Men and women
Here is something I read on Facebook.
Men and women
“Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.” – 1 Timothy 2:11-14
This text is probably the most inflammatory text you could read in contemporary culture. Those words that were spoken and written by the great Apostle Paul in the New Testament, they apply just as much to our lives today as they did thousands of years ago when he wrote them. Secularism and humanism invasion of the church is making us think like the world, but the word of God does not change with the times.
The issue here is the authority of God’s word. In Genesis, God was the One who assigned our tasks, assignments, functions and gave us all our roles. We did not choose them, God gave them to us. Paul nor Peter did not make them up, they both knew the word of God and they were declaring it just as they knew it. God inspired these words in the scripture.
Men and women are EQUAL as humans but entirely UNIQUE as creatures. They are not only distinct genders sexually but almost every aspect of their natures is different. There is no superiority or inferiority between men and women in the Christian faith. The only difference is that of their roles and functions. Just as the God the Father and God the Son are absolutely equal in essence within the Godhead in every way, but have different functions, so it is between men and women. Men are totally dependent upon women and women are totally dependent upon men.