Archive for August, 2010
Gen. 3:16-17 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;’
Gal. 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:….28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Rev.22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
If Christ has redeemed us from the curse that was imposed upon Adam and Eve after the fall when they were expelled from the Garden, why is it that certain apostles like Paul chose to place upon women a continuation of that curse when they themselves preach freedom? Just as certain Jews under the bondage of the Law chose to remain under that bondage instead of choosing freedom in Christ, so it seems some of those who chose freedom from that bondage still impose upon women rules of their own making!
All of the often quoted verses of the New Testament that men love to dominate women with are written from the hands of men who are speaking from freedom they themselves have in Christ, yet seemingly find no fault in placing bondage on the lives of women already burdened under the rule of men. It causes me to wonder….did Paul not read his own words that there is neither male nor female in Christ, and that all are redeemed from the curse? Why fall again under the yoke of bondage that Christ has freed us from?
Gal. 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.