By Men

Most Church organizations are founded by men.

Christian Schools

Founded By Men

Most Christian Schools are founded by men.

 

My Take

Verses

My take will be anchored on :-

OT

  1. Wisdom
    • Thirty Sayings of the Wise
      Have I not written for you thirty sayings about counsel and knowledge, to show you TRUE and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to those who sent you?
      Do not rob a poor man because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate,…
      Proverbs 22:21 ( Text )
  2. Soul of His Masters
    • Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the soul of his masters.
      Proverbs 25:13 ( Text )

NT

  1. Salt
    • Fellow Workers
      Act wisely toward outsiders, redeeming the time.
      Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
      Tychicus will tell you all the news about me.He is a beloved brother, a faithful minister, and a fellow servant in the Lord.…
      Colossians 4-5:7 ( Text )
    • Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
      Mark 9:50 ( Text )
    • The good man brings good things out of his good store of treasure, and the evil man brings evil things out of his evil store of treasure.
      Matthew 12:35 ( Text )
    • Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building up the one in need and bringing grace to those who listen.
      Ephesians 4:29 ( Text )
    • But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord.
      Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope you possess.
      But respond with gentleness and respect,
      keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you may be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.…
      1 Peter 3:15-16 ( Text )

 

Summary

Meanwhile, most of the church work is performed by women.

Well meaning congregants, gasp and hope someone will pull these men back whenever :-

  1. They get in public and make incendiary statements
    • Yes, you were helped by it
    • Yet, was God helped by it
  2. How many bible verses and admonitions did you run right through, just so you can get at the guy on the other side of the room
  3. The other guy left that conversation a long time ago, yet you are still letting it bother you

God’s Preparation

One just has to love the ones God is preparing.

How God himself engages their heart, their mind, their soul.

How he places them under different teachers and moves them around.

In so doing he shows them what works and what doesn’t.

I just smile when I see some of these guys professing to be teachers of the Book.

Their hate, their unruliness, their disposition towards always looking for fault in others.

Take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7:5 ( Link )

I am sorry, but if there is a fault I see in the Church, it is how we choose, uphold, and keep inept leadership.

And, how we have them speak for us; on our behalf.

If there is a deserved admonition and judgement, that is where it lies.

Having them answer in the most cartoonist way; no deep thinking; no deliberation.

Sorry, but sit these guys down.

Where

Where is the Grace afforded you?

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